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I apologize if this was already discussed, but I have not been able to keep up with my SEAINT and Steel Detail mail lately.  Anyway, I just received my new AISC cards and noticed that the single shear value for a 3/4" A325-N bolt is 10.6 kips rather than 9.3 kips.  I understand that this was derived using the LRFD value of 15.9 divided by 1.5 but wonder whether it is acceptable to use this value.  The difference is 14%.
Another question I had about the cards is why there is a "k-tf" column.  If this is for "riding the k", why not put the allowable "ride" amount in this column?

Best regards,


Kenneth S. Peoples, P. E.


Lehigh Valley Technical Associates, Inc.

1584 Weaversville Road

Northampton, PA 18067

Phone: 610-262-6345


Email: kpeoples(--nospam--at)