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Jason Christensen wrote:
The way you describe it, I think it would be double shear on the bolt
values with the steel plate as the main member and half the glb minus
the plate as the side member, but I may be missing something.


What you described is correct. I have a spreadsheet for calculating the allowable shear values but don't trust the results.
i was trying to use the published NDS values.

-----Original Message-----
From: Drew Morris [mailto:dmorris(--nospam--at)] Sent: Monday, July 21, 2008 12:01 PM
Subject: knife plate in glulams

I am designing some connections of glulam beam trusses to steel W beams. I have a knife plate with holes pre-drilled welded/bolted to the

steel beam and then the glulam chord is slotted to fit over the knife plate and bolted. What allowable values do I use from the NDS? The knife plate is in the middle, so can I use the values for single shear for a steel plate bolted to half the width of the glulam times 2 sides?

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