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Re: Eccentric Loads on Welds

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Thanks. You confirmed the direction I was headed. 
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-----Original Message-----
From: "Conrad Harrison" <sch.tectonic(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010 10:17:44 
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Reply-To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Subject: RE: Eccentric Loads on Welds


Treat the welds as line elements and calculate section modulus for. Section
properties of various weld groups can be found in handbooks: circular, two
vertical lines, 2 horizontal lines etc..

Calculate normal and shear forces, then translate into how the code checks
the combination. Here older codes checked transverse and longitudinal
actions on different shear planes in the weld, current codes largely ignore
and check against a single resistance.

Conrad Harrison
B.Tech (mfg & mech), MIIE, gradTIEAust
South Australia

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