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Sanity Check - Steel Column Web-Stiffeners per AISC Design Guide 13

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I'm staring at this passage from the Design Guide No. 13 published by AISC, 
 and I think it's in error but I'm unfortunately doubtful I'm looking at it 

On page 24, there is an equation (4.3-8) dealing with "double-sided fillet 
welds" for welding the stiffener to the back-side of a column flange.

If the width of the stiffener plate touching the flange is b-sub-s, and the 
 plate is clipped, such that the length of the plate touching the flange 
would be (b-sub-s - clip), seems to me the TOTAL LENGTH of two-sided fillet 
 weld on the two stiffener plates would be 4*(b-sub-s - clip).

However, if I'm reading that equation right, he is accounting for only 
2*(b-sub-s - clip).

Can anyone comment? Who's wrong, me or the author?

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
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