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Plate placed flat against the flange edges, forming a box.

On Mar 9, 2014, at 15:08, Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> So are you talking basically about an extended end-plate covering the
> column web? Or is the plate at the edges of the column flanges?
> W. L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
> 4
>> On Mar 9, 2014, at 3:58 PM, Steve Gordin <sgordin(--nospam--at)>
>> wrote:
>> Ricardo, Drew, and Bill,
>> Thank you for your help.  Unfortunately,  AISC 341, 358, etc. do not
>> provide clear (actually, any) answers to weak-axis SMF connections. Here
>> is what I can share at this point.
>> Egor Popov of UC Berkeley actually tested such connections, and,
>> apparently, successfully (FEMA 355D), but this was in the late 1980s, 
>> and does not meet the current requirements.  As it stands now, the SMF 
>> weak axis connection is not prequalified, hence the problem.

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