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You may try contacting Tom Sabol at Englekirk's office in LA .
The same question came up at the Seismic Design Manual seminar last week in
Pasadena.  Tom hinted to the effect he has used that connection recently 
and AISC may have more info they could provide short of testing.

-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On
Behalf Of Steve Gordin
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2014 4:21 PM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Steel SMF

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,

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