Tag Archive for Tag: Bolting

Tag: Bolting Bolting of Cold-Formed Steel Members

Bolting is convenient in cold-formed construction. Bolts, nuts, and washers should generally conform to the requirements of the ASTM specifications listed in Table 8.7. The maximum sizes of bolt holes are given in Table 8.8. Standard holes should be used in bolted connections when possible. If slotted holes are used, the length of the holes should be normal to the direction of the shear

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Tag: Bolting Bolting

Most field connections are made by bolting, either with high-strength bolts (ASTM A325 or A490) or with ordinary machine bolts (A307 bolts), depending on strength requirements. Shop connections frequently are welded but may use these same types of bolts. When high-strength bolts are used, the connections should satisfy the requirements of the ‘‘Specification for Structural Joints Using ASTM A325 or A490 Bolts,’’

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