T.R. Higgins Lecture: Gusset Plates: The Evolution of Simplified Design Models
Oct 27, 2020
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2020-10-27 12:00:002020-10-27 13:15:00America/New_YorkT.R. Higgins Lecture: Gusset Plates: The Evolution of Simplified Design ModelsIn the design of steel structures, each member is isolated a
In the design of steel structures, each member is isolated and evaluated using the appropriate AISC Specification requirements. Similarly, gusset plate connections can be complex structural systems that are separated into several elements for design purposes. The behavior of these gusset plate elements can be captured with simple design models, where portions of the plate are treated as structural members with well-documented and predictable behavior. This presentation will provide a brief history of gusset plate design methods and discuss their evolution over the last century. Current design provisions will be discussed, where column and beam models are used to predict the strength of gusset plates in various configurations, including wrap-around gusset plates.
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