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ACI 318-08 D.3.3.5 - Connecting Fuse Element Design

ACI 318-08 D.3.3.5 - Connecting Fuse Element Design

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Continuing on the closed thread (thread167-289587: ACI318-08 Appendix D, attachment ductile yielding) topic of ACI318-08 D.3.3.5 - can anyone provide more guidance, details or links-to-examples of how to design the fuse element? More specifically, what overstrength factor to use and how to apply it in LRFD design? Is there an additional safety factor applied on the resistance side to ensure yielding or is that what is intended by the 0.75 factors in D.3.3.3?

The attached image of a yielding T-joint connection is from Hilti Profis for reference.

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