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AS1720.1 Steel Side Plates

AS1720.1 Steel Side Plates

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Hi

I am after confirmation that a bolted timber connection with steel side plates each side of a timber member should be treated as a '3 member connection' with a System Capacity 'Qskl' of 2 x Qkl AND a k16 value of 1.2 as per 4.4.3 of AS1720.1. This has always been my understanding (but after some fruitless researching) I have been unable to validate this.

Thanks for any assistance!


RE: AS1720.1 Steel Side Plates

This is correct

http://www.nceng.com.au/
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RE: AS1720.1 Steel Side Plates

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