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Girder Flange plate splice- always to be slip resistant?

Girder Flange plate splice- always to be slip resistant?

Girder Flange plate splice- always to be slip resistant?


In UK, bolted flange plate connections are usually recommended to be slip resistant at serviceability, even for standard holes, under static loading and  no matter how many bolts you have on the flange.

I read from earliar AISC Manual that when enough bolts are available and under static loading,then slip rarely occurs and AISC does not require slip resistance, except for large holes and fatigue.

Guide to bolted connections(Kulak et al) do  suggest slip occurs but do not order slip resistance, stating that the connection always attains ultimate capacity, with or without slip.

What is the current understanding in AISC or American practice for bolted flange plate splices with standard holes and static loading?


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