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All-Bolted Single-Angle Shear Connectors, Block Shear Rupture Check Required???
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All-Bolted Single-Angle Shear Connectors, Block Shear Rupture Check Required???

All-Bolted Single-Angle Shear Connectors, Block Shear Rupture Check Required???

(OP)
Hello Everyone!

I am designing an "All-Bolted Single-Angle Shear Connection" for the first time and I have no clue if I need to check for block shear rupture.

Background:
I am designing a connection for an aluminum simply supported channel beam using a single aluminum angle with stainless steel bolts for my shear connection.

The only load on the beam is the UDL across the top.

I can't tell how the angle would be susceptible to block shear rupture. Every example I've seen, there has been a tension member. But I don't have any tension members in my connection, right? ponder ponder ponder ponder

Someone please help me to understand. I have been trying to figure this out forever and my project is due on Thursday.

Any help is appreciated!!

RE: All-Bolted Single-Angle Shear Connectors, Block Shear Rupture Check Required???

Yes, I believe that block shear on the angles is one of the design checks that ought to be considered.



RE: All-Bolted Single-Angle Shear Connectors, Block Shear Rupture Check Required???

If the end of your channel is coped, then you will need to check block shear in the web of the channel as well.

RE: All-Bolted Single-Angle Shear Connectors, Block Shear Rupture Check Required???

(OP)
@KootK Thanks so much for such a fast and helpful response!!

Quick question: My effective net area for tension would be horizontal and vertical for shear, right?? How does that work where they overlap?

RE: All-Bolted Single-Angle Shear Connectors, Block Shear Rupture Check Required???

Quote (OP)

How does that work where they overlap?

Can you post a sketch of an example? I'm having difficulty visualizing the scenario that you've described.

RE: All-Bolted Single-Angle Shear Connectors, Block Shear Rupture Check Required???

(OP)
@KootK in the picture you posted, Figure 2a shows the white area. It "overlaps" at the corner. Does that mean net areas are calculated differently?

RE: All-Bolted Single-Angle Shear Connectors, Block Shear Rupture Check Required???

(OP)
@KootK, nevermind. I had a brain fart lol the net areas are based on the plate left afterward. sorry.

RE: All-Bolted Single-Angle Shear Connectors, Block Shear Rupture Check Required???

If you don't have tension, your net area will be just the length of the angle leg minus the sum of diameter of bolt holes.

RE: All-Bolted Single-Angle Shear Connectors, Block Shear Rupture Check Required???

(OP)
@cliff234 This may be too much to ask, but can you upload a sketch of what the coped beam would look in block shear rupture? I visualize looking exactly like figure 2a in the picture above. Is that correct?

If no one's noticed, I'm having a really hard time visualizing where the tear will be ponder :(

RE: All-Bolted Single-Angle Shear Connectors, Block Shear Rupture Check Required???

(OP)
By tear, I mean block shear path.

RE: All-Bolted Single-Angle Shear Connectors, Block Shear Rupture Check Required???

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If no one's noticed, I'm having a really hard time visualizing where the tear will be ponder :(
(going to be that person here) You won't get any better at visualizing it if you don't try and sketch it out for yourself. Take a stab at the sketch and post it here and we can all help you work towards the right direction.

not to complicate things but I've always seen figure 2a from KootK's post with the shear line thru the bolt center line, as it's drawn in their figure you'd potentially get more Anv.


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RE: All-Bolted Single-Angle Shear Connectors, Block Shear Rupture Check Required???

(OP)
To clarify my question above, if my connector angle is centered on the web of my channel, would it still look like the picture attached? or would it not tear all the way to the top of the web and instead stop at the plate???

I know this question is very confusing.

RE: All-Bolted Single-Angle Shear Connectors, Block Shear Rupture Check Required???

(OP)
@celt83, yes I used the centerline through the bolt holes.

Also, I'm tryng to sketch it but it doesn't make sense. Let me sketch and upload my best shot at it. Brb

RE: All-Bolted Single-Angle Shear Connectors, Block Shear Rupture Check Required???

(OP)
Yay! Thanks so much @Celt83!! Thanks to everyone on this thread. I was overcomplicating a very simple task.

RE: All-Bolted Single-Angle Shear Connectors, Block Shear Rupture Check Required???

(OP)
Will do!

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