Brief content of post-3-Tension members posts.

3- Solved problem 3-1-Nominal strength of a plate.

How to estimate the nominal and design strength of a bolted plate, under tension force?

Solved problem 3-1 for nominal strength.

Brief Content of the video.

We have solved problem 3-1 from prof. Segui handbook, Regarding how to estimate the Design strength based on LRFD and the allowable strength in ASD parameters. This is a part of the video, which has a subtitle and closed caption in English.

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Brief description of the tensile strength and yielding formulas for tension members.

The next slide contains the same known information used as a reference, for tensile yielding, the parameter φt=0.90, to be multiplied by Pn. So, φt * Pn=φt*fy*Ag=0.90 fy*Ag, was for the LRFD.

While for ASD use the equation Pn/Ωt =Ag*Fy/Ωt.
If dealing with the net area, estimated by the vertical section or using the zigzag line, then Pn=fult*Aeff
, effective.
Where Ae=Anet. when U=1 as in the case of the plate. Our φt will be reduced will be=0.75*φt*Pn= φt*Fult*Aeff, LRFD. 

Tensile rupture and Tensile yielding equations.

While for the ASD, Pn/Ωt = fult*Aeff /Ωt,  where Ωt=2.0. These are the Equations used for the Limit state of yielding and limit state of rupture.

Yield stress and tensile stress for different ASTM A-36, A-572-A-514.

This is the related yield stress and tensile stresses for different ASTM.

Table 2-5 applicable ASTM specifications for plates

This is table 2-5 for the applicable Astm specification for plates and bars.


Pitch and gauge lines for fasteners.

This is an explanation for the definitions of the pitch distance S and g the gauge line distance.

A Solved problem 3-1.

This is the solved problem 3-1, we have a plate of 1/2 inch and width of 5 inches, of A36 and is used as a tension member, as a part of a truss, for example, as a bottom chord subjected to a tension force, it is connected to a gusset plate with four 5/8 inch,  as shown in fig 3-3.

Assume that the effective net area-Aeff = the actual Anet, the Computation of the effective net area will be dealt with later.

It is required to find the following:1-What is the design strength for LRFD? 2- What is the allowable strength for ASD? 

LRFD calculation for design strength.

The steps for the solution of the solved problem 3-1 are as follows:
1-Check the value Fy whether 36 ksi, or less, we will check table, 2-5, for plates, the width of the plate does not exceed 8″, so it is preferred to consider Fy as =36 ksi and fult=58.0 ksi.

2- Estimate the gross area, we have a width=5″ and thickness of 1/2″ Gross area= Ag=5*1/2=2.50 inch2.

3- Add 1/8″ to the bolt diameter to account for punching and damages, so the diameter of the hole=5/8+1/8=6/8″.
4- for Anet calculation, it is =Agross-sum(d)*t=2.50-2*(6/8*1/2)=1.75 inch2.

Solved problem 3-1 to determine the design strength and allowable strength.

5-For failure due to yielding, we can estimate the Nominal tensile strength=Ag*Fy=2.5*36=90.0 kips. 6-LRFD tensile strength as φt*Ag*fy = 0.90*2.50*36= 81.0 kips, strength due to yielding.

Solved problem 3.1 the calculation for the design strength. 

6- The tensile strength due to rupture=An*Fult=1.75*58=101.50 kips.
7-LRFD tensile strength as φt*Ag*fy = 0.75*101.5=76.125 kips, strength due to rupture.

8- select the minimum value for the final LRFd value= min(90,76)=76.0 kips, this value will be the strength design.

ASD calculation for design strength.

Two cases to be considered the first one is failure due to yield, Ωt=1.67. The second case failure due to fracture where Ωt=2.00.
Always φt*Ωt=1.50.

First case failure due to yielding.
We can estimate the ASD tensile strength as (1/Ωt)*Ag*fy = (1/1.67)*2.50*36= 60 kips for yielding.
First case failure due to yielding.

We can estimate the ASD  tensile strength as (1/Ω)t*An*fult = (1/2)*(1.75)*58= 50.80 kips for rupture.

Solved problem 3.1 the calculation for the allowable strength.

For the min. value for the ASD, we will take the min. value of (60,50.80)=50.80 kips, that was the final solution for solved problem 3-1.
The allowable service load is the smaller value.

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The next post is What are workable Gauge Lines? the post is an introduction to the workable gauges for angles.

For a good referenceTypes of tension members in structural steel construction.

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