Steel Knowledge Blog

Steel Knowledge Blog 2018-11-16T16:43:40+00:00

HSS Corner Radii

The tables of Properties and Dimensions in Part 6 of the Handbook provide values of the depth (d), width (b) and wall thickness (t) of square and rectangular hollow structural [...]

November 22nd, 2018|

Bolt Length Selection Aid

Selecting the bolt length for any given grip and bolt diameter can be facilitated by using the chart entitled "Bolt Lengths for Various Grips" on page 6-167 in the Handbook [...]

October 2nd, 2018|

Readily Available W-Shape Sections

In the current (11th) edition of the Handbook of Steel Construction, wide-flange (W‑shape) sections that are commonly used and readily available are highlighted in yellow colour, as shown on the [...]

August 29th, 2018|

High-Strength Bolts – Purchase Orders

Published in early 2015, ASTM F3125-15 (later as ASTM F3125/F3125M-15a) is a consolidation and replacement of six ASTM standards (A325, A325M, A490, A490M, F1852, and F2280). General information on bolt [...]

July 26th, 2018|

Steel Design Series – Welded Shapes

Part 4 of the CISC Steel Design Series (SDS-4), "Welded Shapes - Properties and Dimensions" has been published. Tables of Welded Wide-Flange (WWF) and Welded Reduced-Flange (WRF) shapes are reprinted [...]

July 13th, 2018|

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