Navigating AISC 360-16 HSS Connection Design (Rebroadcast)

January 13, 2021 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The handout email for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, January 8th. The registration email will be sent on Tuesday, January 12th.

Speaker: Kim Olson, PE
Steel Tube Institute

AISC 360, Chapter K underwent a significant change in the 2016 Specification. This presentation will provide the background for the changes and an overview of the updates, as well as illustrate that the differences are not as extreme as they appear at first glance. During the presentation, Kim Olson of Nucor will review the Limit State Tables developed by the Steel Tube Institute as a “roadmap” for navigating the new specification. Several design examples, including a shear connection, truss connection, and moment connection, will be presented, to illustrate differences between AISC 360-10 and AISC 360-16 in HSS connection design.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how the prescriptive nature of Chapter K has been changed to more closely match the rest of the AISC 360-16 specification.
  • Understand the reasons behind the changes to limits of applicability and variables in AISC 360-16 Chapter K.
  • Use the equations for connecting to the web of a WF member (from Chapter J) to derive similar equations for connecting to a rectangular HSS.