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"ClipConnTable" --- BEAM END CONNECTIONS USING CLIP ANGLES

Program Description:
"ClipConnTable" is a spreadsheet program written in MS-Excel for the purpose of analysis of steel beam end
connections using double clip angles either welded or bolted to the beam web, and bolted to either the column
flange, column web, or girder web. The connections may be subjected to end shear reaction and/or axial load.
Specifically, all applicable "limit states" for the end connection analysis pertaining to the clip angles, bolts, beam
web, column flange or web, and girder web are checked. The program is presented in a "tabular" format.
This program is a workbook consisting of four (4) worksheets, described as follows:

Worksheet Name

Description

Doc
Conn Table (Welded Clips)
Conn Table (Bolted Clips)
Conn Table (Welded or Bolted)

This documentation sheet


Clip angles welded to beam web and bolted to support
Clip angles bolted to beam web and bolted to support
Clip angles either welded or bolted to beam web and bolted to support

Program Assumptions and Limitations:


1. The most critical assumption used in this program is that all beam end connections are basically
"full-depth", utilzing as many vertical rows of bolts as permitted. See first page of each worksheet for
outline of other assumptions used.
2. This program is basically a "tabular" format version of the "CLIPCONN.xls" program, and is best suited to
analyze a large number of beam end connections in a very quick, efficient, and concise manner.
(Note: The individual case worksheets in the "CLIPCONN.xls" program were used as "masters calculations"
in the development of this program, and may be referred to for individual detailed calculations.)
3. Once the user has inserted the required input data in cells starting at A408 through F408 and down for each
of the connections to be analyzed, then the user should copy the row of cells from G62 through the end cell
of the particular spreadsheet (either CI408, CV408, or EG408) and "Paste Special" the formulas on down
the worksheet to match the total number of connections to be analyzed.
4. This program follows the procedures and guidelines of the AISC 9th Edition Allowable Stress (ASD) Manual
(1989) and the AISC 9th Edition Manual Vol. II - Connections (1992).
5. This program uses the database of member dimensions and section properties from the "AISC Shapes
Database", Version 3.0 (2001) as well as the AISC 9th Edition (ASD) Manual (1989).
6. This program assumes that the tension capacity for any "limit state" is reduced by the presence of shear.
For allowable bolt tension in the presence of shear, the "interaction" (combined stresses) is handled directly
by the AISC Code equations. For other "limit states" in combined stresses such as bolt bearing, gross and
net shear and tension, and block shear and tension tearout, the effect of "interaction" is handled by use of
the formula, P/Ra+(R/Rv)^2=1, as suggested from the following reference:
"Combined Shear and Tension Stress" - by Subhash C. Goel, AISC Journal, 3rd Qtr.-1986.
Thus, the reduction factor applied to the tension "limit state" capacity is = (1-R/Rv)^2.
where: R = actual shear end reaction
Rv = allowable shear capacity for the particular "limit state" considered
7. This program contains numerous comment boxes which contain a wide variety of information including
explanations of input or output items, equations used, data tables, etc. (Note: presence of a comment box
is denoted by a red triangle in the upper right-hand corner of a cell. Merely move the mouse pointer to the
desired cell to view the contents of that particular "comment box".)

Job Name:
Job Number:

Subject: Check of Existing Building End Connections


Originator:
Checker:

Total No. of Conn's. Failed = 20


Failed by Welds = 1
Failed by Bolts = 0
Failed by Prying on Angles = 20
Failed by Coped Bm. Web Buckling = 0
Failed by Coped Bm. Block Shear = 0

Input Data:
Beam Yield Stress, Fyb =
Yield Stress of Angles, Fya =
Angle Leg (OSL) at Support, Lc =
Angle Leg at Beam Web, Lb =
Angle Leg Thickness, ta =
Diameter of Bolts, db =
ASTM Bolt Designation =
Bolt Type =
Bolt Hole Type in Clip Angles =
Bolt Vert. Spacing in Angles, S =
Bolt Gage in Angle OSL's, g =
Edge Distance for Angles, ED =
Beam Setback Distance, s =
Acceptable Stress Ratio, S.R. =

Beam
I.D.
1-238
1-238
1-239
1-239
1-240
1-240
1-241
1-241
1-242
1-242
1-243
1-243
1-244
1-244
1-245
1-245
1-246
1-246
1-247
1-247
1-248
1-248
1-249
1-249
1-250
1-250
1-251
1-251
1-252
1-252
1-253
1-253
1-286
1-286
1-292
1-292
1-293
1-293
1-294
1-294
1-307
1-307
1-308
1-308

Location
on Beam
(Start or
End)
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End

Beam
Size

50
36
4.000
3.500
0.2500
0.875
A325
SC
Standard
3.0000
5.500
1.250
0.5000
1.100

Conn. to
Column or
Girder?
(If Girder/Size)

W16x57
W16X57
W24X84
W24X84
W24X55
W24X55
W24X55
W24X55
W36X150
W36X150
W24X55
W24X55
W24X55
W24X55
W24X84
W24X84
W21X111
W21X111
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W21X111
W21X111
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X94
W24X94
W24X104
W24X104
W24X104
W24X104
W24X94
W24X94
W14X30
W14X30
W14X30
W14X30

Column
Column
Column
Column
W36X230
W36X280
W36X230
W36X280
Column
Column
W36X170
W36X280
W36X170
W36X280
Column
Column
Column
Column
Column
W27X84
W36X280
W36X170
W36X280
W36X170
Column
Column
W36X280
W36X170
W36X280
W36X170
Column
W27X84
W24X84
W24X55
W24X55
W36X150
W36X150
W24X55
W24X55
W24X84
W14X43
W21X111
W14X43
W21X111

ksi
ksi

Support Face
g=5.5

in.
in.
in.

ta=0.25

tw
w

ED=1.25

tf

c
k

dc1

D1

in.

Nr

S
S

R
in.

"ClipConnTable.xls" Program
Version 1.8

AISC BEAM END CONNECTIONS (ASD)


Using Clip Angles Welded to Beam Web
Subjected to
Shear and/or
Axial
Load= 44
Summary:
Total No.
of Conn's

Lc=4
s=0.5
Lb=3.5

in.
in.

bf

dc2

in.

Welded Clip Angles Nomenclature

Connection
Forces (kips)
Shear
Axial
R
P
7.54
13.67
5.33
16.86
41.68
16.25
12.68
26.01
57.52
5.36
19.83
1.17
53.14
4.10
21.77
1.19
65.96
217.43
26.79
89.59
52.10
3.34
22.21
1.56
43.67
4.09
20.18
1.63
28.88
66.51
12.59
2.86
26.48
25.88
34.19
22.34
22.76
19.66
31.17
15.50
19.42
4.41
12.42
15.96
29.06
15.22
24.90
6.19
41.85
22.79
35.19
23.22
31.99
10.74
34.59
5.84
19.40
10.02
22.78
38.54
17.03
13.57
28.96
44.21
33.38
0.00
15.20
0.00
13.67
0.02
34.51
0.02
34.51
0.00
13.67
0.00
12.30
0.00
30.48
0.00
2.95
0.00
2.95
0.00
5.07
1.55
4.48
3.56

Max. No.
Rows
Nr
4
4
7
7
6
6
6
6
10
10
6
6
6
6
7
7
6
6
7
7
6
7
6
7
6
6
6
7
6
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
3
3
3
3

Top Row
Location
D1
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.50
4.00
3.50
4.00
3.25
3.25
3.25
4.00
3.25
4.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
4.00
3.25
4.00
3.25
3.00
3.00
4.00
3.25
4.00
3.25
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Cope
Length
c
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
8.25
8.50
8.25
8.50
0.00
0.00
6.25
8.50
6.25
8.50
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
5.00
8.50
6.25
8.50
6.25
0.00
0.00
8.50
6.25
8.50
6.25
0.00
5.00
5.00
4.00
4.00
6.25
6.25
4.00
4.00
5.00
4.25
6.25
4.25
6.25

Beam and Cope Nomenclature

General Parameters
Top Cope Bot. Cope
Depth
Depth
dc1
dc2
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.25
0.00
2.75
0.00
2.25
0.00
2.75
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.00
0.00
2.75
0.00
2.00
0.00
2.75
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
1.25
0.00
2.75
0.00
2.00
0.00
2.75
0.00
2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.75
0.00
2.00
0.00
2.75
0.00
2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
1.25
0.00
1.50
1.50
1.50
2.00
1.25
1.75
1.75
0.00
1.75
0.00
1.25
1.75
1.50
2.00
1.50
1.50
1.25
1.25
1.50
0.00
1.25
1.25
1.50
0.00

Angle
Length
L
11.500
11.500
20.500
20.500
17.500
17.500
17.500
17.500
29.500
29.500
17.500
17.500
17.500
17.500
20.500
20.500
17.500
17.500
20.500
20.500
17.500
20.500
17.500
20.500
17.500
17.500
17.500
20.500
17.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
8.500
8.500
8.500
8.500

Min. Weld Max. Weld


Size
Eff. Size
w(min)
w(max)
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.242
3/16
0.182
3/16
0.182
3/16
0.182
3/16
0.182

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Stress Ratio =
Conn. Force
Allow. Capacity
Shear

Axial

0.215
0.244
0.376
0.243
0.557
0.192
0.514
0.211
1.421
0.585
0.504
0.215
0.423
0.195
0.609
0.108
0.355
0.392
0.252
0.292
0.191
0.170
0.315
0.215
0.458
0.405
0.324
0.294
0.210
0.376
0.183
0.444
0.280
0.128
0.115
0.290
0.290
0.115
0.103
0.256
0.081
0.062
0.142
0.106

2.460
3.035
1.653
2.646
0.649
0.191
0.512
0.209
14.826
6.109
0.501
0.214
0.496
0.198
6.766
0.291
3.004
2.594
2.016
1.589
0.528
1.637
1.821
0.635
2.645
2.696
1.285
0.599
1.199
3.953
1.392
4.534
----0.115
0.290
------------0.388
0.892

Conn.
O.K.?
(Is S.R.
<=1.1?)
**No**
**No**
**No**
**No**
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
**No**
**No**
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
**No**
Yes
**No**
**No**
**No**
**No**
Yes
**No**
**No**
Yes
**No**
**No**
**No**
Yes
**No**
**No**
**No**
**No**
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Assumptions:
1. The most critical assumption used herein is that all beam end connections are basically "full-depth",
utilzing as many vertical rows of bolts as permitted (Nrmax).
2. Nrmax = Min. of: (dbeam-D1-ED-wmin-kbeam)/S+1 or (dgirder-D1-ED-wmin-kgirder)/S+1
3. D1 = Max. of: (kbeam+wmin+ED), kgirder+ED, or 2.5" for W8 beam and 3" for >= W10 beam
4. c = bfgirder/2 , and beam cope clears girder flange due to beam setback distance, s
5. dc1 = Max. of: kbeam or kgirder
6. dc2 = (dbeam-dgirder)+kgirder, applicable only when dbeam >= dgirder-kgirder
7. L = (Nr-1)*S+2*ED , total length of angle
8. wmin = Minimum size of fillet weld based on AISC 9th Ed.Manual, Table J2.4, page 5-67
9. wmax = Min. of: 0.40*Fyb*twbeam/(SQRT(2)/2*0.30*70*2) or 0.40*Fya*ta/(SQRT(2)/2*0.30*70)
10. Welding electrode is assumed to be E70XX.
11. For combined shear and tension on bolts, AISC 9th Ed. Manual, Sections J3.5 and J3.6 are used as
well as interaction Table J3.3, page 5-74. In connection analysis, all "limit states" (except combined
bolt shear and axial tension), employ the following interaction formula: P/Ra+(R/Rv)^2=1.
Thus, an interaction reduction factor = (1-R/Rv)^2 is applied to the tension "limit state" capacity.
12. The connection forces shown have already been reduced for wind or seismic.

Summary of Beam End Connection Capacities (kips)


Welded Clip Angles
Uncoped Beam

Top Flange Coped

Additional Parameters
Girder P

Beam Properties

Both Flanges Coped

Area

Depth

Shear

Axial

Shear

Axial

Shear

Axial

35.01
21.86
110.99
52.23
--------46.42
45.80
--------47.45
116.18
74.49
87.19
90.16
----------91.48
86.93
--------93.16
---------------------------

5.56
5.56
9.83
9.83
--------14.67
14.67
--------9.83
9.83
8.61
8.61
9.75
----------8.61
8.61
--------9.75
---------------------------

--------103.31
103.31
103.31
103.31
----103.31
103.31
103.31
103.31
----------106.68
101.57
73.14
92.27
115.62
----98.74
117.47
92.54
60.61
--65.29
------119.14
119.14
--------47.18
--42.10

--------8.26
6.15
8.00
5.67
----6.67
7.28
8.26
8.26
----------9.75
8.36
9.75
8.36
9.75
----8.36
9.75
8.36
9.75
--9.75
------0.08
--------------3.99

----------------------------------------------------------------119.14
119.14
119.13
----119.14
119.14
119.14
36.29
--35.68
---

--------------------------------------------------------------------0.21
--------------3.99
---

A
16.8
16.8
24.7
24.7
16.3
16.3
16.3
16.3
44.2
44.2
16.3
16.3
16.3
16.3
24.7
24.7
32.7
32.7
22.4
22.4
22.4
22.4
22.4
22.4
32.7
32.7
22.4
22.4
22.4
22.4
22.4
22.4
27.7
27.7
30.6
30.6
30.6
30.6
27.7
27.7
8.85
8.85
8.85
8.85

d
16.4
16.4
24.1
24.1
23.6
23.6
23.6
23.6
35.9
35.9
23.6
23.6
23.6
23.6
24.1
24.1
21.5
21.5
23.9
23.9
23.9
23.9
23.9
23.9
21.5
21.5
23.9
23.9
23.9
23.9
23.9
23.9
24.3
24.3
24.1
24.1
24.1
24.1
24.3
24.3
13.8
13.8
13.8
13.8

Web Thk. Flg. Width

tw
0.43
0.43
0.47
0.47
0.395
0.395
0.395
0.395
0.625
0.625
0.395
0.395
0.395
0.395
0.47
0.47
0.55
0.55
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.55
0.55
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.515
0.515
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.515
0.515
0.27
0.27
0.27
0.27

bf
7.12
7.12
9.02
9.02
7.01
7.01
7.01
7.01
12
12
7.01
7.01
7.01
7.01
9.02
9.02
12.3
12.3
8.99
8.99
8.99
8.99
8.99
8.99
12.3
12.3
8.99
8.99
8.99
8.99
8.99
8.99
9.07
9.07
12.8
12.8
12.8
12.8
9.07
9.07
6.73
6.73
6.73
6.73

Flg. Thk.

Beam Fillet

tf
0.715
0.715
0.77
0.77
0.505
0.505
0.505
0.505
0.94
0.94
0.505
0.505
0.505
0.505
0.77
0.77
0.875
0.875
0.68
0.68
0.68
0.68
0.68
0.68
0.875
0.875
0.68
0.68
0.68
0.68
0.68
0.68
0.875
0.875
0.75
0.75
0.75
0.75
0.875
0.875
0.385
0.385
0.385
0.385

k
1.12
1.12
1.27
1.27
1.11
1.11
1.11
1.11
1.69
1.69
1.11
1.11
1.11
1.11
1.27
1.27
1.38
1.38
1.18
1.18
1.18
1.18
1.18
1.18
1.38
1.38
1.18
1.18
1.18
1.18
1.18
1.18
1.38
1.38
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.38
1.38
0.785
0.785
0.785
0.785

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Beam
I.D.

Location
on Beam
(Start or
End)

Beam
Size

Conn. to
Column or
Girder?
(If Girder/Size)

Connection
Forces (kips)
Shear
Axial
R
P

Max. No.
Rows
Nr

Top Row
Location
D1

Cope
Length
c

General Parameters
Top Cope Bot. Cope
Depth
Depth
dc1
dc2

AISC BEAM END CONNECTIONS (ASD)


Using Clip Angles Welded to Beam Web
Subjected to Shear and/or
Axial
Load
Stress
Ratio
=
Angle
Length
L

Min. Weld Max. Weld


Size
Eff. Size
w(min)
w(max)

3 of 10

Conn. Force
Allow. Capacity
Shear

Axial

"ClipConnTable.xls" Program
Version 1.8
Conn.
O.K.?
(Is S.R.
<=1.1?)

Summary of Beam End Connection Capacities (kips)


Welded Clip Angles
Uncoped Beam
Shear

Axial

Top Flange Coped


Shear

Axial

Both Flanges Coped


Shear

Axial

Additional Parameters
Girder P

Beam Properties
Area

Depth

Web Thk. Flg. Width

tw

bf

Flg. Thk.

Beam Fillet

tf

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Beam
I.D.

Location
on Beam
(Start or
End)

Beam
Size

Conn. to
Column or
Girder?
(If Girder/Size)

Connection
Forces (kips)
Shear
Axial
R
P

Max. No.
Rows
Nr

Top Row
Location
D1

Cope
Length
c

General Parameters
Top Cope Bot. Cope
Depth
Depth
dc1
dc2

AISC BEAM END CONNECTIONS (ASD)


Using Clip Angles Welded to Beam Web
Subjected to Shear and/or
Axial
Load
Stress
Ratio
=
Angle
Length
L

Min. Weld Max. Weld


Size
Eff. Size
w(min)
w(max)

4 of 10

Conn. Force
Allow. Capacity
Shear

Axial

"ClipConnTable.xls" Program
Version 1.8
Conn.
O.K.?
(Is S.R.
<=1.1?)

Summary of Beam End Connection Capacities (kips)


Welded Clip Angles
Uncoped Beam
Shear

Axial

Top Flange Coped


Shear

Axial

Both Flanges Coped


Shear

Axial

Additional Parameters
Girder P

Beam Properties
Area

Depth

Web Thk. Flg. Width

tw

bf

Flg. Thk.

Beam Fillet

tf

2/5/2014 1:36 PM

Job Name:
Job Number:

Subject: Check of Existing Building End Connections


Originator:
Checker:

Total No. of Conn's. Failed = 8


Failed by Bolts = 0
Failed by Prying on Angles = 8
Failed by Coped Bm. Web Buckling = 0
Failed by Coped Bm. Block Shear = 0

Input Data:
Beam Yield Stress, Fyb =
Yield Stress of Angles, Fya =
Angle Leg (OSL) at Support, Lc =
Angle Leg at Beam Web, Lb =
Angle Leg Thickness, ta =
Diameter of Bolts, db =
ASTM Bolt Designation =
Bolt Type =
Bolt Hole Type in Clip Angles =
Bolt Vert. Spacing in Angles, S =
Bolt Gage in Angle OSL's, g =
Edge Distance for Angles, ED =
Beam Setback Distance, s =
Acceptable Stress Ratio, S.R. =

Beam
I.D.
1-238
1-238
1-239
1-239
1-240
1-240
1-241
1-241
1-242
1-242
1-243
1-243
1-244
1-244
1-245
1-245
1-246
1-246
1-247
1-247
1-248
1-248
1-249
1-249
1-250
1-250
1-251
1-251
1-252
1-252
1-253
1-253
1-286
1-286
1-292
1-292
1-293
1-293
1-294
1-294
1-307
1-307
1-308
1-308

Location
on Beam
(Start or
End)
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End

Beam
Size

50
36
4.000
3.500
0.3750
0.875
A325
SC
Standard
3.0000
5.500
1.250
0.5000
1.100

Conn. to
Column or
Girder?
(If Girder/Size)

W16X57
W16X57
W24X84
W24X84
W24X55
W24X55
W24X55
W24X55
W36X150
W36X150
W24X55
W24X55
W24X55
W24X55
W24X84
W24X84
W21X111
W21X111
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W21X111
W21X111
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X94
W24X94
W24X104
W24X104
W24X104
W24X104
W24X94
W24X94
W14X30
W14X30
W14X30
W14X30

Column
Column
Column
Column
W36X230
W36X280
W36X230
W36X280
Column
Column
W36X170
W36X280
W36X170
W36X280
Column
Column
Column
Column
Column
W27X84
W36X280
W36X170
W36X280
W36X170
Column
Column
W36X280
W36X170
W36X280
W36X170
Column
W27X84
W24X84
W24X55
W24X55
W36X150
W36X150
W24X55
W24X55
W24X84
W14X43
W21X111
W14X43
W21X111

"ClipConnTable.xls" Program
Version 1.8

AISC BEAM END CONNECTIONS (ASD)


Using Clip Angles Welded to Beam Web
Subjected toSummary:
Shear and/or
Axial
Load = 44
Total No.
of Conn's

ksi

Assumptions:
1. The most critical assumption used herein is that all beam end connections are basically "full-depth",
utilzing as many vertical rows of bolts as permitted (Nrmax).
2. Nrmax = Min. of: (dbeam-D1-ED-kbeam)/S+1 or (dgirder-D1-ED-kgirder)/S+1
3. D1 = Max. of: (kbeam+ED), kgirder+ED, or 2.5" for W8 beam and 3" for >= W10 beam
4. D2 = Angle usual gage (per AISC 9th Ed. Manual angle gages table, page 1-52)
5. c = bfgirder/2 , and beam cope clears girder flange due to beam setback distance, s
6. dc1 = Max. of: kbeam or kgirder
7. dc2 = (dbeam-dgirder)+kgirder, applicable only when dbeam >= dgirder-kgirder
8. L = (Nr-1)*S+2*ED , total length of angle
9. For combined shear and tension on bolts, AISC 9th Ed. Manual, Sections J3.5 and J3.6 are used as
well as interaction Table J3.3, page 5-74. In connection analysis, all "limit states" (except combined
bolt shear and axial tension), employ the following interaction formula: P/Ra+(R/Rv)^2=1.
Thus, an interaction reduction factor = (1-R/Rv)^2 is applied to the tension "limit state" capacity.
10. The connection forces shown have already been reduced for wind or seismic.

ksi

Support Face
g=5.5

in.
in.
in.

ta=0.375
D2

ED=1.25

tw
tf

dc1

D1

in.

Nr

S
S

R
in.

c
k

Lc=4
s=0.5
Lb=3.5

in.
in.

bf

dc2

in.

Bolted Clip Angles Nomenclature

Connection
Forces (kips)
Shear
Axial
R
P
7.54
13.67
5.33
16.86
41.68
16.25
12.68
26.01
57.52
5.36
19.83
1.17
53.14
4.10
21.77
1.19
65.96
217.43
26.79
89.59
52.10
3.34
22.21
1.56
43.67
4.09
20.18
1.63
28.88
66.51
12.59
2.86
26.48
25.88
34.19
22.34
22.76
19.66
31.17
15.50
19.42
4.41
12.42
15.96
29.06
15.22
24.90
6.19
41.85
22.79
35.19
23.22
31.99
10.74
34.59
5.84
19.40
10.02
22.78
38.54
17.03
13.57
28.96
44.21
33.38
0.00
15.20
0.00
13.67
0.02
34.51
0.02
34.51
0.00
13.67
0.00
12.30
0.00
30.48
0.00
2.95
0.00
2.95
0.00
5.07
1.55
4.48
3.56

Max. No.
Rows
Nr
4
4
7
7
6
6
6
6
11
11
7
6
7
6
7
7
6
6
7
7
6
7
6
7
6
6
6
7
6
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
3
3
3
3

Top Row
Location
D1
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.50
4.00
3.50
4.00
3.00
3.00
3.25
4.00
3.25
4.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
4.00
3.25
4.00
3.25
3.00
3.00
4.00
3.25
4.00
3.25
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Beam and Cope Nomenclature

General Parameters
Bolt
Cope
Top Cope Bot. Cope
Gage
Length
Depth
Depth
D2
c
dc1
dc2
2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.00
8.25
2.25
0.00
2.00
8.50
2.75
0.00
2.00
8.25
2.25
0.00
2.00
8.50
2.75
0.00
2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.00
6.25
2.00
0.00
2.00
8.50
2.75
0.00
2.00
6.25
2.00
0.00
2.00
8.50
2.75
0.00
2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.00
5.00
1.25
0.00
2.00
8.50
2.75
0.00
2.00
6.25
2.00
0.00
2.00
8.50
2.75
0.00
2.00
6.25
2.00
0.00
2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.00
8.50
2.75
0.00
2.00
6.25
2.00
0.00
2.00
8.50
2.75
0.00
2.00
6.25
2.00
0.00
2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.00
5.00
1.25
0.00
2.00
5.00
1.50
1.50
2.00
4.00
1.50
2.00
2.00
4.00
1.25
1.75
2.00
6.25
1.75
0.00
2.00
6.25
1.75
0.00
2.00
4.00
1.25
1.75
2.00
4.00
1.50
2.00
2.00
5.00
1.50
1.50
2.00
4.25
1.25
1.25
2.00
6.25
1.50
0.00
2.00
4.25
1.25
1.25
2.00
6.25
1.50
0.00

Angle
Length
L
11.500
11.500
20.500
20.500
17.500
17.500
17.500
17.500
32.500
32.500
20.500
17.500
20.500
17.500
20.500
20.500
17.500
17.500
20.500
20.500
17.500
20.500
17.500
20.500
17.500
17.500
17.500
20.500
17.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
8.500
8.500
8.500
8.500

Stress Ratio =
Conn. Force
Allow. Capacity
Shear

Axial

0.191
0.216
0.313
0.202
0.583
0.201
0.538
0.221
1.010
0.416
0.455
0.225
0.381
0.204
0.507
0.090
0.302
0.333
0.210
0.243
0.177
0.141
0.267
0.195
0.388
0.344
0.291
0.271
0.178
0.313
0.152
0.369
0.233
0.106
0.096
0.241
0.241
0.096
0.086
0.213
0.081
0.081
0.142
0.124

1.020
1.258
0.685
1.095
0.471
0.162
0.434
0.178
5.563
2.292
0.365
0.182
0.306
0.165
2.801
0.120
1.242
1.072
0.835
0.658
0.219
0.678
0.754
0.263
1.094
1.114
0.532
0.248
0.497
1.638
0.577
1.878
----0.096
0.241
------------0.161
0.371

5 of 10

Conn.
O.K.?
(Is S.R.
<=1.1?)
Yes
**No**
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
**No**
**No**
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
**No**
Yes
**No**
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
**No**
Yes
Yes
Yes
**No**
Yes
**No**
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Summary of Beam End Connection Capacities (kips)


Bolted Clip Angles
Uncoped Beam

Top Flange Coped

Additional Parameters
Girder Prop

Beam Properties

Both Flanges Coped

Area

Depth

Web Thk.

Flg. Width

Flg. Thk.

Beam Fillet

Shear

Axial

Shear

Axial

Shear

Axial

39.49
24.65
133.33
62.74
--------65.28
64.42
--------57.00
139.57
87.73
102.69
108.31
----------107.73
102.38
--------111.91
---------------------------

13.41
13.41
23.74
23.74
--------39.09
39.09
--------23.74
23.74
20.84
20.84
23.53
----------20.84
20.84
--------23.53
---------------------------

--------98.69
98.69
98.69
98.69
----114.57
98.69
114.57
98.69
----------128.15
109.93
87.86
108.67
127.63
----109.93
127.63
108.99
72.81
--78.43
------143.11
143.11
--------36.20
--36.20

--------11.37
7.24
9.43
6.68
----9.16
8.58
13.35
9.90
----------23.53
20.17
23.53
20.17
23.53
----20.17
23.53
20.17
23.53
--23.53
------0.10
--------------9.61

----------------------------------------------------------------143.11
142.98
141.74
----141.74
142.98
143.11
36.29
--35.68
---

--------------------------------------------------------------------0.25
--------------9.61
---

A
16.8
16.8
24.7
24.7
16.3
16.3
16.3
16.3
44.2
44.2
16.3
16.3
16.3
16.3
24.7
24.7
32.7
32.7
22.4
22.4
22.4
22.4
22.4
22.4
32.7
32.7
22.4
22.4
22.4
22.4
22.4
22.4
27.7
27.7
30.6
30.6
30.6
30.6
27.7
27.7
8.85
8.85
8.85
8.85

d
16.4
16.4
24.1
24.1
23.6
23.6
23.6
23.6
35.9
35.9
23.6
23.6
23.6
23.6
24.1
24.1
21.5
21.5
23.9
23.9
23.9
23.9
23.9
23.9
21.5
21.5
23.9
23.9
23.9
23.9
23.9
23.9
24.3
24.3
24.1
24.1
24.1
24.1
24.3
24.3
13.8
13.8
13.8
13.8

tw
0.43
0.43
0.47
0.47
0.395
0.395
0.395
0.395
0.625
0.625
0.395
0.395
0.395
0.395
0.47
0.47
0.55
0.55
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.55
0.55
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.44
0.515
0.515
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.515
0.515
0.27
0.27
0.27
0.27

bf
7.12
7.12
9.02
9.02
7.01
7.01
7.01
7.01
12
12
7.01
7.01
7.01
7.01
9.02
9.02
12.3
12.3
8.99
8.99
8.99
8.99
8.99
8.99
12.3
12.3
8.99
8.99
8.99
8.99
8.99
8.99
9.07
9.07
12.8
12.8
12.8
12.8
9.07
9.07
6.73
6.73
6.73
6.73

tf
0.715
0.715
0.77
0.77
0.505
0.505
0.505
0.505
0.94
0.94
0.505
0.505
0.505
0.505
0.77
0.77
0.875
0.875
0.68
0.68
0.68
0.68
0.68
0.68
0.875
0.875
0.68
0.68
0.68
0.68
0.68
0.68
0.875
0.875
0.75
0.75
0.75
0.75
0.875
0.875
0.385
0.385
0.385
0.385

k
1.12
1.12
1.27
1.27
1.11
1.11
1.11
1.11
1.69
1.69
1.11
1.11
1.11
1.11
1.27
1.27
1.38
1.38
1.18
1.18
1.18
1.18
1.18
1.18
1.38
1.38
1.18
1.18
1.18
1.18
1.18
1.18
1.38
1.38
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.38
1.38
0.785
0.785
0.785
0.785

2/5/2014 1:36 PM

AISC BEAM END CONNECTIONS (ASD)


Using Clip Angles Welded to Beam Web
Subjected to Shear and/or Axial Load

6 of 10

"ClipConnTable.xls" Program
Version 1.8

2/5/2014 1:36 PM

AISC BEAM END CONNECTIONS (ASD)


Using Clip Angles Welded to Beam Web
Subjected to Shear and/or Axial Load

7 of 10

"ClipConnTable.xls" Program
Version 1.8

2/5/2014 1:36 PM

Job Name:
Job Number:

Subject: Check Existing Building End Connections


Originator:
Checker:

Total No. of Conn's. Failed = 8


Failed by Welds = 0
Failed by Bolts = 1
Failed by Prying on Angles = 8
Failed by Coped Bm. Web Buckling = 0
Failed by Coped Bm. Block Shear = 0

Input Data:
Beam Yield Stress, Fyb =
Yield Stress of Angles, Fya =
Angle Leg (OSL) at Support, Lc =
Angle Leg at Beam Web, Lb =
Angle Leg Thickness, ta =
Diameter of Bolts, db =
ASTM Bolt Designation =
Bolt Type =
Bolt Hole Type in Clip Angles =
Bolt Vert. Spacing in Angles, S =
Bolt Gage in Angle OSL's, g =
Edge Distance for Angles, ED =
Beam Setback Distance, s =
Acceptable Stress Ratio, S.R. =

Beam
I.D.
1-238
1-238
1-239
1-239
1-240
1-240
1-241
1-241
1-242
1-242
1-243
1-243
1-244
1-244
1-245
1-245
1-246
1-246
1-247
1-247
1-248
1-248
1-249
1-249
1-250
1-250
1-251
1-251
1-252
1-252
1-253
1-253
1-286
1-286
1-292
1-292
1-293
1-293
1-294
1-294
1-307
1-307
1-308
1-308

Location
on Beam
(Start or
End)
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End
Start
End

Beam
Size

50
36
4.000
3.500
0.3750
0.875
A325
SC
Standard
3.0000
5.500
1.250
0.5000
1.100

Conn. to
Column or
Girder?
(If Girder/Size)

W16X57
W16X57
W24X84
W24X84
W24X55
W24X55
W24X55
W24X55
W36X150
W36X150
W24X55
W24X55
W24X55
W24X55
W24X84
W24X84
W21X111
W21X111
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W21X111
W21X111
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X76
W24X94
W24X94
W24X104
W24X104
W24X104
W24X104
W24X94
W24X94
W14X30
W14X30
W14X30
W14X30

Column
Column
Column
Column
W36X230
W36X280
W36X230
W36X280
Column
Column
W36X170
W36X280
W36X170
W36X280
Column
Column
Column
Column
Column
W27X84
W36X280
W36X170
W36X280
W36X170
Column
Column
W36X280
W36X170
W36X280
W36X170
Column
W27X84
W24X84
W24X55
W24X55
W36X150
W36X150
W24X55
W24X55
W24X84
W14X43
W21X111
W14X43
W21X111

ksi
ksi

Support Face
g=5.5

in.
in.
in.

Support Face
g=5.5

ta=0.375
w

ED=1.25
Nr

tw
tf

S
S

Nr
P

c
k

S
S

dc1

Lc=4

Assumptions:

D1

R
in.

ta=0.375
D2

ED=1.25
D1

in.

"ClipConnTable.xls" Program
Version 1.8

AISC BEAM END CONNECTIONS (ASD)


Using Clip Angles Welded to Beam Web
Subjected to
Shear and/or
Axial
Load= 44
Summary:
Total No.
of Conn's

Lc=4
s=0.5
Lb=3.5

in.
in.

s=0.5
Lb=3.5

bf

dc2

in.

Welded Clip Angles Nomenclature

Connection
Forces (kips)
Shear
Axial
R
P
7.54
13.67
5.33
16.86
41.68
16.25
12.68
26.01
57.52
5.36
19.83
1.17
53.14
4.10
21.77
1.19
65.96
217.43
26.79
89.59
52.10
3.34
22.21
1.56
43.67
4.09
20.18
1.63
28.88
66.51
12.59
2.86
26.48
25.88
34.19
22.34
22.76
19.66
31.17
15.50
19.42
4.41
12.42
15.96
29.06
15.22
24.90
6.19
41.85
22.79
35.19
23.22
31.99
10.74
34.59
5.84
19.40
10.02
22.78
38.54
17.03
13.57
28.96
44.21
33.38
0.00
15.20
0.00
13.67
0.02
34.51
0.02
34.51
0.00
13.67
0.00
12.30
0.00
30.48
0.00
2.95
0.00
2.95
0.00
5.07
1.55
4.48
3.56

Max. No.
Rows
Nr
4
4
7
7
6
6
6
6
10
10
6
6
6
6
7
7
6
6
7
7
6
7
6
7
6
6
6
7
6
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
3
3
3
3

Top Row
Location
D1
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.50
4.00
3.50
4.00
3.25
3.25
3.25
4.00
3.25
4.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
4.00
3.25
4.00
3.25
3.00
3.00
4.00
3.25
4.00
3.25
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Bolt
Gage
D2
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
2.00

Bolted Clip Angles Nomenclature

General Parameters
Cope
Top Cope Bot. Cope
Length
Depth
Depth
c
dc1
dc2
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
8.25
2.25
0.00
8.50
2.75
0.00
8.25
2.25
0.00
8.50
2.75
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
6.25
2.00
0.00
8.50
2.75
0.00
6.25
2.00
0.00
8.50
2.75
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
5.00
1.25
0.00
8.50
2.75
0.00
6.25
2.00
0.00
8.50
2.75
0.00
6.25
2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
8.50
2.75
0.00
6.25
2.00
0.00
8.50
2.75
0.00
6.25
2.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
5.00
1.25
0.00
5.00
1.50
1.50
4.00
1.50
2.00
4.00
1.25
1.75
6.25
1.75
0.00
6.25
1.75
0.00
4.00
1.25
1.75
4.00
1.50
2.00
5.00
1.50
1.50
4.25
1.25
1.25
6.25
1.50
0.00
4.25
1.25
1.25
6.25
1.50
0.00

Angle
Length
L
11.500
11.500
20.500
20.500
17.500
17.500
17.500
17.500
29.500
29.500
17.500
17.500
17.500
17.500
20.500
20.500
17.500
17.500
20.500
20.500
17.500
20.500
17.500
20.500
17.500
17.500
17.500
20.500
17.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
20.500
8.500
8.500
8.500
8.500

Beam and Cope Nomenclature

Min. Weld Max. Weld


Size
Eff. Size
w(min)
w(max)
3/16
0.290
3/16
0.290
3/16
0.317
3/16
0.317
3/16
0.266
3/16
0.266
3/16
0.266
3/16
0.266
1/4
0.364
1/4
0.364
3/16
0.266
3/16
0.266
3/16
0.266
3/16
0.266
3/16
0.317
3/16
0.317
1/4
0.364
1/4
0.364
3/16
0.296
3/16
0.296
3/16
0.296
3/16
0.296
3/16
0.296
3/16
0.296
1/4
0.364
1/4
0.364
3/16
0.296
3/16
0.296
3/16
0.296
3/16
0.296
3/16
0.296
3/16
0.296
1/4
0.347
1/4
0.347
3/16
0.337
3/16
0.337
3/16
0.337
3/16
0.337
1/4
0.347
1/4
0.347
3/16
0.182
3/16
0.182
3/16
0.182
3/16
0.182

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Stress Ratio =
Conn. Force
Allow. Capacity
Shear

Axial

0.215
0.244
0.376
0.243
0.583
0.201
0.538
0.221
1.111
0.457
0.528
0.225
0.442
0.204
0.609
0.108
0.302
0.333
0.252
0.292
0.191
0.170
0.315
0.215
0.388
0.344
0.324
0.294
0.210
0.376
0.183
0.444
0.233
0.106
0.115
0.290
0.290
0.115
0.086
0.213
0.081
0.081
0.142
0.124

1.020
1.258
0.685
1.095
0.555
0.191
0.512
0.209
6.119
2.521
0.501
0.214
0.421
0.194
2.801
0.120
1.242
1.072
0.835
0.658
0.219
0.678
0.754
0.263
1.094
1.114
0.532
0.294
0.497
1.638
0.577
1.878
----0.115
0.290
------------0.161
0.371

1. The most critical assumption used herein is that all beam end connections are basically "full-depth",
utilzing as many vertical rows of bolts as permitted (Nrmax).
2. Nrmax = Min. of: (dbeam-D1-ED-wmin-kbeam)/S+1 or (dgirder-D1-ED-wmin-kgirder)/S+1
3. D1 = Max. of: (kbeam+wmin+ED), kgirder+ED, or 2.5" for W8 beam and 3" for >= W10 beam
4. D2 = Angle usual gage (per AISC 9th Ed. Manual angle gages table, page 1-52)
5. c = bfgirder/2 , and beam cope clears girder flange due to beam setback distance, s
6. dc1 = Max. of: kbeam or kgirder
7. dc2 = (dbeam-dgirder)+kgirder, applicable only when dbeam >= dgirder-kgirder
8. L = (Nr-1)*S+2*ED , total length of angle
9. wmin = Minimum size of fillet weld based on AISC 9th Ed.Manual, Table J2.4, page 5-67
10. wmax = Min. of: 0.40*Fyb*twbeam/(SQRT(2)/2*0.30*70*2) or 0.40*Fya*ta/(SQRT(2)/2*0.30*70)
11. Welding electrode is assumed to be E70XX.
12. For combined shear and tension on bolts, AISC 9th Ed. Manual, Sections J3.5 and J3.6 are used as
well as interaction Table J3.3, page 5-74. In connection analysis, all "limit states" (except combined
bolt shear and axial tension), employ the following interaction formula: P/Ra+(R/Rv)^2=1.
Thus, an interaction reduction factor = (1-R/Rv)^2 is applied to the tension "limit state" capacity.
13. The connection forces shown have already been reduced for wind or seismic.
Conn.
O.K.?
(Is S.R.
<=1.1?)
Yes
**No**
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
**No**
**No**
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
**No**
Yes
**No**
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
**No**
Yes
Yes
Yes
**No**
Yes
**No**
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Summary of Beam End Connection Capacities (kips)


Welded Clip Angles
Bolted Clip Angles
Uncoped Beam

Top Flange Coped

Both Flanges Coped

Uncoped Beam

Top Flange Coped

Beam Pr
Both Flanges Coped

Shear

Axial

Shear

Axial

Shear

Axial

Shear

Axial

Shear

Axial

Shear

Axial

35.01
21.86
110.99
52.23
--------61.89
61.07
--------47.45
116.18
99.33
116.25
90.16
----------116.70
115.91
--------93.16
---------------------------

13.41
13.41
23.74
23.74
--------35.53
35.53
--------23.74
23.74
20.84
20.84
23.53
----------20.84
20.84
--------23.53
---------------------------

--------103.71
103.98
103.85
104.00
----103.94
103.90
103.70
103.82
----------106.68
101.57
73.14
92.27
115.62
----98.74
117.47
92.54
60.61
--65.29
------119.14
119.14
--------47.18
--42.10

--------9.66
6.15
8.00
5.67
----6.67
7.28
9.72
8.40
----------23.53
20.17
23.53
20.17
23.53
----20.17
19.82
20.17
23.53
--23.53
------0.08
--------------9.61

----------------------------------------------------------------143.11
143.11
119.13
----119.14
143.11
143.11
36.29
--35.68
---

--------------------------------------------------------------------0.21
--------------9.61
---

39.49
24.65
133.33
62.74
--------59.35
58.56
--------57.00
139.57
87.73
102.69
108.31
----------107.73
102.38
--------111.91
---------------------------

13.41
13.41
23.74
23.74
--------35.53
35.53
--------23.74
23.74
20.84
20.84
23.53
----------20.84
20.84
--------23.53
---------------------------

--------98.69
98.69
98.69
98.69
----98.69
98.69
98.69
98.69
----------128.15
109.93
87.86
108.67
127.63
----109.93
127.63
108.99
72.81
--78.43
------143.11
143.11
--------36.20
--36.20

--------11.37
7.24
9.43
6.68
----7.85
8.58
11.44
9.90
----------23.53
20.17
23.53
20.17
23.53
----20.17
23.53
20.17
23.53
--23.53
------0.10
--------------9.61

----------------------------------------------------------------143.11
142.98
141.74
----141.74
142.98
143.11
36.29
--35.68
---

--------------------------------------------------------------------0.25
--------------9.61
---

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AISC BEAM END CONNECTIONS (ASD)


Using Clip Angles Welded to Beam Web
Subjected to Shear and/or Axial Load

9 of 10

"ClipConnTable.xls" Program
Version 1.8

2/5/2014 1:36 PM

AISC BEAM END CONNECTIONS (ASD)


Using Clip Angles Welded to Beam Web
Subjected to Shear and/or Axial Load

10 of 10

"ClipConnTable.xls" Program
Version 1.8

2/5/2014 1:36 PM