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# Supplemental Problem S.

4-1
Consider Problem 3-26 worked in class, with the modifications shown. Determine the block
shear strength of the section. Compare this to the yielding and rupture limit state values
determined in class, and state the controlling limit state.

Solution:
Properties:
MC 12x40 web thickness:
Diameter of bolt:

d bolt

tw 0.590in
7
8

in

1
d hole d bolt in
8

Fy 36ksi

## Ultimate strength of A36 steel:

d hole 1 in
(Table 2-4)

Fu 58ksi

Failure Paths:
Consider two block shear failure paths for tension: one perpendicular to the load, and
one through the staggered connection. They are identified below as red and green,
respectively.

s 2in

g 3.5in

## Areas (for 1 MC):

For two shear lengths:

Agv 2 ( 6 s) tw

Agv 14.16 in

Agt 2 g tw

Agt 4.13 in

Anv 11.21 in

Ant.red 3.54 in

## For green path:

s
2
Ant.green Agt 2 d hole tw 2
tw 3.287 in
4 g

Ant 3.287 in

## Block Shear Equation:

Rn = 0.60 Fu Anv Ubs Fu Ant 0.60 Fy Agv Ubs Fu Ant
0.75

## (AISC J4.3 Eq. J4-5)

Ubs 1.0
Take the equation in two calculations, and use the minimum value.
Left side of the equation: Rn.left 0.60 Fu Anv Ubs Fu Ant 580.762 kip
Right side of the equation: Rn.right 0.60 Fy Agv Ubs Fu Ant 496.51 kip
Controlling value:

From class:

Rn.bsr 2 Rn

Yielding:

Rn.y 764.64kip

Rupture:

Rn.r 784.69kip

## Supplemental Problem S.4-2

Given the angle with diameter bolts as shown. It is subjected to a tensile load of 25 kips
load. The angle is A36 steel. Neglect block shear.

Solution:

PD 25kip
PL 50kip

Pu 1.2 PD 1.6 PL

Fy 36 ksi

Steel properties:

Pu 110 kip

## (AISC Table 2-4)

Fu 58 ksi
Section properties:

Lbolt 6in

## Length between end bolts:

3

Bolt diameter:

d bolt.2

Hole diameter:

1
d hole.2 d bolt.2 in 0.875 in
8

in

Yielding:

Trials:

M u Pn = t Fy Ag
t 0.9
Pu
Ag.min
t Fy

Ag.min 3.395 in

## Use AISC Tables 1-7 and/or 5-2:

1) Choose an L4 x 3-1/2 x 1/2:
x bar.1 0.994in
tleg.1

1
2

in

Ag.1 3.5in

(AISC Table 1-7)

Check rupture:

Pn = Fu Ae

x bar.1
U1 1
0.834
Lbolt
2

2

## Ae.1 U1 An.1 2.555 in

t.r 0.75
Pn.1 t.r Fu Ae.1
Pn.1 111.149 kip >

Pu 110 kip

---> Okay

## Use an L4 x 3-1/2 x 1/2, assuming angle is bolted

through long leg of angle.