OF
STEEL STRUCTURES
BY CANADIAN CODE
CAN/CSA S1601 (9
th
Edition)
PRESENTED BY : ABHIJIT PARKHI
PART 1 :
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
LIMIT STATE DESIGN
MATERIALS USED
COMMON SECTIONS
LOADS AND LOAD COMBINATIONS
TYPES OF ANALYSIS
SECOND ORDER ANALYSIS
CLASSIFICATION OF SECTIONS
LIMIT STATES :
LIMIT STATES CONCERNING TO SAFETY 
ULTIMATE LIMIT STATES :
Strength and Stability
Overturning
Sliding
Fatigue
LIMIT STATES CONCERNING TO SERVICEABILITY 
SERVICEABILITY LIMIT STATES :
Deflection
Vibration
Permanent Deformation
OBJECTIVE OF LIMIT STATE DESIGN
Keep the probability of any limit state being reached below a
certain value previously established for a given type of structure.
THIS IS ACHIEVED BY THE USE OF 
LOAD FACTORS
RESISTANCE FACTORS
MATERIALS USED :
STRUCTURAL STEEL : CAN/CSA G40.20/G40.21 or ASTM A992
W and WT BEAMS : 350W (Yield Strength 350 MPa)
CHANNELS, ANGLES AND PLATES : 300 MPa
TYPES OF STEELS AVAILABLE
W, WT, R , A , AT , Q , QT
BOLTS :
ASTM A325M, A490M : FOR CONNECTION BOLTS
ASTM F1554 : FOR ANCHOR BOLTS (36 ksi, 55 ksi, 105 ksi)
WELDS :
CSA W58 WELDING ELECRODES
CSA W59  WELDED STEEL CONSTRUCTION (METAL ARC WELDING)
Common Hot rolled Shapes and Nomenclature :
Rolled Shapes :
W Sections  W1000x222
WT  Half Cut W sections (T sections)
HP Sections  HP360x108 (Almost Equal depth and width)
M and MC  Misc. I beams and Channels
C  Channels
SLB  Super light Beams (SLB100x5.4)
S and SC  I beams and channels with tapered inside face of flange
HSS  Hollow Sections both rectangular and circular
PIPE  DN15, DN20 (Nominal Dia)
WWF and WRF SHAPES
(Welded Wide Flange and Welded Reduced Flange)
WWF500x197 : Depth  500 mm
Mass  197 Kg/m
LOADS AND LOAD COMBINATIONS
Principle Load Factors : 
These factors depend upon the degree of accurate prediction. These are applied
both for permanent loads and variable loads when variable loads are primary.
Basic Loads
D  Dead Load
L  Live Load
W  Wind Load
E  Earthquake Load
T  Temperature Load
Companion Load Factor : 
These factors are applied to second variable load or rare load depend upon the
degree of uncertainty of the variable loads acting together in their highest
magnitude.
Basic Loads and Load factors shall be referred to NBCC or ABC.
TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION
SIMPLE CONSTRUCTION :
Braced frames
RIGIDLY CONNECTED AND CONTINUOUS CONSTRUCTION :
Moment (Rigid) frames
SEMIRIGID CONSTRUCTION :
Angles between the connected members change under applied loading
and redistribute moments between the members while maintaining
sufficient capacity to resist Lateral loads.
The design of structures shall be based on either Linear or nonlinear
analysis.
TYPE OF ANALYSIS :
ELASTIC ANALYSIS :
The forces and moments can be determined by elastic analysis assuming
that under a particular Load case all the members behave elastically.
PLASTIC ANALYSIS :
The forces and moments can be determined by plastic analysis, provided
that the following conditions are satisfied :
PLASIC ANALYSIS (Conditions required) :
Steel used => Fy <= 0.85 Fu and exhibits the stressstrain characteristics
necessary to achieve moment redistribution.
WidthThickness ratios meet the requirements of Class 1 sections
Members are sufficiently braced laterally
Web Stiffeners are provided under point load where plastic hinge may form.
Splices in beams / columns are designed for 1.1 x Max moment or 0.25Mp
whichever is greater
No impact or Fatigue
Influence of inelastic deformation is taken into account.
Inshort all the limit states of failure to be eliminated except that of plastic failure.
STABILITY EFFECTS (SECOND ORDER ANALYSIS) :
Methods : 1. Direct second order elastic analysis computer program
2. Amplification of first order analysis
Second order Analysis by computer program :
Based on Equilibrium of deformed structure Storey shear method
Reduction in Column stiffness  Geometric stiffness method
Applying amplification factor to First order analysis
(
(
h V
C
U
f
f f
1
1
2
M
f
= M
fg
+ U
2
M
ft
T
f
= T
fg
+ U
2
T
ft
Explanation of terms used
What is second order analysis ?  P D effect
STABILITY EFFECTS (SECOND ORDER ANALYSIS) :
Notional Loads :
Concept of Notional Loads
This is introduced to transform bifurcation problem of sway buckling to
bending strength problem. This is important when the failure is initiated
not by lateral loads but by sway buckling due to vertical loads.
To be applied at each storey
Value = 0.005 x Factored Gravity loads for that Storey
To be combined with all load cases
All structures shall be subjected to this notional load
STABILITY EFFECTS (SECOND ORDER ANALYSIS) :
Unsymmetrical frame with gravity loading
Symmetrical frame with Gravity Loading
Lateral Loading
How to calculate NonSway moments, Sway moments and usage of
Notional loads for following cases :
STABILITY OF MEMBERS :
Function of stability bracing
1. Lateral bracing system for columns
2. Torsional bracing system for beams
3. Lateral and torsional bracing system for beams or beam
columns
For lateral Bracing, the bracing location
can be anywhere long a cross section
Bracing
Bracing
Bracing
COLUMN BRACING To avoid buckling in weak axis
STABILITY OF MEMBERS :
Bracing
BEAM BRACING To avoid LTB
Torsional Bracing for Beam
Shear plate
connection
Beam or Bracing
brace near to compression
flange of beam
STABILITY OF MEMBERS :
Simplified Analysis :
Bracing system shall be designed for the force of 0.02 x factored Axial
compressive force in the main member at brace point.
Detailed Analysis :
1) Second Order Analysis
2) Direct Method
EFFECTIVE LENGTHS AND SLENDERNESS RATIO :
MEMBERS IN COMPRESSION
Effective length factor K depends upon the failure mode of the member.
Inplane Bending failure : For this mode K can be taken as 1.0
Outof plane Buckling failure : for this mode, the factor K can be calculated
by Appendix F and G.
Value of K is taken as 1.0 because second order effects are considered
by using PDelta analysis and material & geometric nonlinearity is considered
in terms or notional load to arrive at design forces and moments.
Slenderness Ratios Limits : KL/r
For compression Members < 200
For Tension Members < 300
CLASSIFICATION OF SECTIONS :
The classification for the sections depend upon widthThickness
ratio for the elements in compression.
CLASS 1 : (Plastic design sections)
Attain full Plastic moment capacity and allow subsequent
redistribution of moments.
CLASS 2 : (Compact sections)
Attain full plastic moment capacity but need not allow for
redistribution of moments.
CLASS 3 : (nonCompact sections)
Attain full yield moment capacity.
CLASS 4 :
The elements of the section will generally fail by local buckling.
Please refer to Table 1 for the limiting values of widththickness ratio.
The table showing widththickness ratios have been split now
for ease of use.
WidthThickness Ratio :
Table 1 : Ratios for elements in axial compression
Table 2 : Ratios for Flexural compression
(Class I, II and III Sections)
WidthThickness Ratio :
WidthThickness Ratio :
CLASSIFICATION OF SECTIONS :
Explanation based on following behavior
Flexural compression
Axial compression
Flexural + Axial compression
Local buckling for Class 4 sections
PART 2 :
MEMBER DESIGN
TENSION MEMBERS
COMPRESSION MEMBERS (COLUMNS)
FLEXURAL MEMBERS (BEAMS)
AXIAL + FLEXURE MEMBERS (BEAMCOLUMN)
DESIGN OF TENSION MEMBERS
CONCEPT OF RESIDUAL STRESSES :
Stresses developed due to nonuniform cooling after rolling, due to
different surface areas are called as residual stresses. (material
nonlinearity)
For I beams, flange tips and middle web are subjected to compression
and the joints are subjected to Tension.
f
rc
f
rc
f
rc
f
rc
f
rt
f
rt
f
rc
DESIGN OF TENSION MEMBERS
RESIDUAL STRESSES FOR TENSION MEMBERS
Lowering of proportional limit.
Effect of Residual Stresses on StressStrain Curve
Stress
Fy/2
Fy
Residual strain
Strain
Flat Yielding steel
Gradually
Yielding steel
Inelastic range
Proportional
limit
DESIGN OF TENSION MEMBERS
LIMIT STATE OF YIELDING
Yielding on Gross Cross Section
F
t
< T
r
= u A
g
F
y
u = 0.9
LIMIT STATE OF FRACTURE
Fracture on net area (or effective net area)
F
t
< T
r
= 0.85u (A
ne
or A
n
)F
u
DESIGN OF TENSION MEMBERS
NET AREA :
1) Net area in Tension = An = w
n
* t
2) Net area in shear = 0.6 * L
n
t
3) For a segment inclined to force
An = w
n
* t + s
2
t / 4g
Hole dia can be taken as 2 mm more than bolt dia.
Total net area of each segment along a potential failure path :
DESIGN OF TENSION MEMBERS
EFFECTIVE NET AREA A
ne
:
Concept of Shear Lag :
Shear lag reduces the effectiveness of Tension member that are not connected
directly to the gusset plate or anchorage. The effectiveness of the members depend
on the Length of the connection.
When force is transferred through some but not all cross sectional
elements of a member, the net area in this force transfer region get reduced.
A
ne
= A
n
x Factor
DESIGN OF TENSION MEMBERS
REDUCTION FACTORS FOR BOLTED CONNECTION :
REDUCTION FACTORS FOR WELDED CONNECTION :
2 Any shape
1.5w > l > w 0.75
1
Longitudinal
4 Any Shape Longitudinal
W, M, S shapes and T's from such
shapes
1
Transverse
Ae shall be taken as
area of connected
elements
3 Any Shape 2w > l > 1.5w 0.5wt + 0.25Lt Longitudinal

l > 2 w
SR
No
Description Weld Length Reduction Factor
Weld
direction
w.r.t. force
w  width of the plate
l  Length of the weld
Reduction factor for single line weld :
1) When L >= w
A
ne
= (1  x/L) wt
x = eccentricity of weld with respect to centroid of the element
L = Length of the weld in the direction of loading
2) When w > L
A
ne
= 0.5 Lt
RESISTANCE FACTORS :
RESISTANCE FACTORS
Structural Steel  0.9
Concrete 
c
0.65
Bolts 
b
0.8
Bearing 
br
0.8
Anchor Rods 
ar
0.67
Weld Metal 
w
0.67
DESIGN OF COMPRESSION MEMBERS
Types of Columns and Modes of Failure :
Modes of Failure :
Euler Buckling or Elastic buckling
Yielding
Inelastic buckling
Euler buckling (Elastic buckling) :
Euler Buckling load is that load at which a STRAIGHT, CENTRALLY
LOADED HOMOGENEOUS column becomes unstable although there
is no apparent moment to initiate bending. This theory is only applicable
in Elastic Range of Column.
DESIGN OF COMPRESSION MEMBERS
Euler buckling (Elastic buckling) :
2
2
L
EI
PE
t
=
Euler load is given by :
2
) / (
2
r L
E
FE
t
=
The same expression can be rewritten as :
DESIGN OF COMPRESSION MEMBERS
Yielding :
Short and stocky columns would fail by yielding without
undergoing any buckling.
Inelastic Buckling of columns :
This is applicable for materials which yield gradually after reaching
proportional limit.
Hot rolled Sections undergo inelastic buckling due to the presence
of residual stresses.
Due to the presence of residual Stresses in members the
proportional limit comes down and column Buckles inelastically.
DESIGN OF COMPRESSION MEMBERS
RESIDUAL STRESSES FOR COMPRESSION MEMBERS
Reduction in Moment of inertia.
Hence undergoes inelastic Buckling.
DESIGN OF COMPRESSION MEMBERS
In this code, the limit state of failure for compression members
is named as flexural buckling. This buckling can be either elastic or inelastic.
Factored Axial Compressive Resistance Cr :
( )
E
F
r
KL
Where
AF C
y
n
n
y r
2
/ 1
2
1
t

=
=
\

+ =
s
<


.

\

=
>
e
t t e

 
W Y y r
p
u
p
p r
C I
L
E
GJ EI
L
M
M
M
M
M M
M
u
DESIGN OF BEAMS (FOR FLEXURE)
2) doubly symmetric Class 3 sections and Channels :
vely Conservati 0 . 1
M 67 . 0 M When
28 . 0
1 15 . 1
M 0.67 M When
2
2
2
y u
y u
=

.

\

+ =
=
s
<


.

\

=
>
e
t t e

 
W Y y u
u r
y
u
y
y r
C I
L
E
GJ EI
L
M
M M
M
M
M
M M
3) For Biaxial Bending : M
fx
/M
rx
+ M
fy
/M
ry
<= 1
DESIGN OF BEAMS (FOR FLEXURE)
MODES OF BEAM FAILURE :
1. YIELDING
2. LATERAL TORSIONAL BUCKLING
3. LOCAL BUCKLING
For Class 1 and Class 2 sections only first 2 limit states are applicable.
For Class 3 sections also only first 2 limit states are applicable. The only
difference is instead of Mp, My shall be used.
For Class 4 sections, all the limit states are applicable.
DESIGN OF BEAMS (FOR FLEXURE)
Concept of Lateral Torsional Buckling
The shapes like I beams and channels are primarily
intended to be used as beams. These are weak in torsion
and weak axis bending.
When such beams are loaded in the major direction have
a tendency to buckle out of plane and twist. Thus lateral
and torsional buckling will interact with each other to
give a complex phenomenon known as LTB.
Compression flange of the beam behaves like column which is
subjected to axial compression due to flexure. The flange will
have a tendency to buckle in lateral direction. Since tension
flange do not have such tendency it will try to remain in the
original position. This gives rise the twisting tendency.
DESIGN OF BEAMS (FOR FLEXURE)
u
v
Mx
Mx
y

z
x
L
Z
Simply supported beam subjected
to end moments
Basic equation for LTB moment capacity is developed from
DESIGN OF BEAMS (FOR FLEXURE)
Basic formula for factored Moment capacity involving
Elastic Lateral Torsional Buckling is
INELASTIC LATERAL TORSIONAL BUCKLING
AXIAL COMPRESSION & BENDING :
The interaction Equation for Class 1 and Class 2 sections
0 . 1
85 . 0
1 1
s
+
ry
fy y
rx
fx x
r
f
M
M U
M
M U
C
C 
A distinction is made between braced and unbraced frames. A frame
with direct bracing is classified as braced if its sway stiffness is 5
times that of frame stiffness without bracing.
C
f
and M
f
 max load effects including Pdelta effects.
y
 4 . 0 6 . 0 + =
AXIAL COMPRESSION & BENDING :
Three Limit States shall be examined.
Cross Sectional Strength :
(This check is applicable for braced frames only)
 = 0.6
C
r
= Axial strength with = 0
M
r
= Full Bending Strength (As per Class)
U1x and U1y as defined in clause 13.8.4 >=1.0 (In lieu of more detailed
analysis, the value of U
1
for the axis under consideration, accounting for the
second order effects due to deformation of the member between its end in
short taking care of member pd effect.)
AXIAL COMPRESSION & BENDING :
Overall Member Strength : I nplane behavior
C
r
= Axial strength with K = 1.0 Since inplane bending
For uniaxial Strong axis bending C
r
= C
rx
(Because in the plane we have
already applied notional load effect with pdelta second order analysis to find
final force on beam/column.)
M
r
= Full Bending Strength (As per Class)
U
1x
and U
1y
as defined in clause 13.8.4 >=1.0 for braced frames
U
1x
and U
1y
are taken as 1.0 for unbraced frame
U
1x
and U
1y
are the factors which take care of Po effect between
member ends which is negligible for unbraced frames.
AXIAL COMPRESSION & BENDING :
Lateral Torsional Buckling Strength : Out of plane behavior
C
r
= Axial strength for out of plane behavior and is based on weakaxis
or flexural Torsional buckling for singly symmetric or asymmetric section.
M
rx
= Bending Strength based on lateral torsional buckling strength (As
per Class)
M
ry
= Full bending strength
U
1x
and U
1y
as defined in clause 13.8.4 >=1.0 for braced frames
U
1x
and U
1y
are taken as 1.0 for unbraced frame
DESIGN OF BEAMSCOLUMNS
VALUE OF U
1
: Required to account for member Po with intermediate
loads between ends.
ion considerat under axis for the C Where
1
2 2
e
1
1
L EI
C
C
U
e
f
t
e
=
=
Value of e
1
:
1) Members not subjected to transverse loads
e
1
= 0.6  0.4 k >= 0.4
2) For members having distributed load or series of point loads
e
1
= 1
3) For members having concentrated load or moment
e
1
= 0.85
DESIGN OF BEAMSCOLUMNS
AXIAL TENSION + BENDING :
sections 4 Class and 3 Class for
sections 2 Class and 1 Class for
0 . 1
My M
Mp M
where
M
M
T
T
r
r
r
f
r
f


=
=
s +
Cross Sectional Strength :
Overall Member Strength :
sections 4 Class and 3 Class for 0 . 1
sections 2 Class and 1 Class for 0 . 1
s
s
A M
S T
M
M
A M
Z T
M
M
r
f
r
f
r
f
r
f
BOLT AND WELD DESIGN
IMPORTANCE OF CONNECTIONS
TYPES OF CONNECTIONS
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  BEARING
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  SLIP CRITICAL
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  GENERAL
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  DETAILING
WELDED CONNECTIONS
PART 3 :
IMPORTANCE OF CONNECTION
DESIGN AND DETAILING
LOAD TRANSFER IN DESIRED MANNER
EASE OF FABRICATION
EASE OF ERECTION
COST
TYPES OF CONNECTIONS
BOLTED CONNECTIONS
WELDED CONNECTIONS
COMBINED BOLTED AND WELDED CONNECTIONS
CLASSIFICATION BASED ON LOAD TRANSFER :
SHEAR CONNECTIONS
MOMENT CONNECTIONS
CLASSIFICATION BASED ON FUNCTION :
BEARING CONNECTIONS
SLIP CRITICAL CONNECTIONS
TENSION CONNECTIONS
CLASSIFICATION BASED ON MATERIAL :
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  BEARING
Type of Bolts used : ASTM classification
A 307 Bolts (Mild steel bolts)
A 325 and A 490 Bolts (High Strength bolts)
DESIGN OF BOLTS :
Shear
Tension
Combined Tension + Shear
Bearing at bolt holes
Note : All factored tension and shear resistances are based on gross (nominal)
bolt area and not net tension area. (except for shear resistance for the
bolts with threads included in shear plane)
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  BEARING
DESIGN FOR SHEAR :
Factored Shear Resistance Developed shall be smaller of 
Factored Bearing Resistance : Material Failure
Factored Shear Resistance : Bolt Failure
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  BEARING
Factored Bearing Resistance : Material Failure
0.80
3
=
=
br
u br r
tdnF B


Actually, the formula contains the term e/d which is assumed as
3 which is max. Where e is edge distance.
The actual formula is
u br r
tneF B  =
t = Thickness of connected plate
d = Dia of bolt
n = No. of Bolts
Fu = Tensile strength of the connected part = 450 MPa for
300/350W Steel
0.67
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  BEARING
Factored Shear Resistance : Bolt Failure
For Threads Excluded in shear plane the formula is :
8 . 0
6 . 0
=
=
b
u b b r
F nmA V


For Threads Included the value of V
r
x 0.7
Where m = Shear planes / Faying Surfaces
A
b
= Area of bolt based on nominal dia
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  BEARING
COMMON INFORMATION NEEDED FOR STEEL DESIGN
BOLT TYPE Fy (Mpa) Fu (Mpa) REMARKS
A 307  414
A 325 M  830 Metric Sizes
A 490 M  1040 Metric Sizes
A 325 (d <= 1")  825
A 325 (d > 1")  725
A 490  1035
Material Fy (Mpa) Fu (Mpa) REMARKS
300W 300 450 Except W, T
350W 350 450 W, T Shapes
Note : For bolts Fu is most commonly used and not Fy
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  TENSION
Bolts in Tension :
8 . 0
75 . 0
=
=
b
u b b r
F A T


Where
A
b
= Area of bolt based on nominal dia
Fu = Specified Min Tensile Strength
Please note that Applied force T
f
is independent of any Pretension and
shall be taken as sum of
Applied Load & Tension developed due to Prying Action
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  TENSION
PRYING FORCES :
Prying Forces will not be Significant if
Connected Material is stiff compared to Bolts
Prying Forces will be significant if
Connected Material is flexible compared to Bolts
Thumb Rule : If plate thickness is much more than Bolt dia then the
Prying forces are insignificant.
Prying forces shall never exceed more than 30% of applied load.
Please refer Page 319, 320 for Procedure of finding Prying
forces and amplified bolt force.
EFFECT OF PRYING FORCES ON BOLT TENSION :
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  TENSION
PRETENSIONING :
Requirements :
1. If connection is subjected to cyclic tensile loading
2. High Strength bolts are normally pretensioned especially
when subjected to Tension. For bearing bolts they used as snug
tight unless specified otherwise.
3. SlipCritical Connections
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  TENSION
BEHAVIOUR OF BOLTS IN TENSION INVOLVING PRETENSIONING :
P/2 P/2
P/2 P/2
Pretension = T
0
Applied Tension = P
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  TENSION
T
0
Case 1; P=0
Clamping Force = T
0
T
0
Case 2; P < T
0
Clamping Force = T
0
P
P/2 P/2
Pretensioning :
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  TENSION
T
0
Case 3; P = T
0
Clamping Force = 0
P/2 P/2
Plates tend to seperate
P
Case 4; P > T
0
P/2 P/2
Plates seperated
Bolt Tension = P
Pretensioning :
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  TENSION
Pretensioning :
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  TENSION
Use of Snug Tightened High Strength Bolts :
It can be used for all connections except following situations.
Use of Pretensioned High Strength Bolts :
Pretensioning is required in following situations :
Slip Critical connections
Shear Connections designed for Seismic requirements
Elements resisting crane loads
Tension Bolts
Impact / Cyclic Loading
Connections using oversized holes unless movement is required
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  TENSION
Methods of Pretensioning:
TurnofNut method Refer table 8 for additional rotation to be
applied after snug tight condition.
Use of Direct Tension Indicators  DTIs
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  TENSION
Snug tightening:
The condition commonly attended by a few impacts of an impact wrench or
the full effort of an ironworker using an ordinary spud wrench than bring the
plies into firm contact.
BOLTED CONNECTIONS
BOLTS : COMBINED SHEAR + TENSION
0 . 1
2 2
s


.

\

+


.

\

r
f
r
f
T
T
V
V
Canadian Code assumes Elliptical Interaction (Rather than Linear) for
Shear + Tension combined check.
BOLTED CONNECTIONS
Tension + Shear Block Failure : Material Failure
y gv u nt r r
F A F A V T   6 . 0 + = +
Factored Resistance of connecting part whose failure mode
involves Both Tension Fracture + Shear Yielding / Fracture
1) For Gussets, Framing Angles, Shear Tabs and Tension Members
Tension Fracture + Shear Yielding
Tension Fracture + Shear Fracture
u nv u nt r r
F A F A V T   6 . 0 + = +
BOLTED CONNECTIONS
y gv u nt r r
F A F A V T   6 . 0 5 . 0 + = +
2) For Coped beam:
Tension Fracture + Shear Yielding
Tension Fracture + Shear Fracture
u nv u nt r r
F A F A V T   6 . 0 5 . 0 + = +
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  SLIPCRITICAL
What are SlipCritical Connections ?
Where they are used ?
SLIP CRITICAL JOINTS ARE USED WHEN 
Predominant Fatigue loads, dynamic or vibratory loads
Oversized Holes
Loads parallel to the long dimension of slot in case of slotted holes
Slip is detrimental for the structure, (serviceability criteria of the structure
or joint slip under service load combination.)
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  SLIPCRITICAL
Important points regarding SC joints
Oversized holes and slotted holes (long , short) are allowed
Loading direction is not important
Pretensioning to full strength for the bolts is required
Shear + Tension load transfer
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  SLIPCRITICAL
Shear Connections : Shear Transfer
Slip Resistance Vs is given by,
V
s
= 0.53c
1
k
s
mnA
b
F
u
c
1
: Coeff. That relates initial tension and mean slip
depending upon method used for pretensioning of bolts.
k
s
: Mean Slip Coefficient
Refer Table 3 for details
Both k
s
and C
1
depends upon Surface preparations for Faying surfaces.
Three Coatings are proposed to achieve slipcritical :
CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C (Galvanized)
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  SLIPCRITICAL
When long slotted holes are used in SC Connections, the value of Vs
shall be taken as 0.75 Vs calculated above.
Explanation of 0.53 A
b
F
u :
Pretension is always 70% of Fu. Hence Pretension is
0.7*0.75A
b
F
u
= 0.53 A
b
F
u
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  SLIPCRITICAL
Even if the bolts are not intended for load transfer through bearing,
check will be necessary for these connections as per code.
Combined Shear + Tension Check :
The following interaction shall be satisfied :
0 . 1 9 . 1 s +
u b s
F nA
T
V
V
OR
0 . 1 s +
i s
T
T
V
V
T
i
is the initial tension in the bolt due to pretensioning.
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  GENERAL
Use of Snug Tightened High Strength Bolts :
It can be used for all connections except following situations.
Use of Pretensioned High Strength Bolts :
Pretensioning is required in following situations :
Slip Critical connections
Shear Connections designed for Seismic requirements
Elements resisting crane loads
Tension Bolts
Impact / Cyclic Loading
Connections using oversized holes unless movement is required
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  DETAILING
Minimum Pitch :
Min distance between Center to Center of holes = 2.7 d
Minimum Edge distance :
Min edge distance are given for two situations :
1. Sheared Edge
2. At rolled, Gas cutting or Sawing  Less Edge distance
Bolt Holes :
Bolt holes shall be 2 mm larger than bolt diameter.
BOLTED CONNECTIONS  DETAILING
Minimum End distance :
(From center of end fastener to nearest end of connecting part)
For Tension members
No of bolts in direction of force Minimum end distance
> 2 Min. Edge distance as specified
in Table 6 of the code.
< = 2 1.5x d
WELDED CONNECTIONS  GENERAL
Resistance factor : 
w
= 0.67
For matching Electrodes with Steel grade, refer Table 322
for Steel 350W => Electrode tensile strength = 490 MPa
Welding Electrodes shall meet the requirements of
CSA Standard W48.
Welding Procedures shall meet the requirements of
CSA Standard W59.
Nomenclature for Weld : E490XX
WELDED CONNECTIONS  GENERAL
TYPES OF WELDS :
Fillet weld
Groove weld
Plug weld
TYPES OF FORCES :
SHEAR
TENSION
WELDED CONNECTIONS  GENERAL
Full, Partial Penetration Groove Welds and Plug welds :
Factored Shear Resistance is lesser of
1. For base metal :
V
r
= 0.67 
w
A
m
F
u
A
m
: Shear Area of Fusion face
F
u
: Tensile strength for Base metal
2. For weld metal :
V
r
= 0.67 
w
A
w
X
u
A
w
: Area of effective weld throat or Plug
X
u
: Tensile strength for Weld metal
WELDED CONNECTIONS  GENERAL
Fillet welds :
Factored Shear Resistance is lesser of
1. For base metal :
V
r
= 0.67 
w
A
m
F
u
A
m
: Shear Area of Fusion face
F
u
: Tensile strength for Base metal
2. For weld metal :
V
r
= 0.67 
w
A
w
X
u
(1.00+0.5sin
1.5
u)
A
w
: Area of effective weld throat
X
u
: Tensile strength for Weld metal
q : Angle of axis of weld to line of action of force
0 for longitudinal weld and 1 for transverse weld
WELDED CONNECTIONS  GENERAL
Fillet welds :
(1.00+0.5sin
1.5
u) = 1.0 conservatively
Transverse welds are strongest and Longitudinal welds are
the weakest.
TENSION NORMAL TO AXIS OF WELD :
Full penetration Groove weld : Factored tensile resistance same
as that of base metal.
WELDED CONNECTIONS  GENERAL
Partial penetration Groove weld :
Factored tensile resistance shall be taken as 
T
r
= 
w
A
n
F
u
<=  A
g
F
y
For Overall ductile behavior is desired :
(Member yielding before weld fracture)
A
n
F
u
> A
g
F
y
Residual Stresses due to Welding :
Tensile stresses in welds
Compressive stresses in Parent material
Pre or Post heat treatment may be required to relieve these
stresses for large joints.
WELDED CONNECTIONS  GENERAL
Minimum Fillet Weld Size (According to CSAW59) :
Material thk, t Min. Weld Remarks
of thicker Part Size (mm)
joined (mm)
t <= 12 5 Single Pass
12 < t <=20 6 Welds must be
20 < t 8 used
Note : The fillet weld size will be less than or equal to thickness of
thinner part.
BOLTS & WELDS IN COMBINATION
Please note the following points for Bolts and welds used in
combinations although it is not preferred to do it :
1) In Slip Critical connections, Bolts and welds shall have more
strength individually than the factored loads
2) In bearing connections, If bolts and welds are used in
combination, then welds are assumed to carry full force.
3) In slip critical connections, load sharing shall be on the basis of
proportional capacities of bolts in slip critical connection and 0.7
times the factored resistance of weld.
PART 3 :
CONNECTION DESIGN
TYPES OF CONNECTIONS BASED ON FORCE TRANSFER
SHEAR CONNECTIONS
MOMENT CONNECTIONS
ANCHOR RODS
ECCENTRIC CONNECTIONS
SPLICE CONNECTIONS
PART 3B : MOMENT AND SHEAR CONNECTIONS
To be continued ...