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NSBA Bolted Splice Designer - Plate Girder
Design Input

Factored Loads - Splice Centerline

Moment (kN-m) Shear (kN) Axial(kN)


Strength or Extreme (Positive) 827.00 823.00 0.00

Strength or Extreme (Negative) -15887.00 -643.00 -20069.00

Service II (Positive) 690.00 688.00 0.00

Service II (Negative) -12692.00 -506.00 -15215.00

Deck Casting -2539.00 781.00 -1650.00

Girder Properties

Left Girder Right Girder


Top Flange Material Grade 50 Grade 50

Top Flange Thickness (mm) 40 40

Top Flange Width (mm) 1800 1800

Top Flange Stiffener Thickness (mm) 30 30

Number of Top Longitudinal Stiffener 2 2

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Web Material Grade 50 Grade 50

Left Web Thickness (mm) 35 35

Right Web Thickness (mm) 35 35

Web Depth (mm) 2410.00 2410.00

Web Stiffener Thickness (mm) 30 30


Number of Left&Right Web Longitudinal 2 2
Stiffener

Bottom Flange Material Grade 50 Grade 50

Bottom Flange Thickness (mm) 40 40

Bottom Flange Width (mm) 1800 1800

Bottom Flange Stiffener Thickness (mm) 30 30

Number of Bottom Longitudinal Stiffener 2 2

Haunch Properties

Left Girder Right Girder


Haunch (mm) 25.00 25.00

Haunch Status NG

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Splice Plate Properties

Inner Outer
Top Flange Splice Plate Material Grade 50

Top Flange Splice Plate Thickness (mm) 25 30

Top Flange Splice Plate Width (mm) 486.625 1660.00

Total Agross (mm2) 12166 49800

% Difference Ag Inner/Outer Area 121.47%

Shear Planes per Bolt (Ns) 1

Inner Outer
Web Splice Plate Material Grade 50

Web Splice Plate Thickness (mm) 25 25

Inner Outer
Bottom Flange Splice Plate Material Grade 50

Bottom Flange Splice Plate Thickness (mm) 25 30

Bottom Flange Splice Plate Width (mm) 486.625 1660.00

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Total Agross (mm2) 12166 49800

% Difference Ag Inner/Outer Area 121.47%

Shear Planes per Bolt (Ns) 1

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Bolt Properties
Bolt Type A325

Bolt Diameter (in) 1

Bolt Diameter (mm) 24

Web Threads Included OK

Flange Threads Excluded OK OK

Surface Condition Factor (Ks) A 0.6900

Hole Size Factor (Kh) Standard

Top Flange Rows / Side 15 OK

Web Rows / Side 7 OK

Bottom Flange Rows/ Side 15 OK

Concrete Deck Properties


Composite Non-Composite

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Thickness (mm) 250

Spacing and Clearance Values


Bolt Spacing (mm) 100.00 OK

Edge Distance - Flange (mm) 35.00 OK

End Distance - Flange (mm) 35.00 OK

Edge Distance - Web (mm) 35.00 OK

End Distance - Web (mm) 35.00 OK

Web Weld Size (mm) 15.00

Web Weld Clearance (mm) 20.00

Web Gap (mm) 10.00

Entering & Tightening Clearance (mm) 100.00 OK

Miscellaneous Properties

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Splice Plate Hole Method Drilled - Full Size

Transverse Stiffener Spacing (do) (mm) 2500

Alignment Mode Web Center

Status - Error Count


Design Status - Flange 0

Bolt Layout Status - Flange 0

Design Status - Web 0

Bolt Layout Status -Web 0

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NSBA Bolted Splice Designer - Plate Girder
Design Result Summary

Bolts Arrangement
Bolt Rows (Per Total Bolts (Per
Side) Side)
Top Flange 15 75

Left Web 7 126

Right Web 7 126

Bottom Flange 15 75

Edge Distance End Distance


Gage - Bolts (mm) (mm) Pitch - Bolts (mm) (mm)
Top Flange 104.13 35.00 100.00 35.00

Left Web 100.00 35.00 125.00 35.00

Right Web 100.00 35.00 125.00 35.00

Bottom Flange 104.13 35.00 100.00 35.00

Splice Plate Dimensions


Thickness (mm) Width (mm) Length (mm)
Top Flange - Outer 30.00 1660.00
970.00

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970.00
Top Flange - Inner (Each) 25.00 486.63

Left Web - Outer 25.00 1350.00 2285.00

Right Web -Outer 25.00 1350.00 2285.00

Left Web - Inner 25.00 1350.00 695.00

Right Web - Inner 25.00 1350.00 695.00

Bottom Flange - Inner (Each) 25.00 486.63


970.00
Bottom Flange - Outer 30.00 1660.00

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Gage - Bolt Groups Pitch - Bolt Groups
(mm) (mm)
170.25 100.00

80.00 DNA

80.00 DNA

170.25 100.00

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NSBA Bolted Splice Designer - Plate Girder
Design Check Summary

Design Check Status

Flange Splice

Factored Yield Net Section Check


Resistance Check - Fracture Check - An ≤ 0.85 Ag Block Shear
Tension Tension AASHTO 6.13.5.2 Rupture Resistance
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate OK OK OK OK

Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate OK OK OK OK

Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate OK OK OK OK

Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate OK OK OK OK

Block Shear
Rupture Resistance
- Mode 1 Bearing Resistance
Top Flange - Left OK
OK
Top Flange - Right OK

Bottom Flange - Left OK


OK
Bottom Flange - Right OK

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Shear Planes per Bolt (Ns) - Top Flange 1

Shear Planes per Bolt (Ns) - Bottom Flange 1

Mflange Check - Positive OK

Mflange Check - Negative OK

Service II Moment Slip Check - Positive OK

Service II Moment Slip Check - Negative NOTICE Flange splice bolts do not have adequate slip resistance under Service II moment

Deck Casting Slip Check OK

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Web Splice
Factored Rupture Block Shear
Factored Yield Check Check Rupture Resistance
Left Web Splice Plate OK OK OK

Right Web Splice Plate OK OK OK

Bearing Resistance
Left Web OK

Right Web OK

Left Web Right Web


Deck Casting Slip Check OK OK

Service II Shear Slip Check - Positive OK OK

Service II Shear Slip Check - Negative OK OK

Bolt Spacing Check Status

Flange Splice

Gage - Bolt Group Edge Distance Pitch - Bolt Group


Gage - Bolts Check Check - Outer Check - Inner Check - Outer
Top Flange Splice Plates OK OK OK OK

Bottom Flange Splice Plates OK OK OK OK

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Web Splice
Pitch - Bolt Group Diagonal Edge
Gage - Bolts Check End Distance Check Check Distance - Check
Left Web Splice Plates OK OK OK OK

Right Web Splice Plates OK OK OK OK

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Bearing Resistance
OK

OK

OK

OK

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tance under Service II moment at splice.

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Transverse Transverse
Dimension Check - Dimension Check -
Outer Inner
OK OK

OK OK

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Splice Plate Height Gage - Bolt Group
Check Check
OK OK

OK OK

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Flange Calculations

Load Combinations - Factored Moment and Axial

Load Combination Moment (kN-m) Axial (kN)


Deck Casting -2539.00 -1650.00
Strength or Extreme - Positive 827.00 0.00
Strength or Extreme - Negative -15887.00 -20069.00
Service II - Positive 690.00 0.00
Service II - Negative -12692.00 -15215.00

Bolt Factored Shear Resistance (Article 6.13.2.7)


Pt - Min Required Rr - Double Shear
Location Bolt Type Bolt Area (mm2) Kh ɸs Fu (MPa) Pretension (kN) Rr - Single Shear (kN) (kN)
Flange A325 - Excluded 506.71 Standard 0.80 830 205.00 188.41 376.83

Bolt Nominal Slip Resistance (Article 6.13.2.8)


Pt - Min Required Rn - Double Shear
Surface Condition Factor (Ks) Hole Size Factor (Kh) Pretension (kN) Rn - Single Shear (kN) (kN)
0.30 1.00 205.00 61.50 123.00

Strength Limit State Design


a) Design Force Ratio Between Inner and Outer Splice Plate
Note: AASHTO LRFD 2017 Art C6.13.6.1.3b states that for a flange splice with inner and outer splice plates, the flange design force at the strength limit state may be assumed
divided equally to the inner and outer plates and their connections when the areas of the inner and outer plates do not differ by more than ten percent

% Difference Ag Design Force Ratio


Location Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Total Agross (mm2) Inner/Outer Area Equally Divide Pfy? for Splice Plates
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate 1660.00 30.00 49800.0 0.58
30.83% NG
Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate 486.63 25.00 36496.9 0.42
Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate 486.63 25.00 36496.9 0.42
30.83% NG
Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate 1660.00 30.00 49800.0 0.58

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b) Design Capacity of Splice Plate (Article 6.13.6.1.3b)
Note: AASHTO LRFD 2017 Art 6.13.6.1.3b states that flange splice and their connections shall be designed to develop the SMALLER design yield resistance of the flanges at the point of splice

 F   
Ae   u u A n  0.84 Fu A n  A g
  y Fyf   Fyf 
   

Ae ≤ Agross Pfy = Fy Ae (kN) Max. Design Force for


Location (φuFu/φyFy) Flange Agross (mm2) Flange Anet (mm2) Ae (mm2) (Eq. 6.13.6.1.3b-2) (Eq. 6.13.6.1.3b-1) Controlling Flange Splice Plates (kN)
Top Flange - Left Girder 1.10 72000.0 56640.0 62213.3 OK 21463.6 CONTROLS 12386.2
Top Flange - Right Girder 1.10 72000.0 56640.0 62213.3 OK 21463.6 CONTROLS 12386.2
Bottom Flange - Left Girder 1.10 72000.0 56640.0 62213.3 OK 21463.6 CONTROLS 12386.2
Bottom Flange - Right Girder 1.10 72000.0 56640.0 62213.3 OK 21463.6 CONTROLS 12386.2

c) Filler Plate - Sizing and Reduction Factor (Article 6.13.6.1.4)


Note: AASHTO LRFD 2017 Art 6.13.6.1.4 states that:

Top Flange Thickness Bottom Flange


Location Alignment Mode Web Depth (mm) (mm) Thickness (mm) Height (mm)
Left Girder 40.00 40.00 2490.00
Web Center 2410.00
Right Girder 40.00 40.00 2490.00

Flange Thickness Filler Thickness - Filler Width - Outer Filler Length - Outer Filler Thickness - Filler Width - Inner Filler Length - Inner
Location Flange Width (mm) (mm) Outer (mm) (mm) (mm) Inner (mm) (mm) (mm)
Top Flange - Left Girder 1800.00 40.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Top Flange - Right Girder 1800.00 40.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bottom Flange - Left Girder 1800.00 40.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bottom Flange - Right Girder 1800.00 40.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Area Splice Plate Ap Area Connection Af


 
Location Area Filler Af (mm2) (mm2) Plate Ap (mm2) Ap
Top Flange - Left Girder 0.0 72000.0 0.00
74131.3
Top Flange - Right Girder 0.0 72000.0 0.00
Bottom Flange - Left Girder 0.0 72000.0 0.00
74131.3
Bottom Flange - Right Girder 0.0 72000.0 0.00

d) Bolt Count - Summary

 1   
R 
  1  2  
Filler Reduction - R Total Bolts (Per Side)
Location Pfy (kN) (Eq. 6.13.6.1.4-1) Total Bolt - Initial Bolt Rows (Per Side) - Calculated
Top Flange - Left
12386.15 1.00 65.74 15 75
Top Flange - Right

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Bottom Flange - Left
12386.15 1.00 65.74 15 75
Bottom Flange - Right

Bolt and Plate Geometric Layout (Article 6.13.2.6)


a) Maximum Bolt Spacing - Sealing (Article 6.13.2.6.2)
Splice Plate Thickness Controlling Plate t Smax (mm) (Eq.
Location (mm) (mm) Pitch - Bolts (mm) (100 + 4.0t) 6.13.2.6.2-1)
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate 30.00
25.00 200.00 175.00
Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate 25.00
100.00
Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate 25.00
25.00 200.00 175.00
Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate 30.00

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b) Bolt Layout - Transverse Gage (Article 6.13.2.6.2)
Width - Inner Plate Bolt Spacing - Edge Distance - Initial Edge Distance - Transverse Spacing Edge Distance Inner - Transverse Gage -
Location (mm) Bolt Spacing (mm) Minimum (mm) (mm) Minimum (mm) Check Final (mm) Bolts(mm)
Top Flange 486.63 OK 35.00 104.13
100.00 72.00 35.00 30.00
Bottom Flange 486.63 OK 35.00 104.13

Width - Outer Plate Edge Distance Outer - Transverse Gage -


Location (mm) Final (mm) Bolt Groups (mm)
Top Flange 1660.00 35.00 170.25
Bottom Flange 1660.00 35.00 170.25

Final Transverse Final Transverse


Final Gage - Bolt Final Gage - Bolt Final Edge Distance Dimension Check - Dimension Check -
Location Group Check - Inner Group Check - Outer Check - Inner Outer Inner
Top Flange OK OK OK OK OK
Bottom Flange OK OK OK OK OK

c) Bolt Layout - Longitudinal Pitch (Article 6.13.2.6.2)


Longitudinal Pitch -
Minimum Pitch - Pitch - Bolt Groups Bolt Group Check -
Location Web Gap (mm) Bolt Spacing (mm) Bolts (mm) End Distance (mm) (mm) Outer
Top Flange OK
10.00 100.00 72.00 35.00 100.00
Bottom Flange OK

d) Splice Plate Geometry - Plate Sizes


Bolts Per Row - Total Bolts - Pitch - Bolt Groups Splice Plate Width Splice Plate Thickness Splice Plate Length
Location Calculated Calculated Pitch - Bolts (mm) (mm) End Distance (mm) (mm) (mm) (mm)
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate 1660.00 30.00
15 75 970.00
Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate 486.63 25.00
100.00 100.00 35.00
Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate 486.63 25.00
15 75 970.00
Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate 1660.00 30.00

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e) Bolt Layout - Diagonal Edge

End Distance (mm) - Diagonal Edge Final Diagonal Edge


Location Final Edge Distance (mm) Distance (mm) Distance - Check
Top Flange Splice
35.00 35.00 49.50 OK
Bottom Flange Splice

f) Splice Plate - Bolt Shear Resistance Joint Length Reduction Check (Article 6.13.2.7)

Bolt Shear Resistance


Joint Length
Location Reduction Factor
Top Flange Splice 1.00
Bottom Flange Splice 1.00

Moment Resistance (Article 6.13.6.1.3b) & Horizontal Force in Web (Article 6.13.6.1.3c)
Note: AASHTO LRFD 2017 Art 6.13.6.1.3c states that:

a) Positive Moment
Factored Positive Moment (kN-m) 827.00
Factored Axial Tension (kN) 0.00
Moment Arm, A (mm) 2450.00
Bottom Flange Force, Pfy (kN) 21463.58
Mflange (kN-m) 52585.77
Check Mflange OK
Moment Arm Hw , Aw (mm) 1355.00
Force in Web, Hw (kN) DNA

b) Negative Moment
Factored Negative Moment (kN-m) -15887.00
Factored Axial Tension (kN) 0.00
Moment Arm, A (mm) 2450.00
Min Flange Force, Pfy (kN) 21463.58
Mflange (kN-m) 52585.77
Check Mflange OK
Moment Arm Hw , Aw (mm) 1225.00
Force in Web, Hw (kN) DNA

Splice Plates (Article 6.13.6.1.3b)


a) Gross Section
Location Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Total Agross (mm2)
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate 1660.00 30.00 49800.00
Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate 486.63 25.00 36496.88
Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate 486.63 25.00 36496.88
Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate 1660.00 30.00 49800.00

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b) Factored Yield Resistance - Tension (Article 6.13.5.2)
Design Force in Splice Rr   y Fy Ag Factored Yield Check
Location Plate (kN) ɸy Fy (MPa) Ag (mm2) Rr (kN) - Tension
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate 12386.15 49800.00 16321.95 OK
345
Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate 9077.43 36496.88 11961.85 OK
0.95
Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate 9077.43 36496.88 11961.85 OK
345
Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate 12386.15 49800.00 16321.95 OK

c) Net Section to Gross Section Check - Tension

Check
An ≤ 0.85 Ag Controlling Section
Location An (mm2) Ag (mm2) 0.85 * Ag (mm2) AASHTO 6.13.5.2 (mm2)
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate 38280.00 49800.00 42330.00 OK 38280.00
Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate 26896.88 36496.88 31022.34 OK 26896.88
Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate 26896.88 36496.88 31022.34 OK 26896.88
Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate 38280.00 49800.00 42330.00 OK 38280.00

d) Net Section Fracture Resistance - Tension (Article 6.13.5.2)

Rr  u Fu An R pU
Design Force in Splice Controlling Section Net Section Fracture
Location Plate (kN) ɸu Fu (MPa) (mm2) Rp U Rr (kN) Check - Tension
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate 12386.15 38280.00 13780.8 OK
450
Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate 9077.43 26896.88 9682.875 OK
0.80 1.00 1.00
Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate 9077.43 26896.88 9682.875 OK
450
Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate 12386.15 38280.00 13780.8 OK

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e.1) Block Shear Rupture Resistance - Splice Plates (Article 6.13.4)
Gross Path Length
per Failure Plane - Net Path Length - Splice Plate Thickness
Location Tension (mm) Hole Count / Path Hole Diameter (mm) Path Count Tension (mm) (mm) Net Area Atn (mm2)
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate 451.63 4.5 1003.88 30.00 30116.25
3
Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate 451.63 4.5 1003.88 25.00 25096.88
26
Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate 451.63 4.5 1003.88 25.00 25096.88
3
Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate 451.63 4.5 1003.88 30.00 30116.25

Gross Path Length


per Failure Plane - Net Path Length - Splice Plate Thickness
Location Shear (mm) Hole Count / Path Hole Diameter (mm) Path Count Shear (mm) (mm) Net Area Avn (mm2)
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate 435.00 4.5 954.00 30.00 28620.00
3
Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate 435.00 4.5 954.00 25.00 23850.00
26
Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate 435.00 4.5 954.00 25.00 23850.00
3
Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate 435.00 4.5 954.00 30.00 28620.00

Gross Path Length


per Failure Plane - Splice Plate Thickness Gross Area
Location Shear (mm) (mm) Path Count Avg (mm2)
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate 435.00 30.00 39150.00
3
Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate 435.00 25.00 32625.00
Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate 435.00 25.00 32625.00
3
Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate 435.00 30.00 39150.00

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Rr   bs R p  0.58Fu Avn  Ubs Fu Atn 
Location ɸbs Rp Fu (MPa) Ubs Rr (kN)
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate 16817.71
450
Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate 14014.76
0.80 1.00 1.00
Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate 14014.76
450
Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate 16817.71

ɸbs Rp Fu (MPa) Ubs bs R p  0.58Fy Avg  U bs Fu Atn 


Location Fy (MPa)
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate 17108.98
345 450
Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate 14257.49
0.80 1.00 1.00
Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate 14257.49
345 450
Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate 17108.98

Rr   bs R p  0.58Fu Avn  Ubs Fu Atn 

Location

  bs R p 0.58Fy Avg  Ubs Fu Atn  Max. Design Force for Block Shear Rupture
Splice Plates (kN) Resistance Check
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate 16817.71 OK
12386.15
Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate 14014.76 OK
Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate 14014.76 OK
12386.15
Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate 16817.71 OK

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e.2) Block Shear Rupture Resistance - Girder Mode 1 (Article 6.13.4)
Gross Path Length
per Failure Plane - Net Path Length - Flange Thickness
Location Tension (mm) Hole Count / Path Hole Diameter (mm) Path Count Tension (mm) (mm) Net Area Atn (mm2)
Top Flange - Left 416.50 4 937.50 40.00 37500.00
3
Top Flange - Right 416.50 4 937.50 40.00 37500.00
26
Bottom Flange - Left 416.50 4 937.50 40.00 37500.00
3
Bottom Flange - Right 416.50 4 937.50 40.00 37500.00

Gross Path Length


per Failure Plane - Net Path Length - Flange Thickness
Location Shear (mm) Hole Count / Path Hole Diameter (mm) Path Count Shear (mm) (mm) Net Area Avn (mm2)
Top Flange - Left 435.00 4.5 1908.00 40.00 76320.00
6
Top Flange - Right 435.00 4.5 1908.00 40.00 76320.00
26
Bottom Flange - Left 435.00 4.5 1908.00 40.00 76320.00
6
Bottom Flange - Right 435.00 4.5 1908.00 40.00 76320.00

Gross Path Length


per Failure Plane - Flange Thickness Gross Area
Location Shear (mm) (mm) Path Count Avg (mm2)
Top Flange - Left 435.00 40.00 104400.00
6
Top Flange - Right 435.00 40.00 104400.00
Bottom Flange - Left 435.00 40.00 104400.00
6
Bottom Flange - Right 435.00 40.00 104400.00

Rr   bs R p  0.58Fu Avn  Ubs Fu Atn 


Location ɸbs Rp Fu (MPa) Ubs Rr (kN)
Top Flange - Left 450 29435.62
Top Flange - Right 450 29435.62
0.80 1.00 1.00
Bottom Flange - Left 450 29435.62
Bottom Flange - Right 450 29435.62

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bs R p  0.58 Fy Avg  U bs Fu Atn 
Location ɸbs Rp Fy (MPa) Fu (MPa) Ubs
Top Flange - Left 345 450 30212.35
Top Flange - Right 345 450 30212.35
0.80 1.00 1.00
Bottom Flange - Left 345 450 30212.35
Bottom Flange - Right 345 450 30212.35

Rr   bs R p  0.58Fu Avn  Ubs Fu Atn 



  bs R p 0.58Fy Avg  Ubs Fu Atn  Block Shear Rupture
Location Pfy (kN) Resistance Check
Top Flange - Left 29435.62 OK
21463.58
Top Flange - Right 29435.616 OK
Bottom Flange - Left 29435.616 OK
21463.58
Bottom Flange - Right 29435.616 OK

f) Bearing Resistance Check (Article 6.13.2.9)


Location Thickness (mm) Fu (MPa) (kN/mm) Controlling
Top Flange - Splice Plates 55.00 450 24750.00
Top Flange - Left 40.00 450 18000.00 CONTROLS
Top Flange - Right 40.00 450 18000.00 CONTROLS
Bottom Flange - Splice Plates 55.00 450 24750.00
Bottom Flange - Left 40.00 450 18000.00 CONTROLS
Bottom Flange - Right 40.00 450 18000.00 CONTROLS

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Bolt Diameter - d Total Bolts (Per Side)
Location Hole Diameter (mm) (mm) 2d (mm) End Distance (mm) Pitch - Bolts (mm) - Calculated Bolt Rows (Per Side)
Top Flange - Left
75 15
Top Flange - Right
26.00 24.00 48.00 35.00 100.00
Bottom Flange - Left
75 15
Bottom Flange - Right

End Holes
Clear Distance - Lc Rn  2.4dtFu Rn  1.2Lc tFu Rr   bbRn
Location Thickness (mm) Fu (MPa) ɸbb (mm) Rn (kN) Rn (kN) Rr (kN)
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate 30.00 450 DNA 5346.00 4276.80
Top Flange - Left
40.00 450 DNA 7128.00 5702.40
Top Flange - Right
Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate 25.00 450 DNA 4455.00 3564.00
0.80 22.00
Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate 25.00 450 DNA 4455.00 3564.00
Bottom Flange - Left
40.00 450 DNA 7128.00 5702.40
Bottom Flange - Right
Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate 30.00 450 DNA 5346.00 4276.80

Interior Holes
Clear Distance - Lc Rn  2.4dtFu Rn  1.2Lc tFu Rr   bbRn
Location Thickness (mm) Fu (MPa) ɸbb (mm) Rn (kN) Rn (kN) Rr (kN)
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate 30.00 450 46656.00 DNA 37324.80
Top Flange - Left
40.00 450 62208.00 DNA 49766.40
Top Flange - Right
Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate 25.00 450 38880.00 DNA 31104.00
0.80 74.00
Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate 25.00 450 38880.00 DNA 31104.00
Bottom Flange - Left
40.00 450 62208.00 DNA 49766.40
Bottom Flange - Right
Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate 30.00 450 46656.00 DNA 37324.80

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End
Bearing Resistance Rr
Location Bolt Capacity Rr (kN) (kN) Controlling Rr (kN)
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate 2826.21 4276.80 2826.21
Top Flange - Left
5652.42 5702.40 5652.42
Top Flange - Right
Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate 2826.21 3564.00 2826.21
Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate 2826.21 3564.00 2826.21
Bottom Flange - Left
5652.42 5702.40 5652.42
Bottom Flange - Right
Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate 2826.21 4276.80 2826.21

Interior
Bearing Resistance Rr
Location Bolt Capacity Rr (kN) (kN) Controlling Rr (kN)
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate 11304.85 37324.80 11304.85
Top Flange - Left
22609.69 49766.40 22609.69
Top Flange - Right
Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate 11304.85 31104.00 11304.85
Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate 11304.85 31104.00 11304.85
Bottom Flange - Left
22609.69 49766.40 22609.69
Bottom Flange - Right
Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate 11304.85 37324.80 11304.85

Total Bearing Bearing Resistance


Location Resistance - Rr (kN) Design Force (kN) Check
Top Flange - Outer Splice Plate 14131.06 12386.15 OK
Top Flange - Left
28262.12 21463.58 OK
Top Flange - Right
Top Flange - Inner Splice Plate 14131.06 9077.43 OK
Bottom Flange - Inner Splice Plate 14131.06 9077.43 OK
Bottom Flange - Left
28262.12 21463.58 OK
Bottom Flange - Right
Bottom Flange - Outer Splice Plate 14131.06 12386.15 OK

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Slip Resistance Check (Article 6.13.6.1.3b)
Service II - Positive Moment Check
Service II - Positive Moment (kN-m) 690.00
Service II - Positive Axial (kN-m) 0.00
Moment Arm (mm) 2450.00
Total Bolts - Calculated 75.00
Per Bolt Pt (kN) 61.50
Total Pt (kN) 4612.50
Moment (kN-m) 11300.63
Slip Check OK
Force in Web, Hw (kN) DNA

Service II - Negative Moment Check


Service II - Negative Moment (kN-m) -12692.00
Service II - Negative Axial (kN) 0
Moment Arm (mm) 2450.00
Total Bolts - Calculated 75.00
Per Bolt Pt (kN) 61.50
Total Pt (kN) 4612.50
Moment (kN-m) 11300.63
Slip Check NOTICE
Force in Web, Hw (kN) 1135.82 CONTROLS

Deck Casting Check


Deck Casting Moment (kN-m) -2539.00
Deck Casting Axial (kN) -825
Moment Arm (mm) 2450.00
Total Bolts - Calculated 75.00
Per Bolt Pt (kN) 61.50
Total Pt (kN) 5437.50
Moment (kN-m) 13321.88
Slip Check OK
Force in Web, Hw (kN) DNA

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NSBA Bolted Splice Designer - Plate Girder
Web Calculations

Load Combinations - Factored Shear

Load Combination Factored Shear (kN)


Deck Casting 781.00 CONTROLS
Service II - Positive 688.00
Service II - Negative -506.00

Bolt Factored Shear Resistance (Article 6.13.2.7)

Location Bolt Type Bolt Area (mm2) Kh s Fu (kN) Pt (kN) Rr - Single Shear (kN)
Web A325 - Included 506.71 Standard 0.80 830 205.00 151.40

Bolt Nominal Slip Resistance (Article 6.13.2.8)


Slip Capacity - Single
Faying Surface Class (Ks) Hole Size Factor (Kh) Pt (kN) (kN)
0.30 1.00 205.00 61.50

Flange Design Results


Flange Moment Resistance Check Results
Hw (kN) Controlling
Positive DNA
Negative DNA

Flange Moment Slip Resistance Check Results


Hw (kN) Controlling
Positive DNA
Negative 1135.82 CONTROLS
Deck Casting DNA

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Strength Limit State Design (Article 6.11.9)
Note: AASHTO LRFD 2017 Art 6.13.6.1.3c states that:

a) Web Shear Strength (Article 6.11.9)


Filler Plate Thickness
Location Fy (MPa) E (MPa) Fu (MPa) 0.84 (Fu/Fy) Depth (mm) Thickness (mm) Agross (mm2) (mm)
Left Girder - Left Web 345 200000 450 1.10 2410 35.00 84350.00
0.00
Right Girder - Left Web 345 200000 450 1.10 2410 35.00 84350.00
Left Girder - Right Web 345 200000 450 1.10 2410 35.00 84350.00
0.00
Right Girder - Right Web 345 200000 450 1.10 2410 35.00 84350.00

Shear Buckling Web Slenderness Web Slenderness Shear Buckling to Yield


Location Dw/tw do/Dw Coefficient - k Lower Limit Upper Limit Strength Ratio - C Vp (kN) Vcr (kN) Vn (kN)
Left Girder - Left Web 68.86 1.04 9.65 83.75 104.69 1.00 16878.44 16878.44 16878.44
Right Girder - Left Web 68.86 1.04 9.65 83.75 104.69 1.00 16878.44 16878.44 16878.44
Left Girder - Right Web 68.86 1.04 9.65 83.75 104.69 1.00 16878.44 16878.44 16878.44
Right Girder - Right Web 68.86 1.04 9.65 83.75 104.69 1.00 16878.44 16878.44 16878.44

b) Bolt Count - Summary (Initial)

Location Controlling Hw (kN) Vn (kN) v Vr (kN)

Left Web 0.00 16878.44 16878.44


1.00
Right Web 0.00 16878.44 16878.44

Bolt Rows (Per Total Bolts


Location R (kN) Total Bolt - Initial Side) (Per Side) - Calculated
Left Web 16878.44 111.48 126
7
Right Web 16878.44 111.48 126

Bolt and Plate Geometric Layout (Article 6.13.2.6)


a) Maximum Bolt Spacing - Sealing (Article 6.13.2.6.2)
Smax (mm)
Location Thickness - Initial (mm) (100 + 4.0t) (Eq. 6.13.2.6.2-1)
Left Web & Right Web 25.00 200.00 175.00

b) Web Splice Plate End Distance - Splice Plate Height Adjustment

Web Weld Size Web Weld Clearance Entering & Tightening End Distance -
Location End Distance (mm) (mm) (mm) Clearance (mm) Calculated (mm) End Adjustment (mm)
Left Web & Right Web 35.00 15.00 20.00 100.00 90.00 -55.00

c) Web Splice Plate Height - Maximum

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Splice Plate Height End Adjustment Splice Plate Height -
Location Web Depth (mm) - Maximum (mm) (mm) Final (mm)
Outer Left Web & Right Web 2410.00 2340.00 -55.00 2285.00

Inner Left Web & Right Web 2410.00 2340.00 -55.00 695.00

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d) Bolt Layout - Pitch
Total Bolts /path
Bolt Rows /path (Per (Per Side) - Pitch - Bolts
Location Side) Calculated Pitch - Bolts (mm) Group(mm) Pitch - Check
Left Web 7 42 125.00 170.00 OK

Right Web 7 42 125.00 170.00 OK

Adjust Total Bolts


/path(Per Side) -
Calculated at Max Total Bolts
Location Spacing (Per Side) - Final
Left Web 32 126

Right Web 32 126

End Distance - Final Pitch - Bolts (mm) - Splice Plate Height -


Location (mm) Final Final (mm)
Left Web Outer 35.00 125.00 2285.00

Right Web Outer 35.00 125.00 2285.00

Left Web 35.00 125.00 695.00

Right Web 35.00 125.00 695.00

Final Pitch Bolt Final End Distance Final Splice Plate


Location Final Pitch Check Group Check Check Height Check
Left Web OK OK OK OK

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Left Web OK OK OK OK

Right Web OK OK OK OK

e) Bolt Layout - Gage


Gage - Bolt Groups Gage - Bolt Group
Location Web Gap (mm) Gage - Bolts (mm) Edge Distance (mm) (mm) Check
Left Web & Right Web 10.00 100.00 35.00 80.00 OK

f) Bolt Layout - Diagonal Edge


Edge Distance Diagonal Edge Final Diagonal Edge
Location End Distance (mm) (mm) Distance (mm) Distance - Check
Left Web & Right Web 35.00 35.00 49.50 OK

g) Splice Plate Geometry - Plate Sizes


Bolt Per Row - Total Bolts - Gage - Bolt Groups Splice Plate Thickness Splice Plate Width
Location Calculated Calculated Gage - Bolts (mm) (mm) Edge Distance (mm) Splice Plate Height (mm) (mm) (mm)
Left Web Splice Outer Plate 2285.00 25.00 1350.00
Left Web Splice Inner Plate 7 126 100.00 80.00 35.00 695.00 25.00 1350.00
Left Web - Filler 0.00 0.00 0.00
Right Web Splice Outer Plate 2285.00 25.00 1350.00
Right Web Splice Inner Plate 7 126 100.00 80.00 35.00 695.00 25.00 1350.00
Right Web - Filler 0.00 0.00 0.00

Splice Plates (Article 6.13.6.1.3c)


a) Factored Shear Yielding Resistance
Factored Shear Yield
Location v Fy (MPa) Height - Final (mm) Thickness - Initial (mm) Avg (mm2) Rr (kN) Check
Left Web Splice Plate Outer 2285.00 25.0000 57125.00 11430.71
OK
Left Web Splice Plate Inner 2085.00 25.0000 52125.00 10430.21
1.00 345
Right Web Splice Plate Outer 2285.00 25.0000 57125.00 11430.71
OK
Right Web Splice Plate Inner 2085.00 25.0000 52125.00 10430.21

b) Factored Shear Rupture Resistance


Thickness - Initial Total Bolts -
Location Height - Final (mm) (mm) Calculated Bolt Rows (Per Side) Hole Diameter (mm) Avn (mm2)

Left Web Splice Plate Outer 2285.00 25.00 126 7 26.00 45425.00

Left Web Splice Plate Inner 695.00 25.00 126 7 26.00 40425.00

Right Web Splice Plate Outer 2285.00 25.00 126 7 26.00 45425.00

Right Web Splice Plate Inner 695.00 25.00 126 7 26.00 40425.00

Rr  vu 0.58R p Fu Avn


Factored Shear Rupture
Location vu Rp Fu (MPa) Rr (kN) Vr (kN) Check Rr > Vr

Left Web Splice Plate 17925.48 16878.44 OK


0.80 1.00 450

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Left Web Splice Plate 17925.48 16878.44 OK
0.80 1.00 450
Right Web Splice Plate 17925.48 16878.44 OK

c) Block Shear Rupture Resistance - Splice Plates


Gross Path Length per
Failure Plane - Tension Net Path Length - Splice Plate Thickness
Location (mm) Hole Count / Path Hole Diameter (mm) Path Count Tension (mm) (mm) Net Area Atn (mm2)
Left & Right Web Splice Plate 734.00 6.5 26.00 1 565.00 25.00 14125.00
Outer
Left & Right Web Splice Plate
Inner 734.00 6.5 26.00 3 1695.00 25.00 42375.00

Gross Path Length per


Failure Plane - Shear Net Path Length - Splice Plate Thickness
Location (mm) Hole Count / Path Hole Diameter (mm) Path Count Shear (mm) (mm) Net Area Avn (mm2)

Left Web Splice Plate Outer 2160.00 17.5 26.00 1 1705.00 25.00 42625.00

Left Web Splice Plate Inner 660.00 5.5 26.00 3 1551.00 25.00 38775.00

Right Web Splice Plate Outer 2160.00 17.5 26.00 1 1705.00 25.00 42625.00

Right Web Splice Plate Inner 660.00 5.5 26.00 3 1551.00 25.00 38775.00

Gross Path Length per


Failure Plane - Shear Splice Plate Gross Area
Location (mm) Thickness (mm) Path Count Avg (mm2)

Left Web Splice Plate Outer 2160.00 25.00 1 54000.00

Left Web Splice Plate Inner 660.00 25.00 3 49500.00

Right Web Splice Plate Outer 2160.00 25.00 1 54000.00

Right Web Splice Plate Inner 660.00 25.00 3 49500.00

Location bs Rp Fu (MPa) Ubs Rr (kN)

Left & Right Web Splice Plate 0.80 1.00 450 1.00 37336.32

Rr   bs R p  0.58Fu Avn  Ubs Fu Atn 

bs R p  0.58Fy Avg  U bs Fu Atn 


Location bs Rp Fy (MPa) Fu (Mpa) Ubs

Left Web Splice Plate 36908.28


0.80 1.00 345 450 1.00
Right Web Splice Plate 36908.28

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0.80 1.00 345 450 1.00
Right Web Splice Plate 36908.28

Rr   bs R p  0.58Fu Avn  Ubs Fu Atn 


Location 
  bs R p 0.58Fy Avg  Ubs Fu Atn  Vr (kN) Rr > Vr

Left Web Splice Plate 36908.28 16878.44 OK

Right Web Splice Plate 36908.28 16878.44 OK

d) Bearing Resistance Check (Article 6.13.2.9)


Location Thickness tw (mm) Fu (MPa) tw * Fu (kN/m) Controlling Web
Left Girder - Left Web 35.00 450 15750.00 CONTROLS
Right Girder - Left Web 35.00 450 15750.00 CONTROLS
Left Girder - Right Web 35.00 450 15750.00 CONTROLS
Right Girder - Right Web 35.00 450 15750.00 CONTROLS

Web Splice Plate Splice Plate - Fu


Location Thickness - tsp(mm) (MPa) tsp * Fu (kN/m)

Left Web & Right Web Outer 25.00 450 11250.00

Left Web & Right Web Inner 25.00 450 11250.00

Location Vr (kN) R (kN)


Left Web 16878.44 16878.44

Right Web 16878.44 16878.44

Total Bolts (Per Side)


Location Bolt Diameter - d (mm) 2d (mm) - Calculated Bolt Rows (Per Side)
Left Web Splice Plate 24.00 48.00 126.00 7

Right Web Splice Plate 24.00 48.00 126.00 7

(2tsp * Fu) <


Location Vr = R (tw * Fu)

Left Web 1 0

Right Web 1 0

Controlling Fu
Location Controlling t (mm) (MPa)
Left Web 35.00 450

Right Web 35.00 450

End Holes Interior Holes


Web End Clear End Clear Distance Edge Clear Distance Clear Pitch - Bolts
Location Hole Diameter (mm) Distance (mm) (mm) (mm) (mm) Clear Distance - Lc (mm)

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Left Web 129.50 22.00 22.00 99.00 129.50 99.00
26.00
Right Web 129.50 22.00 22.00 99.00 129.50 99.00

End Holes
Controlling Web Controlling Fu
Location Thickness (mm) (MPa) bb Clear Distance - Lc (mm) Rn (kN) Rn (kN) Rr (kN)

Left Web Splice 35.00 450 0.80 129.50 6350.40 DNA 5080.32

Right Web Splice 35.00 450 0.80 129.50 6350.40 DNA 5080.32

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Right Web Splice 35.00 450 0.80 129.50 6350.40 DNA 5080.32

Interior Holes

Controlling Web Controlling Fu


Location Thickness (mm) (MPa) bb Clear Distance - Lc (mm) Rn (kN) Rn (kN) Rr (kN)

Left Web Splice 35.00 450 0.80 99.00 107956.80 DNA 86365.44

Right Web Splice 35.00 450 0.80 99.00 107956.80 DNA 86365.44

End
Web Capacity Rr Controlling Rr
Location Bolt Capacity (kN) (kN) (kN)

Left Web Splice 1059.83 5080.32 1059.83

Right Web Splice 1059.83 5080.32 1059.83

Interior
Web Capacity Rr Controlling Rr
Location Bolt Capacity (kN) (kN) (kN)

Left Web Splice 18017.10 86365.44 18017.10

Right Web Splice 18017.10 86365.44 18017.10

Total Bearing Resistance


Location - Rr (kN) R (kN) Rr > R

Left Web Splice 19076.93 16878.44 OK

Right Web Splice 19076.93 16878.44 OK

Slip Resistance Check (Article 6.13.6.1.3b)


a) Left Web
Deck Casting - Shear Check
Deck Casting (kN) 390.50
Hw (kN) 0.00
Resultant R (kN) 390.50
Total Bolts - Calculated 126.00
Per Bolt Pt (kN) 61.50
Total Pt (kN) 7,749.00
Slip Check OK

Service II - Positive Shear Check


Service II – Positive (kN) 344.00
Hw (kN) 567.91
Resultant R (kN) 663.97
Total Bolts - Calculated 126.00
Per Bolt Pt (kN) 61.50

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Total Pt (kN) 7,749.00
Slip Check OK

Service II - Negative Shear Check


Service II – Negative (kN) -253.00
Hw (kN) 567.91
Resultant R (kN) 621.71
Total Bolts - Calculated 126.00
Per Bolt Pt (kN) 61.50
Total Pt (kN) 7,749.00
Slip Check OK

b) Right Web
Deck Casting - Shear Check
Deck Casting (kN) 390.50
Hw (kN) 0.00
Resultant R (kN) 390.50
Total Bolts - Calculated 126.00
Per Bolt Pt (kN) 61.50
Total Pt (kN) 7,749.00
Slip Check OK

Service II - Positive Shear Check


Service II – Positive (kN) 344.00
Hw (kN) 567.91
Resultant R (kN) 663.97
Total Bolts - Calculated 126.00
Per Bolt Pt (kN) 61.50
Total Pt (kN) 7,749.00
Slip Check OK

Service II - Negative Shear Check


Service II – Negative (kN) -253.00
Hw (kN) 567.91
Resultant R (kN) 621.71
Total Bolts - Calculated 126.00
Per Bolt Pt (kN) 61.50
Total Pt (kN) 7,749.00
Slip Check OK

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NSBA Bolted Splice Designer
Constants
Bolt Properties

Table 6.13.2.8-1 Min Table 6.13.2.8-1 Min


Required Bolt Required Bolt
Diameter - Decimal Tension Pt - Tension Pt -
Diameter - Fraction (in) (mm) Area (mm2) A325 or F1852 (kN) A490 or F2280 (kN)
5/8 16 197.9 91 114
3/4 20 285.0 142 179
7/8 22 387.9 176 221
1 24 506.7 205 257
1 1/8 27 641.3 267 334
1 1/4 30 791.7 326 408
1 3/8 36 958.0 475 595

Bolt Entering and Tightening Clearances (AISC Manual of Steel Construction 14th Edition Table 7-15)

Diameter - Decimal
Diameter - Fraction (in) (mm) Socket Diameter H1 H2
5/8 16 45 10 32
3/4 19 58 12 35
7/8 22 64 14 39
1 25 67 16 42
1 1/8 29 74 18 48
1 1/4 32 80 20 51
1 3/8 35 83 22 54

Bolt Grade (Article 6.4.3.1)

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Bolt Fu (MPa)
A325 830
A490 1050

Steel Grade (Table 6.4.1-1)

Type Fy (MPa) Fu (MPa) (φuFu/φyFy) E (MPa)


Grade 36 250 400 1.35 200,000
Grade 50 345 450 1.10 200,000
Grade 50W 345 485 1.18 200,000
HPS Grade 100W 690 760 0.93 200,000
HPS Grade 50W 345 485 1.18 200,000
HPS Grade 70W 485 585 1.02 200,000

Surface Condition Factor - Table 6.13.2.8.3

Class Ks
A 0.30
B 0.50
C 0.30
D 0.45
Other 0.69

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Hole Size Factor - Table 6.13.2.8.2

Hole Type Kh
Long Slotted - Parallel Force 0.60
Long Slotted - Perpendicular Force 0.70
Oversize 0.85
Standard 1.00

Resistance Factors - Article 6.5.4.2

Case Phi
bb 0.80
bs 0.80
c 0.95
s 0.80
u 0.80
v 1.00
vu 0.80
y 0.95

Reduction Factors Hole Method - Article 6.8.2.1

Case Rp
Drilled - Full Size 1.00
Punched - Full Size 0.90
Subpunched and Reamed to Size 1.00

Reduction Factors - Shear Lag - Table 6.8.2.2-1

Case Ubs
Tension Members 1.00

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Table 6.13.2.6.6-1 Table 6.13.2.4.2-1 Table 6.13.2.6.6-1 Table 6.13.2.4.2-1
Standard Min Edge & Standard Hole Oversized Min Edge & Oversized Hole
End Distance (mm) Diameter (mm) End Distance (mm) Diameter (mm)
22 18 22 20
26 22 26 24
28 24 28 28
30 26 30 30
34 30 34 35
38 33 38 38
46 39 46 44

C1 C2
26 18
32 20
35 23
37 24
40 27
43 29
45 32

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Concrete State Bolt Thread State Bolt Type Bolt Diameter Faying Surface Class Steel Grade
Composite Included A325 5/ 8 A Grade 36
Non-Composite Excluded A490 3/ 4 B Grade 50
7/ 8 C Grade 50W
1 D HPS Grade 50W
1 1/ 8 Other HPS Grade 70W
1 1/ 4 HPS Grade 100W
1 3/ 8
Hole Size Factor Hole Method Plate Thickness
Standard Punched - Full Size 0
Oversize Drilled - Full Size 8
Short Slotted - Perpendicular Force Subpunched and Reamed to Size 9
Short Slotted - Parallel Force 10
Long Slotted - Perpendicular Force 12
Long Slotted - Parallel Force 13
14
15
16
18
19
20
22
24
25
26
28
30
32
34
35
36
38
40
42
45
46
48
50
52
55
58
60
62
65
68
70
72
75
78
80
82
85
88
90
100
Alignment Mode
Top
Web Center
Bottom

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2
3
4