Steel Connections: Double Shear Joint (Example #2)


Bearing type connection. Threads are Excluded.
This is a double shear joint.

Two 1/2″ plates are connected to a 3/4″ plate using (2) 1″ bolts conforming to ASTM A325 in a bearing-type connection, without threads from shear plane and standard round holes, as shown. The plates are ASTM A36 steel with a minimum tensile strength of 58ksi. Assume a 1.25′ edge distance and a bolt spacing of 3″. What is the allowable load P?

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