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AD 373: Connections using preloaded bolts, subject to combined shear and tension

March 25, 2013 by NSC in Advisory Desk, Technical

Queries have been raised regarding the verification of connections subject to combined shear and tension when using preloaded bolts, for connections designed in accordance with BS EN 1993 1 8:2005 (Amd 2010) and the UK National Annex.

This Advisory Desk note gives a summary of the checks required, where in BS EN 1993 1 8 the check is identified and where appropriate, provides guidance for such connections.

In order to retain the accurate formatting of the equations in this technical paper, this article is available as a pdf download only.

Click here to download and view it.

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