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AD 424: Shear stud length

AD 424: Shear stud length

SCI has been advised that shear studs which are shorter than usual have been placed on the market in the UK, and this AD warns against..

November 7, 2018
AD 423: Reduction in bending resistance due to high shear

AD 423: Reduction in bending resistance due to high shear

When considering the resistance of cross sections under combined bending and high shear, (where the shear is equal to or exceeds half the..

October 11, 2018
AD 422: Punching shear check for fin plates in P358

AD 422: Punching shear check for fin plates in P358

This AD note relates to Check 10 for fin plates in P358 Simple Joints to Eurocode 3 (the Eurocode “Green Book” on simple connections)...

September 13, 2018
AD 421: Design responsibility for welds in fabricated plate girders

AD 421: Design responsibility for welds in fabricated plate girders

In recent months the SCI has received a number of questions about responsibility for the design of the welds between the web and flanges of..

September 13, 2018
AD 420: Minimum values of shear and bending moment in beams with web openings

AD 420: Minimum values of shear and bending moment in beams with web openings

Table 3.1 of SCI publication P355 gives minimum values of co-existent shear and bending moment to be used at beam openings. This AD..

July 12, 2018
AD 419: Composite beams with different positions of web openings

AD 419: Composite beams with different positions of web openings

SCI publication P355 is widely used to design beams with large web openings. It is adopted in the development of software to design hot..

June 14, 2018
AD 418: Web-post buckling in composite beams with rectangular and elongated web openings

AD 418: Web-post buckling in composite beams with rectangular and elongated web openings

The design of composite beams with large web openings is presented in SCI P355, which has been adopted in the development of software for..

May 10, 2018
AD 417: Resistance of sections to combined shear and bending

AD 417: Resistance of sections to combined shear and bending

This Advisory Desk note reminds designers that the form of the section has a significant impact on the reduction of bending resistance..

April 12, 2018
AD 416: Artificially reducing the effective width of slab to satisfy shear connection requirements

AD 416: Artificially reducing the effective width of slab to satisfy shear connection requirements

In composite construction, the effective width of slab to be used in composite beam design, as calculated from BS EN 1994-1-1 (clause..

March 7, 2018
AD 415: Vertical tying of columns and column splices

AD 415: Vertical tying of columns and column splices

For compliance with the tying method of providing robustness, vertical and horizontal ties are required for buildings in Consequence Class..

February 7, 2018