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