Introduction to HSS Connections (Hollow Structural Sections)

by Jelani Rucker on June 17, 2015

Hi, I'm Brad Fletcher. I'm structural engineer with Atlas Tube, and today I'm continuing on with our video series on designing with hallow structural sections. And today we're going to talk about connections. But first let's kind of review and talk about what hollow structural settings are. Now, tube-like structures are a naturally occurr...

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HSS Connections: The Top Things You Should Know Part 1

by Jelani Rucker on June 17, 2015

Part I of the top things you should know about HSS connections. Now we're going to talk about HSS connections. We're going to focus on ten things you should know about HSS connections. We're going to talk about a couple different subjects, more than ten, less than ten, however you look at it; but we're basically going to be talking about...

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HSS Connections: The Top Things You Should Know Part 2

by Jelani Rucker on June 17, 2015

Okay. Moment connections is kind of like the big one when people start talking about HSS. I mentioned prequalified moment connections. There is this book, if you will, called "The Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications," or, as we call it, 358. That is basically a listing of connections...

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HSS Showdown: ASTM A1085 vs ASTM A500

by Bradlee Fletcher on May 15, 2015

Although it’s been around for a couple years, there's still a great deal of unfamiliarity surrounding the ASTM A1085 HSS spec. In an effort to continue to educate engineers about the applications and benefits of HSS (and that really is our mission at Atlas Tube), let’s compare a few of the properties that set ASTM A1085 apart from ASTM A500-...

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6 Stunning Steel Bridges

by Jim Erhart on March 10, 2015

Since the beginning of time, bridges have helped people (and their possessions) get from one place to another. An integral part of connecting populations and transporting goods, life without bridges would be quite difficult to say the least.  Rooted in natural elements and wood, modern bridges have come a long way since their incepti...

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