A Beginner's Guide to the Steel Construction Manual, 14th ed.

Chapter 3 - Tension Members

2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 T. Bartlett Quimby



Tensile Yielding

Tensile Rupture

Failure Path Tutorial

Tensile Yielding & Tensile Rupture of Connecting Elements

Bolt Bearing on Holes

Block Shear

Selecting Sections

Tension Limit State Summary

Example Problems

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Section 3.10

Example Problems

Last Revised: 08/23/2016

The example problems presented in this section have a spreadsheet solution. Drawing sheets are also provided. You will need these files to follow along with the presented solutions.  You can click on the following links to get the files:

Chapter 3:  Excel Spreadsheet Solutions

Example problem drawings: BGSCM14_Chap3_ExDwgs.pdf

Example Problem 3.1:  Determine the tensile capacity of a flat bar.

  • This first problem introduces limit state analysis in detail.

Example Problem 3.2:  Determine the tensile capacity of splice plates.

Example Problem 3.3:  Determine the tensile capacity of a WT section.

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