Design of Connectionsby
Design of Steel Transmission Towers Standards Committee
Bolted connections for transmission structures are normally designed as bearing type connections. It is assumed that bolts connecting one member to another carry the load in the connection equally. The minimum end and edge distances determined by the provisions of this chapter do not include an allowance for fabrication and rolling tolerances. Unless otherwise noted, these provisions pertain to standard holes, that is, holes nominally 1/16 in. (1.6 mm) larger than the bolt diameter.
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