This Course covers the design of bolted joints and the installation and inspection of the assemblies of fastener components listed in Section 1.3, the use of alternative design fasteners as permitted in Section 2.8 and alternative washer-type indicating devices as permitted in Section 2.6.2, in structural steel joints. This Specification relates only to those aspects of the connected materials that bear upon the performance of the fastener components.
The purpose of this specification is:
(1) To stimulate and support such investigation as may be deemed necessary and valuable to determine the suitability, strength and behavior of various types of structural connections;
(2) To promote the knowledge of economical and efficient practices relating to such structural connections; and,
(3) To prepare and publish related standards and such other documents as necessary to achieving its purpose.
SECTION 1. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
SECTION 2. FASTENER COMPONENTS
SECTION 3. BOLTED PARTS
SECTION 4. JOINT TYPE
SECTION 5. LIMIT STATES IN BOLTED JOINTS
SECTION 6. USE OF WASHERS
SECTION 7. PRE-INSTALLATION VERIFICATION
SECTION 8. INSTALLATION
SECTION 9. INSPECTION
SECTION 10. ARBITRATION