Structural Bolting Handbook 2016

This 2016 edition of the Structural Bolting Handbook is based principally upon the June 2014 edition of the RCSC Specification for Structural Joints Using High-Strength Bolts, cited by the 2010 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 360-10). However, significant changes regarding structural bolting were implemented by the 2016 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 360-16) that are not addressed by the 2014 RCSC Specification, including:

  • an increase in STD bolt hole diameter and SSL and LSL slot width for bolts 1 inch diameter and above,
  • recognition of the new ASTM F3125 standard, which consolidates and replaces ASTM A325, A325M, A490, A490M, F1852 and F2280,
  • increased minimum bolt pretensions for A325 bolts of 1-1/8 inch diameter and greater, which also affects pre-installation verification testing, and
  • introduction of new AISC Group C bolts with 200 ksi tensile strength, ASTM F3043 and ASTM F3111

 

This Handbook has included information using both:

  • the 2010 AISC Specification with 2014 RCSC Specification provisions, and
  • the 2016 AISC Specification provisions with appropriate updated information, where possible, for use until such time as the RCSC Specification is updated.

 

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4″ by 8″ pocket-sized convenience, 144 pages

  • Step-by-step instructions for performing bolt installation using RCSC turn-of-the-nut, calibrated wrench, twist-off bolt and direct tension indicator methods
  • Step-by-step instructions for performing bolt installation of new 200 ksi ASTM F3043 and F3111 Grade 2 assemblies, ASTM F3148 TnA144 assemblies, and Squirter® DTIs
  • Step-by-step pre-installation tests for each method
  • Step-by-step inspection procedures for each method
  • Step-by-step arbitration of disputes procedure
  • AASHTO / FHWA rotational capacity test procedures
  • Bolted joint descriptions
  • Snug-tight joint acceptance criteria
  • Bolt, nut and washer product identification markings
  • Manufacturer mark and source information
  • Torque estimation tables
  • Installation wrench selection tables
  • Bolt length tables

 

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Table of Contents

Common Acronyms

Frequently Used Terms and Definitions

Joint Types

Shear-Bearing Load Transfer

Friction Load Transfer

Direct Tension Load Transfer

Guide to RCSC Specification Provisions

Shear Loading Only

Combined Shear and Tension Loading

Tension Loading Only

Snug-Tightened Joints

Installation

Inspection

Pretensioned and Slip-Critical Joints

Pre-Installation Verification

Minimum Bolt Pretensions

Turn-of-Nut Method

Pre-Installation Verification

Pretensioning

Inspection

Twist-Off-Type Tension-Control Bolt Method

Pre-Installation Verification

Pretensioning

Inspection

Twist-Off-Type Tension-Control Bolt Method for XTB™ ASTM F3043 Grade 2 Matched Bolting Assemblies

Pre-Installation Verification Using Bolt Tension Measurement Device (BTMD)

Pretensioning

Inspection

Direct-Tension-Indicator Method

Pre-Installation Verification

Pretensioning

Inspection

Combined Method for XTB™ ASTM F3111 Heavy Hex Grade 2 Matched Bolting Assemblies

Pre-Installation Verification Using Bolt Tension Measurement Device (BTMD)

Pretensioning

Inspection

Combined Method for TnA®144 ASTM F3148 Matched Bolting Assemblies

Pre-Installation Verification Using Bolt Tension Measurement Device (BTMD)

Pretensioning

Inspection

Squirter®  DTIs

Calibration

Pretensioning

Inspection

Calibrated Wrench Method

Pre-Installation Verification – Installation Wrench Calibration Procedure

Pretensioning

Inspection

Inspection under the 2016 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 360-16)

Arbitration of Disputes – Torque Method

Discussions

Hole-Making

Jobsite Storage

Lubrication of Uncoated Bolting Assemblies

Lubrication of Galvanized Bolting Assemblies

Systematic Approach

Requirements for Washers

Bolt Stickout

Torque

Installation Wrenches

Overtightening High-Strength Bolts

Thread Stripping

Reuse of Bolts Previously Pretensioned

AASHTO / FHWA Rotational Capacity Test Procedures

Bolt Tension Measurement Devices

Determining the DTI Calibration for Use as Bolt Tension Calibration Device

Bolt Head Markings

Bolt Dimensions

Manufacturer’s Marks for Principal North American Manufacturers of Structural Bolts

Major Distributors of Structural Bolts

Nut Markings

Nut Dimensions

Nut/Bolt Combinations

Bolt Lengths