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RCA Rigid Connector Angle

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The Simpson Strong-Tie® rigid connector angle is a general-purpose clip angle designed for a wide range of cold-formed steel construction applications. With pre-punched holes for fastener attachment, these L-shaped clips save time and labor on the job.

Key Features

  • Use with miscellaneous header/sill connections to jamb studs, jamb stud reinforcement at track, u-channel bridging, stud-blocking, bypass curtain-wall framing, joist connections and other versatile options.
  • Easy to install, with pre-punched holes for quick and accurate fastener attachment

Material

  • RCAXXX/54 — 54 mil (16 ga.), 50 ksi
  • RCA XXX/68 — 68 mil (14 ga.), 50 ksi
  • RCAXXX /97 — 97 mil (12 ga.), 50 ksi
    (Note: “XXX” is model number shown below in the Product Information Table)

Finish

  • Galvanized (G90)

Installation

  • Use all specified anchors/fasteners

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
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Model No. Thickness (mil) Ga. Dimensions (in.) L (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
RCA2211/54-R45 54 16 2 x 2 11 Zinc Galvanized, G90 45
RCA2211/68-R40 68 14 2 x 2 11 Zinc Galvanized, G90 40
RCA2211/97-R30 97 12 2 x 2 11 Zinc Galvanized, G90 30
RCA223/54-R150 54 16 2 x 2 3 Zinc Galvanized, G90 150
RCA223/68-R125 68 14 2 x 2 3 Zinc Galvanized, G90 125
RCA223/97-R90 97 12 2 x 2 3 Zinc Galvanized, G90 90
RCA225/54-R90 54 16 2 x 2 5 Zinc Galvanized, G90 90
RCA225/68-R75 68 14 2 x 2 5 Zinc Galvanized, G90 75
RCA225/97-R55 97 12 2 x 2 5 Zinc Galvanized, G90 55
RCA227/54-R65 54 16 2 x 2 7 Zinc Galvanized, G90 65
RCA227/68-R55 68 14 2 x 2 7 Zinc Galvanized, G90 55
RCA227/97-R40 97 12 2 x 2 7 Zinc Galvanized, G90 40
RCA229/54-R50 54 16 2 x 2 9 Zinc Galvanized, G90 50
RCA229/68-R50 68 14 2 x 2 9 Zinc Galvanized, G90 50
RCA229/97-R35 97 12 2 x 2 9 Zinc Galvanized, G90 35
RCA333/54-R100 54 16 3 x 3 3 Zinc Galvanized, G90 100
RCA333/68-R85 68 14 3 x 3 3 Zinc Galvanized, G90 85
RCA333/97-R60 97 12 3 x 3 3 Zinc Galvanized, G90 60
RCA335/54-R60 54 16 3 x 3 5 Zinc Galvanized, G90 60
RCA335/68-R50 68 14 3 x 3 5 Zinc Galvanized, G90 50
RCA335/97-R35 97 12 3 x 3 5 Zinc Galvanized, G90 35

RCA Rigid Connector Angles

RCA Rigid Connector Angles Allowable Loads (lb.)

Load Tables

RCA Rigid Connector Angles Allowable Loads (lb.)

RCA Rigid Connector Angles (2"x2"x3" and 2"x2"x5") — Service Load Limits and Strengths (lb.)1,2,3,4

RCA Rigid Connector Angles Allowable Loads (lb.)

RCA Rigid Connector Angles Allowable Loads (lb.)

RCA Rigid Connector Angles Allowable Loads (lb.)

RCA Rigid Connector Angles Allowable Loads (lb.)

RCA Rigid Connector Angles (2"x2"x7") — Service Load Limits and Strengths (lb.)1,2,3,4
RCA Rigid Connector Angles Allowable Loads (lb.)

RCA Rigid Connector Angles Allowable Loads (lb.)

RCA Rigid Connector Angles (2"x2"x9") — Service Load Limits and Strengths (lb.)1,2,3,4
RCA Rigid Connector Angles Allowable Loads (lb.)

RCA Rigid Connector Angles Allowable Loads (lb.)

RCA Rigid Connector Angles (2"x2"x11") — Service Load Limits and Strengths (lb.)1,2,3,4
RCA Rigid Connector Angles Allowable Loads (lb.)

RCA Rigid Connector Angles Allowable Loads (lb.)

RCA Rigid Connector Angles (3"x3"x3") — Service Load Limits and Strengths (lb.)1,2,3,4
RCA Rigid Connector Angles Allowable Loads (lb.)

RCA Rigid Connector Angles Allowable Loads (lb.)

RCA Rigid Connector Angles (3"x3"x5") — Service Load Limits and Strengths (lb.)1,2,3,4
RCA Rigid Connector Angles Allowable Loads (lb.)
  1. As applicable, the tabulated values are calculated based on AISI RP18-4, AISI S100 or generally accepted industry standards.
  2. The tabulated values do not account for anchorage to the support. Anchor strength must be calculated separately and may reduce the capacity of the connection when compared to the tabulated values.
  3. Tabulated values do not include shear, web crippling, buckling or other local effects in the member. The designer must check member limit states separately.
  4. For load combinations that include F4 and/or F2 and/or F3, use an appropriate interaction equation.
  5. #10-16 screws shall have Pss ≥ 1,620 lb. Calculated values are per AISI S100. Screws must be installed with 3 (minimum) exposed threads.
  6. The number of screws is for one clip leg that is attached to the supported stud.
  7. In addition to calculations of net and gross section tension, F2 values are also calculated and normally controlled by weak-axis bending of the anchored clip leg with the line of bending at the holes nearest the bend radius of the angle. The designer is responsible for calculating pullover, pullout and tension strength of the anchors and this may reduce F2 strength compared to the tabulated values.
  8. F3 strength values are computed using the plate buckling provisions of AISI RP18-4.
  9. For the F4 strength values it's assumed that all of the connection eccentricity is taken by the screws in the supported stud. F4 values are also limited by plate shear buckling per AISI RP18-4. The designer is responsible for calculating the shear capacity of the anchorage, which may reduce F4 strength compared to the tabulated values.
  10. In addition to the limit states given in notes 7, 8 and 9, F2 , F3 and F4 are also limited by screw shear according to the thinnest connected part of the connector and stud.
  11. Service load limits for F3 have not been evaluated since there are no generally accepted industry methods to compute this value. F2 and F4 ASD loads are based on AISI Research Report RP18-4, using a safety factor or 1/8" deflection.
  12. For 50 ksi studs, 68 mil (14 ga.) and thicker, use the tabulated values for 54 mil (16 ga.) — 50 ksi studs.
  13. For screw pattern images, please see the image gallery above.

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

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