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Strong Frame® Connections

Strong Frame Moment Frame

Connections to Simpson Strong-TieĀ® Strong Frames can be specified by the Designer. Below are common connection conditions for the Designer to provide where applicable. The following are design considerations and are not inclusive of all Strong Frame connections. Contact Simpson Strong-Tie to coordinate. Refer to p.49 for protected zone.

1. Connection to Column Flange/Web

  • Provide design of connection to the column
  • Specify weld size/location
  • Specify connection plate size and grade of material
  • Contact Simpson Strong-Tie where connection may interfere with stiffener plates

Connection to Column Flange/Web
Connection to Column Flange/Web

2. Connection to Beam Flange/Web

  • Connection can be made to beam web in between each Yield-LinkĀ® connection
  • Provide design of connection to the beam
  • Consider and allow for rotation between the beam and shear tab
  • Specify weld size/location
  • Specify connection plate size and grade of material

Connection to Beam Flange/Web
Connection to Beam Flange/Web

3. Anchor Bolt to Beam or Column

  • Provide design of connection to the beam/column
  • Consider attachment of anchor bolt in the field where final location often changes
  • Specify weld size/location of anchor bolt
  • Welding of high-strength coupler or high-strength anchor is not recommended
  • Specify connection plate size and grade of material

Connection to Top of Beam
a) Connection to Top of Beam
Connection to Top of Column
b) Connection to Top of Column

Note:

  1. Coordinate with Simpson Strong-Tie if additional hardware needs to be welded to the Simpson Strong-Tie Strong Frame.
  2. ATS cage option available for connection to top of beam.