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04.2011 > Notes on Gusset Plates in Steel Trusses-Evaluation, Repair and Retrofit

By Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl,Ph.D.,P.E. and Wahid Tadros

Notes on Gusset Plates in Steel Trusses-Evaluation, Repair and Retrofit

This Steel TIPS provides information and technologies for evaluation, repair, and replacement of gusset plates in existing steel trusses of buildings and bridges. A chapter is included with information on paint removal and repainting, before, during and after the discussed remedies for the deficient rivet or gusset plate.

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