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Coatings for Slip Critical Bolted Connections

An ASTM subcommittee is developing a proposed standard to test the slip coefficient properties of coatings used in slip-critical bolted connections. The test is based on an appendix in the “Specification for Structural Joints Using High-Strength Bolts,” published by the Research Council on Structural Connections. The proposed ASTM standard will expand on the Research Council standard by describing the preparation of test specimens in detail and by conducting an interlaboratory study that wil...

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