September 7, 2021


Defining Connections: Beam to Girder Connections


Member Configuration

The connection rule must be applied at the end of the beam (not the continuous girder).

Available Connection Types

Beam Shear Connections Only: (Shear tab, Clip angle, End plate)

  • Single Clip Angle (One Side) Shear Connection
  • Double Clip Angle (One Side) Shear Connection
  • Double Clip Angle (Two-Sided) Shear Connection
  • End Plate Shear Connection
  • Shear Tab Shear Connection

Specific Connection Requirements

  • Girders may only be Wide Flanges.
  • Beams may be Wide Flanges. Tapered Wide Flanges or Channels (except for end plate shear)
  • Double-sided connections available for clip angle shear connections into the girder web.
  • Skewed connections available for Shear Tab (maximum beam skew angle is 45 degrees)

Individual Connections

Girder bm single angle shear Girder bm double angle shear Girder bm two sided angle shear Girder bm endplate shear Girder bm sheartab shear

To learn more about the process of defining connections in RISA-3D or to review information about other connection types, check out the main article in this series (link below):

Related Articles: How to Define Steel Connections in RISAFloor & RISA-3D


Tags: RISA-3D RISAConnection Steel Connections Shear Connections

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