An article by Gian A. Rassati and James Swanson, associate professors of civil engineering at the University of Cincinnati, was featured in Modern Steel Construction, the magazine of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), which goes to 60,000 engineers, architects and others in the steel construction and fabrication industry.
Rassati and Swanson, along with Chad Larson, president of LeJeune Bolt Company, wrote about bolt design for structural joints. The article, titled “The Short Shank Redemption,” explains the specific design of structural bolts, which have a shorter thread than other bolt types. They also discussed common questions and design recommendations.
The article referenced two recent papers written by the three experts and published in the AISC Engineering Journal.
Rassati, who has a Ph.D. in structural engineering from University of Trieste in Italy, has been a professor at UC for more than 18 years. His research interests include steel and steel-concrete composite structures, with an emphasis on lateral force resisting systems, dynamic behavior of structures and earthquake engineering.