Yield-Link® Installation/Inspection Requirements
Figure above shows the different bolting required for the Yield-Link® steel moment connection.
One possible bolting sequence is as follows:
Step 1: Install the link-to-beam flange bolts. Please note that this is the only pretensioned bolt connection required in the Yield-Link moment connection.
Step 2: Connect the spacers and BRP plates to the beam flanges with snug-tight bolts.
Step 3: Connect the shear plate-to-beam flange with snug-tight or pretensioned bolts.
Step 4: Connect the link flange-to-column flange with snug-tight or pretensioned bolts.
Note: Slope-beam application requires pretensioned bolts.
- Tension control bolts (twist-off), direct tension indicating (DTI) washers or turn-of-nut method are acceptable.