Tech Note F100-09: Design of Clip Angle Bearing Stiffeners

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Summary: Clip angles are commonly used in cold-formed steel constructions to attach floor joists to the rim track. Clip angles can also work as bearing stiffeners to reinforce the web crippling strength of the floor joists at the bearing locations. As the length of the clip angle may significantly influence the floor joist web crippling strength, it is critical to ensure the minimum length of the clip angle in design.

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