$$
\beta = \frac{d}{D}
$$

$$
\alpha = \frac{2L}{D}
$$

$$
\gamma = \frac{D}{2T}
$$

$$
\tau = \frac{t}{T}
$$

$$
\zeta = \frac{g}{D}
$$

Location | Equation | Short chord correction |
---|---|---|

Chord |
$1.45 \beta \tau^{0.85}\gamma^{1-0.68 \beta}\left(\sin\left(\theta\right)\right)^{0.7}$ For overlaps exceeding 30% of contact length, multiply by 1.2 |
None |

Brace |
Gap joint: $1+0.65 \beta \tau^{0.4}\gamma^{1.09-0.77\beta}\left(\sin\left(\theta\right)\right)^{0.06\gamma-1.16}$ Overlap joint: $\left(1+0.65 \beta \tau^{0.4}\gamma^{1.09-0.77\beta}\left(\sin\left(\theta\right)\right)^{0.06\gamma-1.16}\right)\left(0.9+0.4\beta\right)$ |
None |

Note that the designation of braces A and B is not geometry dependent. It is nominated by the user.