Minimum Edge Distances

In bolted connections, minimum edge distances from the centre of any bolt to the edge of a plate or the flange of a rolled section should be used as specified below, taken from the Australian Standard 4100 ‘Steel structures’.

Rolled edge of a rolled section – 1.75df

Sheared or hand flamecut edge – 1.50df

Rolled plate machine flamecut, sawn or planed edge – 1.50df

Note: Edge distance may also be affected by clause, AS4100

Refer to our Design Principles booklet for more detail.