Questions tagged [hss]

Questions dealing with Hollow Structural Sections (HSS), also known as tube steel shapes. These can be round, square, or rectangular.

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Can I keep hardened steel cool with ice while welding?

I would like to weld a piece of hardened steel but i don't want to ruin the treatment on the tip of the piece. Can i put some ice in the middle of the shaft so the heat generated from the welding (...
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Effective Throat of Flare-Bevel Weld with Reinforcing Fillet

Occasionally I have to design T-connections between rectangular tube steel (HSS) members where I have a flare-bevel weld between the corner of the tube and the connecting flat member. If the weld ...
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Tube Steel - ASTM A1085 vs. A500

Recently, tube steel manufacturers in the US have begun using the new ASTM A1085 specification for forming tube steel (a.k.a. hollow structural section or HSS) shapes, as opposed to the existing A500 ...