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The welded side plate steel moment connection shall be permitted provided:
  1. The beams shall consist of either rolled or built-up wide flange sections.
  2. The biaxial dual-strong axis and column minor axis configurations of the moment connection shall be considered as an alternative system.
  3. For SMF and IMF systems, U-shaped cover plates shall be used and the hinge-to-hinge span to beam depth, Lh/d, shall be greater than or equal to 5.
  4. The width-to-thickness ratios for beam flanges shall not be less than 3.
  5. The spacing for lateral bracing of wide flange beams, Lb, shall include the length of the side plate at beam ends.
  6. The extension of the side plates beyond the face of the column shall be within the range of 0.77d to 1.0d.
  7. The gap-to-side plate thickness ratio shall range from 2.1 to 2.3.
  8. Demand critical fillet welds {2}, {5}, {5a} and {7} shall have Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) in accordance with AWS D1.1 for procedure, technique and acceptance. Inspect the beginning and end of these welds for a 6-inch length, plus any location along the length of the weld where a start and restart is visually noted for a distance of 6 inches on either side of the start/stop location.

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