The tension member is an L6 × 3½ × 5⁄16. It is connected to a 5⁄16-inch-thick gusset plate with 3⁄4-inch-diameter, Group A bolts. Both the tension member and the gusset plate are of A36 steel. What is the total service load that can be supported, based on bolt shear and bearing, if the ratio of live load to dead load is 2.0? The bolt threads are in the plane of shear.
a. Use LRFD.
b. Use ASD.