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Is there enough room to weld vertical stiffener plates?

Chris Towne, E.I.T.
Chapman Technical Group
Saint Albans, WV 25177

>I have a problem where I must now check several baseplates that have
>(off center) columns.  The columns have axial load and moments with anchor
>bolts at the corners.  Checking by the hand methods has shown overstress in
>bolts and the plate so I must need to do a more detailed check. ( The
>has been built, so replacing or moving the baseplate will be difficult, I
>however, drill in more anchor bolts )
>The current software program I use for baseplate design will not do this
>analysis - does anyone have suggestions on other methods or softwares that
>be used to solve problems of this type ?
>many thanks for any help that can be provided,