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sib:

Looks like you will have to do a hand calc.  Basically, you have an
additional eccentricty to consider.  For some guidance, look at page  3.3-8
 of Lincolns Design of Welded Structures.


Neil Moore, S.E.

At 02:07 PM 2/11/99 -0500, you wrote:
>
>I have a problem where I must now check several baseplates that have
misplaced
>(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 framing
>has been built, so replacing or moving the baseplate will be difficult, I
can,
>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
can
>be used to solve problems of this type ? 
>
>many thanks for any help that can be provided,
>
>-sib
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