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- To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: RE: Butt-Plated Column Splices
- From: Charlie Carter <carter(--nospam--at)aiscmail.com>
- Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 09:46:02 -0500
The detail shown is a generic detail that can be used in the majority of cases. It is intended, though, that the detail be checked for the actual force transfer requirements. The sizes given are good ball-park thicknesses. If you have significant differences between the column depths, there is the potential for bending in the butt plate, which would probably have to be addressed with a yield-line or other suitable approach. But there is a mitigating factor on the bending part...if you have one of the columns much smaller than the other, this usually means that the load is also much smaller. For a butt-plate splice of a column of very similar or the same cross-section, the plate thickness doesn't matter much. But for that application, a butt plate may not make much sense anyway...although there wouldn't be anything wrong with using it if you wanted to. I'd select the thickness in that case to be consistent with other plates used on the job for convenience and cost effectiveness. Charlie -----Original Message----- From: RainCat1(--nospam--at)aol.com [SMTP:RainCat1(--nospam--at)aol.com] Sent: Thursday, August 12, 1999 6:10 PM To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org Subject: Butt-Plated Column Splices LRFD Volume II page 11-69 gives typical butt plate thickness as 1 1/2" for W8 over W10, and 2" for others. Is there any method to calculate the required thickness? What about same column splice (same cross sections above & below) where no bending is introduce in the butt plate!? Thanks!
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