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Re: Steel base plate thickness???

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AISC LRFD Vol. II has good info on base plate design.  AISC might have
published a "Steel Tips" on base plate design.

Lloyd Pack wrote:

> I'm wanting to get opinions on calculating base plate thicknesses
> on moment resisting frames and braced frames.  When in school
> I used the text "Steel structures" by Gaylord, Gaylord and
> Stalmayer, (I believe).  Anyway, that book has some examples of
> base plate design where the plate must transfer moment.  Recently I
> was working on a rigid frame in a house, and used the method in
> the book to size my base plate. I got a base plate thickness of 2",
> which seems rather large.
> Which methods do any of you use to calculate the thickness of
> your base plates?
> When I looked through the AISC ASD Manual I found little help
> on the subject?
> Are these plates really supposed to be this thick?
> Any suggestions and guidance would be appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Lloyd Pack