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RE: Steel base plate thickness???

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Chances are if you have base plates getting this thick you may want to look
at placing channels at the base of the columns to assist in transferring the
moment from the anchor bolts directly to the column (thereby eliminating the
need for such a thick base plate). Take a look at the book "Design of Welded
Structures", by Omer Blodgett (the man of steel).  Chapter 3 gets into this
type of heavy-duty moment design at the base of columns although its basic
ASD design stuff.  Hope this helps.

Robert C. Rogers, PE
Woolpert LLP
409 East Monument Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45402

	-----Original Message-----
	From: Lloyd Pack [mailto:packman(--nospam--at)]

	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?