From: "Sprague, Harold O." <SpragueHO(--nospam--at)bv.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 17:26:20 -0500
As with anything, it depends.
If you have a lot of plate to order, 50 ksi is no big deal. Plate girders
use them all the time. I have used 50 ksi for a series of big trusses. But
if it is a small amount of plate, I would keep it simple and stay with 36
ksi steel. Call a fabricator in the area near the project site, and ask
In general, the "keep it simple" rule is the most economical, and prudent.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom.Hunt(--nospam--at)fluor.com [SMTP:Tom.Hunt(--nospam--at)fluor.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 24, 2000 3:09 PM
> To: SEAINT(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Steel Plate Availability
> I have some large industrial steel structures that will be utilizing
> Concentric Braced Frames. The bracing gusset plates will be given special
> design attention and I would like to keep the thickness down by using 50
> plate. Is 50 ksi plate readily available in the 3/8 inch through 1 inch
> OR should I keep life simple and just stay with A36 plate??
> Thomas Hunt, S.E.
> Duke/Fluor Daniel