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If foundation bolts are spaced closest to the column web (as required 
for placing the nuts) these could be considered as HINGED, though not 
theoretcally. The farther the placing of foundation bolts, it shall be 
towards ideally fixed condition.


RP Mehrotra



-- Original Message -----
From: Nacionales Alex <acnacionales(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2001 8:22 am
Subject: Fixed or pinned support

> Hello.
> 
> I am checking  a structural computation for a four
> storey steel framed building. The framing in the
> calculation shows fixed supports but the detail in the
> plan shows the supports are steel baseplates with 4
> 25mm-anchor bolts. The columns are directly welded to
> the baseplates. It is my opinion that this kind of
> connection is a pinned type connection and should be
> treated as such in the calcs.
> 
> Thank you for your comments.
> 
> Alex C. Nacionales, C.E.
> 
> 
> 
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