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Provide stiffeners on the exixting base plate to reduce the stress caused due to excessive bending moment.

Syed A. Basith, P.Eng.

>From: Jim Kestner
>Reply-To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>To: 'SEAINT'
>Subject: Column Base Plates
>Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 13:38:58 -0500
>
>I have 2 columns in an existing 6 story building that we are adding 2 new
>floors to. The base plates are overstressed by conventional methods. I
>suspect they maybe OK by finite element method and would like to avoid
>reinforcing them for the owner if I can prove they are OK.
>
>Would someone, who has the new Risa Base Plate Program (which I believe
>does finite element), offer to run these 2 axially loaded columns for me?
>
>
>Jim Kestner
>Green Bay, Wi
>
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