I was designing an
ordinary beam-column moment connection. I used a 3/4" thick cover plate,
and the thickness of the beam flanges is 7/8". My calculation indicates
that the use of continuity plates is just barely needed; nevertheless, I chose
to use continuity plates whose thickness is the same as that of the beam.
When my supervisor examined my calculations, he said that the thickness of the
continuity plate has to be equal to the total thickness of the cover plate and
the beam flange. Any comments are highly appreciated.