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Welding over a Shim Plate
- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: Welding over a Shim Plate
- From: "Dickey, David" <David.Dickey(--nospam--at)mhgrp.com>
- Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 17:04:20 -0500
I have a concern
about a connection detail. The connection is for a wide flange diagonal
brace to a wide flange column. Two gusset plates sandwich the
members. The gussets are bolted to the brace and each gusset is
fillet welded to the column flange. A potential problem arises because the
brace is ~3/8" deeper than the column, so a 3/16" shim plate is required between
the gusset and the column flange. The shims will hopefully be sized to match
the contact area between the gusset plate and the column
Would the weld
between the gusset and the column flange have to be considered to "bridge" the
distance that the shim fills? I think, at a minimum, that the leg of
the weld would have to be increased by the thickness of the shim, but of course,
the shop drawings don't suggest to do so.