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- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re: more on gusset plate design
- From: Mlcse(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 22:23:19 EDT
The Uniform Force Method is not the only method, there are other approaches. To use the UFM you have to size the plate first for offsets, weld length of brace, etc required for the SCBF, and then design the gusset plate as if its an existing diagonal brace connection (you have moments to deal with)
I personally favor welding a large gusset plate to the column and frame the beam web into the end of the gusset plate. I will provide horizontal slotted lap plates on the gusset plate to lap over the beam flanges to stiffen the gusset plate and provide more continuity to the beam. Using one single large gusset plate provides for a uniform plate thickness as oppose to when you weld a thick gusset plate to the flange of the beam web, where typically the beam web is thinner than the gusset plate. By using a single gusset plate at the column connection, the design becomes similar to the brace frame beam midspan connection, your just rotating the connection 90 degrees.
In a message dated 10/15/2004 6:47:49 PM Pacific Standard Time, elig(--nospam--at)psm-engineers.com writes:
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