Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

RE: Pinned Base Plate or Fixed

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Dear Friends,

My concern is about structural behavior, when I consider pinned column 
support in IMRF or SMRF, may be the structure cannot behave in inelastic 
phase properly and the real response modification factor is less than 4.5 
or 8.



Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:33:35 -0700
From: refugio(--nospam--at)
To: behnamheydari_80(--nospam--at); Sanchita.Guha(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Pinned Base Plate or Fixed

I see slight bulging at the web, but nothing further.

---- On Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:02:38 -0700  Guha<Sanchita.Guha(--nospam--at)> 
wrote ----

If base plate is provided as fixed with bolts outside the flange, the base
will act as fixed in reality.  It will try to take moments.  If base plate
is not designed/calculated including such moments, it may be under
-designed as far as thickness is concerned.

-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On
Behalf Of refugio
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2013 1:34 PM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Pinned Base Plate or Fixed

There should be no such contradiction, however, the real and the model are
separate.  You will need to follow up in field for your design at the

---- On Mon, 16 Sep 2013 02:24:37 -0700 Behnam Heydari
<behnamheydari_80(--nospam--at)> wrote ----

have 10 story steel building to design which is Braced frame in one
direction and IMRF in other. I assumed pinned column support in braced
frames and fixed support in IMRF for having better energy dissipation
during earthquake and using appropriate modification factor. The problem
initiated when I wanted to design fixed base plates of corner columns for
big resultant moments from analysis. What if I release moment at column
supports in both directions? Does it have any contradiction with the IMRF
design philosophy?



Post your message to the list by sending it to: 

The email messages sent to the list will be saved in an archive on the World Wide Web.
These archives are located at:

To contact the list owner, send your message to:

Sponsored By: Pacific Structural & Forensic Engineers Group, Inc. (PSFEG)

To unsubscribe, switch to/from digest, get on/off vacation, or change your email address, click here.