FAQ 004166 | Is it possible to avoid the extended bottom when defining an end plate, and to arran...

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Is it possible to avoid the extended bottom when defining an end plate, and to arrange a single-bevel groove weld? If not, what is the size of the extension?

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During the development of the FRAME‑JOINT Pro add on module, the bottom end plate extension was introduced as it causes an improved load transfer of the compression force into the column.
It is not possible to deactivate the extension and the minimum dimension of it is defined as follows:
uu = max
  • End plate thickness
  • √2 * bottom flange weld
  • for end plate height < 200 mm → min 10 mm
  • for end plate height > 200 < 400 mm → min 20 mm
  • for end plate height > 400 → min 30 mm

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