Is it possible to avoid the lower extension in the end plate definition and to arrange a single bevel? If not, what is the size of the extension?

Answer

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

Keywords

End plate extension Uu Single bevel Vertical plate extension bottom

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