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Base Plat Modeling STAAD Pro 2007

Base Plat Modeling STAAD Pro 2007

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12/03/2013

 
 
Base Plate Modeling inSTAAD.Pro 2007
 
 2
Introduction
:Base plates are normally designed using code-base procedures (e.g. AISC-ASD). Engineersoften run into situations where there are no codesavailable to design a particular type of a baseplate or there are instances where base plate weresimply over designed in the past and the engineerhas to check the design of this old base platebased upon new loadings and makemodifications as required.In these situations, an engineer may opt to do afinite element analysis on the base plate.STAAD.Pro 2007 is equipped with a lot of meshgeneration and loading tools. The purpose othis document is to demonstrate how engineerscan analyze base plates using STAAD.Pro 2007.
We would like to thank Mr. Indranil RoyChowdhury, P.Eng. from Hartford  Installations, Missisauga, Ontario for allowingus to publish this document.
Please note that this document assumes that theuser has basic knowledge of STAAD.Pro andFinite Element Analysis.
Exercise Problem
:We would like to create the following base plategeometry in STAAD.Pro. This base plate wasused to support a tank leg. The tank leg pipediameter is 0.9ft and the thickness of the pipe is0.5 in thick.
Figure 1: Isometric sketch of tank base plate
Figure 2: Plan view of tank base plateFigure 3: Elevation view of base plate stiffener
1.
 
Open a new STAAD.Pro file using the spaceoption and the units of ft and kip.
Figure 4: File creation dialog box
2.
 
Give an appropriate file name.3.
 
Click on the
 
 Next
button and then click onthe
 Finish
button on the following screen.
 
 3
The STAAD.Pro interface will appear asshown in Figure 5.
Figure 5: STAAD.Pro user interface
4.
 
Create a new grid. Click on the
Create
 button in the data area. The
 Linear
inputbox will appear as shown in Figure 6.
Figure 6: Linear grid box
5.
 
Input the parameters as shown in Figure 6.6.
 
Click on the
Ok
button. You will notice the
 Base_Plate
Entry in the
 Data Area
.
Figure 7: The Base_Plate grid is shown in the GraphicsWindow.
7.
 
Draw the outline of the base plate usingbeam elements. Press the
Snap Node/Beam
 button in the
Data Area
.
Figure 8: Outline beams created using the grid system.
8.
 
Now we have to create the pipe section/baseplate and the stiffener/base plate interface.9.
 
Click on the
Create
button in the
 Data Area
.10.
 
Select the
 Radial 
grid option and enter theinput parameters as shown in Figure 9.
Figure 9: Circular grid layout for base plate/stiffener andcolumn/stiffener interface.
11.
 
Click the
Ok
button.12.
 
Turn on the
 stiffeners
grid and the radialgrid will appear in the STAAD.Pro graphicswindow as illustrated in Figure 10.

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