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VERTICAL BRACING CONNECTION

Member No.

398 (PR9 - STRUCTURE 65)

Bolt Strength
Shear strength
Bearing strength

High Strength Bolt Grade


ps
=
pbb
=

Tensile strength

pt

gr 8.8
375 N/mm2
1000 N/mm2

(Table30, BS5950-1:2000)

560 N/mm2

(Table34, BS5950-1:2000)

250 N/mm2
460 N/mm2

(Table32, BS5950-1:2000)

E70 XX
225 N/mm2

(Table37, BS5950-1:2000)

(Table31, BS5950-1:2000)

Steel Details
Structural Steel Grade
py
=
pbs
=

Design strength of steel


Bearing strength of steel

S275

Weld Strength
Design strength of fillet welds

Welding Electrode Grade


pws
=

FORCES FROM STAAD ANALYSIS


Af

426225 N

(axial force [Ax])

GENERAL DATA
UC203X203X46

Bracing profile
Depth of Section
Width of section
Area of the Section
Flange Thickness
Web Thickness
Root Radius
Edge Distance
Edge Distance
Nominal Diameter of the Bolt
Shear area of the Bolt
Net area of Bolt
Diameter of Hole
Number of Bolts in Web
Number of Bolts in each Flange
Number of the bolts in single shear
Number of the bolts in double shear

Db1
Bb1
As
Ft1
W t1
Rr1
A1
A2
d
As

=
=
=
=
=
=

203.2 mm

=
=
=
=

40 mm

>1,4 D

40 mm

>1,4 D

Anb
D
Nbw
Nbf
NbS
NbD

=
=
=
=
=

203.6 mm
5870 mm
11 mm
7.2 mm
10.2 mm

20 mm
314 mm2
245 mm2
22 mm
4
2
4
4

Effective web thickness

Thickness of shim padding on either side of web


Effective web thickness
Wte

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=
=

5 mm
17.2 mm

(Ref: BS4190-2001,Table 16)

Web cover plates


Thickness - web cover plates

Wct

Width of cover plate

Wcb

Number of Web cover plates


Correction factor for steel gr. 275

Ke (pt. 3.4.3)

Gross area of Web Cover plate


Net area

Awg
Awn

Eff. area,Awe = Ke*Awn< Awg (or =Awg)

Awe

Flange cover plates


Thickness - Flange Cover Plate

Fct

Width of Flange cover plate

Fcb

Number of cover plates on each flange


Correction factor for steel gr. 275

Ke (pt. 3.4.3)

Gross area of Flange Cover plate


Net area

Afg
Afn
Afe

Eff. area,Afe = Ke*Afn< Afg (or =Afg)

=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=

10 mm
160 mm

2
1.2

(BS5950-1:2000,Cl 3.4.3)

1600 mm2
1160 mm2
1392 mm2
15 mm
200 mm

1
1.2

(BS5950-1:2000,Cl 3.4.3)

3000 mm2
2340 mm2
2808 mm2

A.) STRESS ON BOLTS

Check for Shear Capacity


Shear force in each bolt shear face

Taf =Af/(NbS+2xNbD) =

Shear capacity of one bolt per shear face

Ps = psAnb

Check for Shear

Taf < Ps

426225 / (4 + 2 x 4)
35519 N
375 x 245
91875 N
35519 < 91875

OK

B.) CHECK FOR TENSILE CAPACITY

Tensile capacity of Cover plates

Pt = py(2*Awe + 2*Afe) =
Pt > Af

C.) CHECK FOR BEARING


Web thk / Web cover plate
Min thickness for bearing in web

W tb

i) Bearing capacity of bolt in web

Pbb = dW tbpbb

=
=

ii) Bearing capacity of web / cover plate

Pbs1 = dW tbpbs

but 1/2A1W tbpbs

Pbs1 > 2Taf

250(2 x 1392 + 2 x 2808)


2100000 N
2100000 > 426225

17.2

OK

mm

20 x 17.2 x 1000
344000 N
20 x 17.2 x 460
158240 N
0.5 x 40 x 17.2 x 460
158240 N
158240 > 71038

OK

Flange cover Plate


Min thickness for bearing in Flange

Ftb

iii) Bearing capacity of bolt in flange

Pbb = dFtbpbb

=
=

iV) Bearing capacity of cover plate / flange

Pbs2 = dFtbpbs

20 x 11 x 1000
220000 N
20 x 11 x 460

101200 N
0.5 x 11 x 40 x 460

but 1/2A2Ftbpbs
Pbs2 > Taf

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11

101200 N
101200 > 35519

mm

OK