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S18

Bolted Fin Plate Connection


Title : Example

Created: 20/09/2016 23:27:19

Notes and Assumptions

Bolts are referred to by column and row number. Columns are


numbered from left to right, and rows from top to bottom.
All bolt holes are assumed to be normal clearance holes.
All bolts are assumed to have threads in their shear planes.

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Summary
Check

Member

Summary of Forces and Capacities for Design to BS5950 - 1990


Type

Plate

Length/Beam Depth

N/A

2b

Beam Bolts

Slip

N/A

2a
3a
3a
3b
3c
3c

4a
4a
4b
4c

4d
4d
5

Beam Bolts
Plate to Beam

PLate to Beam
Beam Bolts

Plate to Beam
Plate to Beam
Beam web
Beam web
Beam web

Beam Bolts
Beam web
Beam web
Weld

Shear

Linear Shear 1
Linear Shear 2
Bearing

Bearing 1
Bearing 2

Linear Shear 1
Linear Shear 2
Block Shear
Bearing

Bearing 1
Bearing 2
Strength

LC

Applied

0.6

Capacity

Units

0.6 Ratio

% of Cap.

98.5

O.K.

N/A

N/A

36.4

45.1 kN

35

122.5 kN

28.6

O.K.

27.5

74.5 kN

36.8

O.K.

27.5

A
A
A

N/A

35

27.5

N/A kN

115.3 kN
35.1 kN
72.4 kN

80.8

30.4
78.2
37.9

35

214.4 kN

36.4

28.8 kN

126.4

27.5

37.4 kN

73.3

A
A
A
A

35

27.5
27.5

0.1

227.7 kN
79.5 kN
67.6 kN
1 kN

16.3
15.4

O.K.

O.K.
O.K.
O.K.
O.K.
O.K.
Fail

34.5

O.K.

40.6

O.K.

14.3

O.K.
O.K.

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Bolt Shear Analysis

Non-Linear

Bolt Grade

8.8

BoltType

Bearing

Bolt Size (mm)

12

Member Ultimate Strength (MPa)

450

Member Yield Strength (MPa)

300

Weld Ultimate Strength (MPa)

480

Weld Size (mm)


Member

Column
Beam

Date

Type

Designation

I-sections (Parallel flange)


254x146x43
I-sections (Parallel flange)
203x133x30

Space between beam and column (mm) 10


Beam Angle

0.0

Plate width (mm)

75

Plate height (mm)

126

Plate thickness (mm)

Plate offset from top of beam (mm)

20

Plate Connected
Flange
to :

Columns of Bolts

Connection
1

Rows of Bolts

Top Edge (mm)

30

Side Edge (mm)

40

Column Pitch (mm)

Not Applicable

Row Pitch (mm)

Load Case
A

50

Shear (kN)
35

Ultimate Loads

Forces

Axial (kN)
10

Service Loads (HSFG Bolts Only)

Shear (kN)

Axial (kN)

Check 1 : Recommended Detailing Requirements


Ratio =
=

Plate_Length
Beam_Depth
126.0
206.8

= 0.609

Check 2 : Shear Capacity of the Supported Beam Bolt Group


6.3.2

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The resistance of any bolt is :


Ps =
=

2 . ps. As
1103

2 375 88
1103

= 66.000 kN

The worst case is encountered at the A Load Combination


when Fmax =36.4 kN
The resistance for the configuration is computed to be
R = 45.1 kN

Beam bolt shear is safe

Check 3a: Shear Capacity of the Plate to the Beam

The Worst case is encountered at the A Load Combination


with Fv = 35 kN
The Linear Shear Capacity of the Plate is the lesser of :

0.6 . py. Av
Pv =
1103
=

4.2.3

0.6 300 680


1103

= 122.400 kN
Pv =
=

0.5 . Us . Avnet
1103

0.5 450 512


1103

= 115.200 kN

Plate to beam Shear is safe

Check 3b: Bearing on Beam Bolts by the Plate

The Worst case is encountered at the A Load Combination


with Fb = 27.5 kN
The Bearing capacity on any bolt is :

6.3.3.2

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d . t . pbb
1103

12 6 1.035103
1103

= 74.520 kN

Beam bolt bearing on plate is safe

Check 3c: Bearing Capacity of the Plate to the Beam

With the maximum force at the Bolt in Column 1 and Row 1


for the A Load Combination
Bmax = 27.5 kN

The Bearing Capacity of the Plate at any Bolt is the lesser of :

d . t . pbs
Pbs =
1103
=

6.3.3.3

12 6 487.5
1103

= 35.100 kN
And

With the maximum force at the Bolt in Column 1 and Row 1


for the A Load Combination
Bmax = 27.5 kN

1. . .
e t pbs
2
Pbs =
1103

6.3.3.3

1
50 6 487.5
2
=
1103
= 73.125 kN

Plate to beam bearing is safe

Check 4a: Linear Shear Capacity of the Beam web

The Worst case is encountered at the A Load Combination


with Fv = 35 kN
The Linear Shear Capacity of the Beam web is the lesser of :

4.2.3

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0.6 . py. Av
1103

0.6 300 1.191103


1103

= 214.380 kN
Pv =
=

0.5 . Us. Avnet


1103

0.5 450 1.012103


1103

= 227.700 kN

Beam web shear is safe

Check 4b : Block Shear Capacity of the Beam Web

The Maximum force occurs for the A Load Combination


Vmax = 36.4 kN

0.5 . Us. Ateff


Pvb = 0.6 . py. Av1 +
1103
= 0.6 300 320 +
= 57.57103 kN

0.5 450 -128


1103

Beam web block shear failure

Check 4c: Bearing on Beam Bolts by the Beam Web

The Worst case is encountered at the A Load Combination


with Fb = 27.5 kN
The Bearing capacity on any bolt is :

d . t . pbb
Pbb =
1103
=

12 6 1.035103
1103

= 74.520 kN

Bolt bearing on beam web is safe

Check 4d: Bearing Capacity of the Beam web

With the maximum force at the Bolt in Column 1 and Row 1

6.3.3.2

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for the A Load Combination


Bmax = 27.5 kN

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The Bearing Capacity of the Beam web at any Bolt is the lesser of :

d . t . pbs
Pbs =
1103
=

Date

6.3.3.3

12 6 487.5
1103

= 35.100 kN
And

With the maximum force at the Bolt in Column 1 and Row 1


for the A Load Combination
Bmax = 27.5 kN

1. . .
e t pbs
2
Pbs =
1103

6.3.3.3

1
43 6 487.5
2
=
1103
= 62.888 kN

Beam web bearing is safe

Check 5 : Capacity of the Weld

The Maximum force occurs for the A Load Combination


Fmax = 0.144 kN
The Capacity of weld is the lesser of :

Pw =
=

0.5 . Aw. Ue
1103
0.5 4 480
1103

= 0.960 kN
Pw =
=

0.54 . Aw. Us
1103
0.54 4 450
1103

= 0.972 kN

Weld is safe

6.6.5.5