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STEEL CONSTRUCTION

JOURNAL OF THE AUSTRALIAN STEEL INSTITUTE VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPTEMBER 2002

Design of Pinned Column Base Plates

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STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LITERATURE REVIEW . . . . . . . . RECOMMENDED MODEL . . . . . . . . . . . . ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS . . and additional considerations may be required in the case of dynamic loads or in fatigue applications. . . . . . . . 4. . 14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. . . . . . . . . . . . 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Design Capacities of Equal Leg Fillet Welds . .3. . . APPENDIX A . . . . 5. . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Design actions in accordance with AS 4100 . . . . .Design of Bolts under Tension and Shear . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . REFERENCES . . .Determination of Embedment Lengths and Edge Distances . . . . . . . .1. NOTATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . APPENDIX C . . . RECOMMENDED MODEL . . . . . . .Derivation of Design and Check Expressions for Steel Base Plates Subject to Axial Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TRANSFER OF SHEAR BY THE ANCHOR BOLTS LITERATURE REVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BASE PLATE DESIGN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8. . . . . . . . INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. . .3. . RECOMMENDED MODEL . . . . . . . . . . . . BASE PLATE AND ANCHOR BOLTS DETAILING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DESIGN OF ANCHOR BOLTS . . . . . . . . . shear force and their combinations. . . . . .Design of Pinned Column Base Plates Contents This paper deals with the design of pinned base plates.5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . APPENDIX D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . AXIAL COMPRESSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . APPENDIX E . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . . . . . . . . . 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . .LITERATURE REVIEW . . . . . . .1. . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The base plate is assumed to be essentially statically loaded. . . . . . . . . . .LITERATURE REVIEW .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BASE PLATE DESIGN . . . . . . 13. . . . . . . . . AXIAL TENSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . INTRODUCTION . axial tension. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. 5. . . . . . APPENDIX B. . . . . . . . . . The design actions considered are axial compression. . . . . . . . . TRANSFER OF SHEAR BY FRICTION OR BY RECESSING THE BASE PLATE INTO THE CONCRETE LITERATURE REVIEW . . 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LITERATURE REVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 1 3 3 3 4 10 12 12 12 17 21 30 30 30 30 31 34 36 38 38 40 46 49 53 53 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11. . . . . . . . . BASE PLATE COMPONENTS . . . . . . .2. .Derivation of Design and Check Expressions for Steel Base Plates Subject to Axial Tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INTRODUCTION .3. . . . . . . . 4.2. . . . . 2. . . . TRANSFER OF SHEAR BY A SHEAR KEY. SHEAR . . . . . . . . . . 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. .

axial tension. shear force and their combinations as shown in Fig.1.iteration in -th H Murray-Stockwell Model A i = base plate area A psk = projected area over the concrete edge ignoring the shear key area A ps = effective projected area of concrete under uplift Firstly the requirements of AS 4100 ”Steel Structures” [11] in the calculation of the design actions for connections are outlined.15 times the member design shear capacity and 40 kN. Attention has been given to try to ensure that the assumptions and/or limitations of each model presented are always clearly stated. N*. 1. other than those recommended. It is considered inappropriate for these provisions to be applied to column base plates. The design actions considered are axial compression. Generally speaking. and therefore it is necessary to ensure that such design assumptions/considerations are included in the final design of the concrete elements/structure.e.Design of Pinned Column Base Plates Gianluca Ranzi School of Civil and Environmental Engineering The University of New South Wales Peter Kneen National Manager Technology Australian Steel Institute 1. either tension or compression. as shown in Fig. Design actions in accordance with AS 4100 Pinned type column base plates may be subject to the following design actions. connections to beams in simple construction be designed for a minimum shear force equal to the lesser of 0. [26]) 2. a b = distance from centre of bolt hole to inside face of flange a e = minimum concrete edge distance (side cover) A 1 = bearing area which varies depending upon the assumed pressure distribution between the base plate and the grout/concrete (i) A 1 = bearing area at the i-th iteration in Murray-Stockwell Model A 2 = supplementary area which is the largest area of the supporting concrete surface that is geometrically similar to and concentric to A 1 A H = assumed bearing area (in the case of H-shaped sections it is a H-shaped area) in MurrayStockwell Model A (i) = assumed bearing A H at the i. bolts’ edge distances..1. and additional considerations may be required in the case of dynamic loads or in fatigue applications. 1. V* (usually acting in the direction of either principal axis or both). does not specifically mention minimum design actions for column base plates but does require that: connections at the ends of tension or compression members be designed for a minimum force of 0. i. N* t N* c V* x V* y N* t N* c a shear force. the symbols will be defined when first used. Other symbols which are defined within diagrams may not be listed below. bolts’ embedment lengths. Clause 9. which considers minimum design actions. The base plate is assumed to be essentially statically loaded. It is not intended to suggest that models. Figure 1 Column Design Actions: Axial and Shear Loads along minor and major axes (Ref. Among these models. Nevertheless some design considerations regarding the concrete elements still need to be addressed. 1: an axial force. INTRODUCTION This paper deals with the design of pinned base plates. since the design of columns is usually governed by a combinations of axial loads and bending moments at other locations. may not give adequate capacities. Then for each design action available design guidelines and/or models are briefly presented in a chronological manner to provide an overview on how these have improved/changed over time. NOTATION The following notation is used in this work. The design of concrete elements is outside the scope of the present paper.3 times the member design capacity. the most representative ones in the opinion of the authors are then recommended for design purposes.4 of AS 4100 [11]. concrete strength etc. 1 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .

lat = lateral bursting capacity of the concrete ÔN cc = design pull-out capacity of the concrete foundation ÔN s = design axial capacity of the steel base plate ÔN t = axial tension capacity of the base plate ÔN tb = design capacity of the anchor bolt group under tension ÔN th = tensile capacity of a hooked bar ÔN w = design axial capacity of the weld connecting the base plate to the column section 2 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .A ps.2 = effective projected area of 2 anchor bolts with overlapping of their failure cones A ps.c = design capacity of the base plate connection subject to axial compression N des.4 = effective projected area of 4 anchor bolts with overlapping of their failure cones.iteration in Murray-th -Stockwell Model Ôf b = maximum bearing capacity of the concrete based on a certain bearing area A 1 ÔN c = design axial capacity of the concrete foundation ÔN c.1 = effective projected area of isolated anchor bolt (no overlapping of failure cones) A ps. In this case each failure cone overlaps with all other 3 failure cones A s = tensile stress area in accordance with AS1275 [9] A sk = area of the shear key b c = width of the column section (RHS and SHS) -shaped b fc = width of the column section (Hsections and channels) b fc1 = width of the column flange ignoring web thickness b i = width of base plate b s = depth of shear key b t = distance from face of web to anchor bolt location d c = column depth d c1 = clear depth between flanges (column depth ignoring thicknesses of flanges) d f = nominal anchor bolt diameter d h = diameter of bolt hole d i = length of base plate d 0 = outside diameter of CHS f′ c = characteristic compressive cylinder strength of concrete at 28 days f * = uniform design pressure at the interface of the p base plate and grout/concrete f uf = minimum tensile strength of bolt f uw = nominal tensile strength of weld metal f yi = yield stress of the base plate used in design f ys = yield stress of shear key used in design k r = reduction factor to account for length of welded lap connection L d = minimum embedment length of anchor bolt L h = hook length of anchor bolt L s = length of shear key Lw = total length of fillet weld m p = plastic moment capacity of the base plate per unit width m s = nominal section moment capacity of the base plate per unit width m sk = nominal section moment capacity per unit width of shear key m * = design moment per unit width due to N * c c m * = design moment to be carried by the shear key sk per unit width * m t = design moment per unit width due to N * t n b = number of anchor bolts part of the base plate connection N * = column design axial compression load c N * = N *∕n b = design axial tension load carried by t b one bolt N des.t = design capacity of the base plate connection subject to axial tension * N p = prying action N * = design axial tension load of the column t N tf = nominal tensile capacity of a bolt in tension N * = portion of N * acting over the column footprint 0 c s p = bolt pitch S i = plastic section modulus per unit width of plate t c = thickness of column section t i = base plate thickness t g = grout thickness t s = thickness of shear key t t = design throat thickness of fillet weld t w = thickness of column web v des = Ôv w = design capacity of the weld connecting the base plate to the column per unit length * v h and v * = components of the loading carried by the v weld between column and base plate in one horizontal direction in the plane of the base plate and in the vertical direction respectively per unit length * v w = design action on fillet weld per unit length V des = design shear capacity of the base plate connection * V s = design shear force to be transferred by means of the shear key W i and W e = internal and external work Ô = capacity factor Ôf (i) = maximum bearing strength of the concrete at b the i.

Ô2f′ c A1 (1) (d) Threaded rod with plate washer Fillet welds Square plate (e) U-Bolt Figure 2 Common Forms of Holding Down Bolts (Ref. 3.3 of AS 3600 [10] as follows: Ôf b = min Ô0. 3. [17]. INTRODUCTION The literature review presented covers only models regarding the design of the actual steel plate as the anchor bolts do not contribute to the strength of the connection under this loading condition. Different types of cast.b = shear capacity of the shear key based on its section moment capacity ÔV s.6 Ôf b = maximum bearing capacity of the concrete based on a certain bearing area A 1 f′ c = characteristic compressive cylinder strength of concrete at 28 days A 1 = bearing area which varies depending upon the assumed pressure distribution between the base plate and the grout/concrete A 2 = supplementary area which is the largest area of the supporting concrete surface that is geometrically similar to and concentric to A 1 3 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . 2. References [2]. AXIAL COMPRESSION 4. [14]. BASE PLATE COMPONENTS Typical base plates considered in this paper are formed by one unstiffened plate only as shown in Fig. [26]) 4.w = shear capacity of the weld between the shear key and the base plate ÔV w = design shear capacity of the weld connecting the base plate to the column η = ratio depth and width of column μ = coefficient of friction There is a large variety of drilled. [13].cc = pullÔV s. [15]. threaded rods with a plate washer.-place anchors.-place or drilled. For highly loaded columns or larger structures other base plate solutions or more elaborate anchor bolt systems might be required.c = concrete bearing capacity of the shear key -out capacity of the concrete ÔV s.-place anchors are shown in in -inFig. anchor bolts with a head and threaded rods with a nut/washer/plate. The former are placed -in-in before the placing of the concrete or while the concrete is still fresh while the latter are inserted after the concrete has fully hardened. and -inspecifically hooked bars. sp sg Figure 3 Typical unstiffened base plate (Ref. This paper deals only with cast. [26]) where: Ô = 0. Two types of anchor bolts are usually used. which are cast. Unless special confinement reinforcement is provided the maximum bearing strength of the concrete Ôf b is calculated in accordance with Clause 12.85f′ c (a) Hooked Bar (b) Bolt with head (c) Threaded Rod with Nut A2 .Ôv w = design capacity of the fillet weld per unit length ÔV f = design shear capacity of the base plate transferred by means of friction ÔV s = design shear capacity of the shear key ÔV s. Guidelines for the design and detailing of more complex base plates can be found in [4]. threaded rods with nut.6 anchor bolts are recommended to be utilised in base plate applications. [31] and [33] contain information on these types of anchors. [16] and [34].1.anchors available. Grade 4. These are suitable for small to medium size structures considering anchor bolts up to 30 mm in diameter. These include anchor bolts with a head. -in many of which are proprietary bolts whose installation and design is governed by manufacturers’ specifications.bolts. hooked bars or U-bolts.

The pressure at the underside of the base plate is assumed to be uniformly distributed. 4(b). therefore leading to a conservative design for large base plates. length and width of base plate and ensuring that the plastic section modulus of the cantilevered plate S i is able to transfer the axial compression load N * to the supporting material c (verified per unit width of plate): m* = c 0. 4(a).8b fc a2 di Figure 5 Cantilever Model . in the case of a H-shaped column. Its formulation is suitable for the base plate design of only H-shaped columns.1.95d c a1 a2 0. [5] bi b fc a1 dc 0.9f yi t 2 i 4 (2) (3) (a) Critical sections and assumed loaded area Critical section in bending am ti Ôm s = Ôf yiS i = where: N * = column design axial compression load c m * = design moment per unit width due to N * c c m s = plate nominal section moment capacity per unit width f yi = yield stress of the base plate used in design S i = plastic section modulus per unit width of plate a m = max(a 1.2.LITERATURE REVIEW The main design models available in literature differ for their assumptions adopted regarding the pressure distribution at the interface between the base plate and the grout/concrete and for the relative sizes of the base plate and the connected column. It is well suited for the design of large base plates with the dimensions of the base plate (d i × b i) much greater than those of the column (d c × b fc). Comparing the two collapse mechanisms and according to the rules of yield line theory the governing design capacity is based on the longest cantilever length a m. It has been present in the AISC(US) Manuals over several editions. deal with base plates with similar dimensions to the ones of the connected column. For example. 5. being the maximum of the two cantilevered lengths a 1 and a 2 shown in Fig. 4(c). as shown in Fig. 4(a). the first model presented. the axial load applied by the column is concentrated over an area of 0.9f yi t i N* a2 c m ≤ = Ôm s 2 4 b id i 2 N* c b id i (b) Deflection of the cantilevered plate N* c N* c b id i (c) Assumed bearing pressure ti (4) Figure 4 Cantilever Model (Ref. d i and b i = thickness. while other models. This causes the base plate to bend as a cantilevered plate about the edges of such area as shown in Fig.4. here referred to as the Cantilever Model.95d c × 0. a1 4. BASE PLATE DESIGN . such as Fling and Murray-Stockwell Models. [26]) yields a maximum design axial force of: 4 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . Cantilever Model a1 Dashed lines indicate yield lines a2 a2 Historically the cantilever model was the first available approach for the design of base plates. The design moment m * and the design capacity of the c plate Ôm s are calculated per unit width in accordance with AS 4100 [11] as: m* = c N* a2 c m b id i 2 0. This model assumes that. a 2) a 1 and a 2 = cantilevered plate lengths t i. is adequate for base plates whose dimensions (d i × b i ) are much greater than those of the column (d c × b fc ).2.Collapse mechanisms Each of the two collapse mechanisms considered by this model assumes two yield lines to form at a distance a 1 and a 2 from the edge of the plate respectively as shown in Fig.80b fc which corresponds to the shaded area of Fig.

6. [26] and [36].95d c a1 a2 0. [26] and [36].8d o a1 a2 0.RHS and SHS (Ref.Channels (Ref.95d c 2 di − dc + ti 2 d i − 0.9f yi t 2 b id i i 2 a2 m (5) bi bc or equivalently requires a minimum plate thickness of: ti ≥ am a1 di dc 2N * c 0. The dimensions of the loaded areas and of the cantilevered lengths a 1 and a 2 for channels and hollow sections are shown in Figs. [26]) Parker in [37] notes how other possible yield line patterns could be investigated for hollow sections such as the ones shown in Fig. In [36] he also recommends to specify plate thicknesses not less than 0. 4. Nevertheless in [36] he recommends to investigate collapse mechanisms similar to the ones considered by the Cantilever Model with values of a 1 and a 2 as shown in Table 1. bi Dashed lines bc indicate yield lines a1 di dc 0.95d c a1 a2 0. [26]) di dc 0.95b fc Provisions on how to extend this approach for channels and hollow sections columns have been provided in [21]. [26]) bi Table 1 Cantilever Model .95b c a2 a2 5 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . 7 and 8 for the definition of the notation) SECTION H-shaped section [21] Channel [26] SHS and RHS [36] SHS and RHS [21] CHS [21] a1 d i − 0. 9. 6.9f yi b id i (6) 0. Utilizing equations (5) and (6) the capacity of the base plate would increase and the plate thickness t i would decrease while decreasing the cantilevered plate length a m.80d o 2 bi b fc a1 a2 b i − 0.95d c 2 d i − 0.8b fc a2 Figure 6 Cantilevered plate lengths .8d o a2 Figure 8 Cantilevered plate lengths . Applying this model to base plates with similar dimensions to the ones of connected column would lead to inadequate design as the capacity of the base plate would be overestimated.95d c a1 0.Cantilevered plate lengths a1 and a2 (refer to Figs.2 times the maximum cantilever length in order to limit the deflection of the plate.80b fc 2 bi − bc + ti 2 b i − 0.CHS (Ref.N* ≤ c 0. a2 Figure 7 Cantilevered plate lengths . 7 and 8 and their values are summarised in Table 1 based on the recommendations in [21].95b c 2 b i − 0.95d c 2 d i − 0.80b fc 2 b i − 0. Other design models need to be adopted in these instances. The values in Table 1 assume that the column is welded concentrically to the base plate.80d o 2 a1 di do 0.

43b fcβ = 0. 10. The required base plate thickness t i is then calculated as: [25] t i ≥ 0. in [25]. He recommends to apply both a strength and a serviceability criteria to the design of base plates. [25]) The internal and external work produced under loading are calculated as follows: W i = 1 (2d 1 + 4βb es)Ôm p + 1 4b esÔm p (7) b es βb es W e = 2f * (d 1 − 2βb es)b es 1 + 4 f * βb 2 p 2 3 p es (8) where: m p = plastic moment capacity of the baseplate per unit width * f p = uniform design pressure at the interface of the base plate and grout/concrete which is assumed to be equal to the maximum bearing strength of the concrete Ôf b W i and W e = internal and external work d 1.8d o a1 a2 0. β and b es = as defined in Fig. He argues that. while increasing the size of the plate. Only H-shaped columns are considered in this model. His proposed deflection limit intends to prevent such overstressing.bi a1 0. (0. Thus the load would re-distribute to the least deflected portions of the plate which may overstress the underlying support.43b fcβ f* p 0.8d o a2 do di d1 b es Dashed lines indicate yield lines Figure 9 4. [25] Regarding the design model for base plates with similar dimensions to the ones of the connected column he recommends to apply the following strength and serviceability checks. even if he clearly states that it is beyond the scope of his paper to specify deflection limits applicable to various supporting materials. Fling suggests 0.2. The strength check is based on the yield line theory and the assumed yield line pattern is shown in Fig.9f yi (1 − β 2) (12) Ôf b 0. deflections of the cantilevered plate would increase reducing the ability of the most deflected parts of the plate to transfer the assumed uniform loading to the supporting material. presents a design model applicable to base plates with similar dimensions to the ones of the connected column and reviews the design philosophy of the Cantilever Model.2. Figure 10 Fling Model . 10 Fling introduces the following parameter λ to simplify the notation: λ= d1 b es (9) Equating the internal and external work yields: Ôm p(2λ + 4β + 4) = f * b 2 ( λ − 2 β) p es 3 β (10) The value of β which maximises the required moment capacity of the base plate is as follows: β= 1 1 3 + 4λ − 2λ 4 2 (11) which is obtained by differentiating for β the expression of the plastic moment derived from equation (10). simply supported along the flanges and free on the edge opposite to the web.9f yi(1 − β 2) 6 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .Yield Line Pattern (Ref. The support conditions assumed for the plate are fixed along the web. [37]) θ β = tan θ βb es Fling Model Fling.254 mm) to be a reasonable deflection limit to be imposed for most bearing plates. Possible yield line pattern (Ref.01 in. which is based on a strength criteria. Regarding the Cantilever Method. He also notes that such limit should vary depending upon the deformability of the supporting material. he recommends to apply also a serviceability check by limiting the deflection of the cantilevered plate. The procedure is derived for a base plate with width and length equal to the column’s width and depth (therefore b i and d i equal b fc and d c respectively).

iteration -th H b can be calculated as follows: 7 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . Ôf (1) = min Ô0. The area contained inside the column profile d c × b fc is used as a first approximation for the bearing area A H in the calculation of Ôf b as shown in equation (13). In the H case Ôf (1) is less than Ô2f′ c. This method assumes simultaneous crushing of the concrete foundation and yielding of the steel base plate as the pressure at the interface of the base plate and grout/concrete is assumed to be equal to the maximum bearing strength of the concrete Ôf b.53. [40] The novelty of this model is to assume that the pressure distribution under the base plate is not uniform but is confined to an area in the immediate vicinity of the column profile and is approximated by a H-shaped area characterised by the dimension a 3 as shown in Fig. the value of the H-shaped bearing area can be further refined. bi a3 di AH dc a3 a3 a3 b fc Figure 11 Murray-Stockwell Model . The values of A H and Ôf b are not known a priori and therefore an iterative procedure can be implemented to evaluate their values. from both modelling and testing. The Murray-Stockwell Model assumes that the pressure acting over the H-shaped bearing area is uniform and equal to the maximum bearing capacity of the concrete Ôf b. His formulation is suitable to only H-shaped columns. The maximum deflection occurs at the middle of the free edge of the plate (opposite to the web). A few years later Murray carried out a finite element study to verify the possibility introduced by Stockwell of uplift at the free edge.2. b A (1) = H N* c Ôf (1) b (14) where: A (1) = assumed H-shaped bearing area A H at the first H iteration If Ôf (1) is equal to the maximum possible concrete b bearing strength Ô2f′ c no further iterations are required and the value of the H-shaped bearing area has converged to A (1) calculated with equation (14). Murray-Stockwell Model In 1975 Stockwell presents a design model for lightly loaded base plates with base plate dimensions similar to the column’s width and depth. He defines a lightly loaded base plate as one wherein the required base plate area is approximately equal to the column flange width times its depth.3. This pressure distribution implies that in relatively thin base plates uplift might occur at the free edge. Ô2f ′ 2 (1) 1 c (13) where: Ôf (1) = maximum bearing strength of the concrete at b the first iteration A (1) = bearing area at the first iteration equal to 1 d c × b fc The H-shaped bearing area A H is then calculated as the area required to spread the applied load with a uniform pressure equal to Ôf (1).Assumed shape of pressure distribution. He established.85) 2 = 5. [41] A A .85f c′ b 4. [32] According to Stockwell there is only a little difference between the procedures specified in Fling and Murray-Stockwell Models as he considers both to be valid and logically derived. 11. that thin base plates lift off the subgrade during loading and therefore the assumption of uniform stress distribution at the interface is not valid.where: b fc = column flange width Equation (12) includes a safety factor of 1 and the plastic moment capacity is increased by 10% to allow for lack of full plastic moment at the corners (as recommended in [25]). Successive values of Ôf (i) and A (i) at the i. or equivalently if the ratio b of A 2∕A 1 is smaller than (2∕0. [32] Murray further expanded Stockwell’s model to obtain the model which is known today as the Murray-Stockwell Model [41] and refines the definition of lightly loaded base plates to be relatively flexible plate approximately the same size as the outside dimensions of the connected column. He also concludes that experimental evidence does not support the need for the serviceability check introduced by Fling. The serviceability check verifies the adequacy of the maximum deflection of the base plate calculated from elastic theory and assumes the same support conditions as adopted in the strength check. The value of Ôf b is not known a priori as it depends upon the value of the bearing area A 1 which in this case is equal to A H.

For these sections the value of the bearing area A (1) (to be utilised in the first 1 iteration while calculating Ôf (1) and A (1) ) and the H b expressions of the cantilevered length a 3 and of the H-shaped area A H are summarised in Table 2. [26]) a3 The plate is now designed in accordance with AS4100 [11] as a cantilevered plate of length a 3 supporting a uniform pressure equal to the converged value of the maximum bearing strength of the concrete previously calculated: 2 0. as also carried out in [32] and [21]. can be adopted to refine the value of A H if the calculated Ôf b is less than Ô2f′ c.9f yi t 2A H i N* ≤ c 2a 2 3 a3 a3 a3 (19) Figure 13 Murray-Stockwell Model: Assumed pressure distribution . This only leads to a slightly more conservative design. [21] extends the application of Murray-Stockwell Model to channels and hollow section members as shown in Figs.iteration equal to A (i−1) -th 1 H A (i) = assumed H-shaped bearing A H at the i-th H iteration The value of A H can be further refined until the difference between the values obtained from two subsequent iterations can be considered to be negligible.iteration -th A (i) = bearing area at the i. the full flange thickness is included in the calculation of the cantilevered plate length a 3. a3 a3 a3 Figure 12 Murray-Stockwell Model: Assumed pressure distribution Channels (Ref.9f yi A H (20) do The value of the cantilevered plate length a 3 should be measured from the centre-line of the column’s plate elements as shown in Fig. 11): A H = 2b fca 3 + 2a 3(d c − 2a 3) = 2b fca 3 + 2d ca 3 − 4a 2 3 where: a 3 = cantilevered langth A H = assumed H-shaped bearing area d c and b fc = depth and width of column and solving for a 3 yields: a 3 = 1 (d c + b fc) − (d c + b fc) 2 − 4A H 4 (18) (17) The Stockwell-Murray Method is recommended by DeWolf in Refs [21] and [22] and introduced in the AISC(US) Manuals in 1986. as outlined for H-shaped sections. Ô2f′ c (15) (16) where: Ôf (i) = maximum bearing strength of the concrete at b the i. The value of a 3 is then obtained from equation (14) observing that A H can be expressed as (refer to Fig.9 f yi t 2 a2 N* a i m * = Ôf b 3 = c 3 ≤ = Ôm s c 2 AH 2 4 The maximum axial load is then calculated as: 0.[21]. Ref. 12.RHS and SHS (Ref. [26]) 8 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . Nevertheless in the formulation presented here. In such cases other design models should be adopted. 13 and 14.Ôf (i) = min Ô0. [7] [1] notes that there are cases where the value under the square root of equation (18) becomes negative.CHS (Ref.85f′ c b A (i) = H N* c Ôf (i) b AA 2 (i−1) 1 . 11. Figure 14 Murray-Stockwell Model: Assumed pressure distribution . Ignoring to refine the value of A H would simply lead to a more conservative plate design. [26]) d3 a3 or equivalently the minimum required plate thickness t i is determined as: ti ≥ a3 2N * c 0. The use of the iterative process allows to obtain the smallest possible value of A H which yields thinner base plate thicknesses. [21][26] The same iterative procedure.

Fling and Murray-Stockwell Models) is achieved in the calculation of a m. 2 X 1 + 1 − X a 4 = 1 d cb fc 4 N * = portion of N * acting over the column footprint 0 c N* = c b fcd c b id i 4b fcd c N* c X= (d c + b fc) 2 Ôf bd ib i d cb fc = 2 4 N * = 24 N * 0 c d ib i a 5Ôf b a 5Ôf b Table 2 Murray-Stockwell Model (refer to Figs. It is interesting to note how this approach provides a more mathematical definition of lightly loaded column where a column is said to be lightly loaded if its λ is less than 1. λa 4) λ = min 1. Fling (ignoring the serviceability check) and Murray-Stockwell Models. 6. The Cantilever Model is the governing criteria in the case a m equals either a 1 or a 2.64.2. 8. [23] Requirement of the EC3 is to provide a base plate adequate to distribute the compression column load over an assumed bearing area. The EC3 Model assumes an H-shaped bearing area as shown in Fig. The expression of the plate thickness of Fling Model. or equivalently if its X is less than (4∕5) 2 = 0. The value of N * represents the portion of the 0 total axial load N * acting over the column footprint c (d cb fc) under the assumption of uniform bearing pressure under the base plate. Murray-Stockwell Model is concatenated in equation (21) to carry a design axial load equal to N * (not on N *) over the assumed H-shaped 0 c bearing area inside the column footprint. is simplified by Thornton in [43] in order to reduce the complexity of the yield line solution. The use of λ leads to the selection of the thinner plate obtained by using the Fling Model and Murray-Stockwell Model in order not to loose the economy in design of the latter model in the case of lightly loaded columns.4. 15(a). Note that Fling increased the required plate plastic moment by 10% to allow for lack of plastic moment at the corners.85f′ c dAb . In [42] he also re-derives the collapse load based on the same yield line pattern assumed by Fling in [25].7% (conservative) for values of d c∕b fc ranging from 3/4 to 3. Thornton’s Model In [42] and [43] Thornton recommends that a satisfactory design of a base plate should be carried out complying with the requirements of the Cantilever.5. re-derived in [42].11 and Annex L of Eurocode 3 deal with the design of base plates. 7. Eurocode 3 Model Clause 6. 12. He derived a compact formulation for the design procedure which includes all three models.4. Obviously the results are identical. His formulation is suitable for the design of only H-shaped columns. In the case a m is equal to λa 4 the Fling Model would be governing if λ equals 1 or Murray-Stockwell Model would be governing if λ is less than 1. Recalling the description of Murray-Stockwell Model no refinement in the calculation of A H is implemented in equation (21). 13 and 14 for the definition of the notation) SECTION H-shaped section [21] Channel [26] RHS SHS [21][26] CHS [21][26] A (1) 1 b fcd c b fcd c b cd c π d2 0 4 a3 (d c + b fc) − (d c + b fc) 2 − 4A H 4 (2b fc + d c) 2 − 8A H (2b fc + d c) − 4 (d c + b c) 2 − 4A H (d c + b c) − 4 d 2 − 4A H∕π do − o 2 a 5 = b fc + d c The concatenation of the three design models (Cantilever. His simplification introduces an approximation in the value of a 4 with an error of 0% (unconservative) and 17. The design expression proposed by Thornton in [43] and currently recommended in the AISC(US) Manual [5] is as follows: ti = am 2N 0.2. AH 2b fca 3 + 2a 3(d c − 2a 3) 2b fca 3 + (d c − 2a 3)a 3 d cb c − (d c − 2a 3)(b c − 2a 3) = 2(d c + b c)a 3 − 4a 2 3 π(d 2 − d 2)∕4 o 3 = π(d oa 3 − a 2 ) 3 where : d 3 = d o − 2a 3 4. 11. It requires that the pressure 9 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . 4. Ô2f′ 2 i i c yi i i (21) where: a m = max(a 1. It is interesting to note that while Fling applied the principle of virtual work Thornton based his results on the equilibrium equations [35].9f b d * c Ôf b = min Ô0. a 2.

which represents the actual base plate layout for which the model has been developed.EC3γ MO where: f j.3.EC3 and the width of the bearing area should not exceed c calculated as follows: c = ti c f yi c (22) c c (c) Large Projection 3f j. RECOMMENDED MODEL Design considerations No specific expression for the sizing of the steel base plate are provided. The design would then be based on only one assumed pressure STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 10 . 5b 1 ≥ a b 1 = minb + 2b r.1.EC3 = bearing strength of the joint =β jk jf cd β j = 2/3 provided that the characteristic strength of the grout is not less than 0. 5a 1 ≥ b f cd = design value of the concrete cylinder compressive strength = f ck∕γ c f ck = characteristic concrete cylinder compressive strength (in accordance with Eurocode 2) γ c = partial safety factor for concrete material properties (in accordance with Eurocode 2) γ MO = 1. N* c ≤c c c c c ≤c Bearing area ≤c (a) General Case This area not included in bearing area The recommended design model is a modified version of the one proposed by Thornton in [43] and also adjusted to suit Australian Codes AS 3600 [10] and AS 4100 [11]. This intends to ensure that Murray-Stockwell Model would govern the design only for base plates of similar dimensions to the ones of the connected columns and for lightly loaded columns.2 times the smallest width of the steel base plate k j = concentration factor and may be taken as 1 or otherwise as b aab 1 1 (b) Short Projection Figure 15 Assumed bearing pressure distributions specified in EC3 [23] N* c Baseplate Elevation h Concrete foundation a1 a 1 and b 1 = dimensions of the effective area as shown in Fig. 16 a 1 = mina + 2a r. b + h. The modification to the Thornton Model introduced here regards the manner in which Murray-Stockwell Model is implemented. [23] [23] requires that the resistance moment m Rd per unit length of a yield line in the base plate should be taken as: m Rd = t 2f yi i 6γ MO (23) b br ar a Plan b1 Figure 16 Column base layout [23] 4. 4.2 times the characteristic strength of the concrete foundation and the thickness of the grout is not greater than 0. The Thornton Model is currently recommended by the AISC(US) Manual [5]. Unfortunately the Thornton Model presented in [5]. His formulation has been here modified for H-shaped sections and extended for channels and hollows sections adopting a similar approach as in [43] which is outlined in Section 10. It is in the authors’ opinion that the calculation of A H and consequently of λ (refer to the literature review for further details regarding the notation) should be calculated based on N * (total axial c compression load) and not N * (portion of the total load 0 N * acting over the column footprint under the c assumption of uniform bearing pressure). [42] and [43] is suitable for the design of H-shaped columns only.assumed to be transferred at the interface base plate/foundation should not exceed the bearing strength of the joint f j. 5a. a + h. 5b.1 (boxed value from Table 1 of [23]) In the case of large or short projections the bearing area should be calculated as shown in Figs.3. 15(b) and (c).

k X 1 − X 1+ X = YN * c a 1.3. The design requirements are as follows: (24) 4. a 2. When X is greater than 1.4. [34] No specific design guidelines are provided in [34]. 11 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . Design Concrete Bearing Strength The maximum bearing strength of the concrete Ôf b is determined in accordance with Clause 12.9f yi d i b i (27) where: a m = max(a 1. [23] Nevertheless in the recommended model the application of Murray-Stockwell Model is always carried out based on assumed bearing areas inside the column footprint even for base plates with dimensions greater than the column’s depth and width as other bearing distributions need to be validated by testings. λ should be taken as 1. The loss of bearing area due to the presence of the anchor bolt holes is normally ignored. Design requirements are as follows: N des.85f′ c A . a 2. a 4. [21] b b b b b b b b Figure 17 Possible assumed bearing areas (Ref. k and Y are tabulated in Table 3.4. 17 in the case of H-shaped sections and hollow sections. It is interesting to note how the assumed bearing area (H-shaped in the case of H-shaped column sections) could extend also beyond the footprint of the column section as shown in Fig.3.2 of AS 4100 [11] and the axial compression may be assumed to be transferred by bearing.2. Steel Base Plate Design The base plate thickness required to resist a certain design axial compression N * is calculated as follow: c ti = am 2N * c 0.3.c = [ÔN c . ÔN s .3.c = [ÔN c . A similar pressure ditribution is considered in the Eurocode 3 Model.3 of AS 3600 [10]. ÔN w] min ≥ N * c (25) where: N des.c = design capacity of the base plate connection subject to axial compression ÔN c = design axial capacity of the concrete foundation ÔN s = design axial capacity of the steel base plate ÔN w = design axial capacity of the weld connecting the base plate to the column section * N c = design axial compression load 4. [34]) 4. Calculating A H based on N * could lead to 0 the design situation for lightly loaded columns where the plate thickness is governed by Murray-Stockwell Model even for plate dimensions larger than those of the connected columns as the model would select the thinner plate between the ones calculated with Fling Model and with Murray-Stockwell Model. Ô2f′ A 2 1 c (26) a a a a a a Ineffective areas where: Ô = 0.6 A 1 = b id i The axial capacity of the concrete foundation ÔN c is then obtained multiplying the maximum concrete bearing strength Ôf b by the base plate area A i as follows: ÔN c = Ôf bA i It is interesting to note from equation (26) that increasing the supplementary area A2 increases the concrete confinement which yields larger design capacities ÔN c. Ôf b = min Ô0. N des.4. Design criteria There are two different design scenarios which are considered here: the column is prepared for full contact in accordance with Clause 14.distribution. λa 4) λ = min 1. ÔN s] min ≥ N * c the end of the column is not prepared for full contact and the welds shall have sufficient strength to carry the axial load.

80b fc 2 2 d i − 0. These models include also guidelines for determining the required number of anchor bolts. a 2.7 for all longitudinal SP fillet on RHS/SHS with t < 3 mm (Table 3. 4. The literature presented here outlines the available guidelines for the design of base plates and of anchor bolts.9f yi d ib i t 2 i 2a′ m 2 0.7.10(1) of AS 4100) t t = design throat thickness k r = 1 (reduction factor to account for length of welded lap connection) Lw = total length of fillet weld Refer to Section 13. Section H-shaped sections Channels RHS SHS CHS a1 d i − 0.10 of AS 4100. BASE PLATE DESIGN .3. (28) 5.80d 0 b i − 0.4 of AS 4100) 0. Two models presented here for the design of base plates for hollow sections. It is therefore recommended to specify plate thicknesses not less than 6mm thick for general purposes and not less than 10mm for industrial purposes.3.7.8 for all SP welds except longitudinal fillet welds on RHS/SHS with t < 3 mm (Table 3. were firstly derived for bolted connections between hollow sections.Table 3 Values for the design and check specified by the recommended model for axial compression.1.4 of AS 4100) 5.3. a 4. It is interesting to note that the design guidelines currently available deal with a limited number of base plate layouts. Weld design at the column base The design of the weld at the base of the column is carried out in accordance with Clause 9.95b c 2 2 d i − 0.2. [11] The weld is designed as a fillet weld and its design capacity ÔN w is calculated as follows: ÔN w = Ôv wL w = Ô0. a 2.9f2 d b − 1 yi i i a4 λ a 1. a′ m = max a 1.80b fc 2 a4 k Y 4N * c Ôf ba 2 5 8N * c Ôf ba 2 5 4N * c Ôf ba 2 5 4N * c Ôf ba 2 5 4N * c Ôf bπd 2 0 a5 b fc + d c 2b fc + d c bc + dc 2b c − d cb fc 4 2d cb fc 3 d i − 0. λ′ = max 1. which are the IWIMM Model (named here after its authors) and Packer-Birkemoe Model. For each model outlined here.7 db 2 i i c fc i i c fc i i c fc d0 2 3 3 d ib i 2 bc 2 d ib i d0 Thicknesses of base plates with dimensions similar to those of the connected column section calculated with equation (27) might be quite thin.95b c 2 2 d i − 0.6 for all GP welds (Table 3.80d o 2 2 2d b 23 bc 3 i i dd bb 3 d b 2 db db 1.95d c 2 a2 b i − 0. k and Y are tabulated in Table 3. AXIAL TENSION 5.95d c b i − 0.LITERATURE REVIEW The models presented here differ for their assumptions regarding the failure modes investigated. 12 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .5. for tabulated values of the design capacity of fillet welds Ôv w. especially in the case of lighlty loaded columns (where Murray-Stockwell Model applies). Similarly a procedure to evaluate/check the capacity of an existing plate is carried out as follows: ÔN s = where: 0.95d c b i − 0. 1 2 k a4 k 2 t i Y 0. Such guidelines are incorporated in the literature review for the design of the steel base plates as their application is only suitable for the particular base plate model they refer to and as they do not account for the interaction between the anchor bolts and the concrete foundation.4 of AS 4100) f uw = nominal tensile strength of weld metal (Table 9. the column sections and the number of bolts considered by the model are specified after the model name.95b c b i − 0.6f uwt tk rL w (29) where: Ôv w = design capacity of the fillet weld per unit length Ô = 0. which is dealt with in the literature review on anchor bolts. This model is applicable to column sections as outlined in Table 3 with the exception of H-shaped sections for which b fc∕2 is greater than d c as a different yield line pattern from those considered would occur. [37] and [36] suggest their suitability also for the design of base plates. INTRODUCTION There is not much guidance available in literature for the design of unstiffened base plates subject to uplift.

364 in. The design moment and the design moment capacity are then calculated as: N* m* = n t bt t b Ôm s = 0. [32]) Equating the external and internal work the expression of Ôm p can be written as follows: b′b fc N sg Ôm p = 2 2 b fc 4b′ + 2b 2 fc * t 5.1. which consisted of 4 base plate specimens with dimensions ranging from 8” x 6” (203.9f yi(d c + 2b fc) 2 (37) Murray carried out a finite element study to investigate the adequacy of the proposed model.8 x 203.5.377 in. as it is referred here.2.2. s g∕2 s g∕2 b′ b′ d c∕2 d c∕2 b′ = 2 (b fc∕2) ≤ d c∕2 b fc∕2 b fc∕2 (30) 1 unit N *s g N* sg 2 t We = t = 2 2 b fc 2b fc where: N * = design tension axial load t s g and b′ = as defined in Fig.576 mm). His design model is based on yield line analysis and the yield line pattern assumed is shown in Fig. 1 1 bt dh be bt bt Figure 19 Tensile Cantilever Model (Ref.9f yib fc4 2 (36) N *s g d c b d t for fc ≥ c 2 2 2 0.2.4 mm) to 12” x 8” (304. The expressions of the internal and external work can be written as follows: W i = Ôm p 2 2b′ + 1 4 2 b fc b′ b fc = Ôm p 4b′ 2 + 2b 2 fc b′b fc experimental results. He also validated the reliability of equations (36) and (37) using limited 13 where: m * = design moment per unit width due to N * t t STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . He also notes that to his knowledge no studies have been published on the design of lightly loaded column base plate subjected to uplift loading prior to his [32]. [26]) It can be applied to generic base plate layouts. Nevertheless it provides conservative designs as it ignores the two way action of the base plates. 19.2 mm) and thicknesses varying from 0. 18 (31) b′ b fc∕2 b′ Figure 18 Murray Model Assumed Yield Line Patterns (Ref. Murray Model (H-shaped sections with 2 bolts) In [32] Murray presents a design procedure for base plates of lightly loaded H-shaped columns with only two anchor bolts subject to uplift.246 mm) to 0. Reference [47] suggests a 45 degree angle of dispersion as shown in Fig. Tensile Cantilever Model (Generic Model) (32) The value of b′ which maximises the required plate plastic capacity is obtained differentiating equation (32) for b′ and is equal to: b b′ = fc (33) 2 The presence of the flanges requires b′ to remain always less or equal to d c∕2 and therefore the value of b′ which maximises the plate plastic capacity varies depending upon the column cross-sectional geometry as follows: b b d b′ = fc for fc ≤ c (34) 2 2 2 b′ = b dc d for fc ≥ c 2 2 2 (35) Tensile Cantilever Method. This is based on considerations of elastic plate theory as described in reference [13]. (9.9b e t 2 f yi i 4 (38) (39) The minimum plate thicknesses required under a certain axial load N * are obtained substituting equations (34) t and (35) into equation (32) as shown below: ti ≥ ti ≥ N *s g 2 b d t for fc ≤ c 2 0. assumes that the tension in the anchor bolts spreads out to act over an effective width of plate (b e ) which is assumed to act as a cantilever in bending ignoring any stiffening action of the column flanges. This method is included in the design model recommended by the current AISC(US) Manual [5].2 x 152. 18. (9.

Generally 4.9 d 0 = outside diameter of a CHS t c = thickness of column section f 3 = 1 k 3 + k 2 − 4k 1 3 2k 1 r k 1 = ln r 2 3 where: Ô = 0. as no benefit in the base plate performance would be provided beyond such value. a continuous base plate. 21.5d f and 2d f (where d f is the nominal diameter of the bolts). a 1 is defined as the distance between the bolt line and the face of the hollow section.9f yib et 2 n b i 4 bt (40) do N * t a2 a1 N ti ti * t Figure 20 Bolted CHS Flange-plate Connection (Ref. The model includes prying effects in the design procedure. while ensuring a minimum of 5 mm clearance between the nut face and the weld around the CHS. i. Packer-Birkemoe Model (RHS with varying number of bolts) The Packer-Birkemoe Model is here named after the authors of the model. between 1.bolt diameters are used as spacing of the -5 bolts s p but shorter spacing are also possible. The prying action decreases while increasing a 2 as shown in Fig. IWIMM Model (CHS with varying number of bolts) (43) The IWIMM Model has been named here after the initials of the authors of the model.25 a 1. 20. The plate thickness is calculated based on the design axial tension load N * as follows: t ti ≥ 2N * t Ôf yi π f 3 (42) where: Ô = 0. [36] This model deals with base plate for RHS as shown in Fig.9 N tf = nominal tensile capacity of the bolt d r 1 = 0 + 2a 1 2 d0 r2 = + a1 2 a1 = a2 This procedure does not verify the capacity of the concrete foundation and its interaction with the anchor bolts needs to be checked. 20 [27] recommends to keep the value of a 1 as small as possible. Assumptions adopted by this model are an allowance for prying action equal to 1/3 of the ultimate capacity of the anchor bolt (at ultimate state). [36]) [27] also recommends to determine the number of required anchor bolts as follows: nb ≥ N* t 1 1− 1 + f 3 f lnr 1 ÔN tf 3 r 2 or equivalently the minimum base plate thickness t i under a certain loading condition is calculated as: ti = 4N * b t t 0.n b = number of anchor bolts b t = distance from face of web to anchor bolt location d h = diameter of the bolt hole b e = 2b t + d h The axial capacity of the base plate can then be determined equating the design moment and the section moment capacity as follows: N* ≤ t 0. [36] 5. The base plate layout considered by this model is shown in Fig. Based on the design loads the required number of anchor bolts should be calculated assuming that the 14 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . [27] The model was firstly derived for the design of CHS bolted connections.4.9f yi b e n b (41) 5.e.3.2. k3 = k1 + 2 d r2 = 0 + a1 2 d0 − tc r3 = 2 a 1 and a 2 as defined in Fig. a symmetric arrangement of the bolts around the column profile and a weld capacity able to develop the full yield strength of the CHS. 21 and it has been validated only for base plates with thickness varying between 12mm and 26mm.2. [28] notes that adopting the above prying coefficient for the bolted CHS connection in the base plate design is conservative due to the greater flexibility of the concrete foundation when compared to the steel to steel connection. The value of a 2 should be kept less or equal to 1. [37] and [36] suggest its use also for the design of base plates of CHS columns.

-column connections -to(Appendix J. e m 0. [36]) 5. From equilibrium. a2 a1 N* t tc a3 a4 N* t where: K= KN * b ≤ t i ≤ KN * b 1+δ (45) 4a 310 3 Ôf yis p = (where f yi is in MPa) = = = = = sp sp a 3 = a 1 − d f∕2 + t c N * = design axial tension load carried by one bolt b N* = nt b d f = nominal anchor bolt diameter The value of α represents the ratio of the bending moment per unit width of plate at the bolt line to the bending moment per unit width at the inner hogging plastic hinge.8r r where: ÔN t = axial tension capacity of the base plate ÔN t calculated with equation (47) must be greater than N *. is determined as follows: a N* δα N* ≈ n t 1 + a3 b 4 1 + δα b where: α= tf e min (48) KN * t −1 1 t2 nb δ i a 4 = min 1. The coefficient δ is then calculated as follows: d δ = 1 − sh p (44) where: s p = bolt pitch as defined in Fig. or the bolts.prying action absorbs about 20-40% of the anchor bolt capacity.25a 1. The actual tension in one bolt.2.5. 21 The designer should then select a preliminary plate thickness in the following range: The value of α previously calculated in equation (46) does not have to equal the value of α calculated from equation (48) as the former assumes the bolts to be loaded to their full tensile capacity. The design of the end plate or of the column flange of the beam. 23. including prying t effects. or the web or the weld between flange and web of T-stub. In the case of a rigid base plate α is equal to 0 while for a flexible base plate with plastic hinges forming at both the bolt line and at the inner face of the column (see Fig. 22. It interesting to note how equation (48) provides an estimate of the prying action present in the base plate. 21) α is equal to 1.8a 2 a e m tf l α should be taken as 0 if its value calculated with equation (46) is negative.-column -toconnection. Nevertheless it provides very useful guidelines for the design of bolted beam. The axial capacity is calculated as follows: df 2 15 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . The failure modes considered are three as shown in Fig. the value α for preliminary base plate layout is calculated as follows: α= Figure 21 Packer-Birkemoe Model (Ref. [23]) EC3 considers that the capacity of a T-stub may be governed by the resistence of either the flange. Eurocode 3 Model (H-shaped sections with varying number of bolts) KÔN tf −1 t2 i a 2 + d f∕2 δ(a 2 + a 1 + t c) (46) The Eurocode 3 does not provide a specific design procedure for the design of base plates subject to tension. The capacity of the steel base plate is then calculated as follows: ÔN t = t 2(1 + δα)n b i K (47) e min e m 0. a 2 + Figure 22 T-stub connection in EC3 (Ref.-column connection is carried out in terms -toof equivalent T-stubs as shown in Fig.3 of [23]) which can be adapted for the design of base plates considering all anchor bolts as bolts on the tension side of the beam.

Rd 0.Rd3 = tensile capacities of the T-stub based on failure modes 1. [23]) It is interesting to note that the amount of prying action for a certain base plate layout can be obtained as the ratio F t. The yield line patterns of such failure modes are shown in Fig.5p+2m+0.625e.b = min(αm.25e.25lt 2f y M pl. (51).Rd1.Rd 1 Mode 2 Mode 3 Mode 1 2λ 1 + 2λ λ = n∕m β= 1 2 β n = e min ≤ 1. (52) and (53) ΣB t.Rd∕ΣB t. 2πm x) for first row of bolts below the tension flange of the beam (51) l eff.10 (boxed value from Table 1 of [23]) F t.Rd Figure 24 Prying action in T-stub for the three failure modes considered in (Ref.Rd1.d=min(0. 0.Rd B t.Rd3 = ΣB t.Rd2 = m+n F t.25m l = equivalent effective length calculated in equations (50).[23] The length to be utilised in the design of the equivalent T-stub is calculated as follows: for bolts outside the tension flange of the beam l eff. F t. 25.Rd = tensile capacity of bolt group γ MO = partial safety factor = 1.Rd1 = (49) BF 2λ 1 + 2λ t.5b p.Rd F t. as shown in Fig.25e. 4m + 1. (50) 4m x+1.Rd2. 2 and 3 respectively Ft Mode 1: Complete flange yielding Q Ft +Q 2 Ft +Q 2 4M plRd m B = l t 2f y∕γ MO f m t.25e x. Figure 23 Failure modes of a T-stub flange (Ref.c = minp.5w+2m x+0. 24. 26.625e x.Rd2 and F t. F t.Rd3 where: 4M pl. [23]) The tension zone of the end plate should be considered to act as a series of equivalent T-stubs with a total length equal to the total effective length of the bolt pattern in the tension zone. 4m+1.Rd as shown in Fig. 2πm) (53) Ft Mode 3: Bolt failure B ∕2 B ∕2 t t where: α = as defined in Fig.a = min0. 2πm) Q Ft Mode 2: Bolt failure with flange yielding Q for other inner bolts l eff. 27 It is interesting to note that the failure modes considered for example by equations (52) and (53) are the same as those considered to evaluate the capacity of an unstiffened flange.Rd = minF t. 16 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . F t. 2πm for other end bolts (52) B ∕2 B ∕2 t t Q l eff.Rd m 2M pl.Rd = γ f MO F t.Rd + nΣB t.F t.

3 0. or bolt head or other steel component used to transmit anchor loads from the tensile stress component to the concrete by bearing.1.9 0.3.1 0 0.75 4. [23]) The first detailed guidance on the design of anchor bolts is provided by the American Concrete Institute Committee 349 in 1976 in [3].3 0.3.d e m bp b p∕2 e m Portion between flanges l eff. plate.5 5 4.5 0. DESIGN OF ANCHOR BOLTS LITERATURE REVIEW l eff. flat washer. [23]) 5. 17 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .6 Centreline of web (b) Separate bolt patterns Centreline of web (c) Circles around each bolt 0.1 0. publish an article [17] where the guidelines provided in [3] are modified to suit concrete structures in general. very active in the preparation of [3].9 λ1 Figure 25 Yield line patterns for unstiffened flange (Ref.2 λ 2 1.0 0. [2] Transformation of extension to equivalent T-stub 5.4 0.4 0.2 0.8 0.7 0. For the purpose of this paper an anchor head is defined as a nut.2 0.4 2π 65.3 1. These recommendations are produced for the design of nuclear safety related structures.a Figure 27 Value of Effective lengths of α to calculate equivalent T-stub flanges (Ref. [23]) bp w ex mx ex mx p p l eff.5 4.5 0.a λ1 = λ2 = m1 m1 + e m2 m1 + e e m1 m2 l eff.a Available design guidelines regarding the behaviour of anchor bolts in tension distinguish between the behaviour of anchor bolts with an anchor head and of hooked anchor bolts and therefore these will be discussed here separately.1 1.b l eff.p p 1.8 0.7 0. Some of the ACI Committee 349 members. Anchor bolts with anchor head Figure 26 Effective lengths of equivalent T-stub flanges representing an end plate (Ref.c Equivalent T-stub for extension l eff.45 α e m Centreline of web (a) Combined bolt group action 1.6 0.

85 can be used.4 f′ c subjected to strength load combinations calculated in accordance with current loading codes (i. [31] In calculating the projected area of the failure cone the area of the anchor head should be disregarded as the failure cone initiates at the outside periphery of the anchor head. This effective area is calculated as the sum of the projected areas of each anchor part of the bolt group if these projected areas do not overlap. The value of 0.33 f′ c times the effective tensile area of the bolt group. [31] The value of Ô0.85 in the case the anchor head is beyond the far face reinforcement. [3][17] In the current version of ACI349 [2] the capacity reduction factor is equal to 0. is able to develop the full tensile strength of the bolt provided. which can be increased to 0. without a plate or washer.65 in the calculation of the concrete cone capacity. thus leading to a smaller concrete pull-out capacity if compared to the sum of the concrete pull-out capacities of each anchor in the bolt group considered in isolation. [2] The placing of washers or plates above the bolt head to increase the concrete pull-out capacity should be avoided as it only spreads the failure cone away from the bolt-line which may cause overlapping of cones with adjacent anchors or edge distance problems. In both [3] and [17] it is recommended to use a capacity reduction factor of 0.e.5 times the tensile stress area of the anchor bolt and provided there is sufficient side cover. [2] Experimental results have generally verified the results of this approach. [2] and [17] recommend to calculate its nominal concrete pull-out capacity based on the tensile strength Ô4 f′ c (where f′ c is in psi) or Ô0. [2][17] 18 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . This is achieved by ensuring that the calculated concrete strength exceeds the minimum specified tensile strength of the steel. or in a compression zone or in a tension zone where the concrete tension stress (based on an uncracked section) at the concrete surface is less than the tensile strength of the concrete 0. that the thickness of the anchor head is at least 1. AS1170. [2][17] Typical brittle failure of an isolated anchor bolt is by pulling out of a concrete cone radiating out at 45 degrees from the bottom of the anchor as shown in Fig. [31] Ld 45 o Ld Failure plane Projected surface Figure 28 Concrete failure cone (Ref. The concrete pull-out capacity of a bolt group is calculated as the average concrete tensile strength Ô0. The ACI Committee 349 recognises that there is not sufficient data to define more accurate values for the strength reduction factor.The design criteria at the base of [2] and of [17] is that anchor bolts should be designed to fail in a ductile manner. 28. when overlapping occurs overlapped areas should be considered only once in the calculation of the effective tensile area.33 f′ c (where f′ c is in MPa) acting over an effective area which is the projected area of the concrete failure cone.65 unless the embedment is anchored either beyond the far face reinforcement. [2] Experimental results have shown that the head of a standard bolt. therefore the anchor bolt should reach yielding prior to the concrete brittle failure.0 times the greatest dimension from the outermost bearing edge of the anchor head to the face of the tensile stress component and that the bearing area of the anchor head is approximately evenly distributed around the perimeter of the tensile stress component.33 f′ c represents an average value of the concrete stress on the projected area accounting for the stress distribution which occurs along the failure cone surface varying from zero at the concrete surface to a maximum at the bolt end. [2] An embedment is defined in [2] as that steel component embedded in the concrete used to transmit applied loads to the concrete structure. [26]) If reinforcement in the foundation is extended into the area of the failure cone additional strength would be present in practice since the nominal capacity of the failure cone is based on the strength of unreinforced concrete.0 [8]) in which cases a capacity reduction factor of 0. that there is a minimum gross bearing area of at least 2. This intends to be a simplification of a very complex problem. as specified in [2].65 applies to the case of an anchor bolt in plain concrete.

Nevertheless. It is recommended not use angles other than 90 degrees. 30 where an entire part of the concrete foundation would pull-out. 29.Tension Force s s Transverse splitting Ld 2 cos −1 Ld s 2L πL 2 d d Shaded = πL 2 − +s d 0 2 360 Area (a) Two Intersecting Failure Cones L − s4 2 d 2 Figure 31 Transverse splitting failure mode (Ref. (127 mm). [30]) Simple procedures to calculate the effective tensile areas of bolt groups are provided in [30]. should not reduce the anchorage capacity based on the failure cone.Sector + Triangle (b) Failure Cone Near an Edge (Note: the inverse cosine term listed in the equations is in degrees) Figure 29 Calculation of the projected area of two intersecting failure cones or one failure cone near an edge (Ref. 31.e. [2][17] 3d f but ≥ 75mm df Ld Figure 32 Suggested layout for Cored Holes to Permit Minor Adjustments in Position on Site (Ref. [26]) 19 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . Nevertheless for design purposes caution should be applied is using angles greater than 90 degrees as cracks might be present at the concrete surface. [2]) It is interesting to note that in the case of shallow anchor bolts the angle at the bolt head formed by the failure cone tends to increase from 90 degrees to 120 degrees. [2][17] The previous considerations assume the concrete element to be stress-free and only subjected to the anchor bolts loading. it is in the opinion of the ACI 349 Committee that a failure cone angle of 90 degrees can still be utilised as it is assumed that any cracking would be controlled by the main reinforcement designed in accordance with current concrete codes.-centre spacing is less than the -toanchor bolt depth and is shown in Fig. The former loading condition would be beneficial to the anchor bolt’s strength while the latter loading state would lead to a significantly decrease in strength.e. i. [2][17] Tension Force Figure 30 Potential Failure Mode with limited depth (Ref. [30] Depending upon the bolt group layout other possible failure modes could take place such as the one shown in Fig. 30. the procedure to calculate two intersecting cones is shown in Fig. An anchor bolt is classified as shallow when its length is less than 5in. 32. In such cases the effective tensile area should be calculated selecting the smallest projected area due to the possible concrete failure surfaces as shown in Fig. [26] Projection − Ld s 2 Ld = Ld 2 cos −1 + Ld +s 2 Area = πL 2 − d s 2L πL d 2 d 360 0 L − s4 2 d 2 Circle . [21] notes that the use of cored holes. provided that the cored hole does not extend near the bottom of the bolt. [2]) Transverse splitting is another failure mode which can occur between anchor heads of an anchor bolt group when their centre. AS 3600 [10]. This situation should be avoided if the dimensions shown in Fig. [2] and [17] consider the case when there is a state of biaxial compression and tension in the plane of the concrete. A similar average tensile strength as in the case of the pull-out cones can be adopted. such as shown in Fig. 32 are followed. This failure mode occurs at a load similar to the one required to cause a pull-out cone failure in uncracked concrete and therefore no additional design checks need to be considered. The design procedure proposed by ACI 349 and [17] is also recommended by DeWolf in [21]. i.

= 0. Reinforcement needs to be specified in the case anchor bolts are located too close to a concrete edge (the edge distance a e is less than the one required by equation (58)) or their embedment length is less than the one required to develop the bolt’s full tensile strength.33 when compared to the guidelines presented in reference [3].65 in Ref.65 in Ref. [21] and [26]. which is caused by a lateral force present at the bolt head location. The concrete capacity is calculated as the average concrete tensile strength Ô0. [3].2 of AS 4100 [11] as follows: N tf = A sf uf = 0.25N tf = ÔN c.33 f′ c applied over the projected cone area as follows: [2][3][17] ÔN c. 33.lat = Ô0. 7d f) where: L d = minimum embedment length These minimum embedment lengths and edge distances have also been recommended in references [18].6 bolts: L d ≥ 12d f a e = min(100. [2] and [17] Adopting the capacity reduction factor Ô equal to 0.75 A0 d2 π A 0 = f = shank area 4 f uf = minimum tensile strength of a bolt The failure surface has the shape of a cone which radiates at 45 degrees from the anchor head towards the concrete edge. [2]) Based on the guidelines provided in reference [3]. [31]) Lateral bursting of the concrete can occur when an anchor bolt is located close to the concrete edge as shown in Fig. 0. simplified design guidelines regarding minimum embedment lengths and minimum edge distances are presented in reference [39].3.85 the minimum side cover to avoid lateral bursting of the concrete can be calculated as follows: ae = df Failure surface 6 f′ c f uf (58) Figure 33 Failure Surface of Blow-out Cone due to Lateral Bursting of the Concrete (Ref. [2] STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 where: Ô = 0. These minimum embedment lengths are calculated with an additional safety factor of 1. [3]. Tension Force Potential Failure Zone Spiral reinforcement where: A s = tensile stress area in accordance with AS1275 [9] and conservatively approximated with 0.8 bolts: L d ≥ 17d f a e = min(100.2.33 f ′c π a 2 e and solving equation (56) for a e yields: ae = df where: (56) Ô7 f′ c f uf (57) 20 . 5d f) for Grade 8. Such reinforcement should be designed and located to intersect potential cracks ensuring full development length of the reinforcement on both sides of such cracks.33 f′ c π a 2 e (55) Figure 34 Reinforcement Against Lateral Bursting of Concrete Foundation (Ref.lat = Ô0.85 in Refs. The placement of the reinforcement should be concentric with the tensile stress field.45 o 45 o Blow out cone Ô = 0.75A 0f uf = 0. These simplified guidelines are as follows: for Grade 250 bars and Grade 4.75 d2 π f f 4 uf (54) Equation (58) has also been recommended in [26] and [47].25 N tf) to the concrete lateral bursting capacity allows to express the minimum required side cover as a function of both the concrete and anchor bolt strengths as shown below: 0. This lateral force may be conservatively assumed to be one-fourth of the nominal tensile capacity of the anchor bolt for conventional anchor heads which can be calculated in accordance with Clause 9.lat = lateral bursting capacity of the concrete a e = side cover Equating the assumed lateral force (equal to 0. [2] and [17] ÔN c.85 in Refs.

In the case the plate flexural STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 21 .[13]) In the case the plate flexural deformation is smaller than the bolt elongation no prying action would take place as shown in Fig.[24] [24] and [31] discuss the behaviour of smooth anchor bolts and recommend to use hooked anchor bolts with a bearing head as smooth bars are less able to develop their strength along their length than deformed bars. The recommendations of the AISC(US) Manuals have changed over time. Hooked bars There are different opinions regarding the ability of hooked anchor bolts to carry tensile loading. [22] Similar design considerations are presented in reference [47].4. He also recommends to use anchor bolts with a more positive anchorage which is formed when bolts or rods with threads and nut are used. In reference [6] the design of hooked anchor rods under tension is recommended to be carried out based on the design procedure presented in [24] as outlined in equation (59) while in reference [5] the use of hooked anchor rods is recommended only for axially loaded members subject to compression only. The possible collapse mechanisms which can occur are similar to those which can occur in bolted connections. a prying action might be present. 35 using hairpin reinforcement. Some authors do not recommend to use them to resist uplift loads. 36(a). 35 in order to effectively intercept potential failure planes. Tension Force Ld 8x diameter of the hairpin reinforcement Development length from AS3600 ÔN th = 0. 5. The major concern regarding the use of hooked bars in tension is that they tend to fail by straightening and pulling out of the concrete as shown by research carried out by the PCI.In the specific case of insufficient embedment length a possible reinforcement layout to enhance the concrete pull-out capacity is detailed in Fig.4.2. [2] [2] and [17] recommend that if proper anchorage of the reinforcement cannot be accomplished in the available dimensions. while others have provided some design guidelines. Even for this case he recommends to design the hook to resist half the design tensile capacity of the bolt using equation (59). RECOMMENDED MODEL Introduction Locate legs of hairpin reinforcement in this region Figure 35 Possible Placement of Reinforcement for Direct Tension (Ref. [2]) In the case of insufficient side cover a e there are no experimental results to validate a design procedure to include reinforcement to avoid lateral bursting of the concrete. Their use has been clearly stated and their derivations are illustrated in Section 11.1. 36. These specifications are the maximum distance from the anchor head and the minimum embedment length equal to 8 reinforcement diameters.7f′ cd f L h (59) Ld 3 Ld 3 Maximum distance from anchor head for reinforcement to be considered effective where: Ô = 0. These are shown in Fig.80 (as recommended in [26]) ÔN th = tensile capacity of a hooked bar d f = nominal diameter of the hooked bar L h = length of the hook DeWolf in [22] recommends to use hooked anchor bolts only under compressive axial loading.3. It is interesting to note that depending upon the magnitude of the plate flexural deformation and the bolt elongation which occur in the loaded base plate connection. The ACI 349 Committee recommends the use of spiral reinforcement as shown in Fig. [24] recommends to use the following formula to determine the pull-out capacity of a hooked anchor bolt: Schematic failure modes Bending moment diagrams showing plastic hinges Figure 36 Possible plate deformations and anchor bolt elongations (modified from Ref. the anchorage configuration should be changed. to the knowledge of the authors. The hairpins need to be placed as specified in Fig. and where no fixity is needed at the base except during erection. 34 while also suggesting to refer to accepted practices for prestressing anchorages to resist the lateral bursting force. N* b N* t N* p N* b N* t N* p N* b N* t 5. not covered by available design guidelines. Other reinforcement configurations can be specified in accordance with AS 3600 while still complying with the specifications previously outlined for hairpin reinforcement to consider the reinforcement to be effective. Additional design models/provisions are here provided for those instances. Available design guidelines have been included in the recommended design models where possible. 5.

2 of AS4100 [11] as the sum of the design capacities of each single bolt ÔN tf.3 of AS 3600 would be equal to 1 as the shape of the effective loaded area is a circle.4.2.4.3.4.9 Ô p = 1 to be used in equation (60) as prying effects are already included in equation (63) d r 1 = 0 + 2a 1 2 d0 r2 = + a1 2 a 1 = a 2 (condition to apply equation (63)) f 3 = 1 k 3 + k 2 − 4k 1 3 2k 1 r k 1 = ln r 2 3 k3 = k1 + 2 d r2 = 0 + a1 2 d0 − tc r3 = 2 a 1. 37 are here outlined.t = design capacity of the base plate connection subject to axial tension ÔN t = design tensile axial capacity of the steel base plate ÔN w = design axial capacity of the weld connecting the base plate to the column ÔN tb = design capacity of the anchor bolt group under tension Ô p = 1/1. and where: N des.3 of AS 3600 to calculate the concrete capacity of a slab against punching shear. 20 5. [47] 5.Birkemoe model is specified in equation (95). 36(b) and (c). design.3.5. p Possible bending moment diagram occurring in the plate in all three collapse mechanisms are also shown in Fig.33 f′ c A ps (64) where: Ô = 0.2.4.) the tensile design capacity of the anchor group should be calculated as follows: ÔN tb = n bÔN tf 1+ 1 1− f 3 f lnr 1 3 r2 (63) 5.deformation is of similar or of greater magnitude as the bolt elongation. Ô Ô pN tb] min ≥ N * t (60) with the following constraint to ensure a ductile failure of the anchorage system (connection of anchor bolt to concrete): ÔN cc > ÔN tb (61) and complying with the anchor bolts’ embedment lengths and concrete edge distances specified in Sections 5.2. In the case the base plate is designed based on Packer-Birkemoe Model the preliminary number of bolts required is obtained from equation (62) which is then refined in the section describing the steel plate 22 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . as shown in Fig.3 of AS 3600) A ps = effective projected area Equation (64) is similar to the expression provided in Clause 9.t = [ÔN t . Design Criteria The recommended model for axial tension is based on the following design criteria: N des.4. AS 3600 recommends a strength reduction factor under shear of 0.2. for tabulated values of the tensile capacities of anchor bolts.4 is conservatively recommended as suggested in [37] and [36]. and 5.4 = 0.3 of AS 3600). In the case the design of the base plate is carried out base on IWIMM Model (refer to Section 5. Design of concrete pull-out capacity The pull-out capacity of the concrete ÔN cc varies depending upon the anchor bolts layout and it can be calculated in accordance with AS 3600 as follows: ÔN cc = Ô0.7 (Table 2. The value of Ô p to be adopted in the Packer .3. The capacities of a few common bolt layouts as shown in Fig. [13] For design purposes the use of a prying factor of 1.7 (based on Ô required for Clause 9. ÔN cc = design pull-out capacity of the concrete foundation N * = design axial tension load t where: Ô = 0.72 prying reduction factor as recommended in references [36] and [37] unless noted otherwise in 5.4.4.6. ÔN tb = n bÔN tf = n bÔA sf uf (62) where: Ô = 0. ÔN w . Anchor bolt design The tensile design capacity of the anchor bolt group ÔN tb is calculated in accordance with Clause 9. a 2 and d 0 are defined in Fig.8 Refer to Section 14. 36. The value of β h to be calculated in Clause 9. Once the steel plate design is complete the capacity of the anchor bolt groups needs to be re-checked.4. which involves a similar failure mechanism as the one of the pull-out cone. prying actions N * should be accounted for in the design.2.7.

5. 2 cos −1(s∕2L 4) 360 5. [47]) The effective projected areas of each anchor bolt layout shown in Fig.4. L4 Minimum embedment lengths Figure 37 Common bolt layouts (Ref. for Grade 4. 37(b).6 bolts and Grade 250 rods a e = 4 d f when f′ c = 20. 38) Ld = ≥ 100 (66) 2 where: Ô = 0. 37(a) = πL 2 1 A ps. Concrete cover requirements The cover requirements for an anchor bolt are determined in accordance with [2] and [17] in order to prevent lateral bursting of the concrete which can occur when a bolt is located close to a concrete edge as shown in Fig. The minimum cover to be provided is calculated as follows: [17][2] 23 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .2 = effective projected area of 2 anchor bolts with overlapping of their failure cones as shown in Fig.8 bolts a e = 6 d f when f′ c = 20 and 25 MPa = 5 d f when f′ c = 32 MPa ≥ 100 when f′ c = 20. The following simplified expressions. 25 and 32 MPa The requirement of a minimum side cover of 100 mm is based on recommendations of [21]. = πd 2 0.L1 L2 a e = max 100. [26]) The minimum embedment length Ld for an isolated anchor bolt should be calculated as follows: (refer to Fig. ae Ld Lh 2 cos −1(s∕2L 2) + s L 2 − s 2∕4 2 2 360 Edge of Concrete Foundation Figure 38 Hook.1 = effective projected area of isolated anchor bolt (no overlapping of failure cones) as shown in Fig. Refer to Section 12. 25 and 32 MPa for Grade 8. d f Projected area s 45 o L1 L2 (b) Two Intersecting Cones (a) Single Cone L4 s (c) Four Intersecting Cones Tabulated values of equation (65) are presented in Section 12.4. for Grade 4. 6 f′ c f uf (65) 5. 37(c).3 of AS 3600) f ufA s γ= Ô0. 37 is calculated as follows: A ps.7 (based on Ô in Clause 9. can be used in place of equation (65) leading to slightly more conservative side covers than those calculated with equation (65).33 f′ c π Even if it has been observed that for shallow anchors the angle at the bolt head formed by the concrete failure cone tends to increase from 90 degrees to 120 degrees (therefore increasing the concrete pull-out capacity) a minimum limit of 100mm is here introduced in equation (66) as cracks might be present at the concrete surface.6.6 bolts and Grade 250 rods − d 2 + d 2 + 4γ f f A ps. 25 and 32 MPa ≥ 100 when f′ c = 20. which have been derived in Section 12.. = πd 2 × 1 − 2 The recommended minimum embedment length Ld of an anchor bolt is determined in accordance with the design guidelines specified in [2] adjusted to suit AS 3600.2. for the derivation of equation (66) and of the simplified expressions shown below which can be used in place of equation (66). In this case each failure cone overlaps with all other 3 failure cones as shown in Fig. [26] and [39].4 = effective projected area of 4 anchor bolts with overlapping of their failure cones. 33.75 − 4 + s L 2 − s 2∕4 + s 2∕4 2 4 where the inverse cosine term is in degrees. embedment lengths and edge distances for anchor bolts (Ref.

SHS) .1 anchor bolt (*) Channel . To ensure that none of the oblique yield lines intersects the bolt hole.-shaped column section with 2 anchor bolts The plate thickness required to resist a design axial force ÔN * is calculated as follows: t ÔN t = 0. Recommended models are illustrated below for the following combinations of column section and number of bolts: H-shaped column section .2 anchor bolts (*) Hollow section (RHS.7. in the case of open sections the derived models to determine the capacity of the steel base plate capacity account only for the strength of plate present inside the column footprint. H-SHAPED COLUMN .H. of anchor bolts (IWIMM Model described in the literature review) Hollow section (RHS) . The reduction in plate capacity due to the bolt hole has been included in the model. 38. 39 In this model the reduction in plate capacity due to the presence of a bolt hole along the yield line perpendicular to the web has been included. 39 and is similar to the one considered in Murray Model modified to account for the reduction in plate capacity due to the anchor bolt holes.7f′ cd f where: L h = hook length of anchor bolt The anchorage length (embedment length and hook length) should be such as to prevent bond failure between the anchor bolt and concrete prior to yielding of the bolt. similarly to Murray Model. When possible.4. where: ÔN t = axial tension capacity of the base plate b fc1 = width of the column flange ignoring web thickness = b fc − t w d c1 = clear depth between flanges (column depth ignoring thicknesses of flanges) t w = thickness of web d h = diameter of bolt hole 2b 2 − 2b fc1d h + 4y 2 α = fc1 4sy y and s = as defined in Fig.2 anchor bolts (*) H-shaped column section .9f yit 2α i ti ≥ (68) (69) fc1 − d h N* t 0. as shown in Fig.4 anchor bolts (*) Hollow section (CHS) . Further reductions due to other yield lines intersecting bolt holes have not been considered as they are very unlikely to occur and a more detailed analysis should be carried out in such situation.varying no. a more positive anchorage should be adopted at the end of the hook. 25 and 32MPa for Grade 8. 2 b 2 b fc1 (70) The recommended procedure to design or check the steel base plate varies depending upon the column section and number of bolts considered. The yield line patterns considered for open sections are assumed to develop inside the internal faces of the column profile.2 anchor bolts (*) Hollow section (RHS.4 anchor bolts (*) Channel . Design of the Steel Base Plate d c1 . need to be detailed with a minimum embedment length as specified for bolts with an anchor head of same nominal diameter (specified by equation (66) or by its alternative simplified expressions) and with a minimum hook length calculated as follows:[24][26] A sf uf Lh ≥ (67) 0. s d c1 2 d c1 2 y y b fc Figure 39 Yield line pattern . of anchor bolts (Packer-Birkemoe Model described in the literature review) The derivation of the models marked with (*) is illustrated in Section 11.varying no.2 anchor bolts The yield line pattern considered by the recommended model is shown in Fig. for example by means of a nut. SHS.9f yiα y = min 5. as assumed in the model derived. CHS) .8 bolts L d = 13 d f when f′ c = 20 MPa = 12 d f when f′ c = 25 MPa = 11 d f when f′ c = 32 MPa Hooked anchor bolts. It is important to note that. The critical yield line pattern is a function of the value of y calculated from equation (70). the following condition needs to be satisfied: y > l2 where: l1 = l2 = s− dh 2 d 1 − 4s 2 (71) h 2 l 1l 3 d2 h 4 − l2 1 24 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .L d = 9 d f when f′ c = 20.

This should be verified and considered in a similar manner as previously outlined in the case of H-shaped column with 2 anchor bolts (refer to equation (71) and Fig.9f yit 2α i ti ≥ (72) (73) Figure 41 Yield line pattern (a) H sections s y y sp y y b fc ab ab Figure 42 Yield line pattern (b) H sections s ab y sp y ab b fc N* t 0. 40. (b) and (c) the derived model does not assume that the oblique lines intersect the bolt hole. 43.and the notation is defined in Fig.9f yiα fc1 − d h b y= 2 b fc1 (74) and the value of α is calculated as follows: sp α = max(α a. s Web a b = distance from bolt hole to inside face of flange s diameter of hole = d h l1 l2 y y d c1 2 d c1 2 b fc1 − d h 2 s d 2∕4 − l2 h 1 Edge of plate b fc Figure 40 Yield line layout near the bolt hole H-SHAPED COLUMN . 41. y y d = min a b. 44 and 45. α b) when y < 2 sp = α b when y < and y > a b 2 sp = max(α c.4 anchor bolts The yield line patterns considered by the recommended model are shown in Figs. α d. 42. In the case of yield line patterns (a). 40). l3 y c = mina b. The recommended design procedure is as follows: ÔN t = 0. α e) when y ≥ 2 where: 2b 2 − 2b fc1d h + 4y 2 α a = fc1 2sy b fc1(b fc1 − d h)(a b + y) + 2(y + a b)a by αb = 2sa by b 2 − d hb fc1 + 2y 2 + s py c c α c = fc1 2sy c b fc1s − d hs + 2y 2 + s py d − d hy d d αd = sy d b fc1s − 2d hs + 4a 2 + 2a bs p − 2a bd h b αe = 2a bs Figure 43 Yield line pattern (c) H sections s y ab sp y b fc ab Figure 44 Yield line pattern (d) H sections 25 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .

9f yit 2α i ti ≥ (78) (79) (80) Figure 45 Yield line pattern (e) H sections s ab sp ab b fc Figure 46 Yield line pattern (f) H sections CHANNEL . 47 and is similar to the one considered in the case of H-shaped sections with 2 anchor bolts. The derived model does not assume that the oblique lines intersect the bolt hole. s d c1 2 d c1 2 N* t 0. α d.2 anchor bolts The yield line patterns considered by the recommended model are shown in Figs.1 anchor bolt The yield line pattern considered by the recommended model is shown in Fig.9f yit 2α i (75) y c = mina b. (2b c1 fc1 − d h)b fc1 (77) 2b 2 − b fc1d h + y 2 fc1 2sy y and s = as defined in Fig. 50. 40).s y ab sp y b fc where: ab ti ≥ N* t 0. 49. 51 and 52. In the case of yield line patterns (a). α e) when y ≥ 2 where: 2b 2 − b fc1d h + y 2 α a = fc1 sy b (2b − d h)(a b + y) + (y + a b)a by α b = fc1 fc1 2sa by 4b 2 − 2d hb fc1 + 2y 2 + s py c c fc1 4sy c 2b fc1s − d hs + 2y 2 + s py d − d hy d d αd = 2sy d αc = αe = b fc1s − d hs + 2a 2 + a bs p − a bd h b 2a bs b fc Figure 47 Yield line pattern . The recommended design procedure is as follows: ÔN t = 0. y y d = min a b. 48. 47 α= CHANNEL .Channel with 1 anchor bolt The plate thickness required to resist a design axial force ÔN * is calculated as follows: t ÔN t = 0.9f yiα y = (2b fc1 − d h)b fc1 y y and the value of α is calculated as follows: sp α = max(α a. 2b fc1 − d h 2 s 26 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . This should be verified and considered in a similar manner as previously outlined in the case of H-shaped column with 2 anchor bolts (refer to equation (71) and Fig.9f yiα (76) y = min d2 . 40). (b) and (c) the derived model does not assume that the oblique lines intersect the bolt hole. α b) when y < 2 sp = α b when y < and y > a b 2 sp = max(α c. This should be verified and considered in a similar manner as previously outlined in the case of H-shaped column with 2 anchor bolts (refer to equation (71) and Fig.

2 bolts s ab y sp y ab b fc Figure 52 Yield lines (e) Channels. This should be verified and considered in a similar manner as previously outlined in the case of H-shaped column with 2 anchor bolts (refer to equation (71) and Fig. In the case of yield line pattern (a) the derived model does not assume that the oblique lines intersect the bolt hole. 53 and 54. 2 bolts y 27 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .s y y sp y y b fc ab ab s ab sp ab b fc Figure 48 Yield lines (a) Channels. 2 bolts HOLLOW SECTION (RHS.9f yiα y = (2s 2 − d h)s 2 Figure 50 Yield lines (c) Channels. 2 bolts s y ab sp y b fc ab N* t 0. α b) when y ≤ i = α b when y > i 2 2 where: 2s 2 − d hs 2 + y 2 α a = 2 ys 1 li αb = 2s 3 s 3 = distance from centerline of bolt hole to yield line location specified by s 4 s 4 = cantilevered lengths a 1 or a 2 of Cantilever Model depending upon orientation of the column section s2 s1 y li Figure 51 Yield lines (d) Channels. 40). CHS) 2 anchor bolts The yield line patterns considered by the recommended model are shown in Figs. The recommended design procedure is as follows: ÔN t = 0. SHS. 2 bolts s y ab sp y b fc ab and the value of α is calculated as follows: l l α = max(α a.9f yit 2α i ti ≥ (81) (82) (83) Figure 49 Yield lines (b) Channels.

55 and 56. This should be verified and considered in a similar manner as previously outlined in the case of H-shaped column with 2 anchor bolts (refer to equation (71) and Fig.9f yit 2α i (84) (85) (86) s2 s1 y y ti ≥ N* t 0.s1 s2 y y li In the case of yield line pattern (a) the derived model does not assume that the oblique lines intersect the bolt hole. The recommended design procedure is as follows: ÔN t = 0. α b) when y ≤ i 2 li − sp = α b when y > 2 where: 4s 2 − 2d hs 2 + 2y 2 + s py αa = 2 2ys 1 li αb = 2s 3 s2 s1 y Figure 53 Yield lines (a) Hollows. 2 bolts HOLLOW SECTION (RHS and SHS) 4 anchor bolts The yield line patterns considered by the recommended model are shown in Figs. 2 bolts s4 s3 li s4 s3 li s1 s3 s4 sp li s2 sp y li y li y Figure 55 Yield lines (a) Hollows. 40). 28 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . 4 bolts Figure 54 Yield lines (b) Hollows.9f yiα y = (2s 2 − d h)s 2 li and the value of α is calculated as follows: l − sp α = max(α a.

δα 1 + δα (94) where: N * = design tension in anchor bolt group including tb prying effects α= KN * t −1 1 t 2n b δ i a 4 = min 1. 20 [27] recommends to keep the value of a 1 as small as possible. while ensuring a minimum of 5 mm clearance between the nut face and the weld around the CHS. including prying effects. i.e. a 2 + df 2 The anchor bolt group capacity calculated with equation (62) needs to be greater than the axial loads applied to the bolt group calculated with equation (94). This is 29 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . 21 regarding the notation): a preliminary number of bolts required is determined from equation (62) a bolt spacing s p equal to 4.25a 1 Calculate δ: d δ = 1 − sh p li s4 s3 li (90) Figure 56 Yield lines (b) Hollows. between 1. of anchor bolts (Packer-Birkemoe Model) RHS COLUMNS .25a 1. t The actual tension in the anchor bolt group. The recommended design procedure is as follows: Ôf yi π f 3t 2 i ÔN t = 2 ti ≥ (87) (88) The designer should then select a preliminary plate thickness in the following range: 1KN δ ≤ t ≤ KN + * b i * b (91) where: K= 4a 310 3 Ôf yis p (where f yi is in MPa) a 3 = a 1 − d f∕2 + t c calculate α: α= KÔN tf −1 t2 i a 2 + d f∕2 δ(a 2 + a 1 + t c) (92) 2N * t Ôf yi π f 3 with the constraint of α ≥ 0 The capacity of the steel base plate is then calculated as follows: t 2(1 + δα)n b i (93) K And ÔN t calculated with equation (93) must be greater than N *. The design procedure is as follows (refer to the literature review for further details regarding the model and to Fig. a 2 and d 0 are defined in Fig. of anchor bolts (IWIMM Model) The recommended model for the design of base plates of CHS with a symmetric arrangement of bolts around the column profile as shown in Fig.varying no. of bolts The model recommended here is Packer-Birkemoe Model.d f should be used -5 (even if smaller spacing are possible) and that: (89) a 2 ≤ 1.5d f and 2d f (where d f is the nominal diameter of the bolts). This model is applicable only to base plates between 12mm and 26mm. Assumptions adopted by this model are a continuous base plate and a weld capacity able to develop the full yield strength of the CHS.s4 s3 HOLLOW SECTION (RHS) varying no. is determined as follows: ÔN t = a N* ≈ N* 1 + a3 t tb 4 where: Ô = 0. 20 is based on IWIMM Model previously outlined in the literature review.9 f 3 = 1 k 3 + k 2 − 4k 1 3 2k 1 r k 1 = ln r 2 3 k3 = k1 + 2 d r2 = 0 + a1 2 d0 − tc r3 = 2 a 1. 4 bolts HOLLOW SECTION (CHS) varying no.

for tabulated values of Ôv w. μ = 0.6f uw t t k rL w (96) where: Ô = 0. the shear force is transferred through the shear key acting as a cantilever and bearing against the concrete surface as shown in Fig. Instead of the preliminary values the actual number of bolts and plate thickness are utilised.9 6. by friction between between base plate and concrete/grout base or by recessing the base plate into the concrete footing. Available design information regarding the transfer of shear by each of these means with and without axial loading is now outlined.for grouted conditions with the contact plane between the grout and the as-rolled steel exterior to the concrete surface (normal condition). where: Ô = 0.10 of AS 4100. 2. Design of weld at column base The design of the weld at the base of the column is carried out in accordance with Clause 9.LITERATURE REVIEW - 6.1. 0. The fillet weld is recommended to be placed all around the column section profile.e. 58: A sk = V* s 0.85Ô cf′ c (98) There is general agreement regarding the determination of the shear capacity of a base plate which can be where: Ô = 0.55 .7. 58 while no bearing is assumed to occur against the grout.55 Figure 57 Coefficients of Friction (Ref.8 A sk = area of the shear key STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 30 .4. It is interesting to note how there are still very different opinions regarding the ability of anchor bolts to transfer shear actions. The weld is designed as a fillet weld and its design capacity ÔN w is calculated as follows: ÔN w = Ôv wL w = Ô0.achieved adopting a value Ô p to be used in equation (60) equal to: a δα Ôb = 1 + a3 4 1 + δα −1 transferred by means of friction when the column is subject to axial compression loading. [26]) 6. 3.4 of AS 4100) 0. Uniform bearing pressure is assumed to occur at the interface between the shear key and the concrete equal to the maximum bearing capacity of the concrete.concrete or grout against as-rolled steel when the contact plane is the full base plate thickness below the concrete surface (i. [26] The required area of the shear key is determined based on the bearing concrete strength 0. The shear capacity is calculated as follows: ÔV f = ÔμN * c (97) ≤1 (95) The evaluation of the capacity of an existing base plate is carried out following the design procedure previously outlined.3.85Ôf′ c as shown in Fig. recessed). The shear key is designed as a cantilever to carry the assumed bearing pressure.6 for all GP welds (Table 3. TRANSFER OF SHEAR BY FRICTION OR BY RECESSING THE BASE PLATE INTO THE CONCRETE LITERATURE REVIEW Available design guidelines agree that in the presence of a shear key.7 .9 . μ = 0. TRANSFER OF SHEAR BY A SHEAR KEY.3. 57 and are specified as follows: [2][21][22] 0.8 for all SP welds except longitudinal fillet welds on RHS/SHS with t < 3 mm (Table 3.2. 5. For clarity. 0. SHEAR 6.for concrete or grout placed against the as-rolled steel surface with the contact plane coincidental with the concrete surface.4 of AS 4100) 0.4 of AS 4100) k r = 1 (reduction factor to account for length of welded lap connection) Refer to Section 13. The bearing capacity of the concrete is calculated in accordance with AS 3600 [10]. by a combination of two or more of the above. by the anchor bolts.8.7 for all longitudinal SP fillet on RHS/SHS with t < 3 mm (Table 3. the literature review regarding the behaviour of anchor bolts is further divided into the case of anchor bolts subject to shear only or to shear and axial compression and the case of anchor bolts subject to shear and axial tension. by a shear key (or shear lug). INTRODUCTION The shear action may be assumed to be transferred from the column to the concrete base either: 1.8 μ = coefficient of friction ÔV f = shear capacity of the base plate transferred by friction Coefficients of friction μ available in literature are shown in Fig. 4.7 μ = 0.

where: m sk = nominal section moment capacity per unit width of shear key f ys = yield stress of shear key used in design t s = thickness of shear key from which the minimum thickness for the shear key t sk can be calculated in accordance with AS4100 as follows: ts = 6. Applied Shear d f∕4 Concrete Wedge Shear Key df Figure 58 Forces acting on Shear Keys (Ref. is equal to (b s − t g). The possible failure surface is the one which radiates at 45 degrees from the shear key’s edges towards the concrete edge. It has been observed that the depth of the concrete wedge can be approximated to be one quarter of the anchor bolt diameter.9f ys t 2L s s bs + tg 2 (102) where: ÔV s = design shear capacity of the shear key ts V* c tg 0.85. 58. by the average concrete tensile stress of Ô0.33 f′ c (where f′ c is in MPa) with Ô is equal to 0. [26]) In the presence of combined shear and axial compression actions. In the presence of a base plate the translation of the concrete wedge is prevented by a clamping force provided by the base plate and anchor bolts. 4m * sk = 0.9f ys t 2 V* bs + tg s s = = Ôm sk Ls 2 4 (100) to resist the part of the design shear force that cannot be resisted by friction. Reference [26] extends this design procedure for shear keys in two orthogonal directions applying the same design procedure in both orthogonal directions.4. It is interesting to note that the shear key can be welded to the underside of the base plate at any angle even if it is common to choose directions parallel to one or both of the principal axes of the column as these are usually the axes along which the shear needs to be transferred. For shear keys located near a free concrete edge it should be verified that the concrete is able to carry the applied shear action.85f′ c bs An anchor bolt located away from a concrete edge and with sufficient embedment length would typically transfer the shear through bearing at the surface of the concrete and testing has shown that this transfer mode could cause a concrete wedge to form as shown in Fig.4. The concrete failure surface is determined by radiating at 45 degrees from the anchor bolt at the STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 31 .9f ys (101) or equivalently the shear capacity of a shear key is calculated as: ÔV s = 0. [2] The weld of the shear key shall be designed to carry both design shear and moment actions acting on the shear key. determined as the projected area of the failure surface on the concrete edge ignoring the shear key area. the shear key is normally assumed Figure 59 Concrete wedge failure mode under anchor bolt shear force (Ref. [31]) Locating an anchor bolt near the concrete free edge could lead to another failure mode to occur as shown in Fig. referring to Fig. TRANSFER OF SHEAR BY THE ANCHOR BOLTS .1.LITERATURE REVIEW Shear only or Shear and Axial Compression 6. which.V * = design shear force to be transferred by means s of the shear key The actual length of the shear key L s is then determined based on the available plate depth in contact with the concrete. The concrete capacity should be determined by multiplying the effective concrete stress area. 60.9f ys V* bs + tg s 2 L s 0. The design moment per unit width of plate m * carried by the shear key can then be calculated as sk follows: m* = sk V* bs + tg s Ls 2 (99) where: m * = design moment to be carried sk to the shear key L s = length of shear key b s = depth of shear key t g = grout thickness Equating the design moment to the plastic nominal section moment capacity of the shear key the following is obtained (per unit width of plate): m* = sk 0. While the anchor’s behaviour remains in the elastic range the clamping force applied by the anchor bolt and base plate is proportional to the shear force. 59.

The concrete capacity of the wedge cone can be calculated as follows: ÔV u.65 and 0. The shear capacity of an anchor bolt located at a distance less than a e∕3 from a concrete edge should be ignored. based on equation (106) with Ô equal to 0.33 f′ c πa 2 e 2 (103) where: Ô = 0.b 4 uf (105) and solving equation (105) for a e: References [26] and [47] recommend edge distances based on Ô values equal to 0.6 bolts: a e ≥ 12d f minimum bolt spacing ≥ 16d f for Grade 8. For completeness minimum edge distances have been derived in Section 12.8 bolts Ô 0. Adopting a similar reinforcement layout as suggested in Fig.concrete surface towards the free edge.65 are presented in reference [39] which are as follows: for Grade 250 bars and Grade 4. simplified design guidelines of the minimum edge distances calculated with equation (106) using Ô equal to 0.c = Ô0.7: V u.65 0. [31]) The minimum side cover required to ensure a ductile failure requires the concrete wedge capacity to carry a shear load equal to the nominal shear capacity of the anchor bolt.c is able to carry the shear capacity of the bolt transferred by friction V u.b = nominal shear capacity of an anchor bolt assumed to be transferred by friction between anchor and concrete with a friction coefficient of 0.b = 0.85.65 0.c = concrete capacity against wedge cone failure Experimental results have shown that equation (103) provides a good estimate of the concrete wedge capacity using Ô equal to 0.65 in [3] and 0.7 The minimum side cover a e to be adopted for the anchor bolt to avoid the concrete wedge failure can be determined ensuring that the concrete capacity against wedge failure ÔV u. These have also been recommended in reference [26].85 f′ c 20 25 32 20 25 32 ae 18 df 17 df 16 df 16 df 15 df 14 df where: V u.65 0. 35 to resist direct tensile loading it has been observed by limited testing that concrete failure would occur when STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 32 .65 0.6 bolts and 250 Grade rods Ô 0.65. In the case the side cover is less than a e (calculated with equation (106)) caution should be placed in the design and positioning of the reinforcement. [44][45] Based on [2]. Table 4 Grade 4.85 f′ c 20 25 32 20 25 32 ae 13 df 12 df 11 df 11 df 10 df 10 df Table 5 Grade 8.c = Ô0. [3] and [17] the nominal shear capacity of the anchor bolt is calculated assuming that the shear is transferred by friction between the steel and the concrete with a friction coefficient of 0.7 πd 2 f f = V u.85 0.65 0.65 0.85 0.85 in [17] ÔV u. The concrete capacity is calculated by multiplying the projected area of the failure surface at the concrete edge by the concrete average tensile strength of Ô0.65 in [3] and 0.8 bolts: a e ≥ 17d f minimum bolt spacing ≥ 24d f These minimum bolt spacings intend to avoid overlapping of anchors’ concrete failure cones.85 0.85 0. Also simplified expressions have been derived as shown in Tables 4 and 5.7 πd 2 f f 4 uf (104) where: Ô = 0.b and equating equation (103) to equation (104): [2] πa 2 e ÔV u.85 in [17] Based on the guidelines provided in reference [3].33 f′ c. Applied Shear ae ≥ df Ô0.85.33 f′ c 2 = 0.94 f′ c f uf (106) Side Failure Surface Front Figure 60 Concrete failure surface under bolt shear force near a concrete edge (Ref.

[22] He also notes that a more reliable method of shear transfer through the anchor bolts can be achieved by welding the nuts to the base plate or by providing special washers 33 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . Fischer in [24] notes that in his opinion no more than two anchor bolts for each anchor group would transfer shear. [2][17] Experimental studies have shown that possible failure modes which can occur by transferring shear actions by means of anchor bolts are concrete failure with and without wedge cone. He explains that under normal loading condition only one bolt would be carrying shear in bearing as shown in Fig. 61. Due to the oversize holes specified in base plates it is not possible to ensure that the bolts of the bolt group would deform sufficiently to allow all bolts to go into bearing. In the former instance the transfer of shear occurs once a clamping force is developed to the base plate. the grout pad allows bending deformation of the anchor bolt to occur under an applied shear force. From test data. Ricker in [38] specifically notes that anchor bolts should not be used to resist shear forces in a column base. [45] provides no alternative design guidelines but notes that from experimental results the nominal capacity of a two bolt group may only be 60% more than that of a single bolt for the same edge distance. [45] Shear force * Potential failure zone * . there is not enough data available to precisely quantify the shear strength of an individual anchor bolt.[45] No guidance is currently available for calculating the nominal shear capacity of anchor bolt groups. The lateral Figure 62 Transfer of shear by bearing of anchor bolts DeWolf in [22] recommends to avoid the use of anchor bolts to resist shear and suggests that the transfer of shear through anchor bolts takes place by either shear friction or bearing. is the most appropriate. [31] No specific guidelines are available to evaluate the contribution of the clamping force to the shear resistance of the bolt and in practice this clamping force may not necessary be available. [31] considers that. much less a group of anchor bolts. 62. concrete failure with pull-out cone and shear failure of the anchor bolt. [45] concludes that among available guidelines the one of [3]. The column would then rotate subject to a shear action till a second anchor would go into bearing. A possible reinforcement layout to be utilised in the case the side cover is in between a e∕3 and 2a e∕3 is shown in Fig. The other transfer mode of anchor bolts described by DeWolf is by bearing between the anchor and the bolt hole. [45] shows that equation (106) is not applicable to anchor bolt groups as it can lead to unsafe design particularly for large edge distances and that the nominal concrete capacity is related to both edge distance and bolt spacing. * Figure 61 Reinforcement for Shear Near an Edge of Concrete Foundation (Ref. [38] Some authors do not recommend that shear be resisted by the anchor bolts. It is interesting to note that for the case where a grout pad exists between the base plate and the concrete.Development length from AS3600 deformation of the bolt leads to tensile stress in the bolt but this is generally insufficient to cause pullout. bending is induced in the bolt which acts as a cantilever with a lever arm equal to the grout thickness plus an additional distance should the concrete foundation crush locally. but he regards this very unlikely to occur in practice in more than one or two anchors as the bolt holes of base plates are usually oversized holes. [22] Even if the anchor bolts are not tightened properly the clamping force can still develop as a consequence of a wedge concrete failure which would tend to lift the base plate up and therefore tensioning the anchor bolts. in the case of base plates. The concrete edge cone failure can be prevented if either an edge distance a e as determined in equation (106) or adequate reinforcement are provided. [2]) [45] notes that by ensuring sufficient embedment length of the anchor bolt no concrete pull-out can occur.anchor bolts are located with a side cover less than 2a e∕3. Allowance for the full development of the reinforcement should be allowed for in accordance with AS 3600 regardless of the reinforcement layout adopted and in the case such allowance is not feasible the shear capacity of the anchor bolt with edge distance problems should be disregarded. outlined in equation (106). In his opinion bolts have a low bending resistance and that if a plate eases sideways to bear against a bolt. [24] Ref.

c ≥ N * c N des. [30] notes that this approach is conservative but is warranted since test data concerning combined shear and tension are lacking for most anchors. 6. Shear and Axial Tension The ability of anchor bolts to transfer shear actions was considered in the previous paragraph. References [2] and [17] recommend. then no special provisions are required.2. Here only available models to describe the interaction of shear and tension are considered. 6. It is in the authors’ opinion that due to the uncertainty regarding the ability of anchor bolts to transfer shear it is left up to designer to decide whether or not to design the anchor bolts to carry shear actions.2. for the design of the anchor bolts. 6. by a shear key or by a combination of the above. RECOMMENDED MODEL Introduction Figure 63 Concrete edge failure cones (Ref. in the case of anchor bolts subject to combined shear and tension. Reference [20] suggests an elliptical interaction relationship between tension and shear for the design of anchor bolts while considering the linear interaction relationship to be conservative. ÔV w min ≥ V * N des. to avoid possible horizontal deformation of the column the shear actions should be transferred either by recessing the base plate into concrete. [30] notes that for an anchor bolt subject to both shear force and axial tension. [21] Projected area of wedge cone Anchor bolt Top of concrete block α = 45 o Anchor bolt Overlapped area ae ae ae α 45 o Anchor bolts ae 4100 [11].4. which requires the total steel bolt area be obtained by adding the area required for shear force and the area required for tension. to adopt the design recommendations regarding minimum embedment length and edge distances provided in the case of anchor bolts subject to tension and shear separately. similar to the one adopted for conventional bolts as also specified in AS The recommended design model allows shear action to be transferred by friction between the base plate and the concrete/grout base. by recessing the base plate into the concrete footing. Design criteria The recommended model for the design of base plate subject to shear or combined shear and axial actions is base on the following design criteria: V des = ÔV f + ÔV s. or by means of a shear key or by tying the steel columns to share the load among adjacent columns. [39] notes that most references suggest the use of a parabolic interaction equation. [45]) Ref.5. design difficulties exist because the interaction of shear and tension is not understood and generally a straight line interaction relationship is assumed.with normal size holes (bolt dia + 2 mm) which fit over the oversize holes and are welded to the base plate. it suggests that great attention be paid to ensuring good grouting under the base plate and around the anchor bolts using a mix of minimum shrinkage.1.5.t ≥ N * t v des = Ôv w ≥ v * w where: V des = design shear capacity of the base plate connection ÔV f = design shear capacity of the base plate transferred by means of friction ÔV s = design shear capacity of the shear key (107) 34 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . They argue that the shear force causes a bearing failure near the concrete surface and translates the shear load on the anchor bolt into an effective tension load by friction. so that the bolt must have enough tension capacity to resist both effects. 6. excessive clearance between the anchor bolts and the holes in the base plate should be avoided.5. [34] notes that it is common and successful industrial practice to use anchor bolts of pinned-base portals to resist the shear forces while recommending the following design guidelines: if shear force is less than 20% of the axial load. Shipp and Haninger suggest in [39] that the total area of anchor bolt required should be the sum of that required to resist tension and that required to resist shear. for higher levels of shear force.

ÔV w = design shear capacity of the weld connecting the base plate to the column N des.t = design capacity of the base plate connection subject to axial tension as determined in Section 5.4. N des.c = design capacity of the base plate connection subject to axial compression as determined in Section 4.3. N * = design axial tension load t N * = design axial compression load c v des = Ôv w = design capacity of the weld connecting the base plate to the column per unit length of weld v * = design load per unit length acting on the weld w connecting the base plate to the column. Its direction depends upon the combined shear and axial loading The additional check on the weld capacity is required as the critical action acting on the weld (between column and base plate) is caused by a combination of shear and axial loading.

N* c if the column end is not prepared for full Lw contact =0 if the column end is prepared for full contact (under axial compression only) The fillet weld capacity between the column and the base plate Ôv w is designed in accordance with Clause 9.7.3.10 of AS 4100 [11] as follows: Ôv w = Ô0.6f uwt tk r (110) v* = v where: Ô = 0.8 for all SP welds except longitudinal fillet welds on RHS/SHS with t < 3 mm (Table 3.4 of AS 4100) 0.7 for all longitudinal SP fillet on RHS/SHS with t < 3 mm (Table 3.4 of AS 4100) 0.6 for all GP welds (Table 3.4 of AS 4100) Refer to Section 13. for tabulated values of the fillet weld capacity Ôv w.

6.5.5.

Design of shear transfer by a shear key

6.5.3.

Design of shear transfer by friction and by recessing the base plate in the concrete

The design shear capacity of the base plate transferred by means of friction and by recessing the base plate into the concrete footing is calculated as follows: ÔV f = ÔμN * c (108)

The shear capacity of a shear key can be calculated once the bearing and pull-out capacity of the concrete, the shear capacity of the shear key due to its nominal section moment capacity and the weld capacity between the shear key and the base plate are determined as shown below. ÔV s = ÔV s.c; ÔV s.cc; ÔV s.b; ÔV s.w min ≥ V * (111) where: ÔV s = design shear capacity of the shear key ÔV s.c = concrete bearing capacity of the shear key -out capacity of the concrete ÔV s.cc = pullÔV s.b = shear capacity of the shear key based on its section moment capacity ÔV s.w = shear capacity of the weld between the shear key and the base plate The concrete bearing capacity of the shear key ÔV s.c is calculated as follows: ÔV s.c = Ô0.85f c′L s(b s − t g) (112) where: Ô = 0.6 L s and b s = length and depth of the shear key as shown in Fig. 64 tg Shear Key ts Ls bs

where: Ô = 0.8 μ = coefficient of friction = 0.9 - concrete or grout against as-rolled steel when the contact plane is the full base plate thickness below the concrete surface (i.e. recessed) = 0.7 - for concrete or grout placed against the as-rolled steel surface with the contact plane coincidental with the concrete surface = 0.55 - for grouted conditions with the contact plane between the grout and the as-rolled steel exterior to the concrete surface (normal condition)

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Design of the column weld

The design action applied to the weld between the column and the base plate is calculated as follows: v * = v * + v * w v h

2 2

(109)

where: v * and v * = components of the loading carried by the v h weld between column and base plate in one horizontal direction in the plane of the base plate and in the vertical direction respectively per unit length * v* = V h Lw

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**Figure 64 Shear Key Details (Ref. [26])
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formation of a failure surface radiating at 45 degrees from the shear key’s edges towards the concrete edge. The concrete capacity calculated over the projected area of such failure surface ignoring the shear key area is determined as follows: ÔV s.cc = Ô0.33 f c′ A psk ≤ ÔV s.c (113)

sp

sg

where: Ô = 0.7 (based on as Ô required for Clause 9.2.3 of AS3600) A psk = projected area over the concrete edge ignoring the shear key area The shear capacity of the shear key based on its nominal section moment capacity ÔV s.b is calculated as follows: ÔV s.b = 0.9f ys t 2L s s bs + tg 2 (114)

**Figure 66 4-bolt base plate to UB/UC column (Ref. [26])
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sp

The capacity of the fillet weld connecting the shear key to the base plate ÔV s.w calculated in the direction perpendicular to the shear key is determined as follows (assuming the shear key is welded all around): ÔV s.w =

Figure 67 2-bolt base plate to channel column (Ref. [26])

Ôv w2L s

2

(115)

bs+ts 1+ t s

where: Ôv w = design capacity of the fillet weld per unit length (as calculated in equation (110) or as tabulated in Section 13.)

Legend: Anchor Bolt Location Hole to allow grout egress

**7. BASE PLATE AND ANCHOR BOLTS DETAILING
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Typical base plate layouts considered in this paper are shown in Figs. 65, 66, 67 and 68. Typical anchor bolts used in base plate applications are cast- anchors of category 4.6/S and of diameter either -in M16, M20, M24 or M30. Masonry anchors of diameter M16, M20, M24 may also be used.

**Figure 68 2-bolt base plate to hollow columns (Ref. [26])
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Preferred anchor bolt gauge (sg) and pitch (sp) are given in Reference [12]. The ”weld all round” philosophy sometimes adopted in the weld design of base plates can lead to over-welding and can become very expensive. The details shown in Figs. 65, 66, 67 and 68 can, if designed for light loadings, tend to the other extreme and some fabricators may prefer to increase the amount of welding above that shown on the design drawings in order to prevent damage during handling and shipping. There is usually a compromise possible between these two extremes. Another design consideration is the likelihood of a nominally pinned base being subjected to some bending moment in a real situation. [26] Prior to erecting the column/base plate assembly, the level of the base plate area should be surveyed and shims placed to indicate the correct level of the underside of the base plate as shown in Fig. 69. For heavier column / base plate assemblies, levelling-nut arrangements may be used in order to allow accurate levelling of the base plate as outlined in [7] and [38]. Hole sizes in base plates

Component to suit Grout pad Typical sg Typical

Figure 65 2-bolt base plate to UB /UC column (Ref. [26])

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may be up to 6mm larger than the anchor bolt diameter in accordance with Clause 14.3.5.2 of AS 4100 [11]. Level of U/S Baseplate Concrete surface

Shims

**Figure 69 Use of shims for levelling purposes (Ref. [26])
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Holes require a special plate washer of 4 mm minimum thickness under the nut if the bolt hole is more than 3 mm larger than the anchor bolt diameter. Base plates should be provided with at least one grout inspection hole through which the grout will rise indicating a satisfactory grouting operation. Anchor bolts are usually galvanized, even for an interior application, in order to avoid corrosion during the construction period where the steel columns may stand for some time in the open air. The size and location of any permanent steel shims under the base plate should be shown on the drawings. Temporary packers which are used for erection purposes until the underside of the base plate is grouted or concreted should be left to the erector to detail. The minimum space between the underside of the base plate and the concrete foundation should be: 25 mm for grouting; 50 mm for mortar bedding; 75 mm for concrete bedding. Tolerances on anchor bolt positions and level of base plate should conform to the provisions of Clause 5.12 of AS 4100.[11] [24] notes that possible design and detailing problems for base plates include: inadequate development of the anchor bolts for tension and of concrete reinforcing steel; improper selection of anchor bolt material; inadequate base plate thickness; poor placement of anchor bolts; shear and fatigue loading on anchor bolts. Based on a survey carried out in the UK [29] notes that poor fit of base plates onto holding down bolts is among one of the four most commonly reported problems of lack of fit on site. To ensure that the bolt centres match the nominated centres and the hole centres drilled in the base plate, the bolts are often caged into a group as shown in Fig. 70. Also useful is the provision of cored holes usually formed by using polystyrene which allow the adjustment of anchor bolt positions once the concrete is cast in order to exactly match the hole centres in the base plate as already shown in Fig. 32. Anchor bolt centres must comply with the tolerances set out in Clause 15.3.1 of AS 4100 as shown in see Fig. 71.

Tack weld 10mm reinforcing bars to form cage - no tacks on HS bolts.

**Figure 70 Locating Holding Down Bolts with a Cage (Ref. [26])
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1 2 3

Specified dimension (+/- 6 in every 30m but not greater than +/- 25 overall) Max deviation +/- 6 -

C/L Anchor bolts Max deviation +/- 6 Max deviation +/- 6 C/L Anchor bolts +/- 3 -

C/L Grid

Detail of off-centre location of anchor bolts

+/- 3 C/L Grid

**Unless otherwise specified, dimensions are in millimetres
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Max deviation +/- 6 if column offset from main column line.

4

Main column C/L grid

**Figure 71 Tolerances in Anchor Bolt Location after AS 4100 (Ref. [26])
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[19] and [38] present a discussion of a number of practical aspects of the use of anchor bolts and should be referred to if problems arise on site. [19] deals with general aspects regarding design, installation, anchorage, corrosion of anchor bolts, bedding and grouting as well as the responsibilities of all parties in

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The assumed yield line patterns are based on the external dimensions of the column profile. The required plate thickness to support f * can be p determined by equating the nominal section moment capacity of the plate Ôm s (per unit width) to the required design plastic capacity (per unit width) as follows: 40 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .-SHAPED SECTIONS DETERMINATION OF a 4 (Yield Line Model . In the case of H-shaped sections Fling Model and the Yield Line Model coincide. [26] and [36] for H-shaped columns. the recommended model always adopts the thinnest plate determined using Murray-Stockwell Model and the Yield Line Model.1.9f yi d i b i Figure 72 Yield line pattern for H-shaped sections The base plate is considered to be simply supported along the flanges. The recommended model concatenates the Cantilever. fixed along the web and free along the edge opposite to the web. Values of a 1 and a 2 are available in [21]. A. In the recommended model presented here the values of -derived and modified for λ and a 4 have been reH-shaped sections and have been derived for channels and hollow sections. Its derivation has also been extended here for channels and hollow sections. 72. In the following derivation the values of a 4 are firstly determined to include the Yield Line Model and then the value of λ to include Murray-Stockwell Model is determined. It is important to note that.Derivation of Design and Check Expressions for Steel Base Plates Subject to Axial Compression The design model for base plates subject to axial compression recommended in this paper is a modified version of Thornton Model presented in [43] which is suitable for H-shaped columns only. a 2. APPENDIX A .1 A.7% (conservative) for values of η (which is equal to d c∕b fc ) between 3/4 and 3: α = 1 η 2 (118) b 2 6η 2 − 1 + 12η 2 + 1 fc 24 2η 2 + 1 + 12η 2 − 1 (117) The base plate is designed assuming a yield line pattern as shown in Fig. Solutions from yield line theory are available for this kind of support conditions carrying a uniformly distributed load f * and based on p the results presented in [35]: 24Ôm p 1 + f* = p b2 fc where: η = d c∕b fc In this case the uniform load f * is calculated as follows: p f* = p N* c d ib i a m = max(a 1. similarly to Thornton Model.1 DERIVATION FOR DESIGN PURPOSES . The present derivation is suitable for H-shaped sections for which b fc∕2 is less than d c as a different yield line pattern would otherwise occur.10. Fling and Murray-Stockwell Models as follows: ti ≥ am d1 b es Dashed lines indicate yield lines θ 2N * c 0. channels and hollow sections while values of λ and a 4 are available in [5] and [43] for only H-shaped sections. The values of λ and a 4 allow the inclusion in the recommended model of the results obtained with Murray-Stockwell Model and with the Yield Line Model respectively. The derivation of such values is outlined below based on a procedure similar to the one utilised by Thornton in [43].H.Fling Model) - 4+48η 2−2 4η 2 4+48η 2−2 3− 4η 2 (116) The required design plastic moment Ôm p to support a uniform pressure of f * is obtained by re-arranging p equation (116) as follows: Ôm p = f * p = 1 f* b2 α2 8 p fc where: 6η 2 − 1 + 12η 2 + 1 α2 = 1 3 2η 2 + 1 + 12η 2 − 1 The value of α 2 introduced in equation (117) is approximated by the following expression with an error of -0% (unconservative) and +17. λa 4) For clarity the model which describes the design of base plates subject to uniform pressure using yield line theory is referred to throughout this section as Yield Line Model.

9f yid ib i a5 1 − 1 − X 4 4N * c Ôf ba 2 5 X= Substituting the value of a 3 calculated in equation (125) into equation (122) yields.1. where: Ô = 0.9f yi (120) where: 2N * c 0.85f′ c DERIVATION FOR DESIGN PURPOSES . ti = a5 1 − 1 − X 4 It is interesting to note how.CHANNELS DETERMINATION OF a 4 (Yield Line Model) A .9f yid ib i X d ib i d cb fc 1 + 1 − X where: a 5 = b fc + d c In this derivation. similarly to Thornton Model.Ôm s = 0. the load adopted in equation (121) would have been equal to N * instead of N * .2. AH = N* c Ôf b (124) Dashed lines indicate yield lines Figure 73 Yield line pattern for Channels 41 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . where N * c 0 0 is the portion of full column load N * acting over the c column footprint under the assumption of uniform bearing pressure. in the formulation presented in [5].9f yi a 2 X 5 (127) = λa 4 where: λ=2 A. while in the derivation presented the full column load N * is assumed to be applied on the c H-shaped area A H. Ô2f′ A 2 1 c (123) The yield line pattern assumed in the case of channels is similar to the one assumed in the case of H-shaped column sections as shown in Fig.6 A 1 = bearing area equal to the base plate area A i The H-shaped area A H is defined as the area able to support the applied axial compression load N * at a c uniform pressure of Ôf b.9f yiA H (121) The required plate thickness can now be calculated substituting the values of A H and a 3 calculated from equations (125) and (126) into equation (121). 11 the H-shaped bearing area A H can be expressed as follows: A H = 2a 3a 5 − 4a 2 3 (122) 8N * c 0. as a different yield line pattern would otherwise occur.9f yit 2 i ≥ 1 f * b 2 α 2 = Ôm p 8 p fc 4 (119) and re-arranging equation (119) in terms of the required plate thickness yields: t i = 1 d cb fc 4 = a4 where: a 4 = 1 d cb fc 4 A.1 2N * c 0. after simplifying.2 A. the following expression for the H-shaped bearing area A H: AH = a2 X 5 4 (126) The thickness of the base plate calculated according to Murray-Stockwell Model is determined as follows: ti = a3 2N * c 0. Referring to Fig. 73 and it is suitable for channels with b fc less than d c .2 DETERMINATION OF λ (Murray-Stockwell Model) Substituting equations (122) and (123) into equation (124) and solving for a 3 the following expression for a 3 is obtained: a3 = = Ôf ba 5 − (Ôf ba 5) 2 − 4Ôf bN * c 4Ôf b (125) 2f * p 0. the iterative procedure for the calculation of A H and Ôf b described in the literature review is not implemented and is terminated at the first iteration. [42] and [43]. The value of the maximum bearing strength of the concrete Ôf b is calculated as follows: Ôf b = min Ô0.

after simplifying.9f yit 2 i ≥ f * b 2 α 2 = Ôm p p fc 4 (131) a5 1 − 1 − X 4 and re-arranging equation (131) in terms of the required plate thickness yields: ti = Substituting the value of a 3 calculated in equation (137) into equation (134) yields.25 and 4 (which include the channel sections available in Australia): α = 1 η 3 (130) Substituting equations (134) and (135) into equation (136) and solving for a 3 the following expression for a 3 is obtained: a3 = = where: X= 8N * c Ôf ba 2 5 Ôf ba 5 − (Ôf ba 5) 2 − 8Ôf bN * c 4Ôf b (137) The required plate thickness to support f * can be p determined by equating the nominal section moment capacity of the plate Ôm s (per unit width) to the required design plastic capacity (per unit width) as follows: Ôm s = 0. Available solutions as proposed in [35] for a uniformly distributed load f * are utilised.9f yi (132) 2N * c 0. AH = N* c Ôf b (136) The value of α introduced in equation (129) can be approximated by the following expression with an error of -0% (unconservative) and +6.2. Ô2f′ A 2 1 c (135) 244 + 9η 2 − 2 (129) where: Ô = 0. ti = a5 1 − 1 − X 4 16N * c 0. p 8Ôm p4+9η 2−2 fp = * a4 = A.7% (conservative) for values of η (which is equal to d c∕b fc ) between 1.9f yi a 2 X 5 42 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . the following expression for the assumed bearing area A H: AH = a2 X 5 8 (138) 2d cb fc 3 = a4 where: 2f * p 0.The base plate is considered to be simply supported along the flanges and the web and free at the edge opposite to the web.85f′ c 9η − 4 4 + 9η + 8 2 2 A .9f yid ib i The required plate thickness can now be calculated substituting the values of A H and a 3 calculated from equations (137) and (138) into (133).2 2d cb fc 3 DETERMINATION OF λ (Murray-Stockwell Model) b2 fc η2 4+9η 2−2 3−4 3 η2 (128) The thickness of the base plate calculated according to Murray-Stockwell Model is determined as follows: ti = a3 where: η = d c∕b fc Similarly to the case of H-shaped column sections the uniform load f * is calculated as follows: p f* = p N* c d ib i 2N * c 0.9f yiA H (133) Referring to Fig.6 A 1 = bearing area equal to the base plate area A i The assumed area A H is defined as the area able to support the applied axial compression load N * at a c uniform pressure of Ôf b. 12 the assumed bearing area AH can be expressed as follows: A H = a 3a 5 − 2a 2 3 (134) The required design plastic moment Ôm p to support a uniform pressure of f * is obtained by re-arranging p equation (128) as follows: Ôm p = f * b 2 p fc = f* b2 α2 p fc where: α2 = 9η 2 − 4 4 + 9η 2 + 8 24 4 + 9η 2 − 48 2 where: a 5 = 2b fc + d c The value of the maximum bearing strength of the concrete Ôf b is calculated as follows: Ôf b = min Ô0.

9f c c * X d ib i d cb fc 1 + 1 − X p yi DERIVATION FOR DESIGN PURPOSES . Ô2f′ A 2 1 c (145) bc where: Ô = 0. 74 and the required design plastic moment Ôm p under a uniform pressure f * can be expressed as follows (based on [35]): p Ôm p = f * b 2 p c where: α2 = DETERMINATION OF λ (Murray-Stockwell Model) Referring to Fig.85f′ c N* f* = c p d ib i η = d c∕b c dc A .RECTANGULAR HOLLOW SECTION where: = a4 2N * c 0.1 DETERMINATION OF a 4 (Yield Line Model) a4 = A.2 2d23b c c The yield line pattern considered in the case of rectangular hollow sections is shown in Fig.3.9f yit 2 i ≥ f * b 2 α 2 = Ôm p p c 4 (142) and re-arranging equation (142) in terms of the required plate thickness yields: ti = 2f 2d23b 0. A. 13 the assumed bearing area AH can be expressed as follows: A H = 2a 3a 5 − 4a 2 3 (144) 1 + 3η 2 − 1 24η 2 2 2 = f* b2 α2 p c (140) 1 + 3η 2 − 1 24η 2 where: a5 = bc + dc The value of the maximum bearing strength of the concrete Ôf b is calculated as follows: Ôf b = min Ô0.9f yid ib i (139) Ôm s = 0.= λa 4 where: λ=3 2 A.9f yid ib i (143) A similar procedure to the ones adopted in the case of H-shaped sections and channels is adopted for rectangular hollow sections.3 2N * c 0. AH = N* c Ôf b (146) Figure 74 Yield line pattern for Rectangular Hollow Sections The plate is assumed to be simply supported along all the edges.1% (conservative) for values of η (which is equal to d c∕b c) between 3/4 and 4: α= Substituting equations (144) and (145) into equation (146) and solving for a 3 the following expression for a 3 is obtained: a3 = = where: X= 4N * c Ôf ba 2 5 2Ôf ba 5 − 4(Ôf ba 5) 2 − 16Ôf bN * c 8Ôf b (147) a5 1 − 1 − X 4 η 23 (141) The required plate thickness to support f * can be p determined by equating the nominal section moment capacity of the plate Ôm s (per unit width) to the required design plastic capacity (per unit width) as follows: Substituting the value of a 3 calculated in equation (147) into equation (144) yields. the following expression for the assumed bearing area A H: 43 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .3. after simplifying.6 A 1 = bearing area equal to the base plate area A i The assumed area A H is defined as the area able to support the applied axial compression load N * at a c uniform pressure of Ôf b. The value of α 2 introduced in equation (140) can be approximated by the following expression with an error of -0% (unconservative) and +11.

9f yid ib i (152) 2N * c 0.7 b 0. 13 the assumed bearing area AH can be expressed as follows: A H = 2a 3a 5 − 4a 2 3 (153) DERIVATION FOR DESIGN PURPOSES .SQUARE HOLLOW SECTION - A similar procedure to the one previously adopted is carried out for square hollow sections.7 A. AH = N* c Ôf b (155) In a similar manner as previously carried out the value of a 3 can be determined as follows: a3 = bc where: X= 4N * c Ôf ba 2 5 bc 1 − 1 − X 2 (156) Figure 75 Yield line pattern for Square Hollow Sections The plate is assumed to be simply supported along all the edges.9f yi a 2 X 5 (149) where: = a4 = λa 4 where: λ= 2N * c 0. ti = bc 1 − 1 − X 2 2N * c 0.4 (150) where: a 5 = 2b c The value of the maximum bearing strength of the concrete Ôf b is calculated as follows: Ôf b = min Ô0.4.4 (151) The required plate thickness can now be calculated utilising the values of A H and a 3 calculated from equations (147) and (148) as previously carried out for H-shaped sections and channels.4 X d ib i 1 − X d cb c 1 + Referring to Fig.9f yi b 2 X c STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . The required plate thickness to support f * can be p determined by equating the nominal section moment capacity of the plate Ôm s (per unit width) to the required design plastic capacity (per unit width) as follows: 44 and the value of the assumed bearing area A H can be expressed as follows: AH = a2 X 5 = b2 X c 4 (157) The required plate thickness can now be calculated.7 b c ≈ 1 bc 3 dd b 23 1 + 1X− X 8 b i i c c A.85f′ c A .9f yit 2 f* b2 p c i ≥ = Ôm p 4 21.AH = a2 X 5 4 (148) Ôm s = 0. ti = a5 1 − 1 − X 4 and re-arranging equation (151) in terms of the required plate thickness yields: ti = 2f 1 10.1 DETERMINATION OF a 4 (Yield Line Model) The yield line pattern considered in the case of rectangular hollow sections is shown in Fig.2 DETERMINATION OF λ (Murray-Stockwell Model) ≈ 1. A. 75 and the required design plastic moment Ôm p under a uniform pressure f * can be expressed as follows (based on [35] p and [46]): Ôm p = where: f* = p N* c d ib i bc f* b2 p c 21.6 A 1 = bearing area equal to the base plate area A i The assumed area A H is defined as the area able to support the applied axial compression load N * at a c uniform pressure of Ôf b.9f c * p yi 8N * c 0.4. Ô2f′ A 2 1 c (154) where: Ô = 0.9f yid ib i a4 = 1 10.

1 DETERMINATION OF a 4 (Yield line theory) A .85f′ c A similar procedure to the one previously adopted is carried out for circular hollow sections. Ô2f′ A 2 1 c (163) The yield line pattern considered in the case of circular hollow sections is shown in Fig.CIRCULAR HOLLOW SECTION - The value of the maximum bearing strength of the concrete Ôf b is calculated as follows: Ôf b = min Ô0.2 DETERMINATION OF λ (Murray-Stockwell Model) Referring to figure 14 the assumed bearing area A H can be expressed as follows: A H = π [d 2 − (d 0 − 2a 3) 2]= π(a 3d 0 − a 2 ) 3 4 0 (162) d ib i X λ=3 2 b c 1 + 1 − X A.9f yid ib i (158) A.9f yid ib i and re-arranging equation (160) in terms of the required plate thickness yields: ti = d0 2 3 12 π d ib i d0 d ib i d0 X 1 − X 1+ 2f * p = a4 0.5. AH = N* c Ôf b (164) f* d2 p 0 24 (159) In a similar manner as previously carried out the value of a 3 can be determined as follows: a3 = where: do X= 4N * c d 2 πÔf b 0 d0 1 − 1 − X 2 (165) and the value of the assumed bearing area A H can be expressed as follows: Figure 76 Yield line pattern for Circular Hollow Sections The plate is assumed to be simply supported along all the edges.9f yit 2 f* d2 p 0 i ≥ = Ôm p 4 24 (160) AH = π d2 X 0 4 (166) The required plate thickness can now be calculated.9f yi 2N * c 0.5 DERIVATION FOR DESIGN PURPOSES . ti = d0 1 − 1 − X 2 8N * c 0. A. 76 and the required design plastic moment Ôm p under a uniform pressure f * p can be expressed as follows (based on [35]): Ôm p = where: f* = p Nc d ib i * where: Ô = 0.9f yi πd 2 X 0 (167) = λa 4 where: λ= 2N * c 0. 45 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .6 ≈2 X 1 + 1 − X where: a4 = d0 2 3 DERIVATION FOR CHECK PURPOSES . The required plate thickness to support f * can be p determined by equating the nominal section moment capacity of the plate Ôm s (per unit width) to the required design plastic capacity (per unit width) as follows: Ôm s = 0.= λa 4 where: 2N * c 0.6 A 1 = bearing area equal to the base plate area A i The assumed area A H is defined as the area able to support the applied axial compression load N * at a c uniform pressure of Ôf b.5.9f yid ib i (161) A.ALL SECTIONS - The base plate capacity for a given base plate according to each Model considered is first determined and then a unique expression which concatenates them is derived.

The base plate dimensions are conservatively assumed to be equal to the outside column dimensions unless noted otherwise. Similar considerations outlined for the validity of the Yield Line Model for the case of a H-shaped column section with 2 bolts can be applied to the other base plate configurations considered. as shown in Fig.1. has been utilised in the derivation.1 H-SHAPED COLUMN WITH 2 ANCHOR BOLTS (169) (170) The calculation of the design capacity ÔN c. All other cases are considered in a similar manner and the relevant expressions of their derivation are summarised in Table 6.1 = design capacity based on a 1 of the Cantilever Model ÔN c.4 Y 0. It is the same as the one considered in Murray Model. ÔN c.9f yid ib it 2 i 2a 2 2 0. 77. (173) In the case of H-shaped column sections with two anchor bolts the yield line pattern assumed is shown in Fig.2.2 = design capacity based on a 2 of the Cantilever Model ÔN c. (169).4Y and re-arranging equation (171) yields: ÔN c. which considers the design of base plates for lightly loaded H-shaped columns with two anchor bolts. (170) and (172).4) and ÔN c.2.9f yid ib i ka 4 = where: 1 + 1 − ÔN c. 46 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .4 0. The derivations of the capacity or required thickness for the yield line patterns considered have been carried out for various combinations of column sections and number of anchor bolts as listed in Section 5. Here the yield lines are conservatively assumed to remain inside the internal faces of the column profile.2 = ÔN c. The reduction of plate capacity due to the anchor bolt holes has been accounted for.4 = design capacity based on Murray Stockwell Model ÔN c.9f yib id i t 2 λ′ i 2a 2 4 (172) 2ka 4 t Y i 0. Murray Model. 77.1.9f yid ib it 2 i 2a 2 4 (168) 11.4Y X 1 + 1 − X ÔN c. is outlined below. ÔN c.9f2 b d − 1 yi i i The design capacity of the base plate is then calculated as follows: ÔN c = min(ÔN c.4.3 = 0.9f2 d b yi i i (171) λ=k X = ÔN c. Ignoring the effects of bolt holes is a substantial simplification as also noted in [37].5 = max(ÔN c. ÔN c. Yield line theory. [21] and [26]. It is interesting to note that [23] recommends to use the elastic section modulus.3 = design capacity based on the Yield Line Model ÔN c.7. The derivation for the case of a H-shaped column with anchor bolts.9f yid ib it 2 i 2a 2 1 0. B. The plate moment capacity per unit length of yield line has been calculated here based on the plastic section modulus of the plate as also carried out in Australian and American guidelines [5].The following notation is used in the derivation: ÔN c.Derivation of Design and Check Expressions for Steel Base Plates Subject to Axial Tension The derivation of the expressions for the design and check of base plate subject to axial tensile loading has been here carried out for common base plate layouts when no design guidelines were found in literature. ÔN c.5) where: ÔN c.4 area calculated as shown in equations (168).3.3 and ÔN c.4 based on Murray-Stockwell model requires the following derivation: t i = λa 4 2ÔN c.1 = ÔN c. based on conservative yield line patterns (in the authors’ opinion). APPENDIX B. has been here re-derived and modified to include the plate reduction capacity due to bolt holes. while in Murray Model they extend to the centerline of the web and to the outside faces of the flanges. ÔN c.4 = where: λ′ = 12 k 0.

the following simplified condition needs to be satisfied: y > l2 where: l1 = l2 = s− dh 2 d 1 − 4s 2 (182) where: b fc1 = b fc − t w y and s are defined in Fig.s tw d c1 2 d c1 2 y y where: y = as calculated from equation (179) or equivalently the minimum plate thickness required for a certain design tension load N *: t ti ≥ 0. (179) The design axial tension capacity of the base plate ÔN t is then obtained re-arranging equation (176) as follows: ÔN t = 2b 2 − 2b fc1d h + 4y 2 fc1 0.77 Equating the internal and external work the expression of the design axial tension load per bolt N * is obtained b as follows: 2b fc1 − 2d h b 4y N * = fc1 + Ôm p b y 2s b fc1 h 2 l 1l 3 d2 h 4 − l2 1 (176) and the notation is defined in Fig. To ensure that none of the oblique yield lines intersects the bolt hole. 78. l3 The value of y which minimises N * (or equivalently that b maximises the required Ôm p) is determined differentiating equation (176) for y.9f yit 2 i 4sy (180) 47 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 . Further reductions due to other yield lines intersecting bolt holes have not been considered as they are very unlikely to occur and a more detailed analysis should be carried out in such situation.9f yi2b 2 − 2b fc1d h + 4y 2 fc1 4syN * t (181) b fc Figure 77 Yield line pattern: H-shaped column with 2 bolts Considering the symmetry about the column web the derivation of the internal work and external work is carried out only considering half the plate area: b W i = Ôm p 1 4 fc1 − 2d h + 2 2y y 2 b fc1 = Ôm p W e = 2N * b 2b s b fc1 (174) (175) fc1 − 2d h y + 4y b fc1 In this model the reduction in plate capacity due to the presence of a bolt hole along the yield line perpendicular to the web has been included. as assumed in the model derived. dN * 2b − 2d h b = − fc1 2 + 4 =0 b fc1 dy y Solving equation (177) for y yields: y= (177) Web s diameter of hole = d h l1 l2 b fc1 − d h b fc1 2 (178) The presence of the flanges requires the value of y to be always less or equal to d c∕2 and therefore y is re-defined as follows: y = min d2∕4 − l 2 1 h Edge of plate d c1 . The critical yield line pattern is a function of the value of y calculated from equation (179). 2 b fc1 − d h 2 b fc1 Figure 78 Yield line layout near the bolt hole Substituting a nil value for the diameter of the bolt hole d h in equations (179) and (181) would lead to the determination of plate thicknesses t i similar to those obtained with Murray Model.

Bolts H-shaped section 2-bolts H-shaped section 4-bolts (a) H-shaped section 4-bolts (b) H-shaped section 4-bolts (c) H-shaped section 4-bolts (d) H-shaped section 4-bolts (e) Channel 2-bolts Channel 4-bolts (a) Channel 4-bolts (b) Channel 4-bolts (c) Channel 4-bolts (d) Channel 4-bolts (e) Hollow 2-bolts (a) Hollow 2-bolts (b) Hollow 4-bolts (a) Hollow 4-bolts (b) Ôm p Wi Ôm p We + 4y b fc1 y min Restraints -d fc1 . Ôm p 4b fc1 − 2d h y + 2y b fc1 fc1 min d c1 .7.Table 6 Summary of Internal and External Work for the Various Base Plate Configurations (refer to figures of Section 5.h 2 b fc1 s Ôm p 2b fc1 − 2d h 4y + 2s p − 2d h + y s b fc1 − 2d h 4a b + 2s p − 2d h + ab s Ôm p min a b.4.h 2 y ≤ a b.h)b fc1 -d min a b.h y + 4y+4a b b fc1 b min a b. sp 2 2b a --2d + 2b Ôm p -2d fc1 .h)b fc1 -d 2 2b 4Ôm p fc1 − 2d h y 2y + b fc1 (2bfc1 − d h)b fc1 (2bfc1 − d h)b fc1 mina b. to view the yield line patterns considered) Section / No. (2b fc1 . b -d fc1 . sp 2 4b fc1 .h 2y+2a b -2d -2d + + y ab b 2N * s b b fc1 2N * s b b fc1 2N * b 2N * b s N* s1 b 2 y≤ sp 2 Ôm p 4b fc1 fc1 − 2d h y + 2y + s p b fc1 h 2b Ôm Ôm p p 4b fc1 − 2d h 4y + 2s p − 2d h + y s h b p − 2d 4a + 2s − 2d + a s 4s − 2d 2y Ôm +s y b u 2 h 2 2b fc1 − d h 2 s 2y ≤ l i (2s2 − dh)s2 l Ôm p s i Ôm u 2 4s − 2d + 2y + s y s h p 2 4 s N* s3 b 4 s 2N * s 1 b 2 s 2N * s 3 b 4 (2s2 − dh)s2 2y + s p ≤ l i l Ôm p s i 2 48 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .h 2 b fc1 2b h fc1 − 2d h y 2N * s b b fc1 4N * s b b fc1 4N * s b b fc1 4N * s b b fc1 2N * b 2N * b N* s b b fc1 2N * s b b fc1 2Ôm p Ôm p fc1 b 2b d c1 . (2b fc1 .h 4b fc1 . fc1 − d h 2 y≤ sp 2 2b fc1 − 2d h y + 4y + 2s p b fc1 b -d fc1 . 2 b 2 fc1 − 2d h y + 4y b fc1 b fc1 − d h b fc1 b fc1 y ≤ a b.

33 introduced in references [39] is incorporated in the results. similarly to [39].1 MINIMUM EMBEDMENT LENGTH OF ANCHOR BOLTS The tensile capacity of the anchor bolt is determined in accordance with Clause 9.12. For completeness the embedment lengths have been here calculated with and without the safety factor of 1.2.33 f′ c πL 2 + d fL d = A sf uf d and solving for L d: Ld = where: Ô0. of AS 4100 as follows: N tf = A sf uf (184) where: A s = tensile stress area in accordance with AS 1275 [9] The minimum embedment length is calculated equating equations (183) and (184) as follows: Ô0.33 f′ c π The minimum embedment lengths derived and recommended in [39] have been calculated adding an additional safety factor of 1. The recommended embedment lengths recommended here do not include the additional safety factor of 1. The tabulated results are smaller than those presented in reference [47] due to the different procedure utilised to determine the projected area even if here a Ô equal to 0. The further simplification of simply considering the cone as starting at the embedded end of the anchor bolt has been adopted in reference [47].65 as adopted in references [39] and [47] d A ps = π L d + f 2 2 2 d −π f 2 = 2 = π(L d + d fL d) Ô sf = 1.33 (similarly to reference [47]).3 of AS 3600) instead of 0. [2] Minimum embedment lengths are here derived.33. APPENDIX C .33 f′ c A ps (183) where: Ô = 0. the results obtained here appear to be of the order of 1% more conservative than the ones obtained in [39].2. Comparing the ratios L d∕d f (where L d is the minimum embedment length required and d f is the nominal bolt diameter) regarding the same types of bolts. This is achieved by ensuring that the concrete capacity is greater than the tensile capacity of the anchor bolt. The calculation of the concrete capacity is based on the procedure described in the recommended model.Determination of Embedment Lengths and Edge Distances The recommended guidelines regarding the minimum embedment lengths and concrete edge distances are here derived in a similar manner as carried out in references [39] and [47].7 has been adopted. The concrete cone projected area is calculated ignoring the area of the bolt calculated using the nominal bolt diameter d f.33 recommended in reference [39] equation (186) can be re-written as : L d = Ô sf where: − d 2 + d 2 + 4γ f f 2 ≥ 100 (187) γ= f ufA s − d f + d 2 + 4γ f 2 ≥ 100 (186) (185) The recommended model requires the anchorage system (anchor to concrete connection) to fail in a ductile manner. C.2. The guidelines derived in [39] are also recommended in [21] and [26].33 f′ c π 49 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .3. The concrete capacity is calculated as follows: ÔN cc = Ô0. Differences between the derivations carried out here and those presented in references [39] and [47] are noted.33. Anchor bolts in bolt groups might require longer embedment lengths due to overlapping of the concrete failure envelopes. In [39] the projected area is calculated ignoring the area of a circle equivalent to the projected area of a heavy hexagonal head. Including the additional factor of safety Ô sf = 1.33 f ufA s γ= Ô0. The calculation of the minimum embedment lengths for anchors with different bolts tensile strengths and for different concrete strengths is carried out in Tables 7 and 8 in order to explicitly show how this additional safety factor of 1. for isolated anchor bolts.7 (based Ô required for Clause 9.

1 15.0 115.2 14.7 246.4 375.7 10.1 10.4 343.33 1. Observing the results of Tables 7 and 8 the embedment lengths requirements can be simplified as shown below.1 15.6 352.0 16.0 16.4 8.0 12.5 15.8 Min ratio Ld/df 11.3 264. The minimum edge distance is calculated as follows: ae = df 183.8 120.8 7.2 10.3 164.33 Ld mm Table 9 Grade 4.3 14.1 16.5 173.1 15.2 8.4 7.5 164.9 10.9 311.7 7.4 [2] provides a design procedure to determine the minimum concrete edge distances to avoid lateral bursting of the concrete as discussed in the literature review of anchor bolts subject to tension.9 272.8 362.7 428.2 8.2 14.8 bolts where Ô sf is a safety factor introduced in reference [39] Ô sf 1 1 1 1.2 14.33 Ld/df 15.6 301.8 bolts (fuf = 830 MPa except fuf = 800 MPa for M12 bolts ) Bolt df Type mm M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 12 16 20 24 30 36 12 16 20 24 30 36 12 16 20 24 30 36 As f’c mm2 MPa 84.1 282.9 551.3 11.7 364.6 10.3 7.5 241.3 170.2 14.0 16.8 219.5 162.5 240.9 10.1 388.5 130.3 8.1 319.9 144.9 384.3 212.1 10.4 10.7 122.2 261.9 112.3 157 225 324 519 759 20 20 20 20 20 20 25 25 25 25 25 25 32 32 32 32 32 32 Ld mm 138.7 205.6 100.4 517.2 f′ c (MPa) 20 25 32 20 25 32 Ld 13 df 12 df 11 df 17 df 16 df 15 df Table 8 Minimum embedment lengths for Grade 8.33 1.3 157 225 324 519 759 20 20 20 20 20 20 25 25 25 25 25 25 32 32 32 32 32 32 100.0 339.6 bolts and Grade 250 rods (fuf = 400 MPa) Bolt Type df mm As mm2 f’c MPa Ld mm Min ratio Ld/df 1.0 10.4 322.6 9.33 1.6 bolts and 250 grade rods where Ô sf is a safety factor introduced in reference [39] Ô sf 1 1 1 1.7 226.2 291.3 192.0 484.7 218.3 10.1 6 f′ c f uf (188) The required minimum edge distances a e calculated with equation (188) are tabulated in Tables 11 and 12 for different combinations of anchor bolts and concrete strengths.8 173.8 1.6 9.2 8.9 11.33 1.6 9.0 11.33 Ld mm MINIMUM CONCRETE EDGE DISTANCES Anchor bolt subject to tension 1.33 Ld/df M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 12 16 20 24 30 36 12 16 20 24 30 36 12 16 20 24 30 36 84.2 584.6 283.3 16.8 174.3 10.6 10.9 330.7 8.3 157 225 324 519 759 84.7 7.Table 7 Minimum embedment lengths for Grade 4.5 11.2 7.9 8.9 11.0 123.8 154.3 8.4 299.5 181.6 10.1 12.33 C.6 185.9 248.7 7.2 192.2 7.2 7.1 196.3 157 225 324 519 759 84.1 439.6 231.2 15.8 Table 10 Grade 8.3 157 225 324 519 759 84. This has been included in the recommended model.6 234.5 414.8 154.7 9.2 10.8 100.4 127.5 10.33 f′ c (MPa) 20 25 32 20 25 32 Ld 9 df 9 df 9 df 12 df 11 df 10 df 1.5 12. 50 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .3 13.4 9.4 11.7 226.3 456.7 10.3 398.9 256.0 12.4 9.3 10.4 7.5 288.6 14.4 11.0 131.3 157 225 324 519 759 84.0 12.8 255.

3 4.2 133.5 89.0 84. 25 and 32 MPa for Grade 8.0 435.85 according to references [17].9 200.4 3. [17].5 5.7 3.8 189.3 5.8 10.4 58.1 12.8 77.2 62.5 131.4 11.9 4.9 4.65 Bolt type M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 df (mm) 12 16 20 24 30 36 12 16 20 24 30 36 12 16 20 24 30 36 f’c (MPa) 20 20 20 20 20 20 25 25 25 25 25 25 32 32 32 32 32 32 ae (mm) 145.8 58. C.6 bolts and Grade 250 rods (fuf = 400 MPa) subject to tension Bolt df (mm) f’c ae a e / df type (MPa) (mm) M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 12 16 20 24 30 36 12 16 20 24 30 36 12 16 20 24 30 36 20 20 20 20 20 20 25 25 25 25 25 25 32 32 32 32 32 32 46.3 5. Minimum edge distance recommended in reference [47] is 50mm.9 3.2 54.8 10.7 115.4 a e = 6 d f when f′ c = 20 and 25 MPa = 5 d f when f′ c = 32 MPa The recommended model requires the minimum edge distance a e to be always at least equal to 100mm as recommended in [21].1 12.4 10.7 148.8 10.6 5.4 3. [26] and [47] For completeness edge distances calculated with both values of Ô have been considered and tabulated here. These are all based on the design procedure presented in [2].4 3.6 5.3 a e / df 12.7 82.4 178.3 MINIMUM CONCRETE EDGE DISTANCES Anchor bolt subject to shear Guidelines on minimum edge distances to be adopted in the case of bolts in shear are provided in [2].94 f′ c f uf (189) Table 12 Minimum concrete edge distances for anchor bolts Grade 8.9 4.1 98.9 118.9 3.8 bolts (fuf = 830 MPa except fuf = 800 MPa for M12 bolts ) subject to tension Bolt df (mm) f’c ae a e / df type (MPa) (mm) M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 12 16 20 24 30 36 12 16 20 24 30 36 12 16 20 24 30 36 20 20 20 20 20 20 25 25 25 25 25 25 32 32 32 32 32 32 65.4 363.6 bolts and Grade 250 rods a e = 4 d f when f′ c = 20.6 3.7 3.4 73.65 according to references [3] and [39] = 0.7 387.7 3.4 103.6 5.4 11.6 242. [3] and [17] which requires the minimum edge distance to be calculated as (refer equation (106)): ae ≥ df Ô0.1 215.3 5.9 4.2 126.2 5.7 3.9 where: Ô = 0.9 3.5 41.1 228.9 68. [3].0 43.9 3.0 290.1 11.8 The values of minimum edge distances required expressed in terms of d f can be summarised as follows: for Grade 4.6 137.6 5. 15 and 16 for different combinations of anchor bolts and concrete strengths and for different values of Ô.7 3.4 3.0 123.Table 11 Minimum concrete edge distances for anchor bolts Grade 4.4 11.6 109.6 5.2 157.1 172.4 3.3 61.8 bolts 51 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .4 11.5 166.9 3.2 105.2 322.3 183.4 11. [26].0 87.6 343.3 79.9 3.1 12.2 92. It is up to designer to decide whether or not to design the anchor bolts to carry shear and to select a value of Ô. [39] and [47]. [26] and [39].9 274.0 5.8 139.8 10.3 411.9 129. Table 13 Minimum concrete edge distances for anchor bolts Grade 4.8 10.6 bolts and Grade 250 rods (fuf = 400 MPa) subject to shear with Ô = 0.3 5.2 193.7 3.1 12.1 12. These values of a e are tabulated in tables 13.2 258.0 111.9 4. 14.

6 bolts and 250 Grade rods Ô 0.6 13.5 593.6 418.5 16.4 17.4 9.6 10.5 15.9 464.1 200.0 169.0 9.2 15.6 10.6 494.5 15.2 338.4 9.2 15.9 304.6 243.Table 14 Minimum concrete edge distances for anchor bolts Grade 8.6 10.0 10.2 263.4 17.9 432.85 0.6 13.7 329.65 0.85 0.5 15.85 Bolt type M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 Re-arranging equation (189) the ratios a e∕d f for different combinations of concrete and bolt strengths for different values of Ô are obtained as shown below.7 169.2 15.6 10.7 395.4 14.1 240.0 10.9 159.2 16. Table 17 Grade 4.4 14.2 406.6 bolts and Grade 250 rods (fuf = 400 MPa) subject to shear with Ô = 0.5 df (mm) f’c (MPa) 12 20 16 20 20 20 24 20 30 20 36 20 12 25 16 25 20 25 24 25 30 25 36 25 12 32 16 32 20 32 24 32 30 32 36 32 ae (mm) 179.4 13.4 16.5 16.4 9.9 348.8 282.8 bolts Ô 0.4 518.5 15.9 150.65 0.6 288.9 627.8 a e / df 15.2 300.4 194.4 9.6 13.9 317.4 14.9 120.2 360.5 15.6 10.85 Bolt type M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 df (mm) 12 16 20 24 30 36 12 16 20 24 30 36 12 16 20 24 30 36 f’c (MPa) 20 20 20 20 20 20 25 25 25 25 25 25 32 32 32 32 32 32 ae (mm) 205.0 325.3 345.2 14.6 247.0 10.6 253.1 17.1 160.5 16.85 0.65 0.65 Bolt type M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 Table 16 Minimum concrete edge distances for anchor bolts Grade 8.2 15.4 14.4 Table 18 Grade 8.4 17.65 0.9 371.8 271.85 f′ c (MPa) 20 25 32 20 25 32 ae 13 df 12 df 11 df 11 df 10 df 10 df df (mm) 12 16 20 24 30 36 12 16 20 24 30 36 12 16 20 24 30 36 f’c (MPa) 20 20 20 20 20 20 25 25 25 25 25 25 32 32 32 32 32 32 ae (mm) 127.8 bolts (fuf = 830 MPa except fuf = 800 MPa for M12 bolts) subject to shear with Ô = 0.8 457.85 f′ c (MPa) 20 25 32 20 25 32 ae 18 df 17 df 16 df 16 df 15 df 14 df 52 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .0 15.4 182.6 13.4 17.1 225.85 0.9 309.6 Table 15 Minimum concrete edge distances for anchor bolts Grade 4.65 0.0 10.2 15.5 16.8 230.3 211.6 216.7 a e / df 10.8 365.2 14.2 548.6 10.9 a e / df 17.9 557.4 380.3 13.3 522.4 9.65 0.8 bolts (fuf = 830 MPa except fuf = 800 MPa for M12 bolts) subject to shear with Ô = 0.0 10.3 278.5 188.5 487.2 112.

12 2.6.626 0. fuf=400MPa.83 3.12 2.7.326 0.8.417 0.570 0.9 104 163 234 372 Table 22 Minimum Fillet Weld Sizes Thickness of thickest part t (mm) t≤7 7 < t ≤ 10 10 < t ≤ 15 15 < t Minimum size of a fillet weld tw (mm) 3 4 5 6 53 STEEL CONSTRUCTION VOLUME 36 NUMBER 2 SEPT 2002 .41 2.696 0.6X/S tw 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 tt 1. kr=1. APPENDIX E .0 Weld size (mm) Design Capacity per unit length of fillet weld except for RHS/ SHS with thickness less than 3 mm (kN/mm) E41XX/W40X E48XX/W50X 0.1 78.63 1.7 64.835 0.8/TF Bolting Categorys.978 1.07 8.557 0.652 0.0 Weld size (mm) tw 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 tt 1.Design Capacities of Equal Leg Fillet Welds Table 19 Category SP.3 89.611 0.83 3.3 113 179 261 Shear (single shear) Threads included in shear plane N ÔVfn (kN) 15.41 2.1 28.713 fuw=410 MPa fuw=480 MPa Table 24 Design Capacities High Strength Structural Bolts 8.8X/S Table 21 Category GP.49 Design Capacity per unit length of fillet weld (kN/mm) E41XX/W40X E48XX/W50X 0. kr=1.66 7.6/S Bolting Cat.8 129 186 291 8.978 1.8 Bolt Size Si Axial Tension T i ÔNtf (kN) 27. Ô =0. 8. Tensile T il Strength of Bolt fuf (MPa) 800 830 830 830 830 Axial Tension T i ÔNtf (kN) Shear (single shear) Threads included in shear plane N ÔVfn (kN) 30.66 7.12 2.8 140 202 4.3 103 151 4.47 fuw=410 MPa fuw=480 MPa M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 53.313 0.24 5.835 0.209 0.522 0.285 0.244 0.13.04 1.733 0.8/TB.39 1. APPENDIX D .7 133 214 8.6 44.3 92.8N/S Threads excluded from shear plane X ÔVfx (kN) 44.489 0. 8.Design of Bolts under Tension and Shear Table 23 Design Capacities Commercial Bolts 4.367 0.6N/S Threads excluded from shear plane X ÔVfx (kN) 22.54 Design Capacity per unit length of longitudinal fillet weld in RHS/ SHS with t < 3mm (kN/mm) E41XX/W40X E48XX/W50X 0. Ô =0.25 1.8 Bolt Size Si Min. Ô =0.49 M12 M16 M20 M24 M30 M36 Table 20 Category SP.41 2.0 Weld size (mm) tw 2 3 4 5 tt 1.417 0.96 fuw=410 MPa fuw=480 MPa 14.489 0.365 0.54 4.4 39.11 1.30 1.24 5. kr=1.3 59.244 0.428 0.815 0.487 0.67 1.8/S.278 0.22 1.9 62.9 82.0 50. Ô =0. Ô =0.609 0.54 4.83 3.07 8.

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