“This blog will help you to design connection between column & rafter with the customized excel sheet.It will help you to take design output very fast”.
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For designing steel structures, design of connection plates and bolts and welding are essential part.Normally, in pre-engineered or conventional steel building, we have to assemble structural steel members at site, so we have to fabricate column and rafter separately at workshop providing connection plate at the face of column and rafter. These connection plates have appropriate holes for bolts.Column and rafter are assembled at site by tightening bolts. Therefore, as a structural engineer, we have to design the the thickness of connection plates, size of plates having number of bolts with diameter.
After analysis of any building manually or using any software like STAAD, ANSYS, we need to take reactive forces like shear, axial force and moments. Here in this blog, you need to put the reactive forces in the attached excel sheet in the highlighted areas. Results for thickness of connection plate and bolt diameter with numbers will come automatically in the same sheet.
Please find here design excel sheet for connection plate & bolts between column & rafter as per IS:800(2007) from the below link.
Mohammad Sohel Akhtar(MSA)