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Getting Started with SkyCiv Base Plate Design

The Base Plate Connections often serve as the critical interface between the steel structure and the foundation in a number of buildings and structures.

SkyCiv Base Plate and Anchor Design has the following features when designing:

  • Intuitive user-interface with easy inputs
  • Can solve multiple base in the same project
  • Summary table of design check values and ratios
  • Detailed, step-by-step calculation report (PDF or HTML download)

SkyCiv Base Plate and Anchor Design currently supports the following capabilities when designing:

  • Design checks in compliance with ACI 318 or AISC, Australian Standards and European Standards
  • Supports multiple load cases such as Dead, Live, Earthquake, Wind and etc.
  • Support Wide Flange and HSS shape type.
  • Checks Concentric Compressive Axial Loads.
  • Checks Tensile Axial Loads.
  • Checks Base Plates with Small Moments
  • Checks Base Plates with Large Moments.
  • Checks the Design for shear.
  • Checks the Design for Anchor Rods (Pullout, Pryout, Sideblow, Breakout).
  • Seismic design provision is included.

Below is a list of limitations for SkyCiv Base Plate and Anchor Design :

  • The column must be concentric with the base plate and concrete support.
  • The base plate must be rectangular.
  • The self-weight of the base plate and the anchor bolts are ignored.

Getting Started

  1. Select starting template and Design Code, illustrated in figure 1 below.

Figure 1 : starting template

       2. Under Main Parts tab, user can select (column section and material grades) and define inputs for column, base plate and foundation, illustrated in figure 2 below.

Figure 2: Main parts

        3. Under Anchors tab, user can select (material grades and anchor bolt end types) and define inputs for the anchors, illustrated in figure 3 below.

Figure 3: Anchor tabs

           4. Under Weld tab, user can select (material grade) and define inputs for the weld, illustrated in figure 4 below.

Figure 4: Weld tabs

       5. Under Load tab, user can select load static and define inputs for the loads, illustrated in figure 5 below.

Figure 5: Load tabs

     6. Click Analysis tab to run the design and see results, illustrated in figure 6 below.

Figure 6: Result tabs

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