Not that this will provide you with any guidance or understanding, but RISA makes RISABase, which will handle biaxial bending, and just about any other load combination you can dream up. We had it when I worked for a previous employer, and it was a nice piece of software, though it was complete overkill for 90% of the base plates we designed. It came in handy, though, when we had unusual loading or geometry. It uses a finite element model to determine stresses. After being somewhat neglected by RISA while they worked on their more significant software, I think it’s been updated to current codes.
-- Joel Adair
Does anyone have an example or a good reference for biaxial base plate design? AISC Design Guide 1 deals only with uniaxial bending. Any references (books, manuals, papers, etc.), suggestions or ideas on how to design biaxially (interaction of some sort or design separately for both axes and then pick the worst case scenario) would be greatly appreciated.
Hotmail: Trusted email with powerful SPAM protection. Sign up now.
This e-mail transmission is intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above and may contain information that is confidential, privileged, and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, disclosure, copying, distribution, or other use of any of the information contained in this transmission is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please immediately notify the sender by e-mail at the above address and delete it from your computer system; you should not copy the message or disclose its contents to anyone. The content of the message and or attachments may not reflect the view and opinions of the originating company or any party it is representing.