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Base plate in bending and anchor bolts in tension

F. Wald1, Z. Sokol1, J.P. Jaspart2,
1 Czech Technical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Prague
2 Université de Liège, Institut du Génie Civiel Départemant MSM, Belgium

This paper describes the behaviour of the base plate in bending and the anchor bolts in tension, which are the major components of a base plate connection. An analytical model has been derived to predict the component characteristics – the resistance and the stiffness. A description is given of how the behaviour is influenced by contact between the base plate and the concrete surface. The presented analytical model has been verified by tests and a finite element simulation.

Key words: Steel structures, column bases, component method, Eurocode 3, anchor bolt