By: Javier Encinas, PE | May 2, 2018
ASDIP STEEL is a structural engineering software for design of steel members and components. ASDIP STEEL includes the design of base plates and anchor rods based on the latest AISC / ACI 318 provisions.
The design of anchor rods may become cumbersome and time-consuming, since it involves checking multiple failure modes in tension and shear, and then the interaction of both. This document is a step-by-step design example of a typical base plate / anchorage using ASDIP STEEL.
As an example, let’s consider the base plate of a column which is part of a moment frame, subject to the vertical, horizontal, and moment loads shown below. The column rests directly on a spread footing. Design the optimum plate dimensions and find the required anchor rods.