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Simple gusset plate connections

Added August 31, 2016 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2016i

Simple gusset plate connections

Simple gusset plate connections

Simple gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

connections automatically connect braces to a single main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

(1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

(2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

(2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

, using a gusset plate. Braces either connect directly to the gusset plate, or use connection material. Tekla Structures includes the following simple gusset plate connections:

Component

Image

Description

Welded gusset (10)

Welds braces to a gusset plate.

Bolted gusset (11, 196)

Bolts braces to a gusset plate. Optional clip angles or shear tabs.

Bracing cross (19)

Bolts twin-profile braces to an existing gusset plate.

Tube gusset (20)

Bolts braces to a gusset plate using connection plates and optional tongue plates. Seals braces.

Tube crossing (22)

Bolts braces to an existing gusset plate using connection plates and optional tongue plates. Seals braces.

Std bracing connection (67)

Bolts 1 or 2 braces to a gusset plate using connection plates. Seals hollow braces.

Wrapped cross (61)

Bolts braces to an existing gusset plate, using connection plates and clip angles.

Gusseted cross (62)

Bolts braces to a gusset plate using clip angles and connection plates. Welds or bolts the gusset plate to the beam or column.

Portal bracing (105)

Connects up to three hollow braces to a beam, using a gusset plate and tees.

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