Tensioner central gusset (18)


Software version: 2020

Last updated December 14, 2020 by Construsoft NL ts-support@construsoft.com

Software version: 
2020
Environment: 
Not environment-specific

Tensioner central gusset (18)


System componentcomponent that is included in a Tekla Structures configuration and whose component objects and composition the user can modify within the limits of the component properties

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

(18)
can be used to create a gusset 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.

to connect bracing bars. The parameters were partly designed for the specifications of Willems Anker.

Objects created

  • Gusset plate
  • Fork or plate
  • Tensioners (optional)
  • Bolts
  • Welds

Use for

Situation    

Before you start

Model at least 3 bracing bars.

Selection order

1. Select the bracing bars.
2. Click middle mouse button.
    The central gusset plate and forks are created.

Part identification key

  Part
1 Gusset plate
2 Fork
3 Bracing bar
4 Tensioner

Tab Picture

In tab Picture the shape and the dimensions of the central plate are defined.

Option Description
1 Define the shape of the gusset plate. The options are:
  • Circular gusset plate
  • Circular gusset plate including hole
  • Square gusset plate
  • Square gusset plate including hole
2 Height of the gusset plate.
3 Width of the gusset plate. Does not apply for circular gusset plate shapes.
4 Bolt edge distance. Horizontal bolt edge distance in case of square gusset plate shapes.
5 Vertical  bolt edge distance. Only applies for square gusset plate shapes.
 6 Diameter of the hole in the gusset plate. Only applies in case the selected gusset plate shape includes a hole.
7 Fork length, calculated from the center of the hole to the end of the fork.
 
Example:

    

8 Chamfer options for the corners. The options are:

9 Chamfer dimensions in case the straight or round chamfer option is selected in option 8.
10 List box including two options for positioning the gusset plate relative to the bracing bars.
Middle of the corner between the 1st and the 2nd bar.
Gusset plate perpendicular to the 1st bar.
11 List box including two options for creating the gusset plate. The options are:
  • Contour plate. The profile could be PL12 for example.
  • Beam. The profile could be PL300*300 for example.
12 Prefix of the profile. This only applies in case the plate is created as a Beam (Option “Create plate as).
 

 

Tab Fork

In tab Fork the properties of the fork(s) are defined.

Option Description
1 Define the thickness of the fork(s). Besides you can define the part prefix, assembly prefix, start number, material, name, class and finish.
2 Select the shape of the fork in the list box. The options are Part 1 and Part 2. The dimensions of the fork are defined in Part 1/Part 2.

Besides the shape you can also define the following properties:

Pos_No: Define the prefix and the start number of the part and the assembly.
The default start number of the parts is defined in dialog box Options (via File > Settings > Options > category Components).

Material: Define the material.
The default material of the parts is defined in dialog box Options (via File > Settings > Options > category Components).

Name: Define the displayed name in drawings and reports.

Class: Define the class of the part.

Finish: Define the finish of the part.

3 Part 1: Define the dimensions of the reduced fork.
Part 2: Define the dimensions of the fork.

For defining the dimensions of the fork, see the available options for Part1/Part2.

 

Tab Parameters

In tab Parameters the shape and the dimensions of the end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

are defined.

Option Description
End plate Define thickness, width and height of the end plate.
Besides the shape you can also define the following properties:

Pos_No: Define the prefix and the start number of the part.
The default start number of the parts is defined in dialog box Options (via File > Settings > Options > category Components).

Material: Define the material.
The default material of the parts is defined in dialog box Options (via File > Settings > Options > category Components).

Name: Define the displayed name in drawings and reports.

Class: Define the class of the part.

Finish: Define the finish of the part.

2 Select the shape of the end plate. The options are:

3 Define the offset of the end plate from the bracing bar. Example:

Tab General

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Tab General

Tab Bolts

In tab Bolts the properties and the position of the bolts are defined.

Option Description
Bolt size Bolt diameter. The default is 20 mm.
Bolt standard Bolt standard. The default is 4014-8.8.
Tolerance Gap between the bolt and the hole. The default is 3 mm.
Thread in mat Defines whether the thread may be within the bolted parts when bolts are used with a shaft.
This has no effect when full-threaded bolts are used.
Assembly Type Location where the bolts should be attached. The default is Site.
Slotted holes You can define the dimensions of the slotted holes in the x and y direction and a gap for oversized r tapped holes:

The default is 0 mm which results in a circular hole.

Bolt assembly The selected check boxes define which objects (bolt, washers, and nuts) are used in the bolt assembly. If you want to create a hole only, clear all the check boxes.

To modify the bolt assembly in an existing component, select the Effect in modify check box and click Modify.

Bolt length increase Define how much the bolt length is increased. Use this option when, for example, painting requires the bolt length to be increased.

1 Number of bolts in longitudinal direction (axial to the bar).
2 Bolt spacing(s) in longitudinal direction.
3 Number of bolts in transverse direction.
4 Bolt spacing(s) in transverse direction.
5 Offset for the bolt group in transverse direction.

Tab Tensioner T

In tab Tensioner T the properties and the dimensions of the tensioners are defined.

Option Description
Tensioner T The tensioner profile. Default profile is D40. Besides you can define the part prefix, start number, material, name, class and finish.
Part B The bar profile between the fork and the tensioner. Besides you can define the part prefix, start number, material, name, class and finish.
A Tensioner is not created.
Tensioner is created.
Tensioner is created. Stopper part is added to the bracing. Used for compression tubes.
Tensioner is created. Stopper part is placed inside the compression tube.
B Define the position of the plate on the fork.
C Define the position of the fork on the bracing bar.
D

 

Select whether an opening is created in the fork. The opening is always square.

You can define the opening if both the tensioner and an extra bracing bar is created.

Define the gap for the opening. The default value is 1 mm.

1 Define an overlap for the extra bracing bar in the tensioner. The default value is 0 mm.
2 Define an overlap for the bracing bar.

3 Define the length of the extra bracing bar between the fork and the tensioner. The default value is 300 mm.
4 Define the length of the tensioner. The default value is 40 mm.
5 Define an overlap for the bracing bar in the tensioner. The default value is 0 mm.
6 Define an overlap for an extra bracing bar in the tensioner. The default value is 0 mm.
Cut part B in fork
 
Define whether the fork is cut if the bracing bar goes through the fork. The fork cut adapts to the size of the bracing bar.

Tensioner T add to secondary
 
Select whether the tensioner is added to the bracing bar or handled as a loose part and welded to the bracing bar.
  • Yes adds the tensioner to the bracing bar.
  • No welds the tensioner to the bracing bar.

Tab Extra tensioners

In tab Extra tensioners extra tensioners are defined in connection Tensioner central gusset (18). You can define two types of tensioners.

The options in this tab only apply in case more than one bracing bar is connected. In case one bracing bar is used, the settings for the tensioner are defined according to tab Tensioner T.

Option Description
Tensioner T The extra tensioner profile. Besides you can define the part prefix, start number, material, name, class and finish.
Part B The bar profile between the fork and the tensioner. Besides you can define the part prefix, start number, material, name, class and finish.
Apply on tensioner number Define the bars on which the setting for the extra tensioners should apply. You can use a space to define several bar numbers.
 
Example:

Tab UDA

In tab UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

you van define user defined attributes. The attributes are written to the central gusset and forks.

Example


 

Tab Analysis

Click the link below to find out more:
Tab Analysis


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