Fin plate connection


The spreadsheet verifies a connection between two H section beams using a welded fin plate.

The verification is perfomed considering the Eurocode norm EN 1993-1-8:2005.

 

 

Features:

  • Three configurations of connection of secondary beam on supporting beam 
  • Sections database for beams selection
  • Possibility to insert User section for beams 
  • Section characteristics evaluation (area, Inertia moments, Bending modulus resistances, centroid axis position)
  • Possibility to introduce notches for the connected beam
  • Geometry definition of the fin plate and material
  • Graphical representation of the joint
  • Standard steel and user defined materials
  • Bolts definition (characteristics and geometry).
  • Selection of connection category A, B, C, D and E as per Eurocode
  • Bolts in shear or friction working mode
  • Preload definition for bolts 
  • Graphical output of the bolting and fin plate configuration
  • Ultimate and Serviceability Limit State design loads (shear and tension)
  • Graphical output of forces on bolts
  • Bolts shear resistance evaluation (individual bolt check from force resultant)
  • Bearing resistance of the web of the secondary beam evaluation (individual bolt check from force resultant)
  • Bearing resistance of the connection fin plate evaluation (individual bolt check from force resultant)

      CHECKS FOR VERTICAL SHEAR:

  • Bolts shear resistance
  • Bearing resistance of the connection fin plate evaluation
  • Bearing resistance of the connection fin plate evaluation
  • Shear resistance of the fin plate (gross section) evaluation
  • Shear resistance of the fin plate (net section) evaluation
  • Fin plate in shear (block tearing) evaluation
  • Bending resistance of the fin plate evaluation
  • Shear resistance of the web of the secondary beam (gross section) evaluation
  • Shear resistance of the web of the secondary beam (net section) evaluation
  • Beam web in shear (block tearing) evaluation
  • Bending resistance of the secondary beam evaluation
  • Shear resistance of the web of the supporting beam evaluation

      CHECKS FOR HORIZONTAL TENSION

  • Bolts shear resistance evaluation
  • Bearing resistance of the connection fin plate evaluation
  • Bearing resistance of the secondary beam evaluation
  • Tension resistance of the fin plate (net section) evaluation
  • Fin plate in tension (block tearing) evaluation
  • Tension resistance of the beam (net section) evaluation
  • Beam web in tension (block tearing) evaluation
  • Tension resistance of the web of the supporting evaluation
  • Friction bolt resistance (SLU or SLU) evaluation

  

The metric unit system (S.I.) is used.

 

See video.

 

 

The spreadsheet you will purchase and receive is an excel file compiled in a “.EXE” application file format identified by our icon image. See the Activation/Support page for more details.


Trial version


You can download a trial version of this spreadsheet for evaluation purpose. Click below to download the zipped file.

The trial version is fully working but with limited functions with respect to the complete version. 

To activate it, unzip the downloaded file, run the application and insert the Activation Key you will find in the .TXT file.

To purchase the full version go back to this webpage.

 

The trial spreadsheet is fully working with the following limitations:

  • Only one available section for the primary beam
  • Only one available section for the secondary beam
  • Only one available size for the bolt selection
  • It is not possible to open/save external spreadsheets when it runs
  • Excel toolbar is not visible
  • Print function is disable
  • Copy and paste functions are disable
  • Save function is disable

 What you will find in the full version

  • Complete database for primary HE section (European and british sections) 
  • Complete database for secondary HE section (European and british sections) 
  • No limitation for bolt size
  • It is possible to open/save external spreadsheets when it runs
  • Excel toolbar is visible
  • Print function is available
  • Save function is available
  • Copy and paste functions are available

For support and questions contact us.

 

The file works both for Excel 32 and 64 bit format.

 

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Fin plate connection v. 1.0 - Trial vers
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 10.8 MB

 Spreadsheet versions list:

 

Version 1.0: new introduced file.