BASE PLATE DESIGN

Design | Detailing

Design column baseplates subjected to axial force and bi-axial moment as well as shear and torsion.

The program also gives you the option to make baseplates stiffened or unstiffened.

The BasePl module can design baseplates of any general shapes that supports steel columns of any general steel profile. Base plates can also bear directly on concrete or grout, or can be supported on studs.

What makes this module unique?

  • Shear and Torsion.
  • Baseplates and columns of any shape.
  • 3D Stress and Strain representation.
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BEAMCOL & APEX

Design | Detailing

Easily analyse connections that transmit shear, moment and axial force with PROKON’s moment connection design modules, BeamCol and Apex.

The modules only consider forces that are in the plane of the connection considered, i.e. vertical shear, axial compression or tension and in-plane moment. The program also allows you to design bolted or welded connections and beams can have haunches placed at any angle.

BeamCol: Beam connected to the flange of a column.

Apex: Symmetrical beam apex with end plates.

What makes this module unique?

  • Optimisation function assists you in determining a suitable layout, e.g. web plate stiffeners, bolt sizes and spacing.
  • Detailed design calculations: design output includes a Calcsheet with full detailed design calculations.
  • View the connections in 3D or 2D (e.g. elevation or plan) and save the pictures as CAD drawings.
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SHSCON

Design

The Hollow Section Connection Design performs design checks on welded hollow section joints in lattice structures.

The connecting members transmit axial force and can be circular, square or rectangular hollow sections. The main chord can be I-sections or H-sections (Universal Beam or Universal Column). Supported connection layouts include K, T, N, X, and Y joints and combinations thereof. After analysing and designing the connection the program displays the calculations on a Calcsheet and gives you the options for printing the design output or sending the data to your Calcpad.

What makes this module unique?

  • Supports numerous connection layouts: Supported connection layouts include K, T, N, X, and Y joints and combinations thereof.
  • Detailed Calculations: After analysing and designing the connection the program displays the calculations on a Calcsheet.
  • 3D Representation of Connection: 3 dimensional representation of the connection as you enter the geometry details.
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BOLTGR & WELDGR

Design

Calculate the maximum resistance of bolt and weld groups respectively, also determine the smallest bolt or weld size that can be used to resist and in-plane force with arbitrary orientation.

The BoltGr program also considers both cases of single and double shear.

They are primarily used in conjunction with Frame Analysis and Sumo. However, you can easily use the connection design modules on their own as well, by entering geometry and design loads manually.

What makes this module unique?

  • Gives most economic design: determine the smallest bolt or weld size that can be used to resist and in-plane force with arbitrary orientation.
  • Detailed design calculations: After the analysis the design output displays the bolt forces and weld stresses graphically and provides you with the design calculations.
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CLEAT, FINPL & ENDPL

Design | Detailing

Analyse connections that transmit end shear and axial force.

The designed connections are considered simple connections that have negligible resistance to rotation and is thus incapable of transmitting significant moments at ultimate limit state.

Three modules are available for simple connection design (axial and shear forces only; no moment transfer):

Double Angle Cleat Design, Fin Plate Design & End Plate Design

What makes this module unique?

  • Automatic bolt sizing and spacing: Also provides automatic bolt sizing and spacing options to quickly get a workable bolt layout.
  • View connection from several angles: Verify the defined the connection geometry by viewing it from several angles either using dimensioned elevations or the 3D view.
  • Complete calculations: View the design output on a Calcsheet with the complete design calculations.
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