Structural Engineering Calculation Software

Steel Base Plate by FEM Analysis & Design

Module Summary

  • Analyzes and designs individual steel base plates using a behind-the-scenes finite element model
  • Incorporates either ASD or LRFD design methodology
  • Includes full rolled steel section database for column selection
  • Allows 0 or 90 degree column orientation on plate
  • Allows column to be offset from center of plate
  • Incorporates axial loads, biaxial shear loads, and biaxial moments
  • Provides flexible method of defining anchor bolt locations and strengths
  • Reports plate bending stress ratio, plate bearing stress ratio, bolt tension stress ratio and bolt shear stress ratio
  • Includes rich, 3D graphics that support zoom, pan, and many customizable view options

Working view of the Steel Base Plate by FEM module

Consistent with all ENERCALC modules, inputs are on the left, while graphics and numerical results are displayed on the right.