Structural Engineering Calculation Software

Steel Base Plate Analysis & Design

Module Summary

  • Analyzes and designs individual steel base plates
  • Includes full rolled steel section database for column selection
  • Incorporates axial loads, shear loads parallel to the web of a wide flange column, and moments about the strong axis of the column
  • Offers two options for determining the assumed bearing area
  • Incorporates either ASD or LRFD design methodology
  • Provides flexible method of defining anchor bolt locations and strengths
  • Offers the convenience of fill-in-the-blanks style forms and instantaneous recalculation to facilitate the evaluation of “what-if” scenarios
  • Provides highly efficient results summaries as well as generous detail in the on-screen and printed results

Working view of the Steel Base Plate module

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