Connection Types

Limcon checks the following connections, producing a report and a detail diagram and optionally, a virtual reality view and a DXF.

Simple (Shear) Connections

WSP
Single Plate /Shear Tab / Fin Plate / Web Side Plate
FEP
Flexible End Plate
ACLT
Angle Cleat
BAS
Bolted Angle Seat
WAS
Welded Angle Seat
BPAD
Bearing Pad

Moment Connections

WBC

Welded Beam-Column
Beam on one or both sides of column. With or without stiffeners or column web doubler plate.

BMEP
A
Bolted Moment End Plate
Beam on one or both sides of column. With or without stiffeners or column web doubler plate.
BMEP
B
Bolted Moment End Plate
Beam on one or both sides of column. With or without stiffeners or column web doubler plate.
BMEP
C
Bolted Moment End Plate
Matching mitred end plates or apex connection in rigid frame.
HBEP
Haunched Beam End Plate
Rafter horizontal or inclined. Beam on one or both sides of column. With or without stiffeners or column web doubler plate.
MEPC
F
Flush Moment End Plate
One or two rows of bolts inside tension flange. Available for restricted range of I sections. May be used as splice.
MEPC
E
Extended Moment End Plate
One, two, or three rows of bolts inside tension flange - stiffeners available with one and three interior rows. May be used as splice. Seismic checking available for 4E and 4ES connections.
WFP
Welded Flange Plate
Shear tab welded or bolted. Seismic checking available for fully welded connection.
BFP
Bolted Flange Plate
Fully bolted. Seismic checking available.
FPC
Flange Plate Connection to Column Web
Flange plates welded to column flanges and web. Back-up plate optional. (Available only with maintenance contract.)

Splices

WSPL

Welded Splice
Allocation of bending moment between flanges and web determined by analysis method, either elastic, plastic, or simplified.

BSPL
Bolted Splice
Allocation of bending moment between flanges and web determined by analysis method, either elastic, plastic, or simplified.
BMEP
S
Bolted End Plate Splice

Base Plates

BASE
Base Plate
Pinned connection. Member may be rolled or hollow section.
BASE
M
Moment Base Plate
Moment connection for I section column.

Bracing Connections

BRAC
Single Brace
20 types of bracing connection. Bracing member may be single or double angle, rod, flattened CHS, hollow section with cleat or tee plate, or rolled section.
KTG
KT Gusset Plate
A compound bracing connection with two or three members connected to a gusset plate, which is welded to a beam, column, or truss chord. Each branch connection may be any one of the available single brace connection types. (Available only with maintenance contract.)
UFBR
Uniform Force Bracing Connection
A compound bracing connection with one or two bracing members, each of which is connected to a gusset plate welded to a beam and bolted to a column. Each bracing connection may be any one of the available single brace connection types. (Available only with maintenance contract.)

Hollow Structural Section (HSS) Connections

TCAP
Cap Plate
Pinned connection. Design for tension.
KNEE
Mitred Knee
For RHS or SHS with width of both members the same. With or without stiffening plate.
TYT
Y/T Connection
Chord may be RHS, SHS, CHS, or rolled section; brace may be RHS, SHS or CHS.
TX
X Connection
Chord may be RHS, SHS, CHS, or rolled section; brace may be RHS, SHS or CHS.
TKNG
K/N Gap Connection
Chord may be RHS, SHS, CHS, or rolled section; brace may be RHS, SHS or CHS.
TKNO
K/N Overlap Connection
Chord may be RHS, SHS, CHS, or rolled section; brace may be RHS, SHS or CHS.
TMEP
4
Moment End Plate Connections for RHS/SHS
For compact RHS or SHS only.
TMEP
8
Moment End Plate Connections for RHS/SHS
For compact RHS or SHS only.

Miscellaneous Connections

SEAT
Stiff Seat
End or internal support. With or without seat plate. With or without stiffeners.
BGP
Bolt Group
Rectangular array of bolts in gusset of specified grade and thickness. May be analysed by either elastic or instantaneous center method.
WGP
Weld Groups
Many different configurations of fillet weld with in-plane and out of plane loading. Analysed by elastic method.

 


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