Width of Splice Plate
Splices are joints that are built into the length of the member. Theoretically, no splice is needed in the case of a column splice if the load is concentric since compression will be passed through the bearing. True axial load in a column, however, never happens.
Splices are created to transmit all forces applied to connected elements if they are not fully faced for bearing. Additionally, columns frequently experience bending as well. The need for column splices is increased by this. For the following scenarios, column portions must be linked together.
- When the column's needed length is more than the length of the structural steel section, that is readily accessible.
- It is kept at roughly 5 m lengths in multi-story structures to make manufacturing easier. To unite the fabrication along its length, a column must be spliced.
The Splice Plate for the Steel Column is Generally Designed as?
The Short Column is used to design the splice plate for the steel column. Splices are made to transfer all of the forces that are applied to them in the event that the connecting components are not fully faced for bearing. Therefore, Splices are made to seem like small columns and are built into the length of the member. They are made to transmit the forces applied in connecting elements.