Steel Advisor

Moment End Plate - Column Side

Standard moment end plate connections (MEP) have been developed by Steel Construction New Zealand Inc.

21 December 2020

Standard moment end plate connections (MEP) have been developed by Steel Construction New Zealand Inc. The design procedures are presented in Structural Steelwork Connections Guide: Design Procedures, SCNZ 14- 1:2007 (Hyland et al, 2008). The connection details are given in table form in SCNZ 14-2:2007 (Hyland et al, 2008). However these publications only provide details for the beam side of the MEP connection. The column side aspects are not covered and reference is given to guidance in HERA Report R4-142:2007 (Clifton et al, 2007). This article updates the guidance and design example given in this publication and presents the design procedure consistent with the SCNZ publications. Development of software based on these procedures is being developed and this is briefly discussed.

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Kevin Cowie