1. About & Disclaimer

    This design software calculates the vertical shear resistance and tying resistance of partial depth and full depth end plate connections on Universal Beams (Advance ® UKB). The design resistances are calculated in accordance with BS EN 1993-1-8 and the UK National Annex, following the procedures in the ‘Green Book’ (P358). Selecting the steel grade and beam size generates a set of parameters for a typical standard end plate connection. These parameters (number of bolt rows, pitch, offset, edge distances, gauge, plate width and thickness) may subsequently be changed and the resistances re-calculated. Because of geometrical restrictions (such as a minimum connection depth, or maximum plate offset from the top of the beam), it is not possible to generate ‘standardised’ connections for certain very large beams and some small beams. At any stage, re-selecting the beam will generate the typical connection.

    Although care has been taken to ensure that the calculated resistances are correct, users should verify the output. The Steel Construction Institute and other parties associated with this software and website assume no responsibilities for errors or misuse of this software, or damage arising from use of this software

  2. Provide Input
    Select Steel Grade, Section (Advance ® UKB only) and End Plate Dimensions and Design Parameters.
  3. Calculate and review Output
    Launch calculation and review the results