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VL Bracing Connection to column web 2

VL Bracing Connection to column web

A VL (Vertical-to-Lateral) bracing connection can also be made to the web of a column to provide lateral stability to the structure. The column web acts as the main structural member, while the VL brace provides resistance against lateral loads such as wind or seismic forces.

Here’s a general description of the connection process:

Determine brace location: Identify the desired location for the VL brace connection on the column web. This is typically based on the structural design requirements and the anticipated loadings.

Gusset plate preparation: Fabricate a gusset plate that matches the shape and dimensions of the column web. The gusset plate should be appropriately sized to accommodate the brace and provide sufficient strength and stiffness.

Gusset plate installation: Position the gusset plate on the column web at the desired brace location. The gusset plate is attached to the column web using bolts or welded connections. The number and size of the bolts or welds will depend on the design requirements and load demands.

Brace connection: The VL brace is attached to the gusset plate. This can be achieved through welding or bolting, depending on the design specifications and connection requirements. Welding provides a continuous and rigid connection, while bolting allows for easier installation and potential disassembly.

Load transfer: The load from lateral forces acting on the brace is transferred through the brace-to-gusset plate connection. The gusset plate, in turn, transfers the load to the column web through the gusset plate-to-column web connection.

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