Steel Base Plates
A steel base plate is a structural steel component that is used to provide support and stability for columns and other vertical structures. The base plate is typically bolted or welded to the structural steel column. It is also used to transfer the column loads to the foundation, as well as to provide lateral stability to the column. The base plate typically includes a number of holes, which are used to attach the column to the foundation or to other structural members. The base plate material is usually made of steel and has a minimum thickness that is determined by the loading conditions on the column. The base plate must be designed to support the column in the most efficient manner possible, taking into account the axial and lateral loads, as well as any local buckling or torsional loads.