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gusset plate

[′gəs·ət ‚plāt]
(civil engineering)
A rectangular or triangular steel plate that connects members of a truss.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

gusset, gusset plate

gusset
A plate, usually triangular in shape, used to connect two or more members, or to add strength to a framework.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The gusset plate project provided essential knowledge that led to the rapid development of national safety standards that will help prevent other potential gusset plate bridge design failures.
Failure modes for gusset plate connections are local buckling of gusset plate and purlins, and elongation of boltholes.
As a result of a design error decades before, the gusset plates in the bridge were about half as thick as they should have been, Ocel said.
The specimens were divided into four groups according to types of gusset plates as follows: 1, the gusset plate with a thickness of 12 mm; 2, the gusset plate with a thickness of 18 mm; 3, the gusset plate with a circular hole at the center; and 4, the gusset plate with three pairs of solid square ribs.
The main finite element used in the model is SHELL181 for the studs, tracks, gusset plates, hold-downs, and braces.
Differences in performance of the short and long gusset plates became more obvious in the glued joints.
The main difference between the second modified design and the first was the extension of the gusset plate to the outer edge of the wing plate.