gusset plate

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Noun1.gusset plate - a metal plate used to strengthen a joist
bracing, brace - a structural member used to stiffen a framework
plate - a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
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Reconditioning and replacing of wornout reject conveyor R2 tail end house column barrier guard including frame angles, gusset plate in utility area.
Similarly, the I-35W bridge failure in Minneapolis in 2007 was a fracture-critical situation, in which a gusset plate was too thin, owing to a design flaw.
However, the I-35W investigation also found that the "corrosion documented on the gusset plates" had been "overlooked or underestimated by bridge inspectors using visual inspection methods," and the NTSB made safety recommendations asking the FHWA to require more in-depth inspections to detect gusset plate corrosion.
After the collapse, the UK- based company said it feels that the orientation of the gusset plate were in wrong plane.
For gusset-plate joints, an increase in length of the gusset plate from 4 to 8 inches increased the moment capacity for both glued and unglued joints, but a further increase of the length did not result in any significant increase in the strength.
A bent gusset plate was photographed and filed in 2003.
The number of staples per side and their length varied with the length of the gusset plate as is shown in Table 1.