Project Description

Replaceable Fuse Plate

In a world where long term, green planning is becoming more and more important, DuraFuse Frames offers the only system that is easily repaired/replaced. Some projects, like international airports, must include long term planning.

 

In DuraFuse Frames, the beams are connected to the columns via plates and bars, including unique fuse plates which are repairable/replaceable.

In a view from the bottom of the connection, you can easily see a clear view of the fuse plate. Like the top plates, the bolt holes in the fuse plate are oversized to accommodate fit-up. There are cut-outs in the plate that define four fuse regions. All of the force from the beam bottom flange flows through these four regions.