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If i had a 6" slab in a building and I put a steel structure

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If i had a 6" slab in a building and I put a steel structure with 4 legs that had base plates 12x12" and the psi of the concrete 3500 the footings are about 12'x14' apart how much can it suporte per leg and how much total weight
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
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Expert:  walkereng replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  walkereng replied 9 months ago.

what will this steel structure be supporting?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Do you have an answer yet. It is a structure for a silo
Expert:  walkereng replied 9 months ago.

Sorry for the delay.

Is there any reinforcing steel in the 6" concrete slab?

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Expert:  walkereng replied 9 months ago.

Take a look at Item 20 in the Table attached below:

Expert:  walkereng replied 9 months ago.

If the slab was designed for Heavy Manufacturing, the slab would have been designed for a general Live Load of 250 psf and a maximum Point Load of 3,000 lbs.

Expert:  walkereng replied 9 months ago.

I’d like to point out that a Professional Engineer’s standard of care typically includes a site visit to assess field conditions and get an overall understanding of the structure. This can obviously not be accomplished through the internet. The information provided here is meant for planning purposes only (general sizing and budgeting) and is based on the information provided by you. All loading cases considered are for vertical loads only, no lateral analysis has been completed. The information should be verified by a professional engineer who can visit the site to ensure that potentially important information has not been overlooked or omitted.

Expert:  walkereng replied 9 months ago.

So in Theory, a 4-leg Silo could weight up to a max. of 12,000 lbs

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Expert:  walkereng replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  walkereng replied 8 months ago.

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