For The Base Plate Connection, Can you kindly explain the reinforcing in tension and shear it is not clear if the number of bars is the total number or per meter run, also the sketch do not modify to show the reinforcement to make it more clear.
Suggested Answer: RE: Base Plate Connection,Tension & shear reinforcement by Seth Guthrie
The primary reinforcement should be in agreement with the ACI comments which specifies that it should consist of stirrups, ties, or hairpins placed as close as practicable to the anchor. Only reinforcement spaced less than 0.5 hef from the anchor centerline should be included as anchor reinforcement. So from the ACI description we understand that could be any as if it shown in figures below.