I am currently working on design of a monopole structure. The vertical cantilever is made of a wide-flanged I-section. Cantilever beams need to be connected to the cantilever in both directions. Moment-resisting connection of the cantilever beam to the flange of vertical I-section is ok. However, cantilever beam connection to the web of vertical I-section is worrying me a bit. Considering that this monopole structure is to be built in California, I would like to hear from anyone any comments, suggestions about the connection detail and its seismic performance. Any comments on overall structure layout is welcome as well.
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