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KICKER STAAD MODEL

KICKER STAAD MODEL

KICKER STAAD MODEL

(OP)
Hi guys, I am in need of help.
I am confused, what are kickers? This is for vertical aluminum mullions, 7m in height. How can I apply these kickers on my staad model (photo below) to reduce mullion's buckling?



Please bear with me, I am new to this.
An illustration would be really helpful.

Thank you!

RE: KICKER STAAD MODEL

Based on my experience in the curtain wall world (which I am guessing this may be), we would typically describe a kicker as a structural assembly used to provide an additional lateral support point for vertical mullions - I am attaching a sketch of something similar.

And they usually end up exposed, or enclosed in some manner, so usually only used when all other options are exhausted.

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RE: KICKER STAAD MODEL

You need another connection joint outside of the mullion's axial axis in order to provide a kicker. A kicker is a short member, usually, diagonally connects two other main members to form a triangle shape around a corner.

RE: KICKER STAAD MODEL

(OP)

Quote (jjl317)

Based on my experience in the curtain wall world (which I am guessing this may be), we would typically describe a kicker as a structural assembly used to provide an additional lateral support point for vertical mullions - I am attaching a sketch of something similar.

Yes correct, this is curtain wall. Noted on that. So if I put a point support (for kicker) midway on the vertical mullion, what would be my release? I'm assuming to add it as a fixed-but support to restrain wind load.

RE: KICKER STAAD MODEL

Kicker usually has no bending capacity, nor it is desired.

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