There are three gusset connections available for calculations in Advance Design Steel Connection: Gusset plate at one diagonal; Gusset plate two diagonals and Gusset plate three diagonals.
The following example uses a Gusset plate two diagonals connection.
The user can choose any section for the main beam of the gusset connections. Normally the sections used for the main beam are:
-Circular hollow sections
-Square/Rectangular hollow sections
In the following figure several joints are presented: two joints connected to a Rolled I sections, one connected to the main beam web and the other connected to the main beam flange; another joint is connected to a Circular hollow section and a joint connected to an Angle section profile.
For the secondary beams only the "Flat", "C" and "L" sections are available: