Example E.2 Built-up column with a slender web

The results are generated with SDC Verifier 3.6 and calculated with FEMAP v11.0.0 Task: Verify that a built-up, ASTM A572 Grade 50 column with PL1 in. × 8 in. flanges and PL¼× 15 in. The web is sufficient to carry a dead load of 70 kips and live load of 210 […]

Example E.3 Built-Up column with slender flanges

The results are generated with SDC Verifier 3.6 and calculated with FEMAP v11.0.0 Task: Determine if a built-up, ASTM A572 Grade 50 column with PL? in. × 10½ in flanges and a PL¼ in. × 7¼ in. The web has sufficient available strength to carry a dead load of 40 kips […]

Example F.5 I-shape flexural member in minor-axis bending

The results are generated with SDC Verifier 3.6 and calculated with FEMAP v11.0.0 Task: Select an ASTM A 992 W-shape flexural beam loaded in its minor axis with a simple span of 15 ft. The loads are a total uniform dead load of 0.667 kip/ft and a uniform live load […]

Example E.4A W-shape compression member (moment frame)

The results are generated with SDC Verifier 3.6 and calculated with FEMAP v11.0.0 This example is primarily intended to illustrate the use of the alignment chart for sideway uninhibited columns in conjunction with the effective length method. Task: The member sizes are shown for the moment frame illustrated here (sideways uninhibited […]

Example F.6 HSS flexural member with compact flanges

The results are generated with SDC Verifier 3.7.1 and calculated with FEMAP v11.0.0. The example was calculated in American unit system. Note: Maximum deflection and beam selection has not implemented yet in SDC Verifier. Task: Select a square ASTM A500 Grade B HSS beam to span 7.5 ft. The loads are a […]

Example E.4B W-shape compression member (moment frame)

The results are generated with SDC Verifier 3.6 and calculated with FEMAP v11.0.0 Task: Using the effective length method, determine the available strength of the column shown subject to the same gravity loads shown in Exmple E.4A with the column pinned at the base about x-x axis. All other assumptions remain the same. Solution: […]

Example F.7A HSS flexural member with noncompact flanges

The results are generated with SDC Verifier 3.7.1 and calculated with FEMAP v11.0.0. The Example was calculated in American unit system. Task: Select a rectangular ASTM A500 Grade B HSS beam with the span of 21 ft. The loads include a uniform dead load of 0.15 kip/ft and a uniform live […]

Example E.7 WT compression member without slender elements

The results are generated with SDC Verifier 3.6 and calculated with FEMAP v11.0.0 Task: Select an ASTM A992 nonslender WT-shape compression member with a length of 20 ft to support a dead load of 60 kips and live load of 60 kips in axial compression. The ends are pinned. Solution: […]