Example E.1A W-shape column design with pinned ends

The results are generated with SDC Verifier 3.6 and calculated with FEMAP v11.0.0 Task: Select an ASTM A992  W-shape column to carry an axial dead load of 140 ksi and live load of 420 kips. The column is 30 ft long and is pinned top and bottom in both axes. […]

Example E1.B and E1.D W-shape column design with intermediate bracing

The results are generated with SDC Verifier 3.6 and calculated with FEMAP v11.0.0 Task: Redesign the column from Example E. 1A assuming the column is laterally braced about y-y axis and torsionally braced at the midpoint. Solution: From Chapter 2 of ASCE/SEI 7, the required compressive strength is: Column Selection From AISC Specification Commentary […]

Example G.3 Angle in shear

The results are generated with SDC Verifier 3.6 and calculated with FEMAP v11.0.0 Task: Determine the available shear strength and adequacy of L5×3×¼ (LLV) ASTM A36 with end shears of 3.50 kips from dead load and 10.5 kips from live load. Solution: From AISC Manual Table 2-4, the material properties are as follows: ASTM A36 Fy = 36 ksi […]

Example G.4 Rectangular HSS in shear

The results are generated with SDC Verifier 3.6 and calculated with FEMAP v11.0.0 Task: Determine the available shear strength and adequacy of HSS6×4×¾ ASTM A500 Grade B member with end shears of 11.0 kips from dead load and 33.0 kips from >live load. The beam is oriented with the shear […]

Example G.6 Doubly symmetric shape in weak axis shear

The results are generated with SDC Verifier 3.6 and calculated with FEMAP v11.0.0 Task: Verify the available shear strength and adequacy of W21×48 ASTM A992 beam with end shears of 20.0 kips from dead load and 60.0 kips from live load in weak direction. Solution: From AISC Manual Table 2-4, […]

Example G.7 Singly symmetric shape in weak axis shear

The results are generated with SDC Verifier 3.6 and calculated with FEMAP v11.0.0 Task: Verify the available shear strength and adequacy of C9×20 ASTM A36 channel with end shears of 5.00 kips from dead load and 15.0 kips from live load in the weak direction. Solution: From AISC Manual Table 2-4, the material properties are as […]

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.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 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 […]