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.2A C-shape in strong 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 a C15×33.9 ASTM A36 channel with end shears of 17.5 kips from dead load and 52.5 kips from live load. Solution: From AISC Manual Table 2-4, the material […]

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 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.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.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 […]