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AISC Steel Shapes Data

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The MapleCloud contains a package with the AISC Shapes v14.1 database of physical properties for standard steel members. These properties can be for structural steel design calculations.

 

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Physical properties, when appropriate, have units; these are propagated through calculations

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The package offers data for all standard AISC steel shapes, including W, S, HP, C, MC, L, WT, MT, ST, 2L, HSS and PIPE types

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Live calculations and documentation can be captured in a Maple worksheet

 

This application, for example, is a design calculation for a simply supported beam using AISC design codes.

Typical Calculations

Note: You will need to install the AISC Shapes package from the MapleCloud to re-execute these calculations.

withAISCShapes:withUnitsStandard:

 

What is the mass of a 20 ft W8X21 beam?

Mass per unit length

WPropertyW8X21,W

W21.0lbft

(1.1)

Hence for a 20 ft beam, the total mass is

L20ft:

WL

190.51kg

(1.2)


Given a W16x57 A992 steel beam, what is the plastic moment?

 

Yield stress of A992 steel

Fy50ksi:

Plastic section modulus

ZxPropertyW16X57,Zx

105.00in3

(1.3)

Hence the plastic moment is

MpFyZx

437.50kipfoot

(1.4)

Example Data for a W Beam

The geometry of a W beam is illustrated below

Specifically, the dimensions of a W beam of subtype W44X335 are

PropertyW44X335,A,metadata;PropertyW44X335,A

Cross-sectional area of member

98.5in2

(2.1)

PropertyW44X335,d,metadata;PropertyW44X335,d

Overall depth of member, or width of shorter leg for angles, or width of the outstanding legs of long legs back-to-back double angles, or the width of the back-to-back legs of short legs back-to-back double angles

44.0in

(2.2)

PropertyW44X335,bf,metadata;PropertyW44X335,bf

Flange width

15.9in

(2.3)

PropertyW44X335,tf,metadata;PropertyW44X335,tf

Flange thickness

1.77in

(2.4)

PropertyW44X335,k1,metadata;PropertyW44X335,k1

Detailing distance from center of web to flange toe of fillet

1.3125in

(2.5)

PropertyW44X335,kdet,metadata;PropertyW44X335,kdet

Detailing distance from outer face of flange to web toe of fillet

2.625in

(2.6)

PropertyW44X335,tf,metadata;PropertyW44X335,tf

Flange thickness

1.77in

(2.7)

PropertyW44X335,tw,metadata;PropertyW44X335,tw

Web thickness

1.03in

(2.8)

Other properties include the following

PropertyW44X335,W,metadata;PropertyW44X335,W

Nominal weight

335.0lbft

(2.9)

PropertyW44X335,J,metadata;PropertyW44X335,J

Torsional moment of inertia

74.7in4

(2.10)

PropertyW44X335,Ix,metadata;PropertyW44X335,Ix

Moment of inertia about the x-axis

31100.0in4

(2.11)

PropertyW44X335,Cw,metadata;PropertyW44X335,Cw

Warping constant

535000.0in6

(2.12)

 

Applications

Simply Supported Beam with Torsion

Bolt Group Strength