Tubular Steel Frame Punching Load Check WSD2000 Check - Punching Shear Method
Allowable Punching Shear Stress
The allowable punching shear stress, v
, in the chord wall is taken as thelesser of the AISC shear allowable and API equation 4.3.1-2. The one-thirdallowable stress increase is included for v
where applicable. The AISC shearallowable is taken as 0.4F
ycycf q pa
is determined from API Table 4.3.1-1 and Q
is calculated asdescribed in the following subsection. Note that it is also possible for the userto directly specify values for Q
Calculation of Q
value used in Equation 2 is calculated as follows.
0.030 for brace axial stress.
= 0.045 for in-plane bending stress.
= 0.021 for out-of-plane bending stress.and,
0.6Ff f f A
The one-third allowable stress increase is included in the denominator of Equation 4 where applicable. In Equation 4, the terms
arethe nominal axial, in-plane bending and out-of-plane bending stresses in thechord.Q
is set to 1.0 when all extreme fiber stresses in the chord are tensile. Theprogram considers this condition to be met when the axial stress in the chordis tensile and
0f f f
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