# "ANGLE" --- SINGLE STEEL ANGLE MEMBER ANALYSIS

Program Description:
"ANGLE" is a spreadsheet program written in MS-Excel for the purpose of analysis of a single steel angle subjected to major/minor axis bending, shear and axial forces.

Program Environment: Creation Date: Design References:

Microsoft Office Excel 2003 December 12th, 2008 1. AISC Steel Construction Manual, 13th Ed. ACI 318R-05 2. AISC spreadsheet, "AISC_ShapesDatabase_v13.0-Current.xls"

This program is a workbook consisting of two (2) worksheets, described as follows:

Worksheet Name
Doc ANGLE

Description
This documentation sheet Single Steel Angle Member Analysis

Revision 1.2: 3/31/09 - Fixed a couple negative/positive errors with Shear values and its summary. - Added an easy to review summary for the results.

Program Assumptions and Limitations:
1. This spreadsheet program is intended to analyze and design a single angle member subjected to bending, shear and axial loads in both the major and minor axis for 4 various loading cases: (1) Full Lateral-torsional restraint, (2) Equal angle w/ Lateral-torsional restraint at the point of maximum moment only, (3) Equal angle w/o Lateral-torsional restraint, (4) Unequal angle w/o Lateral-torsional restraint. 2. This program assumes, if load case 3 or 4 is used, bending will only be about the major axis. 3. The available angles, using yield stress of 36ksi, are either compact or noncompact but not slender per the width-thickness ratios for compression elements of Table B4.1. 4. The steel yield and ultimate stresses are limited to 36 and 58 kips per square inch, respectively. 5. The Shear lag factor, U, is limited 0.6 per D3.3. 6. The angle sizes and member properties are from AISC spreadsheet, AISC_ShapesDatabase_v13.0-Current. 7. This program was not intended for design of angles subjected to torsion (moment in the Z-direction). 8. This program contains numerous “comment boxes” which contain a wide variety of information including explanations of input or output items, equations used, data tables, etc. (Note: presence of a “comment box” is denoted by a “red triangle” in the upper right-hand corner of a cell. Merely move the mouse pointer to the desired cell to view the contents of that particular "comment box".)