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Introduction
Welcome to the Steel Code Check – Theoretical Background.
This document provides background information on the code checks according to different national
and international regulations.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction ....................................................................................................................... iv
Version info ....................................................................................................................... iv
EC3 – ENV 1993 .................................................................................................................. 2
EC3 – ENV code check ............................................................................................................... 2
Material properties ................................................................................................................... 2
Consulted articles .................................................................................................................... 3
Classification of sections .................................................................................................... 4
Effective crosssection properties for class 4 crosssection ............................................... 5
Section properties .............................................................................................................. 5
Bending moment ................................................................................................................ 5
Bending, shear and axial force ........................................................................................... 5
Torsion check ..................................................................................................................... 5
Builtin beams .................................................................................................................... 6
Compression members ...................................................................................................... 6
Lateraltorsional buckling ................................................................................................... 6
Use of diaphragms ............................................................................................................. 7
Shear Buckling check ........................................................................................................ 7
Shear buckling check for cold formed sections .................................................................. 7
Stability check for torsional buckling and torsionalflexural buckling .................................. 8
Bending and axial compression ....................................................................................... 10
Battened compression members ..................................................................................... 10
EC3 – ENV Fire Resistance ...................................................................................................... 12
Fire actions effect Efi ........................................................................................................ 12
Material properties ........................................................................................................... 12
Temperature analysis  Thermal actions .......................................................................... 13
Nominal temperaturetime curve ...................................................................................... 13
Net heat flux ..................................................................................................................... 14
Steel Temperature ........................................................................................................... 15
Calculation model ............................................................................................................ 16
Code Check ..................................................................................................................... 16
Supported sections ................................................................................................................... 17
References ................................................................................................................................. 18
EC3 – EN 1993 .................................................................................................................. 19
EC3 – EN Code check ............................................................................................................... 19
Material properties ................................................................................................................. 19
Consulted articles .................................................................................................................. 20
Classification of sections .................................................................................................. 22
Effective crosssection properties for class 4 crosssection ............................................. 23
Section properties ............................................................................................................ 23
Bending, shear and axial force ......................................................................................... 23
Torsion check ................................................................................................................... 24
Builtin beams .................................................................................................................. 24
Compression members .................................................................................................... 24
Lateraltorsional buckling ................................................................................................. 25
Use of diaphragms ........................................................................................................... 30
Combined bending and axial compression ...................................................................... 31
Shear buckling check ....................................................................................................... 31
Battened compression members ..................................................................................... 32
Plate girders with sinusoidal corrugated webs ................................................................. 34
Moments on columns in simple construction.................................................................... 39
Scaffolding ....................................................................................................................... 41
EC3 – EN Fire Resistance ......................................................................................................... 47
Fire actions effect Efi .............................................................................................................. 47
Material properties ................................................................................................................. 48
Temperature analysis  Thermal actions ............................................................................... 48
Nominal temperaturetime curve ...................................................................................... 48
Net heat flux ..................................................................................................................... 49
Steel Temperature ................................................................................................................. 50
Calculation model .................................................................................................................. 52
Code Check ........................................................................................................................... 52
EC3 – EN ColdFormed ............................................................................................................. 53
Consulted articles .................................................................................................................. 53
Material properties ........................................................................................................... 55
Initial Shape ..................................................................................................................... 56
Geometrical Proportions .................................................................................................. 57
Effective Shape ................................................................................................................ 58
Section Checks ................................................................................................................ 64
Stability Checks ............................................................................................................... 76
Use of Diaphragms .......................................................................................................... 80
Special considerations for Purlins .................................................................................... 84
Supported sections ................................................................................................................... 91
References ................................................................................................................................. 92
DIN18800 ........................................................................................................................... 96
DIN18800 Code check ............................................................................................................... 96
Material properties ................................................................................................................. 96
Consulted articles .................................................................................................................. 97
Classification of sections ................................................................................................ 100
Net area properties ........................................................................................................ 100
Plastic interaction formula for RHS section .................................................................... 100
Plastic interaction formula for CHS section .................................................................... 104
Torsion check ................................................................................................................. 105
Builtin beams ................................................................................................................ 105
Calculation of the buckling length .................................................................................. 106
Torsional buckling .......................................................................................................... 106
Use of diaphragms ......................................................................................................... 107
LTB Check ..................................................................................................................... 108
Combined flexion for check method 2 ............................................................................ 111
Battened compression members ................................................................................... 112
Effective area properties ................................................................................................ 113
Shear buckling check ..................................................................................................... 114
Shear buckling check with buckling influence ................................................................ 114
Cold formed thin gauge members ....................................................................................... 114
Supported sections ................................................................................................................. 115
References ............................................................................................................................... 116
ONORM B 4300 ............................................................................................................... 118
ONORM B 4300 Code check ................................................................................................... 118
Material properties ............................................................................................................... 119
Consulted articles ................................................................................................................ 119
Supported sections ................................................................................................................. 120
References ............................................................................................................................... 121
NEN .................................................................................................................................. 123
NEN6770/6771 Code check ..................................................................................................... 123
Material properties ............................................................................................................... 123
Consulted articles ................................................................................................................ 124
Section properties .......................................................................................................... 126
Classification of sections ................................................................................................ 126
Effective crosssection properties for class 4 crosssection ........................................... 126
Torsion check ................................................................................................................. 127
Builtin beams ................................................................................................................ 127
Buckling length ............................................................................................................... 127
Lateraltorsional buckling ............................................................................................... 127
Use of diaphragms ......................................................................................................... 128
Battened compression members ................................................................................... 129
Shear buckling check ..................................................................................................... 130
Shear buckling check with buckling influence ................................................................ 130
NEN6072  Fire Resistance ..................................................................................................... 131
Fire actions effect ................................................................................................................ 131
Material properties ............................................................................................................... 131
Nominal temperaturetime curve ......................................................................................... 132
Steel Temperature ............................................................................................................... 132
Calculation model ................................................................................................................ 135
Code Check ......................................................................................................................... 135
Supported sections ................................................................................................................. 136
References ............................................................................................................................... 137
AISC – ASD : 1989 .......................................................................................................... 138
AISC  ASD Code check .......................................................................................................... 138
Classification of sections ..................................................................................................... 140
Section properties ................................................................................................................ 140
Buckling length .................................................................................................................... 140
Flexural Torsional Buckling .................................................................................................. 140
Lateraltorsional buckling ..................................................................................................... 140
Shear buckling check .......................................................................................................... 141
Supported sections ................................................................................................................. 142
References ............................................................................................................................... 142
AISC – LRFD : 2001 ........................................................................................................ 144
AISC  LRFD Code check ........................................................................................................ 144
Classification of sections ..................................................................................................... 146
Section properties ................................................................................................................ 146
Buckling length .................................................................................................................... 146
Lateraltorsional buckling ..................................................................................................... 146
Use of diaphragms .............................................................................................................. 147
Shear buckling check .......................................................................................................... 147
Supported sections ................................................................................................................. 147
References ............................................................................................................................... 148
ANSI/AISC 36005:2005 .................................................................................................. 149
ANSI/AISC 36005 Code check ............................................................................................... 149
Classification of sections ..................................................................................................... 151
Section properties ................................................................................................................ 151
Buckling length .................................................................................................................... 151
Lateraltorsional buckling ..................................................................................................... 151
Use of diaphragms .............................................................................................................. 151
Shear buckling check .......................................................................................................... 151
Supported sections ................................................................................................................. 152
References ............................................................................................................................... 152
AISI NAS S1002007 ....................................................................................................... 153
AISI NAS S1002007 Code check ........................................................................................... 153
Consulted articles ................................................................................................................ 153
Initial Shape ................................................................................................................... 155
Dimensional limits .......................................................................................................... 156
Effective Widths ............................................................................................................. 156
Properties of Sections .................................................................................................... 157
Tension Members .......................................................................................................... 158
Flexural Members .......................................................................................................... 158
Compression Members .................................................................................................. 167
Combined Compression and Bending ........................................................................... 170
Use of diaphragms ......................................................................................................... 170
2
nd
Order using Appendix 2 ............................................................................................ 174
Lapped Purlin Design ..................................................................................................... 175
References ............................................................................................................................... 176
CM66 ................................................................................................................................ 178
CM66 Code check ................................................................................................................... 178
Consulted articles ................................................................................................................ 178
Section properties .......................................................................................................... 180
Plastic coefficient ........................................................................................................... 180
Compression members .................................................................................................. 180
Factor kf ......................................................................................................................... 180
LTB Check ..................................................................................................................... 180
Use of diaphragms ......................................................................................................... 180
Combined flexion ........................................................................................................... 181
Shear buckling check ..................................................................................................... 181
Supported sections ................................................................................................................. 181
References ............................................................................................................................... 182
CM66  Additif 80 ............................................................................................................ 183
CM66  Additif 80 Code check ................................................................................................ 183
Consulted articles ................................................................................................................ 183
Classification of sections ................................................................................................ 184
Section check ................................................................................................................. 184
Compression members .................................................................................................. 184
Lateraltorsional buckling ............................................................................................... 184
Use of diaphragms ......................................................................................................... 184
Supported sections ................................................................................................................. 185
References ............................................................................................................................... 185
BS59501:1990 ................................................................................................................ 186
BS59501:1990 Code Check ................................................................................................... 186
Material properties ............................................................................................................... 186
Consulted articles ................................................................................................................ 187
Classification of sections ................................................................................................ 189
Slender crosssection .................................................................................................... 189
Section properties .......................................................................................................... 189
Bending moment ............................................................................................................ 190
Bending, shear, axial force............................................................................................. 190
Lateral torsional buckling ............................................................................................... 190
Use of diaphragms ......................................................................................................... 191
Compression member .................................................................................................... 191
Shear buckling check ..................................................................................................... 191
Supported sections ................................................................................................................. 192
References ............................................................................................................................... 192
BS59501:2000 ................................................................................................................ 194
BS59501:2000 Code Check ................................................................................................... 194
SIA263 ............................................................................................................................. 195
SIA263 Code check ................................................................................................................. 195
Material properties ............................................................................................................... 195
Consulted articles ................................................................................................................ 195
Section classification ...................................................................................................... 197
Slender crosssection .................................................................................................... 197
Sections properties ........................................................................................................ 197
Lateral torsional buckling ............................................................................................... 197
Use of diaphragms ......................................................................................................... 198
Shear buckling ............................................................................................................... 198
Stability check ................................................................................................................ 198
Torsion check ................................................................................................................. 198
Builtin beams ................................................................................................................ 198
SIA263  Fire Resistance ......................................................................................................... 198
Fire actions effect Efi ............................................................................................................ 198
Material properties ............................................................................................................... 199
Temperature analysis  Thermal actions ............................................................................. 199
Nominal temperaturetime curve ......................................................................................... 199
Net heat flux ........................................................................................................................ 199
Steel Temperature ............................................................................................................... 200
Calculation model ................................................................................................................ 201
Code Check ......................................................................................................................... 201
Supported sections ................................................................................................................. 201
References ............................................................................................................................... 202
GBJ 1788 ........................................................................................................................ 203
The GBJ 1788 code check ..................................................................................................... 203
Material properties ............................................................................................................... 203
Consulted articles ................................................................................................................ 204
Section properties .......................................................................................................... 205
Shear buckling check ..................................................................................................... 206
Buckling curves .............................................................................................................. 206
Buckling length ............................................................................................................... 206
Lateral torsional buckling ............................................................................................... 206
Local stability of compressed members ......................................................................... 206
Shear buckling check ..................................................................................................... 207
Supported sections ................................................................................................................. 207
References ............................................................................................................................... 208
Korean steel code check ............................................................................................... 209
The Korean steel code check ................................................................................................. 209
Material properties ............................................................................................................... 209
Consulted articles ................................................................................................................ 209
Section classification ...................................................................................................... 210
Section properties .......................................................................................................... 211
Buckling length ............................................................................................................... 211
Lateral torsional buckling ............................................................................................... 212
Combined stresses ........................................................................................................ 213
Shear buckling check ..................................................................................................... 213
Supported sections ................................................................................................................. 214
References ............................................................................................................................... 214
BSK 99 ............................................................................................................................. 216
BSK 99 Code check................................................................................................................. 216
Consulted articles ................................................................................................................ 218
Classification of sections ................................................................................................ 219
Effective crosssection properties for class 3 crosssection ........................................... 219
Section properties .......................................................................................................... 219
Section check ................................................................................................................. 219
Compression members .................................................................................................. 219
Stability check for torsional buckling and torsionalflexural buckling .............................. 220
Lateraltorsional buckling ............................................................................................... 221
Use of diaphragms ......................................................................................................... 222
Shear force ( shear buckling) ......................................................................................... 222
Supported sections ................................................................................................................. 223
References ............................................................................................................................... 224
IS 800 ............................................................................................................................... 225
IS:800 Code check .................................................................................................................. 225
Material properties ............................................................................................................... 225
Consulted articles ................................................................................................................ 225
Classification of sections ................................................................................................ 226
Section properties .......................................................................................................... 227
Section check ................................................................................................................. 227
Compression members .................................................................................................. 227
Stability check for torsional buckling and torsionalflexural buckling .............................. 227
Lateraltorsional buckling ............................................................................................... 229
Use of diaphragms ......................................................................................................... 230
Supported sections ................................................................................................................. 230
References ............................................................................................................................... 231
EAE code check ............................................................................................................. 232
Material properties ............................................................................................................... 232
Consulted articles ................................................................................................................ 233
Classification of sections ................................................................................................ 235
Effective crosssection properties for class 4 crosssection ........................................... 235
Section properties .......................................................................................................... 235
Torsion check ................................................................................................................. 235
Builtin beams ................................................................................................................ 235
Compression members .................................................................................................. 236
Lateraltorsional buckling ............................................................................................... 236
Use of diaphragms ......................................................................................................... 236
Combined bending and axial compression .................................................................... 237
Shear buckling check ..................................................................................................... 237
Supported sections ................................................................................................................. 237
References ............................................................................................................................... 238
Calculation of buckling ratio ......................................................................................... 240
Introduction to the calculation of buckling ratio .................................................................. 240
Calculation buckling ratio – general formula ........................................................................ 240
Calculation buckling ratios for crossing diagonals ............................................................. 242
Continuous compression diagonal, supported by continuous tension diagonal ................... 242
Continuous compression diagonal, supported by pinned tension diagonal ......................... 243
Pinned compression diagonal, supported by continuous tension diagonal .......................... 243
Continuous compression diagonal, supported by continuous compression diagonal .......... 244
Continuous compression diagonal, supported by pinned compression diagonal ................. 244
Pinned compression diagonal, supported by continuous compression diagonal ................. 245
Calculation of critical Euler force for VARH elements ......................................................... 246
Definitions ............................................................................................................................ 246
Calculation of the critical Euler force ................................................................................... 246
Calculation buckling ratio for lattice tower members .......................................................... 248
Leg with symmetrical bracing .............................................................................................. 249
Leg with intermediate transverse support ............................................................................ 249
Leg with staggered bracing.................................................................................................. 250
Single Bracing ..................................................................................................................... 250
Single Bracing with SBS (Secondary Bracing System) ....................................................... 251
Cross bracing ...................................................................................................................... 251
Cross bracing with SBS ....................................................................................................... 252
K Bracing ............................................................................................................................. 253
Horizontal Bracing ............................................................................................................... 253
Horizontal Bracing with SBS ................................................................................................ 254
Discontinuous Cross bracing with horizontal member ......................................................... 255
Calculation of buckling ratio – From Stability Analysis ....................................................... 256
References ............................................................................................................................... 256
Calculation of moment factors for LTB ....................................................................... 258
Introduction to the calculation of moment factors ............................................................... 258
Calculation moment factors ................................................................................................... 258
Moment distribution generated by q load ............................................................................. 258
Moment distribution generated by F load............................................................................. 260
Moment line with maximum at the start or at the end of the beam ...................................... 261
References ............................................................................................................................... 261
LTBII: Lateral Torsional Buckling 2nd Order Analysis .............................................. 262
Introduction to LTBII ............................................................................................................... 262
Eigenvalue solution Mcr ......................................................................................................... 262
2
nd
Order analysis ................................................................................................................... 264
Supported National Codes ..................................................................................................... 264
Supported Sections ................................................................................................................ 265
Loadings .................................................................................................................................. 267
Imperfections ........................................................................................................................... 267
Initial bow imperfection v0 for DIN and ONORM ................................................................. 268
Initial bow imperfection v0 for ECEN and EAE ................................................................... 268
Initial bow imperfections v0 and w0 for other supported codes ........................................... 269
LTB Restraints ......................................................................................................................... 270
Diaphragms ............................................................................................................................. 271
Linked Beams .......................................................................................................................... 272
Limitations and Warnings ...................................................................................................... 273
References ............................................................................................................................... 274
Profile conditions for code check ................................................................................ 275
Introduction to profile characteristics ................................................................................... 275
Data for general section stability check ................................................................................ 275
Data depending On the profile shape .................................................................................... 276
I section ............................................................................................................................... 276
RHS ..................................................................................................................................... 277
CHS ..................................................................................................................................... 278
Angle section ....................................................................................................................... 279
Channel section ................................................................................................................... 280
T section .............................................................................................................................. 281
Full rectangular section........................................................................................................ 282
Full circular section .............................................................................................................. 283
Asymmetric I section ........................................................................................................... 284
Z section .............................................................................................................................. 285
General cold formed section ................................................................................................ 286
Cold formed Angle section................................................................................................... 288
Cold formed Channel section .............................................................................................. 289
Cold formed Z section ......................................................................................................... 290
Cold formed C section ......................................................................................................... 291
Cold formed Omega section ................................................................................................ 292
Cold formed C section eaves beam ..................................................................................... 293
Cold formed C Plus section ................................................................................................. 294
Cold formed ZED section..................................................................................................... 295
Cold formed ZED section asymmetric lips ........................................................................... 296
Cold formed ZED section inclined lip ................................................................................... 297
Cold formed Sigma section .................................................................................................. 298
Cold formed Sigma section stiffened ................................................................................... 299
Cold formed Sigma Plus section .......................................................................................... 300
Cold formed Sigma section eaves beam ............................................................................. 301
Cold formed Sigma Plus section eaves beam ..................................................................... 302
Cold formed ZED section both lips inclined ......................................................................... 303
Cold formed IPlus section................................................................................................... 304
Cold formed ISPlus section ................................................................................................ 305
Cold formed Sigma section asymmetric .............................................................................. 306
Rail type KA ......................................................................................................................... 307
Rail type KF ......................................................................................................................... 308
Rail type KQ ........................................................................................................................ 309
Warping check ................................................................................................................ 310
Stress check ............................................................................................................................ 310
Calculation of the direct stress due to warping .................................................................... 311
Calculation of the shear stress due to warping .................................................................... 314
Plastic Check ........................................................................................................................... 316
Standard diagrams for warping torque, bimoment and the St.Venant torsion .................. 319
Torsion fixed ends, warping free ends, local torsional loading Mt ........................................ 320
Torsion fixed ends, warping fixed ends, local torsional loading Mt ...................................... 321
Torsion fixed ends, warping free ends, distributed torsional loading mt .............................. 323
Torsion fixed ends, warping fixed ends, distributed torsional loading mt ............................. 324
One end free, other end torsion and warping fixed, local torsional loading Mt .................... 325
One end free, other end torsion and warping fixed, distributed torsional loading mt ........... 326
Decomposition of arbitrary torsion line ................................................................................ 327
Decomposition for situation 1 and situation 3 ...................................................................... 328
Decomposition for situation 2 .............................................................................................. 328
References ............................................................................................................................... 328
Check of numerical sections ........................................................................................ 330
Stress check ............................................................................................................................ 330
Use of diaphragms ......................................................................................................... 331
Adaptation of torsional constant ........................................................................................... 331
References ............................................................................................................................... 332
Section check for builtin beams (IFB, SFB, THQ sections) ...................................... 334
Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 334
Reduction of plastic moment capacity due to plate bending .............................................. 334
Plastic interaction formula for single bending and shear force .......................................... 337
Plastic check for plate in bending ......................................................................................... 338
Stress check for slim floor beams ......................................................................................... 339
Normal stress check ............................................................................................................ 339
Shear stress check in plate.................................................................................................. 339
Torsion check due to unbalanced loading ........................................................................... 340
References ............................................................................................................................... 342
Effective crosssection properties for lattice tower angle members........................ 343
Effective crosssection properties for compressed lattice tower angle members ............ 343
References ............................................................................................................................... 344
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EC3 – ENV 1993
EC3 – ENV code check
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in
Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  1 : General rules and rules for buildings
ENV 199311:1992
Material properties
For standard steel grades, the yield strength fy and tensile strength fu are defined according to the
thickness of the element (see Ref. 1, art.3.2.2.1.)
(fy, fu in N/mm², t in mm)
t<=40 t<=40 40<t<=100 40<t<=100 100<t<=250 100<t<=250
fy fu fy fu fy fy
S235
S 235
235 360 215 340 175 320
S275
S 275
275 430 255 410 205 380
S355
S 355
355 510 335 490 275 450
S420
S 420
420 520 390 520
S460
S 460
460 550 430 550
Remark : For cold formed section, the values for fy and fu are not influenced by the previous table
Remark : For cold formed sections, the average yield strength fya can be used (by setting the proper
data flag in the Cross Section input dialog).
The average yield strength is determined as follows:
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with fyb the tensile yield strength = fy
fu the tensile ultimate strength
t the material thickness
Ag the gross crosssectional area
k is a coefficient depending on the type of forming :
k = 0.7 for cold rolling
k = 0.5 for other methods of forming
n the number of 90°bends in the section
Consulted articles
The crosssection is classified according to Table 5.3.1. (class 1,2,3 or 4). The section is checked for
tension (art. 5.4.3.), compression (art. 5.4.4.), shear (art. 5.4.6.) and the combination of bending, shear
and axial force (art. 5.4.9.).
For the stability check, the beam element is checked according to art.5.5.. The following criteria are
considered :
 for compression : art. 5.5.1.
 for lateral torsional buckling : art. 5.5.2.
 for bending and axial compression : art. 5.5.4.
The shear buckling resistance is checked using the simple postcritical method from art. 5.6.3.
A more detailed overview for the used articles is given for part 5.3., 5.4., 5.5. and 5.6. in the
following table. The chapters marked with “x” are consulted. The chapters marked with (*) have a
supplementary explanation the following chapters.
5.3. Classification of cross sections
5.3.1. Basis x
5.3.2. Classification x
5.3.3. Crosssection requirements for plastic global analysis
5.3.4. Crosssection requirements when elastic global analysis is used
5.3.5. Effective crosssection properties for class 4 crosssection x (*)
5.3.6. Effects of transverse forces on webs
5.4. Resistance of crosssections
5.4.1. General x
5.4.2. Section properties (*)
5.4.3. Tension x
5.4.4. Compression x
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5.4.5. Bending moment x (*)
5.4.6. Shear x
5.4.7. Bending and shear x
5.4.8. Bending and axial force x
5.4.9. Bending, shear and axial force x (*)
5.4.10. Transverse forces on webs
5.5. Buckling resistance of members
5.5.1. Compression members x (*)
5.5.2. Lateraltorsional buckling x (*)
5.5.3. Bending and axial tension
5.5.4. Bending and axial compression x (*)
5.6. Shear buckling resistance
5.6.1. Basis x
5.6.2. Design methods
5.6.3. Simple postcritical method x
5.6.4. Tension field method
5.6.5. Intermediate transverse stiffeners
5.6.6. Welds
5.6.7. Interaction between shear force, bending moment and axial force x
5.9. Builtup compression members
5.9.3. Battened compression members
5.9.3.1. Application x(*)
5.9.3.2. Constructional details
5.9.3.3. Second moment of inertia x
5.9.3.4. Chord forces ar midlength x
5.9.3.5. Buckling resistance of chords x
5.9.3.6. Moments and shear due to battening x
Classification of sections
For each intermediary section, the classification is determined and the proper section check is
performed. The classification can change for each intermediary point.
For each load case/combination, the critical section classification over the member is used to
perform the stability check. So, the stability section classification can change for each load
case/combination.
However, for nonprismatic sections, the stability section classification is determined for each
intermediary section.
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Effective crosssection properties for class 4 crosssection
The calculation of the effective area is performed with the direct method (sigma_d = fy,k).
For each intermediary section, the classification (and if necessary, the effective area ) is determined
and the proper section check is performed. The classification (and effective area) can change for
each intermediary point. The most critical check is displayed on the screen.
For each load case and combination, the most critical effective area properties are saved :
Aeff is the effective area of the cross section when subject to uniform compression. Weff is the
effective section modulus of the crosssection when subject only to moment about the relevant axis.
eN is the shift of the relevant centroidal axis when the cross section is subject to uniform
compression.
With these critical properties, the stability check is performed.
For nonprismatic elements, the effective area properties are calculated on each intermediary
section, also for the stability check.
For angle sections, see chapter 'Effective crosssection properties for compressed lattice tower
angle members'.
Section properties
5.4.2.2 : The net area properties are only taken into account in the Tension Check in case of lattice
tower angle sections with bolted diagonal connections if the LTA functionality has been activated.
For more information, reference is made to the Theoretical Background Bolted Diagonal
Connections. In all other cases the net area properties are not taken into account.
5.4.2.3 : The shear lag effects are neglected .
Bending moment
5.4.5.3 : The holes for fasteners are neglected.
Bending, shear and axial force
The reduced design plastic resistance moment for the interaction of bending, shear and axial force,
is taken from Table 5.17. Ref. 2
Torsion check
For the cross section check inclusive torsion and warping, we refer to Chapter 'Warping check'.
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Builtin beams
For builtin beam sections (IFB, SFB, THQ sections), proper section checks are performed, taking
into account the local plate bending. See Chapter „Section check for builtin beams (IFB, SFB, THQ
sections)‟
Compression members
5.5.1.5 For the calculation of the buckling length, we refer to chapter "Calculation of buckling ratio"
The buckling properties for a VARH element are calculated by using the critical Euler force for this
member (see chapter “Calculation of critical Euler force for VARH elements”).
The buckling curves for steel grade S420 and S460 are taken from Ref.[5], Annex D.
Lateraltorsional buckling
For I sections (symmetric and asymmetric), RHS (Rectangular Hollow Section) sections and CHS
(Circular Hollow Section) sections, the elastic critical moment for LTB Mcr is given by the general
formula F.2. Annex F Ref. 1. For the calculation of the moment factors C1, C2 and C3 we refer to
"Calculation of moment factors for LTB".
For the other supported sections, the elastic critical moment for LTB Mcr is given by
z
2
t
z
2
z
2
EI
L²GI
I
Iw
L
EI
Mcr
t
+
t
=
with E the modulus of elasticity
G the shear modulus
L the length of the beam between points which have lateral restraint (=
lLTB)
Iw the warping constant
It the torsional constant
Iz the moment of inertia about the minor axis
See also Ref. 3, part 7 and in particular part 7.7. for channel sections.
Haunched sections (I+Ivar, Iw+Plvar, Iw+Iwvar, Iw+Ivar, I+Iwvar) and composed rail sections
(Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are considered as equivalent
asymmetric I sections.
For advanced Lateraltorsional buckling analysis, see chapter „LTBII: Lateral Torsional Buckling 2nd
Order Analysis‟.
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Use of diaphragms
See Chapter 'Adaptation of torsional constant'.
Shear Buckling check
Composed rail sections (Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are
considered as equivalent asymmetric I sections.
Shear buckling check for cold formed sections
See Ref.[4] 5.8 :
The shear resistance of the web Vw,Rd shall be taken as the lesser of the shear buckling resistance
Vb,Rd and the plastic shear resistance Vpl,Rd.
The shear resistance of the web should be checked if:
The shear buckling resistance Vb,Rd is given by
The plastic shear resistance Vpl,Rd is given by
with
w ì
the relative web slenderness
fyb the basic yield strength
fy the average yield strength
sw the web length
t the web thickness
E the modulus of elasticity
fbv the shear buckling strength
¸M0 the partial safety factor for resistance of crosssections where failure is
caused by yielding (=1.1)
¸M1 the partial safety factor for resistance of crosssections where failure is
caused by buckling (=1.1)
E
f
t
s
346 . 0
f
f
83 . 0
yb
w
w
_
1 M
0 M
y
yb
w
_
· = ì
¸
¸
· s ì
1 M
bv w
Rd , b
f t s
V
¸
· ·
=
3
f t s
V
0 M
y w
Rd , pl
¸
· ·
=
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The value for fbv is given by :
fbv
<1.40
w
yb
f
48 . 0
ì
>1.40
Remarks:
For an arbitrary composed section, the total Vb,Rd and Vpl,Rd is taken as the sum of resistance of
each web, where the angle u (teta) is larger than 45°(see figure)
The basic yield strength is taken equal to the average yield strength.
Stability check for torsional buckling and torsionalflexural buckling
See Ref.[4] 6.2.3.
The design buckling resistance Nb,Rd for torsional or torsionalflexural buckling shall be obtained
using buckling curve b, and with relative slenderness given by :
w
_
ì
²
f
67 . 0
w
_
yb
ì
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with A the ratio Aeff/A (see Ref.[1] 5.5)
fyb the basic yield strength
ocr the critical stress
ocr,T the elastic critical stress for torsional buckling
ocr,TF
the elastic critical stress for torsionalflexural buckling
G the shear modulus
E the modulus of elasticity
IT the torsion constant of the gross section
CM the warping constant
iy the radius of gyration about yyaxis
iz the radius of gyration about zzaxis
lT the buckling length of the member for torsional buckling
y0 the position of the shear center
ly the buckling length for flexural buckling about the yyaxis
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Bending and axial compression
When the torsional buckling and/or the torsionalflexural buckling is governing, the formula (6.12)
from Ref.[4], article 6.5.2. is applied.
Battened compression members
The following section pairs are supported as battened compression member :
(1) 2I
(2) 2Uo
(3) 2Uc
Two links (battens) are used.
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The following additional checks are performed:
 buckling resistance check around weak axis of single chord with Nf,Sd
 section check of single chord, using internal forces :
4
a V
M
2
V
V
N N
s
G
s
G
SD f, G
=
=
=
 section check of single batten, using the internal forces :
4
a V
M
2 h
a V
T
s
0
s
=
=
For the calculation of Vs, the value of Ms is increased with the value of the internal force Mzz.
l
a
ho
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EC3 – ENV Fire Resistance
Fire actions effect E
fi
The design effects of actions for the fire situation Efi,d,t are taken from the results of the analysis. It is
recommended to use the accidental combination rules, for calculating the internal forces used in the
fire resistance check.
The accidental combination is given by
) f ( A Q Q G
d j , k j , 2 1 , k 1 , 1 k GA
E + ¢ E + ¢ + ¸ E
with Gk characteristic values of permanent actions
Qk,1 characteristic value of the (main) variable action
Qk,j characteristic values of the other variable actions
Af(d) design values of actions from fire exposure
¸GA partial safety factor for permanent actions in the accidental situation
¢1,1 ¢2,j combination coefficients
Material properties
The material properties are depending on the steel temperature.
Strength and deformation properties :
a
, a
, E
y
, p
, p
y
, y
, y
E
E
k
f
f
k
f
f
k
u
u
u
u
u
u
=
=
=
The variation in function of the steel temperature of the value for yield strength ky,u
, proportional limit
kp,u
and modulus of elasticity kE,u
is given by tables in Ref.[6], table 3.1.
For cold formed members ky,u
is taken from Ref.[7], table III.2.5.
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In the simplified calculation method, the following default properties are considered to be constant
during the analysis:
unit mass µa 7850 kg/m³
thermal elongation Al/l 14 x 10
6
(ua20)
thermal conductivity ìa 45 W/mK
Temperature analysis  Thermal actions
In this part, the nominal temperaturetime curves and the related net heat flux are described. See
Ref.[8], Section 4, and Ref.[7], II.2.2.
Nominal temperaturetime curve
The following temperaturetime curves can be selected :
with t time in [min]
ug gas temperature in [°C]
oc the coefficient of heat transfer by convection
 ISO 834 curve
 external fire curve
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 hydrocarbon curve
 smoldering fire curve
during 21 minutes, followed by the standard ISO 834 curve
Net heat flux
r , net r , n c , net c , n d , net
h h h ¸ + ¸ =
with hnet,d the net heat flux
hnet,c the convective heat flux
hnet,r the radiative heat flux
¸n,c factor depending on NAD [1.0]
¸n,r factor depending on NAD [1.0]
with u configuration factor [1.0]
cres resultant emissivity
= cf cm
cf emissivity related to fire compartment
= [0.800]
cm emissivity related to surface material
= [0.625]
ur = ug
gas temperature in [°C]
um surface temperature of member in [°C]
oc coefficient of heat transfer by convection
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Steel Temperature
The increase of temperature Aua,t in an unprotected steel member during a time interval At
t h
c
V / A
d , net
a a
m
t , a
A
µ
= u A
with Am the exposed surface area per unit length [m²/m]
V the volume of the member per unit length [m³/m]
The factor Am/V should not be taken as less than 10m
1
ca the specific heat of steel [J/kgK]
hnet,d the net heat flux per unit area [W/m²]
At the time interval [seconds]
The value should not be taken as more than 5 seconds
µa the unit mass of steel [kg/m³]
The increase of temperature Aua,t in an insulated steel member during a time interval At
with Ap the area of fire protection material per unit length [m²/m]
V the volume of the member per unit length [m³/m]
ca the specific heat of steel [J/kgK]
cp the specific heat of fire protection material [J/kgK]
dp the thickness of the fire protection material [m]
At the time interval [seconds]
The value should not be taken as more than 30 seconds
µa the unit mass of steel [kg/m³]
µp the unit mass of fire protection [kg/m³]
ua,t the steel temperature at time t
ug,t the ambient gas temperature at time t
Aug,t the increase of the ambient gas temperature during the time interval
ìp the thermal conductivity of the fire protection material [W/mK]
The value Aua,t > 0.0
For the increase of temperature Aua,t in an insulated steel member with intumescent coating, we refer to
the NEN specifications, Chapter 'Steel Temperature'.
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Calculation model
The calculation can be performed in 2 domains :
 strength domain
 temperature/time domain
In the strength domain, the strength Rfi,d,t(unity check) is calculated after a given time t (e.g. strength
after 45 min). In the temperature/time domain, the critical steel temperature ucr,d is computed. From
this critical temperature, the fire resistance time tfi,d is calculated (the time domain).
Code Check
The section and stability checks (buckling, lateral torsional buckling) are performed according to the
regulations given in 'ENV 199312:1995' and/or 'Model Code on Fire Engineering  ECCS N°111'.
The checks are performed in the resistance domain or in the temperature/time domain..
Torsional buckling and shear buckling are not considered.
For each member, the classification of the cross section, the section check and the stability check are
performed.
The following checks are executed :
EC312 :
 classification of cross section : art. 4.2.2.
 resistance for tension members : art. 4.2.3.1
 resistance for compression members (class 1,2 or 3) : art. 4.2.3.2.
 resistance for beams (class 1,2) : art. 4.2.3.3.
 resistance for beams (class 3) : art.4.2.3.4.
 resistance for members (class 1,2,3) subject to bending and compression : art. 4.2.3.5.
 critical temperature : art. 4.2.4.
ECCS Model Code on Fire Engineering
 resistance for tension members : art. III.5.2.
 resistance for compression members (class 1,2 or 3) : art. III.5.3.
 resistance for beams (class 1,2) : art. III.5.4.
 resistance for beams (class 3) : art. III.5.5.
 resistance for members (class 1,2,3) subject to bending and compression : art. III.5.6.
 resistance for members (class 4) : art. III.5.7.
 critical temperature : art. III.5.8.
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Supported sections
I Symmetric I shapes (IPE, HEA, HEB, ….)
RHS Rectangular Hollow Section
CHS Circular Hollow Section
L Angle section
U Channel section
T T section
PPL Asymmetric I shapes
Z Z section
RS Rectangular section
E Cold formed section
COM Composed section in PRIMAWIN
O Solid tube
NUM Numerical section
The necessary data conditions for these sections are described in chapter "Profile conditions for
code check
".
The COM and NUM sections are not read out of the profile library.
I
RHS
CHS
L
U
T
PPL
RS
Z
E
O
COM
NUM
Classification x x x x x x x x (1) x (1) (1) (1)
Section check class 1 x x x
Section check class 2 x x x
Section check class 3 x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Section check class 4 x x x x x x
Stability check class
1
x x x
Stability check class
2
x x x
Stability check class
3
x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Stability check class
4
x x x x x x
Shear buckling check x x x x
(1) sections are classified as class 3 cross section by default.
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References
1 Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  1 : General rules and rules for buildings
ENV 199311:1992, 1992
2 Essentials of Eurocode 3
Design Manual for Steel Structures in Building
ECCS  N°65, 1991
3 R. Maquoi
ELEMENTS DE CONSTRUCTIONS METALLIQUE
Ulg , Faculté des Sciences Appliquées, 1988
[4] ENV 199313:1996
Eurocode 3 : Design of steel structures
Part 13 : General rules
Supplementary rules for cold formed thin gauge members and sheeting
CEN 1996
[5] Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  1/ A1 : General rules and rules for buildings
ENV 199311:1992/A1, 1994
[6] Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  2 : General rules  Structural fire design
ENV 199312:1995, 1995
[7] Model Code on Fire Engineering
ECCS  N°111
May 2001
[8] Eurocode 1
Basis of design and actions on structures
Part 22 : Actions on structures  Actions on structures exposed to fire
ENV 199122:1995
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EC3 – EN 1993
EC3 – EN Code check
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in:
Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  1: General rules and rules for buildings
EN 199311:2005
Corrigendum
EN 199311:2005/AC:2006
Corrigendum
EN 199311:2005/AC:2009
Material properties
For standard steel grades, the yield strength fy and tensile strength fu are defined according to the
thickness of the element (see Ref. 1, table 3.1.)
Within the material properties the rules for reduction of the yield strength in function of the thickness
can be edited.
Remark: For cold formed sections, the reductions of the yield strength in function of the thickness
are not applied.
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Consulted articles
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in "Eurocode 3: Design of steel
structures  Part 11: General rules and rules for buildings  EN 199311:2005".
The crosssections are classified according to Table 5.2. All classes of crosssections are included.
For class 4 sections (slender sections) the effective section is calculated in each intermediary point,
according to prEN 199315:2003, Chapter 4.4 .
The stress check is taken from art. 6.2.: the section is checked for tension (art. 6.2.3.), compression
(art. 6.2.4.), bending (art. 6.2.5.), shear (art. 6.2.6.), torsion (art.6.2.7.) and combined bending, shear
and axial force (art. 6.2.8., art.6.2.9. and art.6.2.10.).
The stability check is taken from art. 6.3.: the beam element is checked for buckling (art. 6.3.1.),
lateral torsional buckling (art. 6.3.2.), combined bending and axial compression (art. 6.3.3.) and
battened compression members (art. 6.4).
The shear buckling is checked according to EN 199315:2006, Chapter 5.
For I sections, U sections and cold formed sections warping can be considered.
A check for critical slenderness and torsion moment is also included.
For integrated beams, the local plate bending is taken into account for the plastic moment capacity
and the bending stresses in the section. The outofbalance loading is checked.
A more detailed overview for the used articles is given in the following table. The chapters marked
with “x” are consulted. The chapters marked with (*) have a supplementary explanation in the
following chapters.
EN 199311
5.5 Classification of cross section
(*)
5.5.1. Basis
x
5.5.2. Classification
x
6. Ultimate limit states
6.1. General
x
6.2. Resistance of crosssections
6.2.1 General
x
6.2.2 Section properties
x(*)
6.2.3 Tension
x
6.2.4 Compression
x
6.2.5 Bending moment
x
6.2.6 Shear
x
6.2.7 Torsion
x(*)
6.2.8 Bending and shear
x
6.2.9 Bending and axial force
x
6.2.10 Bending, shear and axial force
x
6.3. Buckling resistance of members
6.3.1 Uniform members in compression
x(*)
6.3.2 Uniform members in bending
x
6.3.3 Uniform members in bending and axial compression
x(*)
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6.4 Uniform builtup compression members
6.4.1 General
6.4.3 Battened compression members
Annex A:Method 1:Interaction factors kij for interaction formula in
6.3.3.(4)
x
Annex B:Method 2:Interaction factors kij for interaction formula in
6.3.3.(4)
x
EN 199313
6.1.2. Axial tension
x
6.1.3. Axial compression
x
6.1.5. Shear force
x
6.1.6. Torsional moment
x
EN 199315
4.4. Plate elements without longitudinal stiffeners
x
5. Resistance to shear
5.1. Basis
x
5.2. Design resistance
x
5.3. Contribution from webs
x
5.4. Contribution from flanges
x
5.5. Verification
x
7.1. Interaction between shear force, bending moment and axial
force
x
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Classification of sections
For each intermediary section, the classification is determined and the proper section check is
performed. The classification can change for each intermediary point.
For each load case/combination, the critical section classification over the member is used to
perform the stability check since stability effects are related to the whole member and not to a single
crosssection.
To determine this critical classification, all sections in the Ly and Lz system lengths of the buckling
system are checked and the worst classification is used as the critical. Note that only sections on the
actual member are used so in case the system length spans multiple members, only the sections of
the actual member are used to determine the critical classification.
For nonprismatic sections, the stability section classification is determined for each intermediary
section.
The classification according to EN 199311 Table 5.2 is done using the general formulation for
„parts subjected to bending and compression‟. In this way the beneficial effect of tension is also
accounted for.
 For example, for class 1, in case of bending combined with a tensile axial force the cross
section is less subjected to compression thus leading to an o value smaller than 0,5. This in
turn leads to higher classification limits than the case for „part subject to bending‟.
 For example, for class 1, in case of an asymmetrical section in bending, depending on the
geometry of the section the crosssection is less subjected to compression thus leading to an
o value smaller than 0,5. This in turn leads to higher classification limits than the case for
„part subject to bending‟.
Specifically for sheet welded Iw and Iwn crosssections the weld size as inputted in the cross
section is accounted for in the classification as follows:
With: Hw Web height
a Weld size
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Effective crosssection properties for class 4 crosssection
The calculation of the effective area is performed with the direct method (sigma_d = fy,k).
For each intermediary section, the classification (and if necessary, the effective area ) is determined
and the proper section check is performed. The classification (and effective area) can change for
each intermediary point. The most critical check is displayed on the screen.
For each load case and combination, the most critical effective area properties are saved :
Aeff is the effective area of the cross section when subject to uniform compression. Weff is the
effective section modulus of the crosssection when subject only to moment about the relevant axis.
eN is the shift of the relevant centroidal axis when the cross section is subject to uniform
compression.
With these critical properties, the stability check is performed.
For nonprismatic elements, the effective area properties are calculated on each intermediary
section, also for the stability check.
Section properties
The net area properties are not taken into account.
The shear lag effects are neglected.
Bending, shear and axial force
Plastic Interaction for CHS
The 2009 correction sheet to EN 199311 Ref.[11] specifies an interaction formula for CHS
sections. This formula however does not include the influence of shear. Table 5.17. Ref. 15
specifies the full interaction formula including also shear.
In addition for CHS sections the resultant shear force and resultant moment are determined.
The moment resistance is determined taking into account this resultant shear force.
The unity check then becomes the following:
Plastic Interaction for other sections
By default the plastic combined interaction check according to EN 199311 article 6.2.9.1 formula
(6.41) is only executed for Isections, full rectangular and RHS sections since Eurocode only gives
formulas to reduce the plastic bending resistance of these sections in case of a normal force.
However, in case there is no normal force, no reduction of the plastic bending resistance for normal
force is needed and thus the plastic interaction can be used also for other crosssections.
This is used specifically for the following crosssections:
Angle section (Form code 4)
Usection (Form code 5)
Tsection (Form code 6)
Asymmetric Isection (Form code 101)
In case these sections are classified as class 1 or 2 and no normal force is present the combined
interaction is checked according to formula (6.41) with Alpha and Beta set to 1.00.
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Torsion check
For the cross section check including torsion and warping, we refer to Chapter 'Warping check'.
Builtin beams
For builtin beam sections (IFB, SFB, THQ sections), proper section checks are performed, taking
into account the local plate bending. See Chapter „Section check for builtin beams (IFB, SFB, THQ
sections)‟.
Compression members
For the calculation of the buckling length, we refer to chapter "Calculation of buckling ratio"
The buckling properties for a VARH element are calculated by using the critical Euler force for this
member (see chapter “Calculation of critical Euler force for VARH elements”).
Buckling curves are determined according to EN 199311 Table 6.2.
In case the crosssection of the member is not listed in this table, the buckling curves are taken from
the user inputted values in the crosssection properties.
For nonprismatic members with crosssections that are not listed in Table 6.2 all generated
sections will receive the user inputted values of the buckling curves of the first section in the span.
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Lateraltorsional buckling
For I sections (symmetric and asymmetric), and Rectangular Hollow Sections (RHS), the elastic
critical moment for LateralTorsional Buckling Mcr is given by the general formula F.2. Annex F Ref.
10.
For any other section, the elastic critical moment for LateralTorsional Buckling Mcr is given by:
With E Modulus of elasticity
G Shear modulus
L Length of the beam between points which have lateral restraint (= lLTB)
Iw Warping constant
It Torsional constant
Iz Moment of inertia about the minor axis
C1 Moment factor which by default is taken as 1,00. Within the Steel setup
it can be set to use the calculated value of C1 instead of 1,00.
See also Ref. 4, part 7 and in particular part 7.7. for channel sections.
Circular hollow sections (CHS) are taken as nonsusceptible to Lateral Torsional Buckling.
Rectangular hollow sections are classified as nonsusceptible to Lateral Torsional Buckling if the
following condition is fulfilled (Ref.[9] pp.119).
ì
With: h Height of RHS section
b Width of RHS section
ì
Relative slenderness for weak axis flexural buckling
Haunched sections (I+Ivar, Iw+Plvar, Iw+Iwvar, Iw+Ivar, I+Iwvar) and composed rail sections
(Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are considered as equivalent
asymmetric I sections.
For advanced Lateraltorsional buckling analysis, see chapter „LTBII: Lateral Torsional Buckling 2nd
Order Analysis‟.
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Determination of the moment factors C1, C2 and C3
The coefficients C1, C2 and C3 can be calculated according to three different methods:
ENV 199311 Annex F
ECCS 119/Galea
Lopez, Yong, Serna
By default the method according to ECCS 119/Galea is applied.
The following paragraphs give information on these methods.
ENV 199311 Annex F
When this setting is chosen, the moment factors are determined according to ENV 199311 Annex
F Ref.[10].
Detailed information can be found in chapter "Calculation of moment factors for LTB".
ECCS 119/Galea
When this setting is chosen, the moment factors are determined according to ECCS 119 Annex B
Ref.[9].
The figures given in this reference for C1 and C2 in case of combined loading originate from Ref.[28]
which in fact also gives the tabulated values of those figures as well as an extended range.
The actual moment distribution is compared with several standard moment distributions. These
standard moment distributions are moment lines generated by a distributed q load, a nodal F load, or
where the moment line is maximum at the start or at the end of the beam.
The standard moment distribution which is closest to the actual moment distribution, is taken for the
calculation of the factors C1 and C2.
Linear Moment
In case of a linear moment diagram the C1 coefficient is determined using formula (301) of ECCS 119
Annex B Ref.[9].
The coefficient C2 is taken as zero in this case.
Point Loading
In case of Point loading the coefficients C1 and C2 are calculated using tables 58 of Galea Ref.[28].
A double interpolation is used for intermediate values.
Line Loading
In case of Line loading the coefficients C1 and C2 are calculated using tables 14 of Galea Ref.[28].
A double interpolation is used for intermediate values.
In case k differs from 1.00 the C1 and C2 values determined from Galea Ref.[28] are overruled by
the values from ECCS 119 Annex B Ref.[9] tables 63 and 64
For all cases the factor C3 is taken from ECCS 119 Annex B Ref.[9] tables 63 and 64. The C3 value
is determined based on the case of which the C1 value most closely matches the table value.
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The table for C3 uses the value ¢f which is taken as 0 by default.
For asymmetrical Isections (Form code 101) ¢f is calculated as follows:
Ifc and Ift concern the moments of inertia of the compression ( c ) and tension ( t ) flange about the
minor axis.
For this method ¢f should be within the following range:
¢
When this is not the case ¢f is set to the respective limit and a warning is given.
Isection Cantilevers
ECCS 119 Annex B Ref.[9] tables 65 to 68 give values for C1, C2 and C3 for Isection cantilevers.
These coefficients are used only in case the following conditions are met:
 The member concerns a cantilever.
A cantilever is defined as a member at the end of a buckling system which has free ends for both
buckling about the yy and zz axis. In addition, the LTB length should correspond to the full
system length of the buckling system.
 The crosssection is an Isection (Form code 1) or Asymmetric Isection (Form code 101).
This method differentiates between „warping prevented‟ and „warping free‟ at the fixed end. This
setting is taken from the buckling system.
This method uses the value ¢f which is calculated as specified above.
For this method ¢f should be within the following range:
¢
When this is not the case ¢f is set to the respective limit and a warning is given.
This method uses the coefficient
which is defined as follows:
With: L System length for LTB
E Modulus of Young
G Shear modulus
Iz Inertia about the weak axis
It Torsion constant
hs Distance defined as follows:
Form Code 1: H  t
Form Code 101: H – 0,5 * tt – 0,5 * tb
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should be within the following range:
When this is not the case
is set to the respective limit and a warning is given.
In addition this method should be used in combination with k equal to 2,00 and kw equal to 1,00
When this is not the case an additional warning is given.
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Lopez, Yong, Serna
When this setting is chosen, the moment factors are determined according to Lopez, Yong, Serna
Ref.[29].
When using this method the coefficients C2 and C3 are set to zero.
The coefficient C1 is calculated as follows:
With: k1 Taken equal to kw
k2 Taken equal to kw
M1, M2, M3, M4, M5 The moments My determined on the buckling system in the
given sections as shown on the above figure.
These moments are determined by dividing the beam into 10
parts (11 sections) and interpolating between these sections.
Mmax The maximal moment My along the LTB system.
This method is only supported in case both k and kw equal 0.50 or 1.00
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Modified design rule for LTB of Channel sections
In case this setting is activated within the Steel Setup, the reduction factor for LateralTorsional
Buckling of Channel sections is determined according to Ref.[22].
More specifically the calculation is done as follows:
This Modified design rule is applied only in case the following conditions are met:
 The section concerns a Channel section (Form Code 5)
 The General Case is used for LTB (Not the Rolled and Equivalent Welded Case)
 15 <= Lltb/h <= 40 (with Lltb the LTB length and h the crosssection height)
Correction factor k
c
In case LateralTorsional Buckling curves for the „Rolled and equivalent welded‟ case are used
according to EN 199311 article 6.3.2.3 the correction factor kc can be determined in two ways:
By default kc is taken from Table 6.6
Alternatively, kc can be determined from C1 as follows Ref.[30]:
Use of diaphragms
See Chapter 'Adaptation of torsional constant'.
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Combined bending and axial compression
For prismatic members the value My,Ed is the maximum value of the bending moment around the
strong axis in the member. The value Mz,Ed is the maximum value of the bending moment around the
weak axis in the member.
For nonprismatic sections, the values My,Ed and Mz,Ed are the concurrent bending moments for each
intermediary section.
When Torsional(Flexural) buckling is governing the _z value in equation (6.62) is taken
as the minimum of _z and _TF.
Interaction Method 1 – Annex A
For Czz the corrected formula given in correction sheet EN 199311:2005/AC:2009 Ref.[11] is used:
ì
ì
Interaction Method 2 – Annex B
Doubly symmetric I sections which have a reduction factor for Lateral Torsional Buckling _LT equal to
1,00 are classified as nonsusceptible to torsional deformations.
Circular hollow sections are classified as nonsusceptible to torsional deformations.
Rectangular hollow sections are classified as nonsusceptible to torsional deformations if the
following condition is fulfilled (Ref.[9] pp.119).
ì
With: h Height of RHS section
b Width of RHS section
ì
Relative slenderness for weak axis flexural buckling
Shear buckling check
Composed rail sections (Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are
considered as equivalent asymmetric I sections.
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Battened compression members
The following section pairs are supported as battened compression member:
(1) 2I
(2) 2Uo
(3) 2Uc
This specifically concerns hot rolled sections i.e. coldformed pair sections are not
supported.
Battened compression members are evaluated according to EN 199311 article 6.4.1 and 6.4.3.
Two links (battens) are used.
The following additional checks are performed:
Section check of chord as beam in field between battens
This check is executed according to articles 6.4.3.1 & 6.2.9.1 using the following internal forces:
4
a V
M
2
V
V
N N
Ed
G
Ed
G
Ed ch, G
=
=
=
With: Nch,Ed Chord force according to formula (6.69)
VEd Shear force in the builtup member according to
formula (6.70)
a Distance between battens
For Isections a classification is made which thus supports both an elastic or plastic interaction. For
Usections always an elastic interaction is made.
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Buckling check of chord
This concerns a weak axis buckling check of a single chord according to articles 6.4.3.1 & 6.3.1.1
using chord force Nch,Ed.
Section check of single batten
An elastic section check of a single batten is executed according to articles 6.4.3.1, 6.2.9.2 & 6.2.6
using the following forces:
4
a V
M
2 h
a V
T
Ed
0
Ed
=
=
With: VEd Shear force in the builtup member according to
formula (6.70)
a Distance between battens
h0 Distance between centroids of chords
l
a
ho
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Plate girders with sinusoidal corrugated webs
Plate girders with sinusoidal corrugated webs (“SIN beams”) are covered in EN 199315 Annex D. The
method given in this chapter is specified in Ref.[33]. Background information can be found in Ref.[16].
The check is executed for sheet welded crosssections of type Iw c and Iwn c. The corrugations are taken
to be perpendicular to the upper flange.
The dimensioning of corrugated web girders is executed for the in plane effects NEd, Vz,Ed and My,Ed.
Transformation of internal forces
For every point of the plate girder the chord forces N,og and N,ug are found by transformation. These
chord forces are still parallel to the member axis while the shear force is orthogonal to the axis.
The following angles are defined:
 α = the slope of the lower chord against the upper chord
 β = the angle between the centre line and chords.
The shear force Vz is decomposed into a corrugationparallel component V* and an axisparallel
component N(V)*.
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N(V)* can be added directly to the calculated normal force N. The chord forces can now be determined as
follows:
With: A,og Area of the upper flange
A,ug Area of the lower flange
H,steg Web height
t,og Thickness of the upper flange
t,ug Thickness of the lower flange
From the chord forces the chordparallel components and the corrugationparallel components are
determined. For the upper chord this becomes:
For the lower chord the following intermediate step is used:
The actual force in the lower chord is then:
The actual component of the shear force can then be written as:
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The chord forces Nog* and Nug* are now known. By summation of the V* and V(Nog)* and V(Nug)*
components the total shear force is obtained.
Resistance of sinusoidal corrugated web girders
The normal force and bending moment are taken by the flanges while the shear force is taken by the
corrugated web.
Flanges
For the flanges the following limits are checked:
 Yielding
 Local buckling
 Global buckling
Yielding
NRd,yield = bf * tf * fy / ¸M0
With: bf Flange width
tf Flange thickness
fy Yield strength
¸M0 Partial safety factor
Local buckling
Local buckling of the compression flange is checked according to EN 199315 article 4.4.
To avoid local buckling the slenderness is limited to 0,748. By substituting this into the formula
for the slenderness the following limit is obtained for the width:
For a sinusoidal corrugated web member the total flange width thus becomes:
The resistance for local buckling can then be written out as:
NRd,local = b * tf * fy / ¸M0
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Global buckling
Global buckling of the compression flange (LateralTorsional Buckling) is checked according to EN
199311 article 6.3.2.4:
This is written out to the following resistance for the compression flange:
With: b Flange width
t Flange thickness
fy Yield strength
E Modulus of Young
Lc Length between lateral restraints (LTB length)
kc Correction factor according to EN 199311 Table 6.6
The design value can then be written out as:
NRd,global = NRk / ¸M1
With: ¸M1 Partial safety factor
Web
For the web the shear resistance is determined according to EN 199315 Annex D article D2.2:
Where _c is taken as the lesser of the reduction factors for local buckling _c,l and global buckling
_c,g.
According to Ref.[34] it was found by testing and FEM that no local buckling occurs for all actually
produced beams with sinusoidal corrugated webs. Therefore only the reduction factor for global
buckling _c,g needs to be accounted for.
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With: fy Yield strength
E Modulus of Young
v Poisson ratio
tw Web thickness
hw Web depth
Iz Second moment of area of one corrugation of length w,
calculated as:
a3 Height of a sinus wave
Taken as 40 mm for tw < 3 mm
Taken as 43 mm for tw ≥ 3 mm
w Length of the projection of a half wave
s Unfolded length of a half wave
Taken as 178 mm for tw < 3 mm
Taken as 182 mm for tw ≥ 3 mm
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Moments on columns in simple construction
This NCCI presents a method for determining the moments on columns in simple construction due
to the eccentricity of the beamtocolumn joints. This method is intended for braced frames with
nominally pinned joints. The method is detailed in Ref.[31] and [32].
Conditions
In case the setting is activated in the Steel Setup the additional moments will be calculated on
columns in which the following conditions are satisfied:
 The column crosssection concerns an Isection (Form code 1) or RHS section (Form code 2)
 The column has structural type Column, Gable column or Secondary column
 The column is uniform i.e. does not have arbitrary sections or haunches
 Only connected beams with structural type Beam or Rafter are accounted for. In addition these
beams should have a hinge at the side where they are connected to the column.
 There can maximally be two connected beams in the same plane in the same node. These two
connected beams must have the same Xaxis direction of their LCS.
Additional moments
When the above conditions are satisfied the additional moments are calculated in the following way:
With: Rb1,Ed Shear force in the considered plane in the connected beam at the
specified distance
h Profile height for an Isection
Profile height or width for an RHSsection
tw Web thickness for an Isection
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The distribution of the additional moments to the upper and lower column sections is carried out in
proportion to their stiffness, except where the ratio of the stiffnesses (I/L) does not exceed 1.5,
when the moments may be shared equally. This is illustrated on the following picture:
With: MU Distributed moment to the upper column section
ML Distributed moment to the lower column section
IU Inertia in the considered plane of the upper column section
IL Inertia in the considered plane of the lower column section
LU System length in the considered plane of the upper column section
LL System length in the considered plane of the lower column section
These additional moments are then added to the sections in the column just above and just below the
connected beam.
The simplified procedure given in this chapter allows to account for eccentricities
without specifically adding these eccentricities in the calculation model. In case
however an actual member eccentricity is defined on the column member the above
procedure will not be used since additional moments will already be generated during
the analysis.
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Scaffolding
The scaffolding member and coupler check are implemented according to EN 128111 Ref.[23].
The following paragraphs give detailed information on these checks.
Scaffolding member check for tubular members
The check is executed specifically for circular hollow sections (Form code 3) and Numerical
sections in case the proper setting is activated in the Steel Setup.
The check is executed according to Equation 9 given in EN 128111 article 10.3.3.2. However, the
EN 128111 only gives an interaction equation in case of a low shear force.
Since the EN 128111 is based entirely on DIN 44201 Teil 1 Ref.[26] the interaction formulas
according to Tabelle 7 of DIN 44201 Teil 1 are applied in case of a large shear force.
The interaction equations are summarised as follows:
Conditions Interaction for tubular member
and
and
and
and
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With: M
V
Npld
Vpld
Mpld
A Area of the crosssection
Wel Elastic section modulus
Wpl Plastic section modulus
N Normal force
Vy Shear force in y direction
Vz Shear force in z direction
My Bending moment about the y axis
Mz Bending moment about the z axis
fy Yield strength of the material
Safety factor taken as ¸M0 of EN 199311
As specified in EN 12810 Ref.[25] & 12811 Ref.[23] the scaffolding check for tubular
members assumes the use of a 2
nd
order analysis including imperfections.
In case these conditions are not set the default EN 199311 check should be applied
instead.
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Scaffolding coupler check
The scaffolding couplers according to EN 128111 Annex C Ref.[23] are provided by default within
Scia Engineer.
The interaction check of the couplers is executed according to EN 128111 article 10.3.3.5.
The interaction equations are summarised as follows:
Coupler type Interaction equation
Right angle coupler
Friction sleeve
With: Fsk Characteristic Slipping force
Taken as Nxk and Vzk of the coupler properties
2Fsk = Nxk + Vzk
Fpk Characteristic Pullapart force
Taken as Vyk of the coupler properties
MBk Characteristic Bending moment
Taken as Myk of the coupler properties
N Normal force
Vy Shear force in y direction
Vz Shear force in z direction
My Bending moment about the y axis
Safety factor taken as ¸M0 of EN 199311 for steel couplers
Safety factor taken as ¸M1 of EN 199911 for aluminium couplers
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Manufacturer couplers
In addition to the scaffolding couplers listed above, specific manufacturer couplers are provided
within Scia Engineer.
The interaction checks of these couplers are executed according to the respective validation reports.
Cuplock
The cuplock coupler which connects a ledger and a standard is described in Zulassung Nr. Z8.22
208 Ref.[35].
The interaction equations are summarised as follows:
Cuplock Coupler Interaction equation
Interaction 1
Interaction 2
With: Nxk Taken from the coupler properties
Myk Taken from the coupler properties
Mxk Taken from the coupler properties
N Normal force in the ledger
My Bending moment about the y axis
Mx Torsional moment about the x axis
Nv Normal force in a connecting vertical diagonal
o Angle between connecting vertical diagonal and standard
Safety factor taken as ¸M0 of EN 199311 for steel couplers
Safety factor taken as ¸M1 of EN 199911 for aluminium couplers
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Layher Variante II & K2000+
The Layher coupler which connects a ledger and a standard is described in Zulassung Nr. Z8.22
64 Ref.[36]. Both Variante II and Variante K2000+ are provided.
Layher
Coupler
Interaction equation
Interaction 1 Variante II:
Variante K2000+:
Interaction 2
With: NR,d
= Nxk /
With Nxk taken from the coupler properties
My,R,d
= Myk /
With Myk taken from the coupler properties
MT,R,d
= Mxk /
With Mxk taken from the coupler properties
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Vz,R,d
= Vzk /
With Vzk taken from the coupler properties
N Normal force in the ledger
(+) This index indicates a tensile force
Vy Shear force in y direction
Vz Shear force in z direction
My Bending moment about the y axis
Mx Torsional moment about the x axis
Nv Normal force in a connecting vertical diagonal
o Angle between connecting vertical diagonal and standard
e = 2,75 cm for Variante II
= 3,30 cm for Variante K2000+
eD = 5,7 cm for Variante II and Variante K2000+
ç = 1,26 cm for Variante II
= 1,41 cm for Variante K2000+
Safety factor taken as ¸M0 of EN 199311 for steel couplers
Safety factor taken as ¸M1 of EN 199911 for aluminium couplers
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EC3 – EN Fire Resistance
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in
Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  2 : General rules – Structural fire design
EN 199312:2005
Corrigendum
EN 199312:2005/AC:2005
Corrigendum
EN 199312:2005/AC:2009
Fire actions effect E
fi
The design effects of actions for the fire situation Efi,d,t are taken from the results of the analysis. It is
recommended to use the accidental combination rules, for calculating the internal forces used in the
fire resistance check.
The accidental combination is given by (see EN 1990 – Ref[5])
Eq. 6.11b EGk,j + P + Ad+ (¢1,l or ¢2,l)Qk,l+ E¢2,iQk,i
The choice between ¢1,l or ¢2,l is done by the user. Default is ¢1,l.
with Gk,j characteristic value of permanent action j
P relevant representative value of prestressing action
Qk,l characteristic value of leading variable action l
Qk,i characteristic value of accompanying variable action i
Ad design value of the accidental action
¢1,l ¢2,l combination coefficients
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Material properties
The material properties are depending on the steel temperature.
Strength and deformation properties :
a
, a
, E
y
, p
, p
y
, y
, y
E
E
k
f
f
k
f
f
k
u
u
u
u
u
u
=
=
=
The variation in function of the steel temperature of the value for yield strength ky,u
, proportional limit
kp,u
and modulus of elasticity kE,u
is given by tables in ref.[6], table 3.1.
For cold formed members ky,u
is taken from Ref.[7]; table III.2.5.
In the simplified calculation method, the following default properties are considered to be constant
during the analysis :
unit mass µa 7850 kg/m³
thermal elongation Al/l 14 x 10
6
(ua20)
thermal conductivity ìa 45 W/mK
Temperature analysis  Thermal actions
In this part, the nominal temperaturetime curves and the related net heat flux are described. See
Ref.[8], Section 3, and Ref.[7], II.2.2.
Nominal temperaturetime curve
The following temperaturetime curves can be selected :
with t time in [min]
ug gas temperature in [°C]
oc the coefficient of heat transfer by convection
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 ISO 834 curve
 external fire curve
 hydrocarbon curve
 smoldering fire curve
during 21 minutes, followed by the standard ISO 834 curve
 user defined temperaturetime curve
Net heat flux
r net c net d net
h h h
, , ,
+ =
with hnet,d the net heat flux
hnet,c the convective heat flux
hnet,r the radiative heat flux
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with u configuration factor [1.0]
cres resultant emissivity
= cf cm
cf emissivity related to fire compartment
= [1.00]
cm emissivity related to surface material
= [0.70]
ur = ug
gas temperature in [°C]
um surface temperature of member in [°C]
oc coefficient of heat transfer by convection
Steel Temperature
The increase of temperature Aua,t in an unprotected steel member during a time interval At
t h
c
V A
k
d net
a a
m
sh t a
A = A
, ,
/
µ
u
with Am the exposed surface area per unit length [m²/m]
V the volume of the member per unit length [m³/m]
The factor Am/V should not be taken as less than 10m
1
ca the specific heat of steel [J/kgK]
hnet,d the net heat flux per unit area [W/m²]
At the time interval [seconds]
The value should not be taken as more than 5 seconds
µa the unit mass of steel [kg/m³]
ksh correction factor for the shadow effect [1.0]
The correction factor is calculated for I sections only
The increase of temperature Aua,t in an insulated steel member during a time interval At
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with Ap the area of fire protection material per unit length [m²/m]
V the volume of the member per unit length [m³/m]
ca the specific heat of steel [J/kgK]
cp the specific heat of fire protection material [J/kgK]
dp the thickness of the fire protection material [m]
At the time interval [seconds]
The value should not be taken as more than 30 seconds
µa the unit mass of steel [kg/m³]
µp the unit mass of fire protection [kg/m³]
ua,t the steel temperature at time t
ug,t the ambient gas temperature at time t
Aug,t the increase of the ambient gas temperature during the time interval
ìp the thermal conductivity of the fire protection material [W/mK]
The value Aua,t > 0.0
For the increase of temperature Aua,t in an insulated steel member with intumescent coating, we refer to
the NEN specifications, Chapter 'Steel Temperature'.
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Calculation model
The calculation can be performed in 2 domains :
 strength domain
 temperature/time domain
In the strength domain, the strength Rfi,d,t(unity check) is calculated after a given time t (e.g. strength
after 45 min). In the temperature/time domain, the critical steel temperature ucr,d is computed. From
this critical temperature, the fire resistance time tfi,d is calculated (the time domain).
Code Check
The section and stability checks (buckling, lateral torsional buckling) are performed according to the
regulations given in 'EN 199312:2005'. The checks are performed in the resistance domain or in the
temperature/time domain..
Torsional buckling and shear buckling are not considered.
For each member, the classification of the cross section, the section check and the stability check are
performed.
The following checks are executed :
 classification of cross section : art. 4.2.2.
 resistance for tension members : art. 4.2.3.1
 resistance for compression members (class 1,2 or 3) : art. 4.2.3.2.
 resistance for beams (class 1,2) : art. 4.2.3.3.
 resistance for beams (class 3) : art.4.2.3.4.
 resistance for members (class 1,2,3) subject to bending and compression : art. 4.2.3.5.
 check for class 4 sections : Annex E
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EC3 – EN ColdFormed
The members are checked according to the regulations given in:
Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  3: Supplementary rules for coldformed members and sheeting
EN 199313:2006
Corrigendum
EN 199313:2006/AC:2009
Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  5: Plated Structural elements
EN 199315:2006
Corrigendum
EN 199315:2006/AC:2009
Consulted articles
An overview for the used articles is given in the following table. The articles marked with “x” are
consulted. The articles marked with (*) have a supplementary explanation in the following
paragraphs.
Article Title
1 Introduction X
2 Basis of design X
3 Materials
3.1 General X
3.2 Structural Steel X(*)
5 Structural Analysis
5.1 Influence of rounded corners X(*)
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5.2 Geometrical proportions X(*)
5.3 Structural modelling for analysis X
5.5 Local and distortional buckling
5.5.1 General
5.5.2 Plane elements without stiffeners
5.5.3 Plane elements with edge or intermediate stiffeners
5.5.3.1 General
5.5.3.2 Plane elements with edge stiffeners
5.5.3.3 Plane elements with intermediate stiffeners
X
X(*)
X(*)
X(*)
X(*)
6 Ultimate Limit States
6.1 Resistance of crosssections
6.1.1 General
6.1.2 Axial Tension
6.1.3 Axial Compression
6.1.4 Bending moment
6.1.4.1 Elastic and elasticplastic resistance with yielding at
the compressed flange
6.1.5 Shear Force
6.1.6 Torsional Moment
6.1.7 Local Transverse Forces
6.1.8 Combined Tension and Bending
6.1.9 Combined Compression and Bending
6.1.10 Combined shear force, axial force and bending moment
6.1.11 Combined Bending moment and local load or support
reaction
X
X(*)
X(*)
X(*)
X(*)
X(*)
X(*)
X(*)
X(*)
X(*)
X(*)
6.2 Buckling Resistance
6.2.1 General
6.2.2 Flexural buckling
6.2.3 Torsional buckling and torsionalflexural buckling
6.2.4 Lateral Torsional buckling of members subject to bending
6.2.5 Bending and axial compression
X
X(*)
X(*)
X(*)
X(*)
6.3 Bending and axial tension X(*)
10 Special considerations for purlins, liner trays and sheetings
10.1 Beams restrained by sheeting
10.1.1 General
10.1.2 Calculation methods
10.1.3 Design criteria
10.1.4 Design resistance
10.1.5 Rotational restraint given by sheeting
10.1.5.1 Lateral spring stiffness
X(*)
X
X
X(*)
X(*)
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As specified in EN 199313: 1.1(3) the code does not apply to cold formed CHS (FC 3)
and RHS (FC 2) sections. For these form codes the default EN 199311 provisions
apply.
Haunches, arbitrary members and crosssections without initial shapes are not
supported for the EN 199313 code check. In this case the default EN 199311 code
check is executed.
The checks are executed according to the principal axis in accordance with EN 19931
3 art. 1.5.1(4) NOTE except where stated otherwise.
Material properties
The steel grades given within EN 199313 Table 3.1b are available in the default Material Library of
Scia Engineer.
Average Yield Strength
The average yield strength is supported according to EN 199313 art. 3.2.2.
The average yield strength is applied in the following resistance calculations:
 Axial Tension
 Axial Compression
 Bending Moment
 Torsional moment
 Flexural Buckling
 Torsional (Flexural) Buckling
 Purlin design – Crosssection resistance
The average yield strength is calculated using Ag of the Initial shape.
Steel Core Thickness
The steel core thickness is supported according to EN 199313 art. 3.2.4.
The steel core thickness is only available for the following sections:
 Crosssection which have form code FC 111 – FC 126 & FC 129
 Coldformed pair sections (2CFUo, 2CFUc, 2CFCo, 2CFCc, 2CFLT)
The ranges for the core thickness are set ‘for sheeting and members’.
Form codes 172 & 128 are not supported for the Steel Core Thickness.
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Initial Shape
For a crosssection with material Steel and fabrication set to ColdFormed, the Initial Shape can be
defined.
For a General crosssection the „Thinwalled representation‟ has to be used to be able to define the
Initial Shape.
The thinwalled crosssection parts can have the following types:
F Fixed Part – No reduction is needed
I Internal crosssection part
SO Symmetrical Outstand
UO Unsymmetrical Outstand
Parts can also be specified as reinforcement:
None Not considered as reinforcement
RUO Reinforced Unsymmetrical Outstand (edge stiffener)
RI Reinforced Intermediate (intermediate stiffener)
DEF Double Edge Fold (edge stiffener)
ROU and DEF reinforcement types can be set only to elements of type SO or UO.
RI types can be set only to elements of type I or UO or SO.
For general crosssections neighbouring elements of type RI are seen as one stiffener for the
calculation of the stiffener area and inertia.
The initial shape is supported for the following crosssection types:
 Standard profile library crosssections
 Cold formed Pair crosssections of profile library sections
 General thinwalled sections
 General sections with thinwalled representation
 Thinwalled geometric sections
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 All other sections which support the centerline and do not have roundings
For standard profile library crosssections, the flat parts are taken between the roundings. The
roundings are set as fixed parts.
For predefined sections without roundings, the initial shape is based on the centreline dimensions
i.e. the flat parts are taken between the intersection points of the centrelines.
For standard profile library crosssections and pair sections the Initial Shape is generated
automatically. Within this automatic generation the stiffeners are handled as follows:
o For the following form codes edge stiffeners are automatically set as RUO
FC 114 Cold formed Csection
FC 115 Cold formed Omega section
FC 116 Cold formed CSection eaves beam
FC 118 Cold formed ZED section
FC 119 Cold formed ZED section asymmetric lips
FC 120 Cold formed ZED section inclined lip
FC 121 Cold formed Sigma section
FC 124 Cold formed Sigma section eaves beam
FC 126 Cold formed ZED section both lips inclined
FC 129 Cold formed Sigma section asymmetric
o For the following form codes edge stiffeners are automatically set as DEF
FC 117 Cold formed CPlus section
FC 122 Cold formed Sigma section stiffened
FC 123 Cold formed SigmaPlus section
FC 125 Cold formed SigmaPlus section eaves beam
FC 127 Cold formed IPlus section
FC 128 Cold formed ISPlus section
o For the following form codes internal stiffeners are automatically set as RI
FC 121 Cold formed Sigma section
FC 124 Cold formed Sigma section eaves beam
FC 122 Cold formed Sigma section stiffened
FC 123 Cold formed SigmaPlus section
FC 125 Cold formed SigmaPlus section eaves beam
FC 128 Cold formed ISPlus section
FC 129 Cold formed Sigma section asymmetric
Geometrical Proportions
The Geometrical proportions are checked according to EN 199313 art. 5.2(1) Table 5.1.
The limits for edge stiffeners (c) and double edge folds (d) are checked in case the correct stiffener
type (RUO or DEF) has been set in the initial shape.
The limit ratio‟s given in EN 199313 art. 5.2(2) are checked. Lip dimensions c and d are however
always accounted for and will not be ignored.
In addition the limit for the internal radius given in EN 199313 art. 5.1(6) is checked.
For general sections, the geometrical proportions are checked for elements I, UO and
SO using their respective part lengths. Flanges including RI stiffeners are thus
considered part by part and not as one whole flange.
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Effective Shape
Influence of rounded corners
Within Scia Engineer the exact method is applied i.e. all properties and dimensions are determined
including the influence of rounded corners.
The approximate procedure given in EN 199313 art. 5.1(3) and following is thus not supported.
Notional widths
The notional widths are specified in EN 199313 art. 5.1 and Figure 5.1.
The initial shape elements are taken between the roundings (i.e. internal dimensions w).
The notional widths bp are then calculated as follows:
 For an internal element (I)
bp = w + rm * sin ( left / 2) + rm * sin ( right / 2)
 For an outstand element (UO, SO)
bp = w + rm * sin (  / 2)
In addition to the notional with bp, for each element the centerline length lc is determined as follows:
 For an internal element (I)
lc = bp + gr,left + gr,right
With gr,left = rm * [tan ( left / 2)  sin ( left / 2)]
gr,right = rm * [tan ( right / 2)  sin ( right / 2) ]
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 For an outstand element (UO, SO)
lc = bp + gr
With gr = rm * [tan (  / 2)  sin (  / 2)]
General procedure for one element
By default, EN 199313 specifies that the stress f (ocom,Ed) to be used for the effective section
calculation should be taken as fyb/¸M0
The reduction of an element is in general given by:
beff = p * b
With: beff Effective width
p Reduction factor
b Full width
 Step 1:
For the given stress f the normal stress over the rectangular plate element of the initial
geometrical shape is calculated.
These stresses are calculated based on the nominal width bp.
o beg : normal stress at start point of rectangular shape – compression stress is
positive
o end : normal stress at end point of rectangular shape – compression stress is
positive
If the rectangular shape is completely under tension, i.e. o beg and o end are both
tensile stresses, no reduction is needed, p = 1.0
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 Step 2: Determine f1 and f2:
in case o o
f1 = o beg
f2 = o end
in case o o
f1 = o end
f2 = o beg
 Step 3: Calculate the stress gradient ¢:
 Step 4: If ¢ = 1 the element is under uniform compression, else the element is
under stress gradient.
Depending on the stress gradient and the element type, the effective width can be
calculated as specified in the following paragraphs.
EN 199313 art. 6.1.4.2 concerning the plastic reserve of the tension flange is not
supported i.e. always an elastic stress distribution is used.
Internal Compression Elements
The effective width of internal compression elements is calculated according to EN 199315 art. 4.4
and Table 4.1.
This applies to elements of type I.
The notional width bp is used as
Outstand Compression Elements
The effective width of outstand compression elements is calculated according to EN 199315 art.
4.4 and Table 4.2.
This applies to elements of type UO and SO
The notional width bp is used as
When activating the checkbox “Use Lambda,p,red 4.4(4)” the reduced slenderness is
determined using ocom,Ed as the maximal compressive stress f1 f2 in the element.
When activating the checkbox “Use Annex E E.1(1)” the formulas given in Annex E
are used to determine the reduction factor µ.
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Plane Elements with Edge Stiffeners
The procedure for determining the effective width/thickness of elements with edge stiffeners is given
in EN 199313 art. 5.5.3.2 and art. 5.5.3.1.
This applies to elements of type RUO and DEF
General remarks regarding the stiffness K of the edge stiffener given in formula (5.10b) .
 hw is taken as lc (centreline length) of the biggest adjacent element. Adjacent
elements are those elements connected to the flange. For typical crosssections,
there is only one adjacent element, the web.
 For Sigma sections, hw is taken as the sum of the centreline lengths of the web
elements.
This concerns the following form codes:
FC 121 Cold formed Sigma section
FC 124 Cold formed Sigma section eaves beam
FC 122 Cold formed Sigma section stiffened
FC 123 Cold formed SigmaPlus section
FC 125 Cold formed SigmaPlus section eaves beam
FC 128 Cold formed ISPlus section
FC 129 Cold formed Sigma section asymmetric
 General Crosssection: hw for stiffener:
o Elements connected to the stiffener are not accounted for since they are
considered as flanges
o Elements connected to those flanges are all accounted for in case they are
of type I and the summation is made of the lengths of these elements
o Roundings are not accounted for
 General Crosssection: In case there is only one edge stiffener
kf is taken as zero. (i.e. no interaction between two flanges since there is only one
flange).
 General Crosssection: In case there are two edge stiffeners
kf is determined by default. (i.e. interaction between the two flanges is accounted
for).
 General Crosssection: In case there are more than two edge stiffeners
The same logic is followed as for a single stiffener. The factor kf is thus taken as
zero.
The formula for K given in the EN 199313 is based purely on simple sections with two
flanges. In case of more complex crosssections, the only exact procedure is to
perform a numerical analysis (finite strip method) to determine the critical stresses for
local and distortional buckling. This is referenced as the „Advanced Procedure‟ given
in art. 5.5.1(7).
Critical stresses for local and distortional buckling obtained from a numerical analysis
can be inputted in the crosssection manager.
The reduced effective area of the stiffener As,red according to art 5.5.3.2(11) is
calculated using ocom,Ed = fyb/¸M0.
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Plane Elements with Intermediate Stiffeners
The procedure for determining the effective width/thickness of elements with intermediate stiffeners
is given in EN 199313 art. 5.5.3.3 and art. 5.5.3.1.
This applies to elements of type RI
The stiffness K of the internal stiffener is determined from formula (5.11):
o
v
The reduced effective area of the stiffener As,red according to art 5.5.3.3(10) is
calculated using ocom,Ed = fyb/¸M0.
General procedure of Effective Shape calculation
The general procedure which combines the effective section calculation of plane elements without
and plane elements with stiffeners is given in EN 199313 art. 5.5.2(3) and art. 5.5.3.
This procedure can be written out as follows:
 Step 1: The effective width of the flanges and edge/intermediate stiffeners within the
flanges are calculated based on gross section properties.
This includes the optional iterative procedure for the edge/intermediate stiffeners as
specified in art. 5.5.3.2(10) and art. 5.5.3.3(9).
 Step 2: This partially effective shape of the previous step is used to determine the
stress gradient and effective width of the web.
This includes the optional iterative procedure for the intermediate stiffeners as
specified in art. 5.5.3.3(9).
 Step 3: The end result of the previous two steps is the effective crosssection and its
properties can be calculated.
 Step 4: This process can now be optionally iterated using the stress ratio based on
the effective crosssection in place of the gross crosssection.
Both iteration procedures (iteration of stiffeners and iteration of the full crosssection) can be set in
the Steel Setup.
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Manufacturer provided effective section properties
In case in the Steel Setup the option „Use manufacturer provided effective section properties‟is
activated, effective section properties from the manufacturer are taken from the Effective Section
Library instead of calculated by EN 199313.
The following properties can be defined in the Effective Section Library:
Property Description
fy [MPa] Steel grade for which the effective properties have been derived
Aeff [mm^2] Effective Area for compression
eN,y [mm] Shift of centroid in y direction for compression
eN,z [mm] Shift of centroid in z direction for compression
Ieff,y My+ [mm^4] Effective moment of inertia about the yy axis for a positive moment
My
Weff,y My+ [mm^3] Effective section modulus to the extreme fiber about the yy axis for a
positive moment My
eM,z My+ [mm] Shift of centroid in z direction for a positive moment My
Ieff,y My [mm^4] Effective moment of inertia about the yy axis for a negative moment
My
Weff,y My [mm^3] Effective section modulus to the extreme fiber about the yy axis for a
negative moment My
eM,z My [mm] Shift of centroid in z direction for a negative moment My
Ieff,z Mz+ [mm^4] Effective moment of inertia about the zz axis for a positive moment
Mz
Weff,z Mz+ [mm^3] Effective section modulus to the extreme fiber about the zz axis for a
positive moment Mz
eM,y Mz+ [mm] Shift of centroid in y direction for a positive moment Mz
Ieff,z Mz [mm^4] Effective moment of inertia about the zz axis for a negative moment
Mz
W
eff,z
Mz [mm^3] Effective section modulus to the extreme fiber about the zz axis for a
negative moment Mz
eM,y Mz [mm] Shift of centroid in y direction for a negative moment Mz
In case the yield strength used for the crosssection does not match any of the yield
strengths defined in the Effective Section Library the default EN 199313 calculation
will be used.
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Section Checks
Axial Tension
The Axial Tension Check is executed according to EN 199313 art. 6.1.2.
The net section resistance Fn,Rd is taken as:
With Anet taken equal to Ag since bolt holes are not accounted for.
Axial Compression
The Axial Compression Check is executed according to EN 199313 art. 6.1.3.
The choice between formula (6.2) and (6.3) is made by comparing the gross area Ag from the initial
shape with the effective area Aeff of the effective shape for compression.
The gross area Ag used in the formulas is taken from the crosssection manager.
This comparison using the initial shape property is of importance for the following
reasons:
 Profile Library sections can have different gross properties compared to the initial
shape since the gross properties come from certain sources (books, tables, …) and
are mostly rounded off.
 For general crosssections the gross shape can differ from the initial shape since the
initial shape concerns a thin walled representation.
Each element on which a distortional buckling reduction factor _d is applied is seen as „stiffened‟.
All other elements are seen as „plane‟.
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Bending Moment
The Bending Moment Check is executed according to EN 199313 art. 6.1.4.1.
The choice between formula (6.4) and (6.5) is made by comparing the elastic section modulus Wel
from the initial shape with the effective section modulus Weff of the effective shape for bending.
The elastic section modulus Wel used in the formulas is taken from the crosssection manager.
Note: This comparison using the initial shape property is of importance for the
following reasons:
 Profile Library sections can have different gross properties compared to the initial
shape since the gross properties come from certain sources (books, tables, …) and
are mostly rounded off.
 For general crosssections the gross shape can differ from the initial shape since the
initial shape concerns a thin walled representation.
An element of type I is seen as „plane‟.
An element of type UO or SO is seen as „outstand‟.
As indicated in EN 199313 art. 6.1.4.1(2) formula (6.5) is only applied in case:
 There is only single bending i.e. My OR Mz
 There is no torsion i.e. Mx = 0
 There is no Torsional (Flexural) buckling i.e. _TF = 1,00
 There is no Lateral Torsional buckling i.e. _LTB = 1,00
 There is no Distortional buckling i.e. all reinforcement types of the cross
section elements should be „none‟ or, in case there are stiffeners, they should
not be in compression.
 The angle  between the web and flange exceeds 60°.
In case formula (6.5) should be applied but the above conditions are not fulfilled, formula (6.6) is
applied.
EN 199313 art. 6.1.4.2 concerning the plastic reserve of the tension flange is not supported i.e.
always an elastic stress distribution is used.
EN 199313 art. 6.1.4.3 concerning the effects of shear lag is not supported.
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Shear Force
The Shear Force Check is executed according to EN 199313 art. 6.1.5.
General
The shear resistance is calculated for each „web‟ element separately and the crosssection
resistance is taken as the sum of these element resistances.
Only elements with element types I, UO and SO are accounted for.
In addition, elements with stiffener type RUO or DEF are not accounted for.
Formula (6.8) is rewritten as follows for both directions:
With: oi = Angle of element i related to the principal yy axis
lc,i = Centreline length of element i
By default the Shear Check is executed „without stiffening at the support‟
In case Local Transverse Forces data are inputted which have the checkbox „No Local
Transverse Forces Check‟ activated, the Shear Check in those sections is executed
„with stiffening at the support‟.
Elements without Internal stiffeners
The centreline length lc,i for each element i is taken from the Initial shape.
The angle oi for each element i is determined as the angle related to the principal yy axis.
The relative web slenderness for each element i is determined according to formula (6.10a).
The slant height sw,i is taken as the notional width bp,i of the element under consideration as
indicated on the following picture.
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Sections with Internal stiffeners
Special considerations are required for crosssections with internal stiffeners (Type RI).
The following picture illustrates a web with internal stiffener:
The internal stiffener and connected elements are seen as „one web‟. This „composed‟ web is seen
as „one‟ element i in the shear calculation.
For such a „composed‟ web, the different distances are determined as follows:
 The slant height sw is taken as the distance between
 The starting point of the nominal width bp,i of the first element in the web.
 The end point of the nominal width bp,i of the last element in the web.
 The total developed slant height sd is taken as the sum of the nominal widths bp,i of all the
elements in the web.
 The slant height sp concerns the notional width bp,i of the largest plane web element.
The relative web slenderness is determined according to formula (6.10b).
The inertia of the stiffener(s) Is is taken from the Initial shape
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The centreline length lc of this composed web is calculated as follows:
 In case the first or last element of the composed web has element type SO or UO:
lc = sw + gr
With gr = rm * [tan (  / 2)  sin (  / 2)]
If the first element is an outstand, gr is taken as gr at the end point of the last
element.
If the last element is an outstand, gr is taken as gr at the starting point of the first
element.
Reference is made to Notional widths.
 In case both the first and last element of the composed web has element type I:
lc = sw + gr,first + gr,end
With gr,first taken as gr at the starting point of the first element.
gr,end taken as gr at the end point of the last element.
The angle o of the „composed‟ web concerns the angle of the centreline length lc relative to the
principal yy axis.
Neighboring connected elements are seen as one „web‟. A typical example of this is a
sigma section: the web has two internal stiffeners which both are connected to the
same internal element. As such they are recognized as forming one web.
Torsional Moment
The Combined Stress Check including Torsion and Warping is executed according to EN 199313
art. 6.1.6.
Regarding warping reference is made to Warping check.
The average yield strength fya in all three formulas (6.11a), (6.11b), (6.11c) will only be used in
case for all three force components separately (N, My, Mz) the average yield strength may be used
(Aeff = Ag ; Weff,y = Wel,y ; Weff,z = Wel,z).
Local Transverse Forces
The local transverse forces check is executed according to EN 199313 art 6.1.7 and following.
The check is executed on the positions where there is a jump in the Vz shear force diagram.
Remarks:
 The shear force diagram of both the actual member as well as adjacent members is
evaluated. Adjacent members are defined as members which are in the same buckling
system.
 The Flange Condition depends on the definition of the initial shape. In case there is an
element with reinforcement type ROU or DEF the setting is taken as „Stiffened ‟.
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 The distances for Oneflange/Twoflange and End/Interior are evaluated taking into account
adjacent members. Adjacent members are defined as members which are in the same
buckling system.
 In case the crosssection has multiple webs, for determining the load condition the maximal
web height is used.
 As opposed to EN 199313 art.6.1.7.2(4), the exact inputted bearing length ss will be used
at all times i.e. the simplification of using the minimal length for both opposing loads is not
supported.
 As indicated on EN 199313 Figure 6.6, the local transverse force resistance is taken
relative to the support, not according to the principal zaxis. Therefore FEd, is determined
according to the LCS axis system and not according to the principal axis system!
General Procedure
This paragraph specifies the general procedure to determine the local transverse web resistance
which is applied for any type of crosssection except for FC 115 (Cold formed Omega).
In case the crosssection has any element with stiffener type RI, the procedure for
stiffened webs is applied first.
In a first step the web height hw is determined for each „web‟ element:
 Only elements of type I are accounted for.
In addition elements with stiffener types RUO and DEF are not accounted for.
 For each of those elements i the centreline length lc,i is read from the Initial shape
 For each of those elements i the angle i is determined as the angle of the element
relative to the horizontal axis (based on Figure 6.6).
In addition, only elements with an angle i ≥ 45° are accounted for.
 The web height for each element i is calculated as:

 In case none of the crosssection elements fulfil the above conditions, the local
transverse forces check is not supported for the crosssection.
When hw,i is determined, the local transverse resistance Rw,Rd,i for each of those elements is
determined based on EN 199313 art.6.1.7.2
The final crosssection resistance is taken as the sum of the individual element resistances.
By default, the local transverse resistance Rw,Rd,i is determined using EN 199313 Figure 6.7a &
6.7b.
The following table shows the relation between the loading conditions and the cases defined in the
tables.
Loading Condition Table Case
End One Flange (EOF) 6.7a a) i)
Interior One Flange (IOF) 6.7a a) ii)
End Two Flange (ETF) 6.7b b) i)
Interior Two Flange (ITF) 6.7b b) ii)
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In case Web rotation prevented was set using Local Transverse Forces data instead of EN
199313 Figure 6.7a & 6.7b the formulas given in EN 199313 art. 6.1.7.2(4) are used.
The following table shows the relation between the loading conditions and the cases defined in this
article.
Loading Condition Article Case
End One Flange (EOF) art. 6.1.7.2(4) a) i)
Interior One Flange (IOF) art. 6.1.7.2(4) a) ii)
End Two Flange (ETF) art. 6.1.7.2(4) b) i)
Interior Two Flange (ITF) art. 6.1.7.2(4) b) ii)
Omega Sections
Specifically for FC 115 (Cold formed Omega) crosssections the special procedure for sections with
two or more unstiffened webs is applied. The local transverse resistance Rw,Rd,i for each of those
webs is determined according to EN 199313 art. 6.1.7.3.
Other crosssections with two or more unstiffened webs will always be calculated
according to the General Procedure, not this special procedure.
The value of o in EN 199313 art. 6.1.7.3(5) is taken for „liner trays and hat sections‟.
The following table shows the relation between the loading conditions and the categories defined in
EN 199313 Figure 6.9.
Loading Condition Category
End One Flange (EOF) 1
Interior One Flange (IOF) 1
End Two Flange (ETF) 1
Interior Two Flange (ITF) 2
Figure 6.9 does not directly specify ETF. However since two flange loading is specified
as category 1 and End loading is also specified as category 1, the combined condition
of ETF is considered as category 1.
According to [27] to use la = 10 mm for the end support reaction force (category 1)
results in a very conservative resistance. A modification is given for case 2 and 3 of
Figure 6.9: la = c + Ss.
By activating the setting “Use la correction in (6.18)” this modification is applied.
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Stiffened Webs
This paragraph outlines the special procedure in case of stiffened webs according to EN 199313
art. 6.1.7.4.
This method is used only in case there are one or more elements with stiffener type RI
The procedure consists of four steps.
Step 1: Creating ‘composed’ webs
In a first step, „composed‟ webs are created using the same procedure as outlined in Sections with
Internal stiffeners.
This includes the determination of the centreline length lc,i of those „composed‟ webs.
Step 2: Evaluation of ‘composed’ webs
The special procedure outlined in EN 199313 art. 6.1.7.4 is only valid under certain conditions.
Therefore, each „composed‟ web is evaluated to see if it meets the following requirements:
 There is one or more elements with stiffener type RI
 Each RI element should have element type I (i.e. it is at both sides connected to
other elements signifying it‟s a fold instead of a stiffener).
 Elements connected to this RI element should not have stiffener type RI. This
implies that the procedure is not applied in case of neighbouring stiffener elements
i.e. elements forming „one‟ big stiffener.
Composed webs which do not meet these requirements are further evaluated in step 3.
Composed webs which meet all requirements are further evaluated in step 4.
Example:
All four sections have „composed‟ webs.
Section A contains two RI stiffeners which are connected. The web thus does not meet the
requirements.
Section B contains a single RI stiffener which meets all the requirements. This stiffener is thus a
„true‟ two fold stiffener so the special article applies.
Section C contains several RI stiffeners however not all match the requirements (one is an outstand,
others are connected etc). The web thus does not meet the requirements.
Section D has a composed web which contains two RI stiffeners. Both meet all the requirements
and are thus „true‟ two fold stiffeners. The special article applies.
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Step 3: Composed webs which do NOT meet the requirements
For composed webs which do not meet the requirements, the special article is not valid. The local
transverse force resistance of these webs will be determined according to the General Procedure
In this case, the centre line length lc,i of the composed web is used in the determination of hw.
The angle i is determined as the angle of the centre line length relative to the horizontal axis.
Step 4: Composed webs which meet all requirements
For composed webs which meet all requirements, the special procedure outlined in EN 199313
art. 6.1.7.4 is applied.
The „system line‟ of this web is taken as the centre line length lc,i.
The eccentricity e is determined at each end of an RI within the „composed‟ web. Eccentricity emin
and emax are then taken as the min and max value for the considered composed web.
In case the limit specified in formula (6.21) is not fulfilled, the special article is not applied and the
composed web is considered as a web which does not meet all requirements. For such a web the
procedure outlined in step 3 is applied.
For the developed width of the loaded flange bd any RI stiffeners of element Type I are always
included, independent of their angle. RI stiffeners of element Type UO or SO are always ignored.
Connected flange elements which have a relative angle > 135° are accounted for as „one‟ flange for
the determination of bd.
In case there is no connected flange, for example when using a general section, then bd is
considered as zero. Practically this implies that there is no limit for ka,s.
The data is then used to determine ka,s according to formula (6.22).
The Rw,Rd,i value of the composed web is then calculated as:
Rw,Rd,i = ka,s * Rw,Rd,i,general
With Rw,Rd,i,general calculated according to the General Procedure
The value of hw,i for this composed web is calculated using the centre line lc,i of the composed web
as outlined in step 3.
Combined Tension and Bending
The Combined Tension and Bending Check is executed according to EN 199313 art. 6.1.8.
The bending resistances are determined using the section moduli Weff of the effective shapes for
bending.
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Combined Compression and Bending
The Combined Compression and Bending Check is executed according to EN 199313 art. 6.1.9.
Additional moments due to the shift in neutral axis are calculated at the beginning of the check and
added to the internal forces.
This ensures specific bending checks are executed also in case there is no initial
moment but only an additional moment.
The shifts in neutral axis eNy and eNz are read directly from the effective shape for compression.
As specified in EN 199313 art. 6.1.3(3) additional moments are only accounted for in case they
lead to an unfavourable check result.
The bending resistances are determined using the section moduli Weff of the effective shapes for
bending.
Combined Shear Force, Axial Force and Bending Moment
The Combined Shear Force, Axial Force and Bending Moment Check is executed according to EN
199313 art. 6.1.10.
In the following paragraphs formula (6.27) is written out for both directions.
Shear Vy
In case of shear Vy formula (6.27) is written out as follows:
Remarks:
 Mf,Rd is taken as zero in case of Vy
(In case of weak axis bending, the „web‟ becomes a „flange‟. Since there is only a
single „flange‟ in that case, the moment resistance of this flange is negligible. In
addition, in case of more webs like in a box section EN 199315 art. 7.1 (5)
specifies Mf,Rd = 0. Therefore, as a general conservative approach for Vy the value
of Mf,Rd is taken as 0.)
Shear Vz
In case of shear Vz formula (6.27) is written out as follows:
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Remarks:
 According to [Ref.16] pp70 Mf,Rd is calculated as follows:
This is generalised in the following way:
a) Only elements with element types I, UO and SO are accounted for
b) Only elements which have an angle o with the principal yy axis which is s 45°
are considered
In case there is only one or none of such element, Mf,Rd = 0.
c) Of these elements, the one with the lowest beff is considered. The width beff
concerns the effective with of this element, read from the effective shape for
bending.
d) Af = beff * t with t the thickness of the considered element.
e) Next only elements which have an angle o with the principal yy axis which is >
45°are considered.
In case there are no such elements, set Mf,Rd = 0.
f) Of these elements, the one with the highest value of lc * sin(o) is considered,
with lc the centreline length of the element.
g) hf = lc * sin(o)
h) Mf,Rd is now be calculated as:
 According to [Ref.16] pp70 Mpl,Rd is calculated as follows:
with Wpl read from the gross section properties.
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Combined Bending Moment and local Load/Support Reaction
The Combined Bending Moment and local Load/Support Reaction Check is executed according to
EN 199313 art. 6.1.11.
In formula (6.28c) the internal force MEd is taken as the actual moment in the section considered, not
the moment at the edge of the support.
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Stability Checks
Flexural Buckling
The Flexural Buckling Check is executed according to EN 199313 art. 6.2.2 and EN 199311 art.
6.3.1.
Table 6.3 regarding the buckling curves is revised as follows:
Form code Description about axis Curve
1 I section yy
zz
a
b
101 Asymmetric I section yy
zz
a
b
114 Cold formed C section any b
116 Cold formed CSection eaves beam any b
117 Cold formed CPlus section any b
118 Cold formed ZED section any b
119 Cold formed ZED section asymmetric lips any b
120 Cold formed ZED section inclined lip any b
121 Cold formed Sigma section any b
122 Cold formed Sigma section stiffened any b
123 Cold formed SigmaPlus section any b
124 Cold formed Sigma section eaves beam any b
125 Cold formed SigmaPlus section eaves beam any b
126 Cold formed ZED section both lips inclined any b
127 Cold formed IPlus section yy
zz
a
b
128 Cold formed ISPlus section yy
zz
a
b
129 Cold formed Sigma section asymmetric any b
2CFCo with a = 0 yy
zz
a
b
2CFCc with a = 0 Closed section rule 6.2.2(3)
2CFUo with a = 0 yy
zz
a
b
2CFUc with a = 0 Closed section rule 6.2.2(3)
2CFLT with a = 0 any c
Any other section any c
All other sections fall in the „other crosssection‟ case of curve c for any axis.
For the calculation of the buckling length, we refer to chapter "Calculation of buckling ratio"
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Torsional (Flexural) Buckling
The Torsional (Flexural) Buckling Check is executed according to EN 199313 art. 6.2.3 and EN
199311 art. 6.3.1.4.
The buckling curve for torsional (flexural) buckling is taken as the zz buckling curve according to
the table given in Flexural Buckling.
The value of the elastic critical load Ncr is taken as the smallest of Ncr,T (Torsional buckling) and
Ncr,TF (TorsionalFlexural buckling).
Calculation of N
cr,T
The elastic critical load Ncr,T for torsional buckling is calculated according to Ref.[17].
t
With: E Modulus of Young
G Shear modulus
It Torsion constant
Iw Warping constant
lT Buckling length for the torsional buckling mode
y0 and z0 Coordinates of the shear center with respect to the centroid
iy radius of gyration about the strong axis
iz radius of gyration about the weak axis
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Calculation of N
cr,TF
The elastic critical load Ncr,TF for torsional flexural buckling is calculated according to Ref.[17].
Ncr,TF is taken as the smallest root of the following cubic equation in N:
0
With: Ncr,y Critical axial load for flexural buckling about the yy axis
Ncr,z Critical axial load for flexural buckling about the zz axis
Ncr,T Critical axial load for torsional buckling
Lateral Torsional Buckling
The Lateral Torsional Buckling Check is executed according to EN 199313 art. 6.2.4 and EN 1993
11 art. 6.3.2.2.
For additional information reference is made to Lateraltorsional buckling.
For information regarding the influence of diaphragms on the Lateral Torsional Buckling Check
reference is made to Use of Diaphragms.
Bending and Axial Compression
For determining the Combined Bending and Axial Compression check according to EN 199313 art.
6.2.5 EN 199313 allows two possibilities:
 Use the EN 199311 interaction according to article 6.3.3
 Use the alternative according to EN 199313 article 6.2.5(2)
The choice between these two methods is set in the Steel Setup.
Interaction according to EN 199311
The interaction is executed according to EN 199311 art. 6.3.3 using interaction factors from Annex
A & B.
In both Method 1 (Annex A) and Method 2 (Annex B) the cold  formed sections are seen as ‘class
3 or 4’.
Alternative interaction according to EN 199313
The interaction is executed according to EN 199313 art. 6.2.5(2).
Nb,Rd is taken as the lowest value of
 the flexural buckling resistance about the yy axis
 the flexural buckling resistance about the zz axis
 the torsional (flexural) buckling resistance
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Formula (6.36) includes the strong axis bending resistance Mb,Rd. There is however no
indication for a weak axis bending moment. Therefore, in case a weak axis bending
moment is present, this interaction cannot be applied and the general interaction
according to EN 199311 is applied.
Bending and Axial Tension
The Combined Bending and Tension Check is executed according to EN 199313 art. 6.3.
The code specifies that the same equations as for compression should be used. These interaction
equations are however not fully valid in case of tension.
The purpose of the interaction check for bending and tension is to check the stresses at the
compression fiber. In the AISI NAS 2007 Ref.[18] code the following formula is given in article C5:
This formula is rewritten using ECEN notations as follows:
With: Mb,y,Rd The Lateral Torsional Buckling resistance.
Mc,z,Rd,com The moment resistance for the compression fiber in case of Mz.
Nt,Rd The Tension Resistance
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Use of Diaphragms
The influence of a diaphragm is outlined in the following diagram.
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First of all the lateral stiffness S of the diaphragm is determined and compared to the required
stiffness Serf.
The lateral stiffness S is calculated according to Ref.19,3.5 and Ref.20,3.3.4.
L
K
+
K
10
a.
= S
s
2
1
4
with a The frame distance
Ls The length of diaphragm
K1 Diaphragm factor K1
K2 Diaphragm factor K2
The required stiffness Serf is determined according to EN 199313 art. 10.1.1
In case S < Serf the member is seen as Inadequately braced. In this case, when the diaphragm is
located on the compression side, the Lateral Torsional Buckling check is executed using the
augmented torsional stiffness It. Reference is made to Adaptation of torsional constant.
G
l
vorhC I I
2
2
t id , t
t
+ =
0
with l The LTB length
G The shear modulus
vorhC
u
The actual rotational stiffness of diaphragm
As specified in art. 10.1.1 the shear stiffness S is replaced by 0,2 S in case the
diaphragm is connected every second rib only.
In case S ≥ Serf the member is seen as Fully braced. In this case, a first test is executed to
evaluate if the special purlin checks according to EN 199313 Chapter 10 can be applied.
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More specifically, this chapter is applied only in case the crosssection concerns a Z, C, E or U
section:
Form code Description
5 Channel section
102 Rolled Z section
112 Cold formed channel
113 Cold formed Z
114 Cold formed C section
116 Cold formed CSection eaves beam
117 Cold formed CPlus section
118 Cold formed ZED section
119 Cold formed ZED section asymmetric lips
120 Cold formed ZED section inclined lip
121 Cold formed Sigma section
122 Cold formed Sigma section stiffened
123 Cold formed SigmaPlus section
124 Cold formed Sigma section eaves beam
125 Cold formed SigmaPlus section eaves beam
126 Cold formed ZED section both lips inclined
129 Cold formed Sigma section asymmetric
The code specifies that the chapter is also valid for hat (Omega) sections however in
all further paragraphs; no specific formulas are given for Omega sections. For
example the free flange geometry is described only for Z, C and E sections, not for
Omega sections. Therefore, Omega sections are not supported for this special
chapter.
In case the crosssection does not match any of the above, the default checks are executed. Since
the member is seen as fully braced, no Lateral Torsional Buckling check needs to be executed in
case the diaphragm is located on the compression side.
In case the crosssection does match the list of set form codes, a second test is executed. More
specifically, the special purlin checks according to EN 199313 Chapter 10 can be applied only in
case:
 The dimensional limits of article 10.1.1(1) are satisfied
 The section is only loaded by N, Vz, My
Chapter 10 specifies only checks related to in plane effects N, Vz and My. Therefore, in
case of other loading components, the special articles are not valid and the default
checks will be applied.
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For a section which meets all requirements, the following is done:
 Reduced default Checks are executed i.e. not all default checks will be executed.
 Special purlin checks according to Chapter 10
More specifically, the following „default‟ checks will be executed:
Section Check Article
Axial tension 6.1.2
Axial compression 6.1.3
Bending moment 6.1.4
Shear force 6.1.5
Torsional moment NOT
Local Transverse Forces 6.1.7
Combined tension and bending NOT
Combined compression and bending NOT
Combined shear, axial force and bending moment 6.1.10
Combined Bending and Local Transverse Force 6.1.11
Stability Check Article
Flexural buckling only for yy 6.2.2
Torsional and TorsionalFlexural buckling NOT
LateralTorsional buckling NOT
Bending and axial compression NOT
Bending and axial tension NOT
The Torsional moment check will never occur in this case since the prerequisite is to have only N,
Vz, My.
The combined axial and bending checks are not executed since they are replaced by the special
purlin checks.
The flexural buckling check is executed for yy buckling in accordance with EN 199313 art.
10.1.4.2(2).
Torsional buckling and Lateraltorsional buckling are prohibited by the fully braced diaphragm. The
compression in the free flange is included in the special purlin checks.
The combined stability checks are not executed since they are replaced by the special purlin
checks.
In contrast to art. 10.1.3.3(2) the Local Transverse Load Check and its interaction with
the bending moment is executed even if the support reaction is a tensile force.
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Special considerations for Purlins
As outlined in Use of Diaphragms for a section which meets all requirements, special purlin checks
according to EN 199313 Chapter 10 will be executed:
Diaphragm on the compression side
 Crosssection resistance according to EN 199313 art. 10.1.4.1
 In case of compression in the free flange also Stability of the free flange according
to EN 199313 art. 10.1.4.2
Diaphragm on the tension side
 Crosssection resistance according to EN 199313 art. 10.1.4.1
 Stability of the free flange according to EN 199313 art. 10.1.4.2
Resistance of CrossSection
The Resistance of the CrossSection is determined according to EN 199313 art. 10.1.4.1.
Since this check concerns a separate formula for each flange (10.3a) and (10.3b) the effective
section modulus Weff,y is determined for each flange separately.
The average yield strength will only be used in case for both force components separately (N, My)
the average yield strength may be used (Aeff = Ag ; Weff,y = Wel,y).
Definition of the free flange geometry
The dimension h is taken as the full cross section height.
The properties of the free flange are calculated according to the zz axis of the full crosssection.
The following table shows the supported crosssections including the contributing web height.
Form code Description Contributing web
5 Channel section 1/5 h
102 Rolled Z section 1/5 h
112 Cold formed channel 1/5 h
113 Cold formed Z 1/5 h
114 Cold formed C section 1/5 h
116 Cold formed CSection eaves beam 1/5 h
117 Cold formed CPlus section 1/5 h
118 Cold formed ZED section 1/5 h
119 Cold formed ZED section asymmetric lips 1/5 h
120 Cold formed ZED section inclined lip 1/5 h
121 Cold formed Sigma section 1/6 h
122 Cold formed Sigma section stiffened 1/6 h
123 Cold formed SigmaPlus section 1/6 h
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124 Cold formed Sigma section eaves beam 1/6 h
125 Cold formed SigmaPlus section eaves beam 1/6 h
126 Cold formed ZED section both lips inclined 1/5 h
129 Cold formed Sigma section asymmetric 1/6 h
As the code indicates in Figure 10.2, for sigma sections the rounding which leads to
the web depression is also accounted for in the height of the free flange. Therefore, to
generalize this principle, within Scia Engineer the rounding between the flange and the
web is always accounted for in the free flange height (for all section types).
Determination of the equivalent lateral load
The equivalent lateral load on the free flange qh,Ed is determined from the vertical load qEd on the
purlin using formula (10.4).
For any given moment diagram, the equivalent vertical line load qEd is determined as the line load
which results in approximately the same bending moment diagram..
The factor kh is determined according to EN 199313 Figure 10.3.
For kh0, the general formula for Z,C or E sections is applied. The formula for a simple
Zsection is not supported.
For Gravity loading, the vertical loading is assumed to be positioned at the outside of the web. For
Uplift loading the vertical loading is assumed to be positioned exactly in the middle of the flange
width.
For Gravity loading the general formula including the shear center distance e is used.
For Uplift loading the general formula including the shear center distance f is used. In case of a
symmetrical Z section this distance will become a.
The load qh,Ed is given a positive sign in case it follows the same convention as shown in the code.
The load is given a negative sign in case it points in the other direction.
Determination of the lateral bending moment
Table 10.1 provides the formulas to determine Mfz,Ed for specific positions within the beams: at the
ends (e) and at the position of the maximal moment (m).
Within Scia Engineer however, the check is executed in different sections. Therefore, the values of
Mfz,Ed need to be known in each section.
To this end, as indicated in the code in EN 199313 art. 10.1.4.1(7), the general equations have
been derived using the theory of beams on an elastic Winkler foundation.
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The differential equation for the displacement of a beam on elastic foundation loaded by a line load
is written out as follows Ref.[21]:
With: E Section modulus
I Bending stiffness
L Member length, taken as La
q Line load, taken as qh,Ed
K Foundation stiffness, taken as lateral spring stiffness K
ì
A,B,C,D Integration constants
The integration constants are determined depending on the boundary conditions for the cases given
in Table 10.1.
Using the beam equation with the second derivative of the displacement the equation for the
bending moment Mfz,Ed is obtained and leads to the following solutions:
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Solution for a beam on elastic Winkler foundation with Hinged end conditions
Solution for a beam on elastic Winkler foundation with HingedFixed end conditions
Solution for a beam on elastic Winkler foundation with Fixed end conditions
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The determination of a hinged or fixed end for Mfz,Ed is done as follows:
 A single span member is always considered to have hinged ends.
A single span member is defined as a member with only one part in the buckling
system for Ly.
 An LTB restraint is always considered as a fixed end.
 For multispan members, the ends of the buckling system for Ly are considered as
hinged. The internal points of the buckling system for Ly are considered as fixed.
As specified in EN 199313 art. 10.1.4.1(5) in case the free flange is in tension Mfz,Ed is taken equal
to zero.
To determine if the free flange is in tension or compression the following stress is calculated:
(My,Ed / Weff,y,free flange) + (Ned / Aeff)
In case this stress results in tension, the free flange is considered to be in tension.
In case this stress results in compression, the free flange is considered to be in compression.
The sign of Mfz,Ed determines the tension/compression side of the free flange and thus determines
which Wfz is used in the check.
The limit of R s 40 given in art. 10.1.4.1(6) does not apply since the general Winkler
theory is used instead of table 10.1.
Determination of the distance between antisag bars
The code defines antisag bars as bars which provide lateral rigid support to the free flange. Within
Scia Engineer, LTB restraints are thus seen as antisag bars.
In case LTB restraints are defined at the free flange, the length La is taken as the length between
these restraints. In case there are no LTB restraints defined at the free flange, La is read from the
buckling system.
Determination of the lateral spring stiffness
The lateral spring stiffness K is determined according to EN 199313 art. 10.1.5.1(4).
The developed height of the purlin web hd is taken as the total developed slant height sd used in the
Shear Check, as described in Shear Force.
The rotational restraint CD is taken as vorhC, the rotational stiffness of the diaphragm, as described
in Adaptation of torsional constant.
The dimension bmod depends on the direction of the equivalent horizontal load qh,Ed and the type of
crosssection. According to the code this depends if the load brings the purlin into contact with the
sheeting at the purlin web or at the tip of the purlin flange.
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This is clarified in the following picture:
The distance a i.e. position of the fastener is taken as 0,5 b. The fastener is thus assumed to be
positioned in the middle of the flange.
Buckling Resistance of the Free Flange
The Buckling Resistance of the Free Flange is determined according to EN 199313 art. 10.1.4.2.
To determine if the free flange is in tension or compression the following stress is calculated:
(My,Ed / Weff,y,free flange) + (Ned / Aeff)
In case this stress results in tension, the free flange is considered to be in tension.
In case this stress results in compression, the free flange is considered to be in compression.
For a free flange in tension the buckling resistance does not need to be checked.
For determining the buckling length lfz of the free flange a difference is made between gravity
loading (downward –z loading) and uplift loading (upward +z loading).
Gravity Loading
In case of downward –z loading the buckling length of the free flange is determined according to
formula (10.9).
The qi factors are determined according to EN 199313 Table 10.2a.
Art. 10.1.4.2(4) is not supported.
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Uplift Loading
In case of upward +z loading the buckling length of the free flange is determined according to
formula (10.9).
The qi factors are determined according to EN 199313 Table 10.2b.
The method according to art. 10.1.4.2(6) & (7) is not supported.
General Notes
For both loading types, Tables 10.2a & b differentiate between „simple span‟, „end span‟ and
„intermediate span‟. This is based on the Ly system length.
In case the member under consideration has only one part for Ly then it is considered as „simple
span‟.
When the member has more parts for Ly it is considered as multispan. For a multispan, sections
located in the first or last part of the system length are considered as „end span‟. Sections located in
the other parts are considered as „intermediate span‟.
Table 10.2a does not specify „simple span‟. The values for a „simple span‟ are taken
equal as an „end span‟.
The „number of antisag‟ bars used in Tables 10.2a & b concerns the number of LTB restraints
defined on the actual member. Only LTB restraints at the side of the free flange are accounted for in
this „number‟.
EN 199313 art. 10.1.4.2(5) specifies a method for the buckling length in case of a „relatively large
axial force‟. Within Scia Engineer this is quantified using a limit value, which is set in the Steel
Setup.
In case the axial load is considered as large, the method described in EN 199313 art. 10.1.4.2(5)
is applied.
This procedure applies to both gravity and uplift loading using Table 10.2a and 10.2b respectively.
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Supported sections
I Symmetric I shapes (IPE, HEA, HEB, ….)
RHS Rectangular Hollow Section
CHS Circular Hollow Section
L Angle section
U Channel section
T T section
PPL Asymmetric I shapes
Z Z section
RS Rectangular section
E Cold formed section
COM Composed section in PRIMAWIN
O Solid tube
NUM Numerical section
The necessary data conditions for these sections are described in chapter "Profile conditions for
code check
".
The COM and NUM sections are not read out of the profile library.
I
RHS
CHS
L
U
T
PPL
RS
Z
E
O
COM
NUM
Classification x x x x x x x x (1) x (1) (1) (1)
Section check class 1 x x x
Section check class 2 x x x
Section check class 3 x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Section check class 4 x x x x x x
Stability check class
1
x x x
Stability check class
2
x x x
Stability check class
3
x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Stability check class
4
x x x x x x
Shear buckling check x x x x
(1) Sections are classified as class 3 cross section by default.
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References
1 Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  1 : General rules and rules for buildings
EN 199311:2005
[2] Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 13: General rules
Supplementary rules for coldformed members and sheeting
EN 199313:2006
3 Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1.5 : Plated structural elements
EN 199315 : 2006
4 R. Maquoi
ELEMENTS DE CONSTRUCTIONS METALLIQUE
Ulg , Faculté des Sciences Appliquées, 1988
[5] EN 1990
Eurocode – Basis of structural design
EN 1990:2002 E
[6] Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  2 : General rules  Structural fire design
EN 199312:2005
[7] Model Code on Fire Engineering
ECCS  N°111
May 2001
[8] Eurocode 1
Actions on structures
Part 12 : General Actions  Actions on structures exposed to fire
prEN 199112:2002
[9] Rules for Member Stability in EN 199311
Background documentation and design guidelines
ECCS  N°119
2006
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[10] Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  1/ A1 : General rules and rules for buildings
ENV 199311:1992/A1, 1994
[11] Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  1 : General rules and rules for buildings
EN 199311:2005/AC:2009 Corrigendum
[12] Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  2 : General rules  Structural fire design
EN 199312:2005/AC:2009 Corrigendum
[13] Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 13: General rules
Supplementary rules for coldformed members and sheeting
EN 199313:2006/AC:2009 Corrigendum
[14] Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1.5 : Plated structural elements
EN 199315 : 2006/AC:2009 Corrigendum
[15] Essentials of Eurocode 3
Design Manual for Steel Structures in Building
ECCS  N°65, 1991
[16] Commentary and Worked Examples to EN 199315 “Plated Structural Elements”
Johansson B., Maquoi R., Sedlacek G., Müller C., Beg D.,
JRC  ECCS, 2007.
[17]
SN001aENEU
NCCI: Critical axial load for torsional and flexural torsional buckling modes
Access Steel, 2006
www.accesssteel.com
[18]
AISI S1002007
North American Specification for the Design of ColdFormed Steel Structural Members
2007 edition
[19] E. Kahlmeyer
Stahlbau nach DIN 18 800 (11.90)
WernerVerlag, Düsseldorf
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[20] BeuthKommentare
Stahlbauten
Erläuterungen zu DIN 18 800 Teil 1 bis Teil 4, 1.Auflage
Beuth Verlag, BerlinKöln 1993
[21] D. Vandepitte
Berekening van Constructies
Boekdeel 1 pp522
www.berekeningvanconstructies.be
[22] Design rule for Lateral Torsional Buckling of Channel Sections
A2007.9
O2007.21
Karin de Louw
2007
[23] EN 128111
Temporary works equipment
Part 1: Scaffolds – performance requirements and general design
2004
[24] EN 128101
Façade scaffolds made of prefabricated components
Part 1: Products specifications
2004
[25] EN 128102
Façade scaffolds made of prefabricated components
Part 2: Particular methods of structural design
2004
[26] DIN 4420 Teil 1
Arbeits und Schutzgerüste
Allgemeine Regelungen, Sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen, Prüfungen
Dezember 1990
[27] Corrections and amendments to EN 199313
Meeting of ECCSTWG 7.5
T. Höglund
2010
[28] Déversement élastique d‟une poutre à section bisymétrique soumise à des moments
d‟extrémité et une charge répartie ou concentrée.
Y. Galéa
CTICM, Construction Métallique, n°22002.
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[29] LateralTorsional buckling of steel beams:
A general expression for the moment gradient factor.
A. López, D. J. Yong, M. A. Serna
Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures, 2006.
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Code commentary: Collection No. 1
AccessSteel, 2007.
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Determination of moments on columns in simple construction
AccessSteel, 2005.
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Medium Rise Braced Frames
SCI PUBLICATION P365.
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ZEMAN & CO. GmbH
Wien, 2006.
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Plate girders with corrugated webs.
H. Pasternak, J. Robra, G. Kubieniec
IABSEFIB Conference, Dubrovnik, 2010.
[35] Zulassung Nr. Z8.22208
Modulsystem "CUPLOK"
Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik, 2006.
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Modulsystem "LayherAllround"
Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik, 2008.
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DIN18800
DIN18800 Code check
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in
DIN 18800 Teil 1
Stahlbauten
Bemessung und Konstruktion
DK 693.814.014.2, November 1990
DIN 18800 Teil 2
Stahlbauten
Stabilitätsfälle, Knicken von Stäben und Stabwerken
DK 693.814.074.5, November 1990
DIN 18800 Teil 3
Stahlbauten
Stabilitätsfälle, Plattenbeulen
DK 693.814.073.1, November 1990
Material properties
For standard steel grades, the yield strength fy and tensile strength fu are defined according to the
thickness of the element (see Ref. 1, Tab.1)
The standard steel grades are :
(fy, fu in N/mm², t in mm)
t<=40 t<=40 40<t<=80 40<t<=80
fy fu fy fu
S235
S 235
St 372
240 360 215 360
S275
S 275
280 430 255 430
S355
S 355
St 523
360 510 325 510
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t<=40 t<=40 40<t<=100 40<t<=100
fy fu fy fu
S420
S 420
420 520 390 520
S460
S 460
460 550 430 550
Consulted articles
For the section check, the cross section is classified according to DIN18800 Teil I, Table 12,13,14,15
and 18.. Depending on this classification, the section is checked as slender section, EL/EL
(elastic/elastic), as EL/PL (elastic/plastic) or as PL/PL (plastic/plastic).
For the EL/EL check, DIN18800 Teil I, Element (746), (747), (748), (749), (750) are used.
The EL/PL check takes the rules from DIN18800 Teil I, Element (756), (757) and Table (16) ,(17). The
PL/PL check is done according to DIN18800 Teil I, Element (758), Table (16),(17).
The slender cross section is checked according to DIN18800 Teil 2, Element (715).
For the stability check, the beam element is checked according to DIN18800 Teil 2 for buckling, lateral
torsional buckling and bending and compression. The following criteria are used :
 compression : Element (304),(306)
 lateral torsional buckling : Element (311),(309)
 bending and axial compression : Element (313),(321),(322)
 bending (LTB) and compression : Element (320),(323)
For slender sections, the following criteria are used :
 calculation of effective area : Element (705),(706),(708),(709),(712),(713)
 buckling check : Element (715),(716),(718),(719)
 LTB check : Element (725),(726),(728),(729)
For the shear buckling check, the beam element is checked according to DIN18800 Teil 3. The
following criteria are used : Element (113), (504), (602),(603)
A more detailed overview for the used articles is given for the relevant parts following table. The
chapters marked with “x” are consulted. The chapters marked with (*) have a supplementary
explanation the following chapters.
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Teil 1
7.5. Verfahren beim Tragsicherheitsnachweis Nachweise (*)
7.5.1. Abgrenzungskriterien und Detailregelungen (*)
7.5.2. Nachweis nach dem Verfahren ElastischElastisch
(745)………………………………………………………………………………
(746) ………………………………………………………………………………
(747) ………………………………………………………………………………
(748) ………………………………………………………………………………
(749) ………………………………………………………………………………
(750) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Nachweis nach dem Verfahren ElastischPlastisch
(753) ………………………………………………………………………………
(756) ………………………………………………………………………………
(757) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x
x
x
Nachweis nach dem Verfahren PlastischPlastisch
(758) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x
Teil 2
3.2. Planmässig mittiger Druck
3.2.1. Biegeknicken
(304) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x
x (*)
3.2.2. Biegedrillknicken
(306) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x (*)
3.3. Einachsige Biegung ohne Normalkraft
3.3.1. Allgemeines
(307) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x
x
3.3.2. Behinderung der Verformung
(309) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x (*)
3.3.3. Nachweis des Druckgurtes als Druckstab
3.3.4. Biegedrillknicken
(311) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x (*)
3.4. Einachsige Biegung mit Normalkraft
3.4.1. Stäbe mit geringer Normalkraft
(312) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x
x
3.4.2. Biegeknicken
(314) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x
3.4.3. Biegedrillknicken
(320) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x
3.5. Zweiachsige Biegung mit oder ohne Normalkraft
3.5.1. Biegeknicken
(321) ………………………………………………………………………………
(322) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x
x
x(*)
3.5.2. Biegedrillknicken
(323) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x
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4. Mehrteilige, einfeldrige Stäbes
4.1. Allgemeines
4.2. Häufig verwendete Formelzeichnen
(404) ………………………………………………………………………………
4.3. Ausweichen rechtwinklig zur stofffreien Achse
(405) ………………………………………………………………………………
(406)……………………………………………………………………………….
(408)……………………………………………………………………………….
(409)……………………………………………………………………………….
x(*)
x
x
x
x
x
7. Planmässig gerade Stäbe mit ebenen dünnwandigen
Quenschnittsteilen
7.1. Allgemeines
(701) ………………………………………………………………………………
(702) ………………………………………………………………………………
(704) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x
x
x
x
7.2. Berechnungsgrundlage
(705) ………………………………………………………………………………
(706) ………………………………………………………………………………
(707) ………………………………………………………………………………
(708) ………………………………………………………………………………
(709) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x
x
x
x
x
7.3. Wirksame Breite beim Verfahren ElastischElastisch
(711) ………………………………………………………………………………
(712) ………………………………………………………………………………
(713) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x
x (*)
x
7.4. Wirksame Breite beim Verfahren ElastischPlastisch
7.5. Biegeknicken
7.5.1. Spannungsnachweis beim Verfahren ElastischElastisch
(715) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x
x
7.5.2. Vereinfachte Nachweise
(716)
………………………………………………………………………………
(718)
………………………………………………………………………………
(719) ………………………………………………………………………………
(721) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x
x
x
x
7.6. Biegedrillknicken
(722) ………………………………………………………………………………
(723) ………………………………………………………………………………
(725) ………………………………………………………………………………
(726) ………………………………………………………………………………
(728) ………………………………………………………………………………
(729) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Teil 3
5. Nachweise
(504) ………………………………………………………………………………
(*)
x
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6. Abminderungsfaktoren
(601) ………………………………………………………………………………
(602) ………………………………………………………………………………
x
x
x
Classification of sections
For each intermediary section, the classification is determined and the proper section check is
performed. The classification can change for each intermediary point.
For each load case/combination, the critical section classification over the member is used to
perform the stability check. So, the stability section classification can change for each load
case/combination.
However, for nonprismatic sections, the stability section classification is determined for each
intermediary section.
Net area properties
The net area properties are not taken into account .
The holes for fasteners are neglected.
Plastic interaction formula for RHS section
b
s/2
h
AG
AS/2
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For RHS section, classified as PlasticPlastic or ElasticPlastic, the plastic interaction formula
according to Ref.[13], can be selected.
 Used variable :
A sectional area
AS = s h
AG = (AAS)/2.0
Wel,y elastic section modulus around y axis
Wel,z elastic section modulus around z axis
fy,d yield strength
ty,d shear strength
Vz,pl,Rd = AS ty,d
Vy,pl,Rd = 2AG ty,d
NSd normal force
My,Sd bending moment around y axis
Mz,Sd bending moment around z axis
Vy,Sd shear force in y direction
Vz,Sd shear force in z direction
MT,Sd torsional moment
2
Rd , pl , z
Sd , T
Sd , z
z
z
Rd , pl , z
Sd , T
Sd , z
V
b
M
V
1 else
0 . 1
4
1
V
b
M
V
if




.

\

+
÷ = q
= q s




.

\

+
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2
Rd , pl , y
Sd , T
Sd , y
y
y
Rd , pl , y
Sd , T
Sd , y
V
h
M
V
1 else
0 . 1
4
1
V
h
M
V
if




.

\

+
÷ = q
= q s




.

\

+
Ar= qzAS + 2qyAG
r
S
z
A
A
q = o
Npl,Rd = Ar fy,d

.

\

o ÷
=
yd y , el Rd , pl Rd , pl , y
f W 25 . 1 , hN
4
2
min M

.

\

o +
=
yd z , el Rd , pl Rd , pl , z
f W 25 . 1 , bN
4
1
min M
Rd , pl
Sd
N
N
n =
Rd , pl , y
Sd , y
y
M
M
m =
Rd , pl , z
Sd , z
z
M
M
m =
 The following interaction formula are checked :
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Plastic interaction formula for CHS section
For CHS section, classified as PlasticPlastic or ElasticPlastic, the plastic interaction formula
according to Ref.[14], Tafel 6.74, is used :

.

\


t
=
 =
qt =


.

\

÷ = q >
= q s

=
+ =
+ =
s


.

\

t
s el Q , pl Q , pl
s r Q , pl
r
2
pl
v
pl
v
pl
v
s
pl
2
z
2
y v
2
z
2
y v
plQ
v
Q , pl
v
W 25 . 1 , N
d
min M
A N
dt A
Q
Q
1 :
4
1
Q
Q
1 :
4
1
Q
Q
3
dt 2
Q
M M M
Q Q Q
1
2 N
N
cos
1
M
M
with Qy,Qz internal shear force
Nv internal normal force
My,Mz internal bending moments
s yield strength
d,t dimensions from CHS
Wel elastic section modulus
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t
d
Torsion check
For the cross section check inclusive torsion and warping, we refer to Chapter 'Warping check'.
The stability check (DIN 18800 T2, formula 28 & 30) for doubly symmetric I section becomes
(Ref.[9], pp. 259) :
) 30 ( 0 . 1 k
M
M M
k
M
M
N
N
) 28 ( 0 . 1 k
M
M M
k
M
M
N
N
z
d , z , pl
w , z z
y
d , y , pl M
y
d , pl z
z
d , z , pl
w , z z
y
d , y , pl
y
d , pl
s
+
+
k
+
k
s
+
+ +
k
with Mz,w
h
M 2
w
=
Mw bimoment (see chapter 'Standard diagrams for warping torque,
bimoment and the St.Venant torsion')
kz = 1.50 In case there is no compression force kz is taken as 1.00
(Ref.[9], pp. 270).
Builtin beams
For builtin beam sections (IFB, SFB, THQ sections), proper section checks are performed, taking
into account the local plate bending. See Chapter „Section check for builtin beams (IFB, SFB, THQ
sections)‟
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Calculation of the buckling length
For the calculation of the buckling length, we refer to chapter "Calculation of buckling ratio".
The buckling properties for a VARH element are calculated by using the critical Euler force for this
member (see “Calculation of critical Euler force for VARH elements”).
The buckling curves for steel grade S420 and S460 are taken from Ref.[10], Annex D.
Torsional buckling
The slenderness for torsional buckling ìvi is given by (see Ref.6 , 7.5):
with l0 the torsional buckling length, refers to the input value for the
system length lyz
lz the system length for buckling around zzaxis
Remark : the zaxis refers to the axis which goes through the
shear force centre.
z refers to the buckling ratio around the zzaxis
Remark : the zaxis refers to the axis which goes through the
shear force centre.
0 refers to end warping and is input by the value kxy
zM the shear center
iy the radius of gyration around major axis
iz the radius of gyration around minor axis
ip² = iy² + iz²
iM² = ip² + zM²
Iw the warping constant
Iz the moment of inertia around minor axis
It the torsional constant
With this slenderness ìvi and the buckling curve c, the reduction factor k is calculated.
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Use of diaphragms
(see also Ref.7,3.5 and Ref.8,3.3.4.)
The shear stiffness S for diaphragm is calculated as follows:
L
K
+
K
10
a.
= S
s
2
1
4
with a the frame distance
Ls the length of diaphragm
K1 factor K1
K2 factor K2
The torsional constant It is adapted with the stiffness of the diaphragms:
G
l
vorhC I I
2
2
t id , t
t
+ =
0
with l the LTB length
G the shear modulus
vorh
C
u
the actual rotational stiffness of diaphragm
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LTB Check
For aysmmetric I sections, RHS (Rectangular Hollow Section) sections and CHS (Circular Hollow
Section) sections, the elastic critical moment for LTB Mcr is given by the general formula F.2. Annex
F Ref. 4. For the calculation of the moment factors C1, C2 and C3 we refer to "Calculation of
moment factors for LTB".
Depending on the input of the basic data, Mcr for symmetric I sections is given by the general
formula F.2. Annex F Ref. 4, by the DIN formula (19), or by formula according to Ref.[11] "Roik,
Carl, Lindner, Biegetorsionsprobleme gerader dünnwandiger Stäbe, Verlag von Wilhelm Ernst &
Sohn, 1972".
DIN formula (19) :
with l,l0 the LTB length
z refers to rotational endrestraint „in plan’ (about the zz local axis).
0 refers to end warping
zp the point of load application
Iw the warping constant
Iz the moment of inertia around minor axis
It the torsional constant
A the sectional area
E the modulus of elasticity
ìvi the slenderness for torsional buckling ( see above)
, the moment factor ( equivalent for factor C1)
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Roik, Carl & Lindner
z
t w
p
2
p
z
cr y , ki
I
I ² l 039 . 0 I
c
²
z 5
² c
²
z 5
² l
² EI
M M
· · +
=
(
(
¸
(
¸
t
+ +


.

\

t
t
, = =
with , moment factor according to Roik, Carl, Lindner
E modulus of elasticity
I
z
moment of inertia around weak axis zz
l system length for LTB
z
p
application point for loading, negative value is on top and has negative
influence
I
w
warping constant
I
t
torsional constant
The factor , is supported for the following cases (described in Ref.[11], tables 5.13, 5.14, 5.15, 5.18,
5.19, 5.20, 5.21, 5.22, 5.23, 5.24, 5.25, 5.26, 5.27, 5.28, 5.29, 5.30, 5.33) :
Linear moment distribution :
Moment line according to distributed loading
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Moment line according to concentrated loading
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For the other supported sections, the elastic critical moment for LTB Mcr is given by
z
2
t
2
z
2
z
2
EI
GI L
I
Iw
L
EI
Mcr
t
+
t
=
with E the modulus of elasticity
G the shear modulus
L the length of the beam between points which have lateral restraint (= lLTB)
Iw the warping constant
It the torsional constant
Iz the moment of inertia about the minor axis
See also Ref. 5, part 7 and in particular part 7.7. for channel sections.
Haunched sections (I+Ivar, Iw+Plvar, Iw+Iwvar, Iw+Ivar, I+Iwvar) and composed rail sections
(Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are considered as equivalent
asymmetric I sections.
For full rectangular sections the value of n according to DIN 188002 tabelle 9 is taken as 1,5
according to Ref.[8] pp 175.
For advanced Lateraltorsional buckling analysis, see chapter „LTBII: Lateral Torsional Buckling 2nd
Order Analysis‟.
Combined flexion for check method 2
The value My is the maximum value of the bending moment around the strong axis in the member.
The value Mz is the maximum value of the bending moment around the weak axis in the member.
For nonprismatic sections, the values My and Mz are the concurrent bending moments for each
intermediary section.
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Battened compression members
The following section pairs are supported as battened compression member :
(1) 2I
(2) 2Uo
(3) 2Uc
Two links (battens) are used.
The following additional checks are performed :
 buckling resistance check around weak axis of single chord with NG
 section check of single chord, using internal forces (Ref.[7], pp.8895) :
4
a maxV
M
2
maxV
V
W
A
)
l
a
sin( M max
2
N
N
y
G
y
G
*
z
G
z G
=
=
t + =
 section check of single batten, using the internal forces (Ref.[7], pp.8895) :
2
Te
M
2 h
a maxV
T
y
y
=
=
For the calculation of maxVy, the value of Mz is increased with the value of the internal force Mzz.
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l
a
hy
e
Effective area properties
The calculation of the effective area is performed with the direct method (sigma_d = fy,k) according
to the ElEl procedure (DIN18800 T2, 7.3.).
For each intermediary section, the classification (and if necessary, the effective area ) is determined
and the proper section check is performed. The classification (and effective area) can change for
each intermediary point. The most critical check is displayed on the screen.
For each load case and combination, the most critical effective area properties are saved. The most
critical effective area properties are the effective area properties on the position where the
appropriate moment of inertia is the minimum.
With these critical properties, the stability check is performed.
For nonprismatic elements, the effective area properties are calculated on each intermediary
section, also for the stability check.
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Shear buckling check
Composed rail sections (Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are
considered as equivalent asymmetric I sections.
Shear buckling check with buckling influence
The influence of the buckling effect into the shear buckling control, is neglected when there is a
bending moment present.
It means that kk=1 if ¢<0.9. See also Ref.[3], Element 503.
Cold formed thin gauge members
The following table includes a list of DAStRichtlinie 016 (Ref.[12]) elements which are implemented
in Scia Engineer by using the related DIN18800 T2 (Ref.[2]) element.
Supported elements from
DASt  Richtlinie 016
Covered by DIN 18800
T2 elements
Remarks
3.7.1. Grenzzustand der Tragfähigkeit
328 Tab.26
329 712
330 712
333 Tab.27
335 706
4.3.1. Biegemomententragfähigkeit
404 715
4.4. Biegedrillknicken biegebeanspruchter
Bauteile
4.4.3. Allgemeiner Nachweis
421 311
422 311
423 725, 726
4.5. Druckbeanspruchte einteilige Stäbe
4.5.1. Allgemeines
429 708710
430 708710
431 708710
432 708710
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433 708710
434 708710
4.5.2. Planmäig mittiger Druck
435 716 A
D
ef is not used
436 manual input / input in
profile library for KSL
437 723
438 723
4.5.3. Einachsige Biegung mit Druck
440 707
441 718
442 728
4.5.3. Zweiachsige Biegung mit Druck
443 707
444 721 A
D
ef is not used
445 729
Supported sections
I Symmetric I shapes (IPE, HEA, HEB, ….)
RHS Rectangular Hollow Section (RHS)
CHS Circular Hollow Section (CHS)
L Angle section
U Channel section
T T section
PPL Asymmetric I shapes
RS Rectangular section
E Cold formed section
COM Composed section in PRIMAWIN
O Solid tube
NUM Numerical section
The necessary data conditions for these sections are described in chapter "Profile conditions for
code check
".
The COM and NUM sections are not read out of the profile library.
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I
RHS CHS L U T PPL RS E O COM NUM
Classification x x x x x x x x x (1) (1) (1)
Section check PLPL x x
Section check ELPL x x
Section check ELEL x x x x x x x x x x x x
Section check slender
section
x x x x x x
Stability check x x x x x x x x x x x x
Stability check slender
section
x x x x x x
Shear buckling check x x x x
(1) sections are classified as ELEL cross section by default.
References
1 DIN 18800 Teil 1
Stahlbauten
Bemessung und Konstruktion
DK 693.814.014.2, November 1990
2 DIN 18800 Teil 2
Stahlbauten
Stabilitätsfälle, Knicken von Stäben und Stabwerken
DK 693.814.074.5, November 1990
3 DIN 18800 Teil 3
Stahlbauten
Stabilitätsfälle, Plattenbeulen
DK 693.814.073.1, November 1990
[4] Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  1 : General rules and rules for buildings
ENV 199311:1992, 1992
[5] R. Maquoi
ELEMENTS DE CONSTRUCTIONS METALLIQUE
Ulg , Faculté des Sciences Appliquées, 1988
[6] G. Hünersen, E. Fritzsche
Stahlbau in Beispielen
Berechnungspraxis nach DIN 18 800 Teil 1 bis Teil 3 (11.90)
WernerVerlag, Düsseldorf 1991
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[7] E. Kahlmeyer
Stahlbau nach DIN 18 800 (11.90)
WernerVerlag, Düsseldorf
[8] BeuthKommentare
Stahlbauten
Erläuterungen zu DIN 18 800 Teil 1 bis Teil 4, 1.Auflage
Beuth Verlag, BerlinKöln 1993
[9] Stahlbau Kalender 1999
DSTV
Ernst & Sohn, 1999
[10] Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  1/ A1 : General rules and rules for buildings
ENV 199311:1992/A1, 1994
[11] Roik, Carl, Lindner
Biegetorsionsprobleme gerader dünnwandiger Stäbe
Verlag von Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn
1972
[12] DAStRichtlinie 016
Bemessung und konstruktive Gestaltung von Tragwerken aus dünnwandigen
kaltgeformted Bauteilen
StahlbauVerlagsgesellschaft  1992
[13] H. Rubin,
Interaktionsbeziehungen für doppeltsymmetrische I und KastenQuerschnitte bei
zweiachsiger Biegung und Normalkraft
Der Stahlbau 5/1978, 6/1978
[14] Stahl im Hochbau
14. Auflage, Band I / Teil 2
1986, Verlag Stahleisen mbH, Düsseldorf
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ONORM B 4300
ONORM B 4300 Code check
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in
ÖNORM B 43001
Stahlbau
Berechnung und Konstruktion der Tragwerke
Bemessung nach Grenzzuständen
DK 624.014.2.046, März 1994
ÖNORM B 43002
Stahlbau
Knicken von Stäben und Stabwerken
Bedingungen für die gemeinsame Anwendung von DIN 18 800 Teil 2 und ÖNORM B 43001
DK 624.014.2.075.2, April 1994
ÖNORM B 43003
Plattenbeulen
Bedingungen für die gemeinsame Anwendung von DIN 18 800 Teil 3 und ÖNORM B 43001
DK 624.014.2.075.4, April 1994
DIN 18800 Teil 1
Stahlbauten
Bemessung und Konstruktion
DK 693.814.014.2, November 1990
DIN 18800 Teil 2
Stahlbauten
Stabilitätsfälle, Knicken von Stäben und Stabwerken
DK 693.814.074.5, November 1990
DIN 18800 Teil 3
Stahlbauten
Stabilitätsfälle, Plattenbeulen
DK 693.814.073.1, November 1990
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Material properties
For standard steel grades, the yield strength fy and tensile strength fu are defined according to the
thickness of the element (see Ref. 1, 2.1. and Ref. 4, Tab.1)
The standard steel grades are:
(fy, fu in N/mm², t in mm)
t<=40 t<=40 40<t<=80 40<t<=80
fy fu fy fu
St 360
S235
S 235
240 360 215 360
St 430
S275
S 275
280 430 255 430
St 510
S355
S 355
360 510 325 510
t<=40 t<=40 40<t<=100 40<t<=100
fy fu fy fu
S420
S 420
420 520 390 520
S460
S 460
460 550 430 550
Consulted articles
For the section check, the cross section is classified according to ONORM B 43001 Tab.3,4,5 and to
DIN18800 Teil I, Table 15,18. Depending on this classification, the section is checked as slender
section, EL/EL (elastic/elastic), as EL/PL (elastic/plastic) or as PL/PL (plastic/plastic).
For the EL/EL check, ONORM B 43001 Art. 5.2. is used. (The 7% increase of the moment of
inertia is taken into account for rolled I section  see Ref. 1, Art. 5.2.5.4.).
The EL/PL check takes the rules from DIN18800 Teil I, Element (756), (757) and Table (16) ,(17). The
PL/PL check is done according to DIN18800 Teil I, Element (758), Table (16),(17).
The slender cross section is checked according to DIN18800 Teil 2, Element (715).
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For the stability check, the beam element is checked according to DIN18800 Teil 2 for buckling, lateral
torsional buckling and bending and compression. The following criteria are used :
 compression : Element (304),(306)
 lateral torsional buckling : Element (311),(309)
 bending and axial compression : Element (313),(321),(322)
 bending (LTB) and compression : Element (320),(323)
For slender sections, the following criteria are used :
 calculation of effective area : Element (705),(706),(708),(709),(712),(713)
 buckling check : Element (715),(716),(718),(719)
 LTB check : Element (725),(726),(728),(729)
For the shear buckling check, the beam element is checked according to DIN18800 Teil 3. The
following criteria are used : Element (113), (504), (602),(603)
A more detailed overview for the used articles is given in "DIN18800 Code check".
Supported sections
I Symmetric I shapes (IPE, HEA, HEB, ….)
RHS Rectangular Hollow Section (RHS)
CHS Circular Hollow Section (CHS)
L Angle section
U Channel section
T T section
PPL Asymmetric I shapes
RS Rectangular section
E Cold formed section
COM Composed section in PRIMAWIN
O Solid tube
NUM Numerical sections
The necessary data conditions for these sections are described in chapter "Profile conditions for
code check
".
The COM and NUM sections are not read out of the profile library.
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I
RHS
CHS
L
U
T
PPL
RS
E
O
COM
NUM
Classification x x x x x x x x x (1) (1) (1)
Section check PLPL x
Section check ELPL x
Section check ELEL x x x x x x x x x x x x
Section check slender
section
x x x x x x
Stability check x x x x x x x x x x x x
Stability check slender
section
x x x x x x
Shear buckling check x x x x
(1) sections are classified as ELEL cross section by default.
References
1 ÖNORM B 43001
Stahlbau
Berechnung und Konstruktion der Tragwerke
Bemessung nach Grenzzuständen
DK 624.014.2.046, März 1994
2 ÖNORM B 43002
Stahlbau
Knicken von Stäben und Stabwerken
Bedingungen für die gemeinsame Anwendung von DIN 18 800 Teil 2 und ÖNORM B
43001
DK 624.014.2.075.2, April 1994
3 ÖNORM B 43003
Plattenbeulen
Bedingungen für die gemeinsame Anwendung von DIN 18 800 Teil 3 und ÖNORM B
43001
DK 624.014.2.075.4, April 1994
[4] DIN 18800 Teil 1
Stahlbauten
Bemessung und Konstruktion
DK 693.814.014.2, November 1990
[5] DIN 18800 Teil 2
Stahlbauten
Stabilitätsfälle, Knicken von Stäben und Stabwerken
DK 693.814.074.5, November 1990
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[6] DIN 18800 Teil 3
Stahlbauten
Stabilitätsfälle, Plattenbeulen
DK 693.814.073.1, November 1990
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NEN
NEN6770/6771 Code check
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in
Staalconstructies TGB 1990
Basiseisen en basisrekenregels voor overwegend statisch belaste constructies
NEN 6770, december 1991
Staalconstructies TGB 1990
Stabiliteit
NEN 6771, december 1991januari 2000
Material properties
For standard steel grades, the yield strength fy and tensile strength fu are defined according to the
thickness of the element (see Ref. 1, art.9.1.2.1.1.)
The standard steel grades are :
(fy, fu in N/mm², t in mm)
t<=40 t<=40 40<t<=100 40<t<=100 100<t<=250 100<t<=250
fy fu fy fu fy fy
S235
S 235
235 360 215 340 175 320
S275
S 275
275 430 255 410 205 380
S355
S 355
355 510 335 490 275 450
S420
S 420
420 520 390 520
S460
S 460
460 550 430 550
Remark : For cold formed section, the values for fy and fu are not influenced by the previous table.
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Consulted articles
The cross section is classified according to NEN 6771 Table 1. (Class 1, 2, 3 or 4).
The section is checked on following criteria:
 Tension: NEN 6770 Art. 11.2.1., NEN 6771 Art. 11.2.1.
 Compression: NEN 6770 Art. 11.2.2., NEN 6771 Art. 11.2.2.
 Shear: NEN 6770 Art. 11.2.4., NEN 6771 Art. 11.2.4.
 Bending, shear and axial force: NEN 6770 Art. 11.3., NEN 6771 Art. 11.3.
For the stability check, the element is checked on following criteria:
 Compression: NEN 6771 Art.12.1.1.1/ 12.1.2./12.1.3.
 Lateral torsional buckling : NEN 6771 Art.12.2.
 Bending and axial compression: NEN 6771 Art.12.3.
 Shear buckling : NEN 6771 Art.13.8. / 13.9.
A more detailed overview for the used articles is given for NEN6770 part 11,12 and NEN6771 part
10,11,12,13. The chapters marked with “x” are consulted. The chapters marked with (*) have a
supplementary explanation the following chapters.
NEN6770
11.Toetsing van de doorsnede
11.1. Algemeen
x
x
11.2. Enkelvoudige krachten en momenten
11.2.1. Axiale trek
x
x
11.2.2. Axiale druk x
11.2.3. Buiging
11.2.4. Afschuiving x
11.2.5. Torsie x
11.3. Combinaties van krachten en momenten
11.3.1. Enkele buiging met normaalkracht en afschuiving
x
x
11.3.2. Dubbele buiging met normaalkracht en afschuiving x
11.4. Vloeicriterium x
11.5. De invloed van de boutgaten (*)
NEN6771
10.2.4. Doorsneden x (*)
11.Toetsing van de doorsnede
11.1. Algemeen
x
x
11.2. Enkelvoudige krachten en momenten
11.2.1. Axiale trek
x
x
11.2.2. Axiale druk x
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11.2.3. Buiging
11.2.4. Afschuiving x
11.2.5. Torsie
11.3. Combinaties van krachten en momenten x
12. Toetsing van de stabiliteit
12.1. Op druk belaste staven
12.1.1. Knikstabiliteit
x
x
x (*)
12.1.2. Torsiestabiliteit x
12.1.3. Torsieknikstabiliteit x
12.1.4. Verend gesteunde staven
12.1.5. Staven in vakwerken
12.1.6. Samengestelde staven
12.1.6.1 Algemeen
12.1.6.2. Benodigde grootheden
12.1.6.3. Toetsing van het middenveld van de samengestelde staaf
12.1.6.4. Toetsing van de eindvelden van de samengestelde staaf
12.1.6.4.2 Staven met raamwerkverband
x(*)
x
x
x
x
x
12.2. Op buiging belaste staven(kipstabiliteit)
12.2.1. Toepassingsgebied
xx
x
12.2.2. Toetsingsregel x
12.2.3. Ongesteunde lengte
12.2.4. Opleggingen en zijdelingse steunen
12.2.5. Het theoretisch elastische kipmoment x (*)
12.3. Op druk en buiging belaste staven
12.3.1. Knikstabiliteit
x
x
12.3.2. Torsiestabilteit x
12.3.3. Torsieknikstabiliteit x
12.4. Op trek en buiging belaste staven
13. Toetsing van de plooistabiliteit
13.1. Algemeen
x
x
13.2. Geometrie van het verstijfde en onverstijfde plaatveld x
13.3. Geometrie van de verstijvingen
13.4. Belasting in het vlak van het plaatveld
13.4.1. Normaalspanning in langsrichting
x
x
13.4.2. Schuifspanningen x
13.4.3. Normaalspanningen in dwarsrichting
13.4.4. Platen in en loodrecht op hun vlak belast
13.5. Belasting op verstijvingen
13.6. Ideële kritieke plooispanning van een onverstijfd plaatveld x
13.7. De plooispanning van een onverstijfd plaatveld
13.7.1. Bepaling van de relatieve slankheid van het plaatveld
x
x
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13.7.2. De plooispanning voor een onverstijfd plaatveld met als opleggingen
dwarsverstijving(en) en/of randen
x
13.7.3. De plooispanning voor een onverstijfd plaatveld met ten minste een
langsverstijving als oplegging
13.8. Eisen waaraan plaatvelden en verstijvingen moeten voldoen
13.8.1. Onverstijfd plaatveld
x
x
13.8.2. Dwarsverstijvingen
13.8.3. Langsverstijvingen
13.8.4. Stijfheidseisen te stellen aan langs en dwarsverstijvingen
13.8.5. Doorsnedecontrole voor langs en dwarsverstijvingen
13.9. Interactie tussen plooi en knik
13.9.1. Algemeen
x (*)
x
13.9.2. Constructies opgebouwd uit plaatvelden al of niet verstijfd met
dwarsverstijvingen
x
13.9.3. Constructies opgebouwd uit plaatvelden verstijfd met langsverstijvingen
en/of niet verstijfd met dwarsverstijvingen
13.9.4. Berekeningen van de dwarsverstijvingen
Section properties
The influence of the bore hole is neglected.
Classification of sections
For each intermediary section, the classification is determined and the proper section check is
performed. The classification can change for each intermediary point.
For each load case/combination, the critical section classification over the member is used to
perform the stability check. So, the stability section classification can change for each load
case/combination.
However, for nonprismatic sections, the stability section classification is determined for each
intermediary section.
Effective crosssection properties for class 4 crosssection
The calculation of the effective area is performed with the direct method (sigma_d = fy,k).
For each intermediary section, the classification (and if necessary, the effective area ) is determined
and the proper section check is performed. The classification (and effective area) can change for
each intermediary point. The most critical check is displayed on the screen.
For each load case and combination, the most critical effective area properties are saved :
Aeff is the effective area of the cross section when subject to uniform compression. Weff is the
effective section modulus of the crosssection when subject only to moment about the relevant axis.
eN is the shift of the relevant centroidal axis when the cross section is subject to uniform
compression.
With these critical properties, the stability check is performed.
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For nonprismatic elements, the effective area properties are calculated on each intermediary
section, also for the stability check.
For angle sections, see chapter 'Effective crosssection properties for compressed lattice tower
angle members'.
Torsion check
For the cross section check inclusive torsion and warping, we refer to Chapter 'Warping check'.
Builtin beams
For builtin beam sections (IFB, SFB, THQ sections), proper section checks are performed, taking
into account the local plate bending. See Chapter „Section check for builtin beams (IFB, SFB, THQ
sections)
Buckling length
For the calculation of the buckling length, we refer tochapter "Calculation of buckling ratio".
The buckling properties for a VARH element are calculated by using the critical Euler force for this
member (see “Calculation of critical Euler force for VARH elements”).
The buckling curves for steel grade S420 and S460 are taken from Ref.[5], Annex D.
Lateraltorsional buckling
For symmetric I sections and RHS (Rectangular Hollow Section) sections, the elastic critical moment
for LTB Mcr is given by the formula of Ref 2, part 12.2.5.. When the factor o > 5000, the elastic
critical moment for LTB Mcr is given by the general formula in EC3, Annex F, F.2. Ref 3. For
asymmetric I sections, the elastic critical moment for LTB Mcr is given by the general formula in
EC3, Annex F, F.2. Ref 3.
For the calculation of the moment factors C1, C2 and C3 we refer to Ref.[7], tables 9 (case 1), 10
and 11.
For the other supported sections, the elastic critical moment for LTB Mcr is given by
z
2
t
2
z
2
z
2
EI
GI L
I
Iw
L
EI
Mcr
t
+
t
=
with E the modulus of elasticity
G the shear modulus
L the length of the beam between points which have lateral restraint (= lLTB)
Iw the warping constant
It the torsional constant
Iz the moment of inertia about the minor axis
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See also Ref. 4, part 7 and in particular part 7.7. for channel sections.
Haunched sections (I+Ivar, Iw+Plvar, Iw+Iwvar, Iw+Ivar, I+Iwvar) and composed rail sections
(Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are considered as equivalent
asymmetric I sections.
For advanced Lateraltorsional buckling analysis, see chapter „LTBII: Lateral Torsional Buckling 2nd
Order Analysis‟.
Use of diaphragms
See Chapter 'Adaptation of torsional constant'.
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Battened compression members
The following section pairs are supported as battened compression member :
(1) 2I
(2) 2Uo
(3) 2Uc
Two links (battens) are used.
The following additional checks are performed :
 buckling resistance check around weak axis of single chord with Nf,s;d
 section check of single chord, using internal forces :
4
a Q
M
2
Q
V
N N
f;s;d
G
f;s;d
G
f;s;d G
=
=
=
 section check of single batten, using the internal forces :
4
a Q
M
2 h
a Q
V
d s; f;
d s; k;
0
d s; f;
d s; k;
=
=
For the calculation of Qf;s;d, the value of My;s;d is increased with the value of the internal force Mzz.
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l
a
ho
Shear buckling check
Composed rail sections (Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are
considered as equivalent asymmetric I sections.
Shear buckling check with buckling influence
The influence of the buckling effect into the shear buckling control, is neglected when there is a
bending moment present, i.e. if ¢<0.9.
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NEN6072  Fire Resistance
For more info, reference is made to to Ref.[8], Ref.[9].
Fire actions effect
The design effects of actions for the fire situation are taken from the results of the analysis. It is
recommended to use the special combination rules according to Ref.[10], NEN6702 6.2.2., for
calculating the internal forces used in the fire resistance check.
This special combination is given by
rep ; a a ; f rep ; i i q ; f rep g ; f
F Q G ¸ + ¢ ¸ E + ¸
with Grep characteristic values of permanent actions
Qi characteristic value of the variable action
Fa;rep design values of special action (from fire exposure)
¸f;g partial safety factor for permanent actions in the special combination
=1.0
¸f;q partial safety factor for variable actions in the special combination
=1.0
¸f;a partial safety factor for special actions in the special combination
=1.0
¢I the 'momentaaan' factor for the variable action
Material properties
The yield strength is depending on the steel temperature :
d ; y d ; ; y
f f ¢ =
u
The variation in function of the steel temperature of the value for yield strength ¢ is given by :
 ¢=1.0 when ua s 400°C
 when 400°C < ua s 1200°C
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with 
2 . 39
482
a
÷ u
=
ua steel temperature in °C
fy;d design value for yield strength at room temperature
fy;u;d design value for yield strength at increased temperature
The following default properties are considered to be constant during the analysis :
unit mass µa 7850 kg/m³
thermal elongation Al/l 14 x 10
6
(ua20)
thermal conductivity ìa 45 W/mK
Nominal temperaturetime curve
The standard temperaturetime (ISO 834) curve is used :
) 1 t 8 ( log 345 20
10 g
+ + = u
with t time in [min]
ug gas temperature in [°C]
Steel Temperature
The increase of temperature Aua in an unprotected steel member during a time interval At
with Am the exposed surface area per unit length [m²/m]
V the volume of the member per unit length [m³/m]
P = Am/V
ut gas temperature in [°C]
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ua steel temperature [°C]
ca the specific heat of steel [J/kgK]
At the time interval [seconds]
µa the unit mass of steel [kg/m³]
cr resultant emissivity
= 0.5
oc coefficient of heat transfer by convection
= 25 W/(m²K)
The increase of temperature Aua in an insulated (non intumescent coating) steel member during a time
interval At
with Ap the area of fire protection material per unit length [m²/m]
V the volume of the member per unit length [m³/m]
Pi = Ap/V
ca the specific heat of steel [J/kgK]
ci the specific heat of fire protection material [J/kgK]
di the thickness of the fire protection material [m]
At the time interval [seconds]
The value should not be taken as more than 30 seconds
µa the unit mass of steel [kg/m³]
µi the unit mass of fire protection [kg/m³]
ua the steel temperature at time t
ut the ambient gas temperature at time t
Aut the increase of the ambient gas temperature during the time interval
ìi;d;ef the thermal conductivity of the fire protection material [W/mK]
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The increase of temperature Aua in an insulated (intumescent coating) steel member during a time interval
At
with Ap the area of fire protection material per unit length [m²/m]
V the volume of the member per unit length [m³/m]
Pi = Ap/V
ca the specific heat of steel [J/kgK]
Kd;ef coefficient of heat transfer of the intumescent coating
At the time interval [seconds]
The value should not be taken as more than 30 seconds
µa the unit mass of steel [kg/m³]
ua the steel temperature at time t
ut the ambient gas temperature at time t
ìi;d;ef the thermal conductivity of the fire protection material [W/mK]
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Calculation model
The calculation can be performed in 2 domains :
 strength domain
 temperature/time domain
In the strength domain, the strength (unity check) is calculated after a given time t (e.g. strength
after 45 min). In the temperature/time domain, the critical steel temperature ua,cr is computed. From
this critical temperature, the fire resistance time is calculated (the time domain).
The critical steel temperature ua,cr is given by :
with q degree of utilization at time t=0
k correction factor
= 1.00 for tension elements
= 1.00 for beams, statically determined, 4 side exposure
= 0.70 for beams, statically determined, 3 side exposure
= 0.85 for beams, statically undetermined, 4 side exposure
= 0.60 for beams, statically undetermined, 3 side exposure
= 1.20 for compression elements (inclusive the buckling check)
= 1.20 for compression and bending elements (inclusive the buckling and
LTB check)
Code Check
The section and stability checks (buckling, lateral torsional buckling) are performed according to the
regulations given in NEN6770/6771, adapted with the yield strength for the increased temperature
and the correction factor. The checks are performed in the resistance domain or in the
temperature/time domain. Shear buckling is not considered.
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Supported sections
I Symmetric I shapes (IPE, HEA, HEB, ….)
RHS Rectangular Hollow Section (RHS)
CHS Circular Hollow Section (CHS)
L Angle section
U Channel section
T T section
PPL Asymmetric I shapes
Z Z section
RS Rectangular section
E Cold formed section
COM Composed section in PRIMAWIN
O Solid tube
NUM Numerical section
The necessary data conditions for these sections are described in chapter "Profile conditions for
code check
". The COM and NUM sections are not read out of the profile library.
I
RHS
CHS
L
U
T
PPL
RS
Z
E
O
COM
NUM
Classification x x x x x x x x (1) x (1) (1) (1)
Section check class 1 x x x
Section check class 2 x x x
Section check class 3 x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Section check class 4 x x x x x x
Stability check class
1
x x x
Stability check class
2
x x x
Stability check class
3
x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Stability check class
4
x x x x x x
Shear buckling check x x x x
(1) Sections are classified as class 3 cross section by default.
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References
1 Staalconstructies TGB 1990
Basiseisen en basisrekenregels voor overwegend statisch belaste constructies
NEN 6770, december 1991
2 Staalconstructies TGB 1990
Stabiliteit
NEN 6771, december 1991
3 Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  1 : General rules and rules for buildings
ENV 199311:1992, 1992
[4] R. Maquoi
ELEMENTS DE CONSTRUCTIONS METALLIQUE
Ulg , Faculté des Sciences Appliquées, 1988
[5] Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  1/ A1 : General rules and rules for buildings
ENV 199311:1992/A1, 1994
[6] ENV 199313:1996
Eurocode 3 : Design of steel structures
Part 13 : General rules
Supplementary rules for cold formed thin gauge members and sheeting
CEN 1996
[7] Staalconstructies TGB 1990
Stabiliteit
NEN 6771, januari 2000
[8] NEN 6072
Rekenkundige bepaling van de brandwerendheid van bouwdelen
Staalconstructies
December 1991
[9] NEN 6072/A2  Wijzigingsblad
Rekenkundige bepaling van de brandwerendheid van bouwdelen
Staalconstructies
December 2001
[10] NEN 6702
Belastingen en vervormingen TGB 1990
December 1991
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AISC – ASD : 1989
AISC  ASD Code check
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in
Manual of Steel Construction
Allowable Stress Design
Part 5 : Specification and Codes
AISC, Ninth Edition, 1989
The cross section is classified according to Table B5.1. (compact, non compact, or slender section).
The member is checked on following criteria:
 tension : D1
 compression : E2, E3
 flexural members : F1,F2,F3,F4
 plate girders : G2
 combined forces : H1,H2
A more detailed overview for the used articles of the relevant parts is given in the following table.
The chapters marked with “x” are consulted. The chapters marked with (*) have a supplementary
explanation the following chapters.
B. DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
B1. Gross Area x
B2. Net Area (*)
B3. Effective Area
B4. Stability
B5. Local Buckling
1.Classification of Steel Sections
2.Slender Compression Elements
(*)
x
x
B6. Rotational Restraint at Points of Support
B7. Limiting Slenderness Ratios x
B8. Simple Spans
B9. End Restraint
B10. Proportions of Beams and Girders
B11. Proportioning of Crane Girders
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D. TENSION MEMBERS
D1. Allowable Stress x (*)
D2. Builtup members
D3. PinConnected Members
E. COLUMN AND OTHER COMPRESSION MEMBERS
E1. Effective Length and Slenderness Ratio x (*)
E2. Allowable Stress x
E3. Flexuraltorsional Buckling x (*)
E4. Builtup Members
E5. PinConnected Compression Members
E6. Column Web Shear
F. BEAMS AND OTHER FLEXURAL MEMBERS (*)
F1. Allowable Stress : Strong Axis Bending of IShaped Members and Channels
1.Members with Compact Sections
2.Members with NonCompact Sections
3.Members with Compact or NonCompact Sections with Unbraded Length Greater
then Lc
x
x
x
x
F2. Allowable Stress : Weak Axis Bending of IShaped Members, Solid Bars and
Rectangular Plates
1.Members with Compact Sections
2.Members with NonCompact Sections
x
x
x
F3. Allowable Stress : Bending of Box Members, Rectangular Tubes and Circular Tubes
1.Members with Compact Sections
2.Members with NonCompact Sections
x
x
x
F4. Allowable Shear Stress x
F5. Transverse Stiffeners
F6. Builtup Members
F7. Webtapered Members
G. PLATE GIRDERS
G1. Web Slenderness Limitations
G2. Allowable Bending Stress x
G3. Allowable Shear Stress with Tension Field Action
G4. Transverse Stiffeners
G5. Combined Shear and Tension Stress
H. COMBINED STRESSES
H1. Axial Compression and Bending x
H2. Axial Tension and Bending x
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APPENDIX B. DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
B5. Local Buckling x
Classification of sections
For each intermediary section, the classification is determined..
For each load case/combination, the critical section classification over the member is used to
perform the code check. However, for nonprismatic sections, the section classification is
determined for each intermediary section.
Section properties
The influence of the bore hole is neglected, i.e. only the gross area is used.
Buckling length
For the calculation of the buckling length, we refer to "Calculation of buckling ratio".
The buckling properties for a VARH element are calculated by using the critical Euler force for this
member (see “Calculation of critical Euler force for VARH elements”).
Flexural Torsional Buckling
The slenderness ratio for flexural torsional buckling (KL/r)e is given by
Fe
E
r
KL
e
t =

.

\

See Ref. 1, Commentary Chapter E1.
The calculation of Fe is given in Ref. 2, Appendix E.
Lateraltorsional buckling
For I sections and channel sections, the allowable LTB stress is given in F1.
For RHS (Rectangular Hollow Section) sections and CHS (Circular Hollow Section) , the allowable
LTB stress is given in F3.
For angle sections with symmetrical legs, the allowable LTB stress is given in Ref. 1, pp.309314,
“Specification for allowable stress  Design of singleangle members”.
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For the other supported sections, the elastic critical moment for LTB Mcr is given by
z
2
t
2
z
2
z
2
EI
GI L
I
Iw
L
EI
Mcr
t
+
t
=
with E the modulus of elasticity
G the shear modulus
L the length of the beam between points which have lateral restraint (= lLTB)
Iw the warping constant
It the torsional constant
Iz the moment of inertia about the minor axis
See also Ref. 4, part 7.
With this moment Mcr, the critical LTB stress oLTB is calculated :
y
cr
LTB
I
M
= o
with Iy the moment of inertia about the major axis
The slenderness ratio for LTB ìLTB, is given by
LTB
LTB
E
o
t = ì
The allowable LTB stress is calculated using the slenderness ìLTB with the formulas given in
Ref.1, E2.
See also Ref. 5, Bijlage E.
Haunched sections (I+Ivar, Iw+Plvar, Iw+Iwvar, Iw+Ivar, I+Iwvar) and composed rail sections
(Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are considered as equivalent
asymmetric I sections.
Shear buckling check
Composed rail sections (Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are
considered as equivalent asymmetric I sections.
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Supported sections
I Symmetric I shapes (IPE, HEA, HEB, ….)
RHS Rectangular Hollow Section (RHS)
CHS Circular Hollow Section (CHS)
L Angle section
U Channel section
T T section
PPL Asymmetric I shapes
RS Rectangular section
E Cold formed section
COM Composed section in PRIMAWIN
O Solid tube
NUM Numerical section
The necessary data conditions for these sections are described in chapter "Profile conditions for
code check
". The COM and NUM sections are not read out of the profile library.
I
RH
S
CH
S
L
U
T
PP
L
R
S
E
O
CO
M
NU
M
Classification x x x x x x x x
x
(1
)
(1) (1)
Compact section x x x x x
Noncompact
section
x x x x x x x x
x
x x x
Slender section x x x x x x
Shear buckling
check
x x x
(1) sections are classified as noncompact section by default.
References
1 Manual of Steel Construction
Allowable Stress Design
AISC, Ninth Edition, 1989
2 Manual of Steel Construction
Load & Resistance Factor Design
AISC, First Edition, 1986
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3 Manual of Steel Construction
Load & Resistance Factor Design
AISC, Volume I, Second Edition, 1995
[4] R. Maquoi
ELEMENTS DE CONSTRUCTIONS METALLIQUE
Ulg , Faculté des Sciences Appliquées, 1988
[5] NBN B 51001
Stalen Bouwconstructies
BIN, 5e uitg. April 1977
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AISC – LRFD : 2001
AISC  LRFD Code check
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in
AISC – Manual of steel construction
Load and Resistance Factor Design
Part 16 Specifications and Codes
Third Edition
2001
The cross section is classified according to Table B5.1. (compact, non compact, or slender section).
The member is checked on following criteria :
 tension : D1
 compression : E2, E3, Appendix E3
 flexural members : F1,Appendix F1, Appendix F2
 plate girders : Appendix G2, Appendix G3, Appendix G5
 combined forces : H1,H2
A more detailed overview for the used articles of the relevant parts is given in the following table.
The chapters marked with “x” are consulted. The chapters marked with (*) have a supplementary
explanation the following chapters.
B. DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
B1. Gross Area x
B2. Net Area (*)
B3. Effective Area for Tension Members
B4. Stability
B5. Local Buckling
1.Classification of Steel Sections
2.Slender Compression Elements
3.SlenderElement Compression Sections
(*)
x
x
x
B6. Bracing at Support
B7. Limiting Slenderness Ratios x
B8. Simple Spans
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B9. End Restraint
B10. Proportions of Beams and Girders
D. TENSION MEMBERS
D1. Design Tensile Strength x (*)
D2. Builtup members
D3. PinConnected Members and Eyebars
E. COLUMN AND OTHER COMPRESSION MEMBERS
E1. Effective Length and Slenderness Limitations
1.Effective Length
2.Design by Plastic Analysis
x
x (*)
E2. Design Compressive Strength for Flexural Buckling x
E3. Design Compressive Strength for FlexuralTorsional Buckling x
E4. Builtup Members
E5. PinConnected Compression Members
F. BEAMS AND OTHER FLEXURAL MEMBERS (*)
F1. Design for Flexure
1.Yielding
2.LateralTorsional Buckling
x
x
x
F2. Design for Shear x
F3. Webtapered Members
F4. Beams and Girders with Web Openings
G. PLATE GIRDERS x
H. MEMBERS UNDER COMBINED FORCES AND TORSION
H1. Symmetric Members Subject to Bending and Axial Force x
H2. Unsymmetric Members and Members under Torsion and Combined Torsion,
Flexure, Shear and/or Axial Force
x
H3. Alternative Interaction Equation for Members under Combined Stress
APPENDIX B. DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
B5. Local Buckling x
APPENDIX E. COLUMN AND OTHER COMPRESSION MEMBERS
E3. Design Compressive Strength for FlexuralTorsional Buckling x
APPENDIX F. BEAMS AND OTHER FLEXURAL MEMBERS
F1. Design for Flexure x
F2. Design for Shear x
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F3. Webtapered Members
APPENDIX G. PLATE GIRDERS
G1. Limitations
G2. Design Flexural Strength x(*)
G3. Design Shear Strength with Tension Field Action x(*)
G4. Transverse Stiffeners
G5. FlexureShear Interaction x(*)
Classification of sections
For each intermediary section, the classification is determined..
For each load case/combination, the critical section classification over the member is used to
perform the code check. However, for nonprismatic sections, the section classification is
determined for each intermediary section.
Section properties
The influence of the bore hole is neglected, i.e. only the gross area is used.
Buckling length
For the calculation of the buckling length, we refer to "Calculation of buckling ratio".
The buckling properties for a VARH element are calculated by using the critical Euler force for this
member (see “Calculation of critical Euler force for VARH elements”).
Lateraltorsional buckling
For I sections, channel sections, RHS (Rectangular Hollow Section) sections, T sections,
rectangular sections, and asymmetric I sections, the critical LTB moment is given in F1 and
Appendix F1.
For angle sections with symmetrical legs, the critical LTB moment is given in Ref. 1, pp.281288,
“Specification for Load and Resistance Factor Design of SingleAngle members”.
For the other supported sections, the elastic critical moment for LTB Mcr is given by
z
2
t
2
z
2
z
2
EI
GI L
I
Iw
L
EI
Mcr
t
+
t
=
with E the modulus of elasticity
G the shear modulus
L the length of the beam between points which have lateral restraint (= lLTB)
Iw the warping constant
It the torsional constant
Iz the moment of inertia about the minor axis
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See also Ref. 2, part 7.
Haunched sections (I+Ivar, Iw+Plvar, Iw+Iwvar, Iw+Ivar, I+Iwvar) and composed rail sections
(Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are considered as equivalent
asymmetric I sections.
Use of diaphragms
See Chapter 'Adaptation of torsional constant'.
Shear buckling check
Composed rail sections (Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are
considered as equivalent asymmetric I sections.
Supported sections
I Symmetric I shapes (IPE, HEA, HEB, ….)
RHS Rectangular Hollow Section (RHS)
CHS Circular Hollow Section (CHS)
L Angle section
U Channel section
T T section
PPL Asymmetric I shapes
RS Rectangular section
E Cold formed section
COM Composed section in PRIMAWIN
O Solid tube
NUM Numerical section
The necessary data conditions for these sections are described in chapter "Profile conditions for
code check
".
The COM and NUM sections are not read out of the profile library.
I
RH
S
CHS
L
U
T
PP
L
RS
E
O
COM
NUM
Classification x x x x x x x x x (1) (1) (1)
Compact section x x x x x
Noncompact
section
x x x x x x x x x x x x
Slender section x x x x x x
Shear buckling
check
x x x
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(1) sections are classified as noncompact section by default.
References
1
AISC – Manual of steel construction
Load and Resistance Factor Design
Third Edition
2001
2 R. Maquoi
ELEMENTS DE CONSTRUCTIONS METALLIQUE
Ulg , Faculté des Sciences Appliquées, 1988
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ANSI/AISC 36005:2005
ANSI/AISC 36005 Code check
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in
ANSI/AISC 36005
Specifications for Structural Steel Buildings
2005
The steel code check can be executed according to either ASD or LRFD provisions.
The cross section is classified according to Table B4.1. (compact, non compact, or slender section).
The member is checked on following criteria:
 tension : Chapter D
 compression : Chapter E
 flexural members :Chapter F
 shear : Chapter G
 combined forces : Chapter H
A more detailed overview for the used articles of the relevant parts is given in the following table.
The chapters marked with “x” are consulted. The chapters marked with (*) have a supplementary
explanation the following chapters.
B. DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
B2. Loads and Load Combination x
B3. Design Basis
1.Required Strength
2.Limit States
3.Design for Strength using LRFD
4.Design for Strength using ASD
x
x
B4. Classification of Sections for Local Buckling x
D. DESIGN OF MEMBERS FOR TENSION
D1. Slenderness Limitation x
D2. Tensile Strength x
D3. Area Determination x(*)
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E. DESIGN OF MEMBERS FOR COMPRESSION
E1. General Provisions x
E2. Slenderness Limitations and Effective Length x(*)
E3. Compressive Strength for Flexural Buckling of members without Slender
Elements
x
E4. Compressive Strength for Torsional and FlexuralTorsional Buckling of
members without Slender Elements
x
E7. Members with Slender Elements x
F. DESIGN FOR MEMBERS FOR FLEXURE
F1. General Provisions x
F2. Doubly Symmetric Compact IShaped Members and Channels Bent about
their Major Axis
x
F3. Doubly Symmetric IShaped Members with Compact Webs and Noncompact
or Slender Flanges Bent about Their Major Axis
x
F4. Other IShaped Members with Compact or Noncompact Webs Bent about
Their Major Axis
x
F5. Doubly Symmetric and Singly Symmetric IShaped Members with Slender
Webs Bent about Their Major Axis
x
F6. IShaped Members and Channels Bent about Their Minor Axis x
F7. Square and Rectangular HSS and BoxShaped Members x
F8. Round HSS x
F9. Tees and Double Angle Loaded in Plane of Symmetry x
F10. Single Angle x
F11. Reactangular Bars and Rounds x
F12. Unsymmetrical Shapes
G. DESIGN OF MEMBERS FOR SHEAR
G1. General Provisions x
G2. Members with Unstiffened or Stiffened Webs x
G4. Single Angles x
G5. Rectangular HSS and Box Members x
G6. Round HSS x
G7. Weak Axis Shear in Singly and Doubly Symmetric Shapes x
H. DESIGN OF MEMBERS FOR COMBINED FORCES AND TORSION
H1. Doubly and Singly Symmetric Members Subject to Flexure and Axial Force x
H2. Unsymmetric and Other Members Subject to Flexure and Axial Force x
H3. Members Under Torsion and Combined Torsion and Combined Stress x
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Classification of sections
For each intermediary section, the classification is determined..
For each load case/combination, the critical section classification over the member is used to
perform the code check. However, for nonprismatic sections, the section classification is
determined for each intermediary section.
Section properties
The influence of the bore hole is neglected, i.e. only the gross area is used.
Buckling length
For the calculation of the buckling length, we refer to "Calculation of buckling ratio".
The buckling properties for a VARH element are calculated by using the critical Euler force for this
member (see “Calculation of critical Euler force for VARH elements”).
Lateraltorsional buckling
Haunched sections (I+Ivar, Iw+Plvar, Iw+Iwvar, Iw+Ivar, I+Iwvar) and composed rail sections
(Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are considered as equivalent
asymmetric I sections.
Use of diaphragms
See Chapter 'Adaptation of torsional constant'.
Shear buckling check
Composed rail sections (Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are
considered as equivalent asymmetric I sections.
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Supported sections
I Symmetric I shapes (IPE, HEA, HEB, ….)
RHS Rectangular Hollow Section (RHS)
CHS Circular Hollow Section (CHS)
L Angle section
U Channel section
T T section
PPL Asymmetric I shapes
RS Rectangular section
E Cold formed section
COM Composed section in PRIMAWIN
O Solid tube
NUM Numerical section
The necessary data conditions for these sections are described in chapter "Profile conditions for
code check
". The COM and NUM sections are not read out of the profile library.
I
RH
S
CHS
L
U
T
PP
L
RS
E
O
COM
NUM
Classification x x x x x x x x x (1) (1) (1)
Compact section x x x x x
Noncompact
section
x x x x x x x x x x x x
Slender section x x x x x x
Shear buckling
check
x x x x x x
(1) Sections are classified as noncompact section by default.
References
1 ANSI/AISC 36005
Specifications for Structural Steel Buildings
2005
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AISI NAS S1002007
AISI NAS S1002007 Code check
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in:
AISI S1002007
North American Specification for the Design of ColdFormed Steel Structural Members
2007 edition
AISI S10007E1
Errata to North American Specification for the Design of ColdFormed Steel Structural Members
2007 edition
February 20, 2008
Amended September 25, 2008
Amended June 4, 2009
AISI S10007/S109
Supplement No. 1 to the North American Specification for the Design of ColdFormed Steel
Structural Members, 2007 edition
August, 2009
AISI S10007/S210
Supplement No. 2 to the North American Specification for the Design of ColdFormed Steel
Structural Members, 2007 edition
February, 2010
The steel code check is supported for the United States provisions and can be executed according to
either ASD or LRFD principles. The Canadian LSD method is not supported.
Consulted articles
An overview for the used articles is given in the following table. The articles marked with “x” are
consulted. The articles marked with (*) have a supplementary explanation in the following
paragraphs.
Article Title
A General Provisions
A4 Allowable Strength Design X
A5 Load and resistance Factor Design X
B Elements
B1 Dimensional Limits and Considerations X(*)
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B2
Effective Widths of Stiffened Elements
B2.1 Uniformly Compressed Stiffened Elements
B2.3 Webs and Other Stiffened Elements under Stress
Gradient
X(*)
X(*)
B3 Effective Widths of Unstiffened Elements
B3.1 uniformly Compressed Unstiffened Elements
B3.2 Unstiffened Elements and Edge Stiffeners with
Stress Gradient
X(*)
X(*)
B4 Effective Width of Uniformly Compressed Elements with a
Simple Lip Edge Stiffener
X(*)
C Members
C1 Properties of Sections X(*)
C2 Tension Members X(*)
C3 Flexural members
C3.1 Bending
C3.1.1 Nominal Section Strength
C3.1.2 LateralTorsional Buckling Strength
C3.1.3 Flexural Strength of Closed Cylindrical Tubular
Members
C3.1.4 Distortional Buckling Strength
X(*)
X(*)
X(*)
X(*)
C3.2 Shear
C3.2.1 Shear Strength of Webs without Holes
C3.3 Combined Bending and Shear
X(*)
X(*)
C3.4 Web Crippling
C3.4.1 Web Crippling Strength of Webs without Holes
C3.5 Combined Bending and Web Crippling
X(*)
X(*)
C3.6 Combined Bending and Torsional Loading X(*)
C4 Concentrically Loaded Compression Members
C4.1 Nominal Strength for Yielding, Flexural, Flexural
Torsional and Torsional Buckling
C4.2 Distortional Buckling Strength
X(*)
X(*)
C5 Combined Axial Load and Bending
C5.1 Combined Tensile Axial Load and Bending
C5.2 Combined Compressive Axial Load and Bending
X
X(*)
D Structural Assemblies and Systems
D6 Metal Roof and Wall Systems
D6.1 Purlins, Girts and Other Members
D6.1.1 Flexural Members Having One Flange Through
Fastened to Deck of Sheeting
D6.1.3 Compression Members Having One Flange
ThroughFastened to Deck of Sheeting
X(*)
X(*)
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Appendix 2 SecondOrder Analysis
2.1 General requirements
X(*)
Haunches, arbitrary members and crosssections without initial shapes are not
supported for the AISI NAS S1002007 code check. In this case the default AISC 2005
code check is executed.
Initial Shape
For a crosssection with material Steel and fabrication set to ColdFormed, the Initial Shape can be
defined.
For a General crosssection the „Thinwalled representation‟ has to be used to be able to define the
Initial Shape.
The thinwalled crosssection parts can have the following types:
F Fixed Part – No reduction is needed
I Internal crosssection part
SO Symmetrical Outstand
UO Unsymmetrical Outstand
Parts can also be specified as reinforcement:
None Not considered as reinforcement
RUO Reinforced Unsymmetrical Outstand (edge stiffener)
ROU reinforcement types can be set only to elements of type SO or UO.
The initial shape is supported for the following crosssection types:
 Standard profile library crosssections
 Cold formed Pair crosssections of profile library sections
 General thinwalled sections
 General sections with thinwalled representation
 Thinwalled geometric sections
 All other sections which support the centerline and do not have roundings
For standard profile library crosssections, the flat parts are taken between the roundings. The
roundings are set as fixed parts.
For predefined sections without roundings, the initial shape is based on the centreline dimensions
i.e. the flat parts are taken between the intersection points of the centrelines.
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Dimensional limits
Dimensional limits are supported according to article B1.1 and B1.2.
Article B1.1 (a) (1) for a simple lip is checked for an internal element (I) connected to a stiffener
(RUO).
Article B1.1 (a) (2) is checked for an internal element (I).
Article B1.1 (a) (3) is checked for an outstand element (UO or SO).
Articles B1.1 (b) concerning flange curling and (c) concerning shear lag effects are not supported.
Article B1.2 (a) is checked for web elements under stress gradient. Webs are defined as elements
perpendicular (tolerance +/45°) to the axis of bending.
Effective Widths
Uniformly Compressed Stiffened elements
The effective width of Uniformly Compressed Stiffened elements is calculated according to article
B2.1 (a) Strength Determination.
More specifically, this concerns elements of type I with stress gradient ¢ = 1
Serviceability Determination is not supported.
Webs and Other Stiffened Elements under Stress Gradient
The effective width of Webs and Other Stiffened elements under stress gradient is calculated
according to article B2.3 (a) Strength Determination.
More specifically, this concerns elements of type I with stress gradient ¢ ≠ 1
Serviceability Determination is not supported.
Uniformly Compressed Unstiffened elements
The effective width of Uniformly Compressed Unstiffened elements is calculated according to article
B3.1 (a) Strength Determination.
More specifically, this concerns elements of type SO or UO (with or without reinforcement type
RUO) with stress gradient ¢ = 1
Serviceability Determination is not supported.
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Unstiffened elements and Edge Stiffeners with Stress Gradient
The effective width of Unstiffened elements and Edge Stiffeners with Stress Gradient is calculated
according to article B3.2 (a) Strength Determination.
More specifically, this concerns elements of type SO or UO (with or without reinforcement type
RUO) with stress gradient ¢ ≠ 1
The alternative methods for unstiffened Csections are not supported.
Serviceability Determination is not supported.
Effective width of Uniformly Compressed elements with a Simple Lip Edge Stiffener
The effective width of Uniformly Compressed elements with a Simple Lip Edge Stiffener is
calculated according to article B4 (a) Strength Determination.
More specifically, this concerns elements of type I with stress gradient ¢ = 1 which are connected to
a fixed element (rounding) which in turn is connected to an element of type UO or SO with
reinforcement type RUO.
Serviceability Determination is not supported.
Effective section properties can never be bigger than gross section properties (for
example in case of manually inputted gross section properties which have been
rounded down).
Properties of Sections
Deductions for holes, openings and cutouts are not supported.
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Tension Members
The tensile strength is determined according to article C2.
For yielding in the gross section:

For rupture in the net section:

With: Fy Yield strength
Fu Tensile strength
Ag Gross area of crosssection
An Net area of crosssection
Since deductions for holes, openings … are not supported An = Ag.
Flexural Members
Nominal Section Strength
The nominal section strength is determined according to article C3.1.1. More specifically Procedure
I  Based on Initiation of Yielding is applied.
Lateral Torsional Buckling Open Section
The Lateral Torsional Buckling strength for open sections is determined according to article C3.1.2.1
(a).
For diaphragms reference is made to “Use of diaphragms”.
The simplified formulas of article C3.1.2.1 (b) are not supported.
Doubly symmetric sections
For Doubly symmetric sections formula (C3.1.2.14) is used for either axis.
This applies to the following form codes:
1 (Symmetric I shape)
7 (Rectangular section)
11 (Solid tube)
In addition this applies to the cold formed pair sections 2CFUo, 2CFUc, 2CFCo, 2CFCc
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Formula (C3.1.2.14) is rewritten as follows:
Remarks:
 For xx bending the LTB length is used instead of the effective length KyLy.
 For yy bending Kx is taken as the buckling ratio about the xaxis and Lx the system
length for buckling about the xaxis.
 The equation for r0 is expanded to allow any type of crosssection:
 Cb for xx bending is calculated according to formula (C3.1.2.16)
 Cb for yy bending is taken as unity.
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Point symmetric sections
For Point symmetric sections formula (C3.1.2.15) is used for either axis.
This applies to the following form codes:
102 (Z section)
113 (Cold formed Z section)
118 (Cold formed ZED section)
119 (Cold formed ZED section asymmetrical lips)
120 (Cold formed ZED section inclined lip)
126 (Cold formed ZED section both lips inclined)
Formula (C3.1.2.15) is rewritten as follows:
The same remarks are valid as for doubly symmetric sections.
Singly symmetric sections
For Singly symmetric sections formula (C3.1.2.14) is used for bending about the xx axis and
formula (C3.1.2.110) for bending about the yy axis.
This applies to the following form codes:
5 (Channel section)
112 (Cold formed Channel section)
114 (Cold formed C section)
117 (Cold formed CPlus section)
121 (Cold formed Sigma section)
122 (Cold formed Sigma section stiffened)
123 (Cold formed SigmaPlus section)
Formulas (C3.1.2.14) and (C3.1.2.110) are written as follows:
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The same remarks are valid as for doubly symmetric sections.
The parameter j is calculated using the formula for Csections given in Ref. [4].
Other section types
All other crosssections which are not covered by the previous paragraphs are considered to be
doubly symmetric, except for the following form codes:
2 (Rectangular Hollow Section)
3 (Circular Hollow Section)
Lateral Torsional Buckling Box Section
The Lateral Torsional Buckling strength for box sections is determined according to article C3.1.2.2.
This applies to the following form code:
2 (Rectangular Hollow Section)
In addition this applies to the cold formed pair sections 2CFUc and 2CFCc with distance a = 0 mm
Formulas (C3.1.2.21) and (C3.1.2.22) are rewritten as follows:
The same remarks are valid as for open doubly symmetric sections.
Flexural Strength Closed Cylindrical Tubular members
The Flexural Strength of Closed Cylindrical Tubular members is determined according to article
C3.1.3.
This applies to the following form code:
3 (Circular Hollow Section)
In case the diameter to thickness ratio D/t exceeds the limit 0,441 E/Fy the check is not
executed and a warning is issued on the output.
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Distortional Buckling Strength
For both bending axis the distortional buckling strength is determined according to article C3.1.4.
More specifically the general Procedure (a) is followed using formula (C3.1.46).
The check is executed in case the following conditions are met:
 The crosssection has at least one element with reinforcement type RUO
 For the given bending moment in the section, at least one of these elements is in
compression
More specifically this implies that, if the stiffener is in compression distortional buckling can occur
(even if the flange itself is partially in tension). This is in accordance with the distortional buckling
shapes for weak axis bending of typical Csections obtained using numerical analysis Ref. [9].
Remarks:
 The unbraced length Lm is taken as the LTB length and this for both bending axis.
 In case a diaphragm is positioned on the compression side and the diaphragm
provides full bracing, the member is regarded as continuously restrained and Lm =
Lcr.
 The rotational stiffness of the restraining element is by default taken as zero.
In case a diaphragm is located on the compression side, is taken as the
rotational stiffness vorhC
u
of the diaphragm.
For diaphragms reference is made to Use of diaphragms.
 For calculating the compression flange properties, the default Scia Engineer axis
convention is used (xy axis system located at the centroid of the flange, with the x
axis measured positive to the right from the centroid and the yaxis positive up from
the centroid)
 The elastic section modulus of the full unreduced section relative to the extreme
fiber in first yield Sfy is taken as Sfy,x for xx bending and Sfy,y for yy bending.
 In determining the stress gradient in the web, pure symmetrical bending is
assumed. This implies that for xx bending this parameter equals 2 and for yy
bending this parameter equals zero.
 The distance b0 for a standard profile library section is taken as the width property.
For a general section this is taken as the summation of the Internal (I) parts of the
flange.
 The distance h0 for a standard profile library section is taken as the height property.
For a Sigma section (Form Code 121 – 125) this is taken as the (full) height
property. For a general section this is taken as the maximal height of the „web‟
elements.
Web elements are defined as elements with an angle > 45°to the horizontal axis.
 When there is no „web‟ element (i.e. CHS section ), distortional buckling is not
checked.
 Flanges are defined as elements with angle < 45°to the horizontal axis.
Connected flange elements which have a relative angle > 135°are accounted for as
„one‟ flange for distortional buckling.
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 For crosssections with roundings, the flange/web junction is taken to be at the
intersection between the flange/web rounding and the flat part of the flange.
 The thickness t is taken as the smallest thickness of the crosssection elements.
 For Omega sections (Form Code 115) the top flange is not seen as flange for
distortional buckling.
Shear
The shear strength is determined according to article C3.2.1.
In the calculation of Aw only elements with element types I, UO and SO are accounted for. In
addition, elements with reinforcement type ROU are not accounted for.
For each element i the shear area Aw,i is calculated as follows:
With: i = The number (ID) of the element.
xend = End position of element i .
xbeg = Begin position of element i.
t = Thickness of element i.
o = Angle of element i to the horizontal xx axis
In addition, for each element i the nominal shear stress Fv,i is calculated.
The shear strength of the element then becomes Vn,i = Aw,i * Fv,i
The nominal shear strength Vn for the cross section is taken as the sum of the Vn,i of the related
elements.
Transverse stiffeners are not supported, therefore the shear buckling coefficient kv is taken as 5,34.
AISI NAS S1002007 does not give provisions to calculate the shear resistance for
circular hollow sections (Form Code 3). Therefore the default AISC 2005 provisions are
used in this case.
Combined Bending and Shear
The combined bending and shear check is determined according to articles C3.3.1 and C3.3.2.
Transverse stiffeners are not supported; therefore the equations for unreinforced webs are used.
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Web Crippling Strength
The web crippling strength is determined according to article C3.4.1.
More specifically the general equation (C3.4.11) is applied.
The alternative given in equation (C3.4.12) is not supported.
The web crippling check is executed on the positions where there is a jump in the Vy shear force
diagram.
Remarks:
 The shear force diagram of both the actual member as well as adjacent members is
evaluated. Adjacent members are defined as members which are in the same buckling
system.
 The angle u between the plane of the web and the plane of the bearing surface is taken as
90°.
 The Flange Conditions depend on the definition of the initial shape. In case there is an
element with reinforcement type ROU the setting is taken as „Stiffened or Partially Stiffened
Flanges‟.
 The distances for Oneflange/Twoflange and End/Interior are evaluated taking into account
adjacent members. Adjacent members are defined as members which are in the same
buckling system.
The following paragraphs specify the supported crosssection types.
BuiltUp Sections
For builtup sections table C3.4.11 is used.
This applies to cold formed pair sections 2CFUo and 2CFCo with distance a = 0 mm and the
following form codes:
127 (Cold formed IPlus section)
128 (Cold formed ISPlus section)
Since these pair sections consist of two webs the resistance of the full section is obtained by adding
the values of each web.
Single Web Channel and CSections
For single web channel and Csections table C3.4.12 is used.
This applies to the following form codes:
5 (Channel section)
112 (Cold formed Channel section)
114 (Cold formed C section)
116 (Cold formed C section eaves beam)
117 (Cold formed CPlus section)
In addition this applies to the following pair sections:
2CFUc and 2CFCc
2CFUo and 2CFCo with distance a > 0 mm
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Since the pair sections consist of two webs the resistance of the full section is obtained by adding
the values of each web.
Single Web ZSections
For single web Zsections table C3.4.13 is used.
This applies to the following form codes:
102 (Z section)
113 (Cold formed Z section)
118 (Cold formed ZED section)
119 (Cold formed ZED section asymmetrical lips)
120 (Cold formed ZED section inclined lip)
126 (Cold formed ZED section both lips inclined)
Single Hat Sections
For single hat sections table C3.4.14 is used.
This applies to the following form code:
115 (Cold formed Omega section)
Since these sections consist of two webs the resistance of the full section is obtained by adding the
values of each web.
Other Sections
For any other crosssection types as those listed in the previous paragraphs no web crippling check
is executed.
In addition table C3.4.15 is not supported.
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Combined Bending and Web Crippling
The combined bending and web crippling check is determined according to articles C3.5.1 and
C3.5.2.
Requirement (a) is applied to the following form codes/sections:
5 (Channel section)
112 (Cold formed Channel section)
114 (Cold formed C section)
116 (Cold formed C section eaves beam)
117 (Cold formed CPlus section)
102 (Z section)
113 (Cold formed Z section)
118 (Cold formed ZED section)
119 (Cold formed ZED section asymmetrical lips)
120 (Cold formed ZED section inclined lip)
126 (Cold formed ZED section both lips inclined)
115 (Cold formed Omega section)
2CFUc and 2CFCc
2CFUo and 2CFCo with distance a > 0 mm
Requirement (b) is applied to the following form codes/sections:
2CFUo and 2CFCo with distance a = 0 mm
Requirement (c) is applied to the following form codes/sections in case the check is executed within
a lapped zone:
102 (Z section)
113 (Cold formed Z section)
118 (Cold formed ZED section)
119 (Cold formed ZED section asymmetrical lips)
120 (Cold formed ZED section inclined lip)
126 (Cold formed ZED section both lips inclined)
Remarks:
 The exception given for requirement (a) is not supported.
 In case a lapped Z section does not meet the limits for requirement (c) the provisions of
requirement (a) are applied instead.
 For requirement (c) it is assumed that conditions (1), (2), (3) & (4) are fulfilled.
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Combined Bending and Torsion
Combined bending and torsion loading is evaluated according to article C3.6.
In each fiber of the crosssection the bending stresses Sigma Mx and Sigma My are calculated.
These stresses are based on the effective crosssectional properties and calculated in the fibers of
the gross crosssection.
In addition, in each fiber the shear stress due to torsion Tau t is calculated based on gross section
properties.
Using these stresses, the R factor is calculated according to equation (C3.61) using the following
expressions:
f bending = Sigma Mx + Sigma My
f torsion = Tau t
f bending + f torsion =
(composed stress)
The critical fiber is taken as the fiber with the biggest composed stress.
The increase of the R factor in case of Csections is not supported.
For diaphragms reference is made to “Use of diaphragms”.
Compression Members
Nominal axial strength
The nominal axial strength is determined according to article C4.1 using Fn = Fy.
Flexural Buckling
The stress Fe for flexural buckling is determined according to article C4.1.1.
For the calculation of the effective length factor, reference is made to “Calculation buckling ratio –
general formula”.
In case an LTB restraint of type „Both‟ is inputted, it specifies that both the top and
bottom flange are held into position. As such, this point is seen as a fixed point for
weak axis buckling.
This implies that the system length Ly is taken between the LTB restraints of type
„Both‟ and the member ends. In addition the effective length factor ky is set to 1,00.
For diaphragms reference is made to “Use of diaphragms”.
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Torsional (Flexural) Buckling
The stress Fe for torsional (flexural) buckling is determined according to the general method given
in Ref. [7].
Doubly symmetric and hollow sections are taken as not subject to torsional (flexural) buckling.
This applies to the following form codes:
1 (Symmetric I shape)
2 (Rectangular Hollow Section)
3 (Circular Hollow Section)
For any other section the stress Fe is taken as the smallest of Sigma,t and Sigma,TF
Sigma,t = Ncr,T / Ag
Sigma,TF = Ncr,TF / Ag
With: Ncr,T Critical axial load for torsional buckling
Ncr,TF Critical axial load for torsionalflexural buckling
Ag Gross section area
Determination of N
cr,T
The elastic critical load Ncr,T for torsional buckling is calculated according to Ref.[7].
t
With: E Modulus of Young
G Shear modulus
J Torsion constant
Cw Warping constant
lT Buckling length for the torsional buckling mode
x0 and y0 Coordinates of the shear center with respect to the centroid
rx radius of gyration about the xx axis
ry radius of gyration about the yy axis
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Determination of N
cr,TF
The elastic critical load Ncr,TF for torsional flexural buckling is calculated according to Ref.[7].
Ncr,TF is taken as the smallest root of the following cubic equation in N:
0
With: Ncr,x Critical axial load for flexural buckling about the xx axis
Ncr,y Critical axial load for flexural buckling about the yy axis
Ncr,T Critical axial load for torsional buckling
The smallest value of Fe (flexural, torsional and torsionalflexural buckling) is used for calculating Fn
according to article C4.1.
For diaphragms reference is made to “Use of diaphragms”.
Closed Cylindrical Tubular sections
The axial strength for closed cylindrical tubular sections is determined according to article C4.1.5.
This applies to the following form code:
3 (Circular Hollow Section)
In case the diameter to thickness ratio D/t exceeds the limit 0,441 E/Fy the check is not
executed and a warning is issued on the output.
Distortional Buckling Strength
The distortional buckling strength is determined according to article C4.2. More specifically the
general Procedure (a) is followed using formula (C4.26).
The check is executed in case the crosssection has at least one element with reinforcement type
RUO.
Remarks:
 The same remarks are valid as for distortional buckling of flexural members.
 The elastic distortional buckling stress Fd is determined for each flange separately. The
minimal Fd is taken as the limiting value of the crosssection.
Because of this separate determination, a diaphragm on only one flange is accounted for in
the Fd calculation of that specific flange.
In addition, this procedure allows stiffened flanges of unequal dimensions.
For diaphragms reference is made to “Use of diaphragms”.
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Combined Compression and Bending
The combined compression and bending check is executed according to article C5.2.
The shifts ex and ey of the neutral axis are determined for the required compressive axial strength.
The additional moments due to these shifts are then calculated by multiplying the required
compressive axial strength with these respective shifts.
The special provisions for angle sections apply for the following form codes:
4 (Angle section)
111 (Cold formed Angle section)
In case of 2
nd
order analysis, reference is made to “2nd Order using Appendix 2”.
Use of diaphragms
Diaphragms are used specifically in conjunction with article D6.1 concerning purlin and girt design.
The lateral stiffness S for a diaphragm is calculated as follows in case the bolt pitch of the diaphragm
is set as „br‟: (Ref.11,3.5 and Ref.12,3.3.4.):
With a Frame distance
Ls Diaphragm length
K1 Diaphragm stiffness factor K1
K2 Diaphragm stiffness factor K2
For a bolt pitch of „2br‟ the shear stiffness S is replaced by 0,2 S (Ref.11 p22).
For the rotational stiffness vorhC
u
of a diaphragm reference is made to “Adaptation of torsional
constant”.
The available lateral strength S is compared to the required lateral strength Serf Ref.[8]:
With E Modulus of Young
CW Warping constant of the purlin
L LTB length of the purlin
G Shear modulus
J Torsion constant of the purlin
Iy Second moment or area about the yy axis of the purlin
h Height of the purlin
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In case the available lateral strength S is higher than or equal to the required strength Serf, the
diaphragm is providing sufficient stiffness and the purlin is seen as fully braced.
In case the available lateral strength S is lower than the required strength Serf, the diaphragm is not
providing sufficient stiffness and the purlin is seen as inadequately braced.
The influence of a diaphragm on different checks (bending, compression and torsion) is outlined in
the following overview.
Bending
Diaphragm on the compression flange
The lateral stiffness S is calculated and compared to the required stiffness Serf.
In case S ≥ Serf the member is taken as fully braced.
As a result no LTB check is required for bending about the xx axis.
Distortional buckling still needs to be checked. For distortional buckling is taken as vorhC
u
.
See Ref.[2] pp 47 “Since the distortional buckling has an intermediate buckling half
wavelength; the distortional buckling still needs to be considered even for braced
members.”
In case S < Serf the member is seen as inadequately braced.
As a result the LTB check for bending about the xx axis is executed using the augmented torsional
stiffness J.
Reference is made to “Adaptation of torsional constant”.
Distortional buckling still needs to be checked. For distortional buckling is taken as vorhC
u
.
Diaphragm on the tension flange
The lateral stiffness S is calculated and compared to the required stiffness Serf.
In case S ≥ Serf the member is taken as fully braced on the tension flange.
In this case article D6.1.1 is applied.
As a result no LTB check is required for bending about the xx axis.
In addition, no distortional buckling check is required.
In case S < Serf or in case the limits of article D6.1.1 are not met, the member is seen as
inadequately braced.
As a result the LTB check for bending about the xx axis is executed by default, without an
increased torsional stiffness J.
In addition distortional buckling is checked taking as zero.
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Compression
Diaphragm on one flange
The lateral stiffness S is calculated and compared to the required stiffness Serf.
In case S ≥ Serf the member is taken as fully braced.
In this case article D6.1.3 is applied.
As a result no distortional buckling check is required.
In case S < Serf or in case the limits of article D6.1.3 are not met, the member is seen as
inadequately braced .
As a result the default compression checks are executed.
In addition distortional buckling will be checked taking as zero.
Diaphragm on both flanges
In this case the specifications of the previous step apply using the largest lateral stiffness S of both
diaphragms.
Torsion
Diaphragm on any flange
The lateral stiffness S is calculated and compared to the required stiffness Serf.
In case S ≥ Serf the member is taken as fully braced against torsion.
In this case the reduction due to torsion is not applied.
In case S < Serf, the member is taken as inadequately braced.
As a result the reduction for torsion is determined by default.
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Flexural members having one flange throughfastened to sheeting
The nominal flexural strength is determined according to article D6.1.1.
This article is only applied in case the following conditions are met:
 The member is in bending about the xx axis
 The diaphragm is located on the tension flange
 The diagram is through fastened
 The lateral stiffness S ≥ Serf
 The conditions for article D6.1.1 are met
Remarks:
 The article is only valid for C and Z sections with edge stiffeners (i.e. elements with
reinforcement type ROU).
This applies to the following form codes:
114 (Cold formed Csection)
116 (Cold formed Csection eaves beam)
117 (Cold formed CPlus section)
118 (Cold formed ZED section)
119 (Cold formed ZED section asymmetric lips)
120 (Cold formed ZED section inclined lip)
126 (Cold formed ZED section both lips inclined)
 For determining the R factor a difference is made between simple span and continuous
spans. This difference is based on the system length Lx.
When the member under consideration has only one part for Lx it is taken as simple span.
When the member has more parts for Lx it is taken as continuous span.
 The article is not applied for cantilevers. A cantilever is defined as a member at the end of a
buckling system which has free ends for both buckling about the xx and yy axis.
 In addition, the article is not applied for continuous beams in the region between inflection
points adjacent to a support.
 It is assumed that conditions (8), (9), (10), (11), (12) & (13) are fulfilled.
 The correction factor r for compressed insulation is not supported.
Compression members with one flange throughfastened to sheeting
The compressive strength is determined according to article D6.1.3.
This article is only applied in case the following conditions are met:
 The member is in compression
 The diaphragm is located on one or both flanges
 The diagram is through fastened
 The lateral stiffness S ≥ Serf
 The conditions for article D6.1.3 are met
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Remarks:
 The article is only valid for C and Z sections with edge stiffeners (i.e. elements with
reinforcement type ROU).
This applies to the following form codes:
114 (Cold formed Csection)
116 (Cold formed Csection eaves beam)
117 (Cold formed CPlus section)
118 (Cold formed ZED section)
119 (Cold formed ZED section asymmetric lips)
120 (Cold formed ZED section inclined lip)
126 (Cold formed ZED section both lips inclined)
 The fastener distance x is taken as 0,5.
 It is assumed that conditions (7) & (8) are fulfilled.
2
nd
Order using Appendix 2
In case the proper setting is activated in the steel setup, the provisions according to article 2.1 of
Appendix 2 are applied.
More specifically, when the check is executed for a nonlinear combination the following changes
are applied:
 Effective length factor Kx is set to 1,00
 Effective length factor Ky is set to 1,00
 ox for article C5.2 is taken as 1,00
 oy for article C5.2 is taken as 1,00
 Cmx for article C5.2 is taken as 1,00
 Cmy for article C5.2 is taken as 1,00
Article 2.2 of Appendix 2 is not supported.
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Lapped Purlin Design
For the analysis, the purlin line is considered prismatic i.e. the increased stiffness due to the doubled
crosssection within the lap is ignored Ref.[5].
Since the lap length is defined along the member axis, it is important to specify
a sufficient „number of sections on average member‟ in the Solver Setup when using
overlaps.
Combined Strength
The strength within the lapped zones is taken as the sum of the strengths of the individual members
Ref.[4].
The use of the combined strength of the individual members is applied for the following checks:
 Nominal Bending Check
 Shear Check
 Combined Bending and Shear Check
 Web crippling Check
 Combined Bending and Web Crippling Check
 Bending – Distortional Buckling Check
For distortional buckling, the distortional buckling stress Fd is calculated for the critical flange i.e. the
flange resulting in the lowest Fd value.
The following equations are then used:
Mcrd = (Sfsection 1 + Sfsection 2) * Fd
My = (Sfysection 1 + Sfysection 2) * Fy
Special considerations for Lateral Torsional Buckling
Within a lapped zone, at the bottom flange the LTB check depends on the Bottom flange fully
braced setting within the Overlap data.
In case this setting is activated it implies the bottom flange within the lapped zone is fully fixed and
thus no LTB occurs.
This has the following implications:
 Within the lapped zone, in case the bottom flange is in compression, no LTB check is
executed.
 Outside of the lapped zone the LTB length is taken to the end of the lap.
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Diaphragm on the tension flange
In case the following conditions are met:
 Diaphragm on the top flange which provides full bracing
 Setting Bottom flange fully braced activated in the overlap data
 The top flange is in tension
By default it would imply article D6.1.1 should be applied however this article is only valid in case the
compression flange is free. Since in this case the compression flange is fully braced this article is
not applied and the nominal bending strength is used.
References
[1] AISI S1002007
North American Specification for the Design of ColdFormed Steel Structural Members
2007 edition
[2] AISI S1002007C
Commentary on North American Specification for the Design of ColdFormed Steel
Structural Members
2007 edition
[3] AISI S10007E1
Errata to North American Specification for the Design of ColdFormed Steel Structural
Members
2007 edition
February 20, 2008
Amended September 25, 2008
Amended June 4, 2009
[4] AISI SG032
ColdFormed Steel Design Manual
2002 edition
[5] G. J. Hancock, T. M. Murray, D. S. Ellifritt
ColdFormed Steel Structures to the AISI Specification
Marcel Dekker, Inc., 2001
[6] A Gerhsi, R. Landolfo, F.M. Mazzolani
Design of Metallic cold formed thinwalled members
Spon Press, London, UK, 2002
[7] SN001aENEU
NCCI: Critical axial load for torsional and flexural torsional buckling modes
Access Steel, 2006
www.accesssteel.com
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[8] EN 199313:2006
Eurocode 3  Design of steel structures
Part 13: General rules  Supplementary rules for coldformed members and sheeting
CEN, 2006
[9] Schafer, B.W., Ádány, S.
Buckling analysis of coldformed steel members using CUFSM: conventional and
constrained finite strip methods.
Eighteenth International Specialty Conference on ColdFormed Steel Structures,
Orlando, FL. October 2006.
[10] J. Schikowski
Stabilisierung von Hallenbauten unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Scheibenwirkung
von Trapez und Sandwichelementdeckungen, 1999
http://www.jschik.de/
[11] E. Kahlmeyer
Stahlbau nach DIN 18 800 (11.90)
WernerVerlag, Düsseldorf
[12] BeuthKommentare
Stahlbauten
Erläuterungen zu DIN 18 800 Teil 1 bis Teil 4, 1.Auflage
Beuth Verlag, BerlinKöln 1993
[13] AISI S10007/S109
Supplement No. 1 to the North American Specification for the Design of ColdFormed
Steel Structural Members, 2007 edition
August, 2009
[14] AISI S10007/S210
Supplement No. 2 to the North American Specification for the Design of ColdFormed
Steel Structural Members, 2007 edition
February, 2010
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CM66
CM66 Code check
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in
Règles de calcul des constrcutions en acier
ITBTP / CTICM
Régles CM Decembre 1966
Editions Eyrolles 1982
Consulted articles
The crosssection is checked for tension (art. 3,1), bending (art. 3,2.) and shear (art. 3,3.).
For the stability check, the following criteria are considered:
 for compression : art. 3,4.
 for compression and bending : art. 3,5
 for lateral torsional buckling : art. 3,6.
 for double bending and axial compression : art. 3,7.
 for shear buckling : art 5,212
A more detailed overview for the used articles is given for the relevant parts in the following table.
The chapters marked with “x” are consulted. The chapters marked with (*) have a supplementary
explanation the following chapters.
3 Règles générales concernant les calculs de résistance et de déformation
3,0 Données numériques x
3,1 Pièces soumises à traction simple x (*)
3,2 Pièces soumises à flexion simple ou déviée x
3,21 Flexion simple x(*)
3,22 Flexion déviée
3,3 Effet de l‟effort tranchant dans les pièces fléchies x
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3,4 Pièces soumises à la compression – flambement simple
3,40 Généralités x(*)
3,41 Pièces comprimées a parois pleines x
3,42 Pièces composées a treilis
3,43 Pièces composées a traverses de liaison
3,44 Conditions spéciales imposées aux éléments comprimés a parois minces x
3,5 Pièces soumises à compression avec flexion dans le plan de flambement
3,50 Principe x
3,51 Coefficient d‟amplification des contraintes de flexion x (*)
3,52 Vérfication des pièces a parois pleines
x
3,53 Vérification des pièces composées à treilis
3,54 Vérification des pièces composées à traverses de liaison
3,6 Déversement en flexion simple
3,60 Généralités x
3,61 Pièces symétriquement chargées et appuyées
3,611 Poutres à äme pleine x(*)
3,612 Poutres à treilis
3,62 Cas des piéces soumises à deux moments différents au droit des appuis x(*)
3,63 Cas des poutrelles en console parfaitement encastrées
3,64 Coeffcients utilisés pour la détermination de kd
3,641 Coefficient D x
3,642 Coefficient C x(*)
3,643 Coefficient B x(*)
3,7 Flexion composée
3,70 Domaine d‟application x
3,71 Notations x
3,72 Principe des vérifications x
3,73 Formules enveloppes pour les pièces à parois pleines x (*)
3,8 Flambement dans les systémes hyperstatiques
3,9 Déformations x
5 Règles spéciales à certains éléments
5,212 Poutres composées à âme pleine – âmes x
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Section properties
The net area properties are not taken into account .
Plastic coefficient
The plastic coefficients are calculated according to the Ref.[1], 13,212 (Valeurs du coefficient ψ
d‟adaptation plastique).
Compression members
For the calculation of the buckling length, we refer to "Calculation of buckling ratio".
The buckling properties for a VARH element are calculated by using the critical Euler force for this
member (see “Calculation of critical Euler force for VARH elements”).
Factor kf
The factor kf is calculated using the formula given in Ref[1], 3,516
3 ; 1
l M
A
1 72 . 1 25 . 0
k
2
med
M
f
÷ µ


.

\

÷ ÷ + µ
=
If Mmed ≈ 0.0, the formula 3,513 is used :
3 . 1
25 . 0
k
f
÷ µ
+ µ
=
LTB Check
The LTB check is performed for symmetric I sections. For other cross sections the factor kd=1.0.
For the calculation of the coefficient C, we refer to "Calculation of moment factors for LTB".
The coefficient B is calculated by interpolating the table for B given in Ref[1] 3,643, and using the
calculated C value with table for C given in Ref[1] 3,642.
Haunched sections (I+Ivar, Iw+Plvar, Iw+Iwvar, Iw+Ivar, I+Iwvar) and composed rail sections
(Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are considered as equivalent
asymmetric I sections.
Use of diaphragms
See Chapter 'Adaptation of torsional constant'.
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Combined flexion
The values ofx is the maximum value of the bending stress in the member for the bending around
the strong axis. The value ofy is the maximum value of the bending stress in the member for the
bending around the weak axis.
For nonprismatic sections the values ofx and ofy are the local (i.e. in each intermediary section)
bending stresses.
Shear buckling check
Composed rail sections (Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are
considered as equivalent asymmetric I sections.
Supported sections
I Symmetric I shapes (IPE, HEA, HEB, ….)
RHS Rectangular Hollow Section (RHS)
CHS Circular Hollow Section (CHS)
L Angle section
U Channel section
T T section
PPL Asymmetric I shapes
RS Rectangular section
E Cold formed section
COM Composed section in PRIMAWIN
O Solid tube
NUM Numerical section
The necessary data conditions for these sections are described in chapter "Profile conditions for
code check
". The COM and NUM sections are not read out of the profile library.
I
RHS
CHS
L
U
T
PPL
R
S
E
O
COM
NUM
Section check x x x x x x x x x x x x
Buckling check x x x x x x x x x x x x
Slender section buckling
check
x x x x x x x x
LTB Check x
Shear buckling check x x x x
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References
1 Règles de calcul des constrcutions en acier
ITBTP / CTICM
Régles CM Decembre 1966
Editions Eyrolles 1982
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CM66  Additif 80
CM66  Additif 80 Code check
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in Additif 80
Consulted articles
The crosssection is classified according to art. 5,12. (classification 'plastic' or 'elastic').
The section is checked for tension and compression (art. 4,2), bending (art 4,3), shear force (art.
4,4), the combination of bending and axial force (art. 4,5 and art 4.6).
For the stability check, the following criteria are considered:
 for lateral torsional buckling : art. 5,2.
 for compression : art. 5,31.
 for compression and bending : art. 5,32
A more detailed overview for the used articles is given in the following table. The chapters marked
with “x” are consulted. The chapters marked with (*) have a supplementary explanation in the
following chapters.
4 Resistance des sections
4,1 Règle générale (*)
4,2 Effort normale x
4,3 Moment de flexion x
4,4 Effort tranchant x
4,5 Moment de flexion et effort normal x
4,6 Momens de flexion, effort normal et effort tranchant x
5 Stabilité des éléments
5,1 Conditions de non voilement local x (*)
5,2 Résistance au déversement des poutre fléchies
5,21 Règles de contreventement latéral au voisinage des sections plastifiées
5,22 Moment ultime de déversement en flexion simple x (*)
5,23 Dimensionnement des entretoises
5,24 Résistance au déversement en flexion déviée x
5,3 Résistance au flambement
5,31 Eléments simplement comprimés x
5,32 Eléments comprimés et fléchis x
5,33 Longueur de flambement (*)
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Classification of sections
For each intermediary section, the classification is determined and the proper section check is
performed. The classification can change for each intermediary point.
For each load case/combination, the critical section classification over the member is used to
perform the stability check. So, the stability section classification can change for each load
case/combination.
However, for nonprismatic sections, the stability section classification is determined for each
intermediary section.
Section check
If the sections are not according to the conditions specified in art. 5,1, the sections are checked
according to the regulations given in Ref.[2].
If a torsional moment is present, the sections are checked according to the regulations given in
Ref.[2].
Compression members
For the calculation of the buckling length, we refer to "Calculation of buckling ratio".
The buckling properties for a VARH element are calculated by using the critical Euler force for this
member (see “Calculation of critical Euler force for VARH elements”).
Lateraltorsional buckling
For the calculation of the moment factors C1 and C2, we refer to "Calculation of moment factors for
LTB", using the EC3 values.
Haunched sections (I+Ivar, Iw+Plvar, Iw+Iwvar, Iw+Ivar, I+Iwvar) and composed rail sections
(Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are considered as equivalent
asymmetric I sections.
Use of diaphragms
See Chapter 'Adaptation of torsional constant'.
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Supported sections
I Symmetric I shapes (IPE, HEA, HEB, ….)
RHS Rectangular Hollow Section (RHS)
CHS Circular Hollow Section (CHS)
L Angle section
U Channel section
T T section
PPL Asymmetric I shapes
RS Rectangular section
E Cold formed section
COM Composed section in PRIMAWIN
O Solid tube
NUM Numerical section
The necessary data conditions for these sections are described in chapter "Profile conditions for
code check
". The COM and NUM sections are not read out of the profile library.
I
RHS
CHS
L
U
T
PPL
RS
E
O
COM
NUM
Classification Add
80
x x
Plastic section check
Add 80
x x
Buck:ling check Add
80
x x
LTB check Add 80 x x
Compression +
bending Add 80
x x
References
[1] Additif 80
2 Règles de calcul des constrcutions en acier
ITBTP / CTICM
Régles CM Decembre 1966
Editions Eyrolles 1982
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BS59501:1990
BS59501:1990 Code Check
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in:
British Standard BS 5950
Structural use of steelwork in building
Part1. Code of practice for design in simple
and continuous construction:hot rolled section
British Standard distribution BS5950 Part1 1990 revised in 1992
Material properties
For standard steel grades, the yield strength py is defined according to the thickness of the element
(see Table 6 Art.3.1.1.). The standard steel grades are :
Grade 43 : yield strength defined between 245 and 275 N/mm²
Grade 50 : yield strength defined between 325 and 355 N/mm²
Grade 55 : yield strength defined between 415 and 450 N/mm²
(pY in N/mm², t in mm)
Steel grade
Thickness
limits
PY
Grade 43
ts16 mm
275 N/Mm²
ts40 mm
265 N/mm²
ts63 mm
255 N/mm²
ts100 mm
245 N/mm²
ts16 mm
355 N/mm²
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Grade 50
ts40 mm
345 N/mm²
ts63 mm
340 N/mm²
ts100 mm
325 N/mm²
Grade 55
ts16 mm
450 N/mm²
ts25 mm
430 N/mm²
ts40 mm
415 N/mm²
ts63 mm
400 N/mm²
Remark: For coldformed section, values for Py are not influenced by the previous table.
Remark : The reduction rules from previous table are only valid when the used material is defined as
material for the selected code.
Consulted articles
According to Art. 3.5. and table 7, cross sections are classified in 4 types:
 Plastic
 Compact
 Semicompact
 Slender
A reduction factor is applied to the design strength of the material in use for slender sections by
following the rules described in Art. 3.6 and in Table 8. Partial safety factor of design strength is
included in py value.
The section is checked for bending (Art.4.2.), tension (Art.4.6.), compression (Art.4.7.), shear
(Art.4.2.3.), combined moment and axial force (Art. 4.8.) and biaxial moments (Art.4.9.). For the
stability check, the beam element is checked for lateral torsional buckling, shear buckling,
compression and bending with axial compression. Articles used for this stability check are the
following:
 for lateral torsional buckling : Art. 4.3.
 shear buckling : Art. 4.4.5.
 for compression : Art. 4.7.
 for bending and axial compression : Art. 4.8.
A more detailed overview of used articles is given in the following table.
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Part. 3 Section properties
3.5. Limiting proportions of cross sections Art. 3.5.1.
Art. 3.5.2.
Art. 3.5.4.
Table 7
Fig.3
3.6. Slender cross section Art. 3.6.1.
Art. 3.6.2.3.6.3.
Art. 3.6.4.
Table 8
Part. 4 Design of structural elements
4.2. Member in bending Art. 4.2.1.3. (a) (c)
Shear capacity Art. 4.2.3.
Moment capacity with low shear Art. 4.2.5.
Moment capacity with high shear Art. 4.2.6.
4.3. Lateral torsional buckling
Member in bending Art. 4.3.7.
LTB factor
General Art. 4.3.7.1.
Equivalent uniform moment Art. 4.3.7.2.
Buckling Resistance Art. 4.3.7.3.
Bending strength pb Art. 4.3.7.4.
Equivalent slenderness ìLT, , q, u, v
Art. 4.3.7.5.
Appendix B.
Factors m, n Art. 4.3.7.6.
Equal flanged rolled section Art. 4.3.7.7.
Buckling resistance moment for single angle Art.4.3.8.
4.4. Plate Girders
General Art. 4.4.1.
Dimensions of webs and flanges Art. 4.4.2.2. Art. 4.4.2.3.
Moment capacity Art. 4.4.4.
Section with slender webs Art. 4.4.4.2. (a)
Shear buckling resistance of thin webs Art. 4.4.5.1.
Design without using tension field action Art. 4.4.5.3. and Appendix H.1.
4.6. Axially loaded tension members
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Tension capacity Art. 4.6.1.
Effective Area of simple tension members Art. 4.6.3.1. Art. 4.6.3.3.
4.7. Compression member
Slenderness Art. 4.7.3.2.
Compression resistance Art. 4.7.4.
Compressive strength Art. 4.7.5. Appendix C
4.8. Axially loaded members with moments
Tension members with moments Art. 4.8.2. + EC3 5.4.9.&Annex F
Compression members with moments Art. 4.8.3.
Local capacity check Art. 4.8.3.2.
Buckling check with exact approach Art. 4.8.3.3.2.
4.9. Members with biaxial moments
See 4.8.
Classification of sections
For each intermediary section, the classification is determined and the proper section check is
performed. The classification can change for each intermediary point.
For each load case/combination, the critical section classification over the member is used to
perform the stability check.
So, the stability section classification can change for each load case/combination.
However, for nonprismatic sections, the stability section classification is determined for each
intermediary section.
Slender crosssection
Slender sections are particularly sensitive to local buckling. British Standard code (Art. 3.6.) defines
stress reduction factor to prevent this phenomenon. For webs subject to moments and axial load
and for circular hollow sections, the design strength py should be assumed such that the limiting
proportions for semicompact section are met. For other sections, where a slender outstand is in
compression, the design strength should be reduced by the factor given in Table 8.
Section properties
The net area of a section is taken as its gross section neglecting the deduction due to fastener
holes: Art. 3.3. Shear area of a crosssection is calculated by using Art. 4.2.3.
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Bending moment
Before any calculation of members in bending, it's necessary to determine the shear capacity. For
plastic and compact section with high shear load, moment capacity is calculated with the plastic
modulus only for I and PLL sections (Art. 4.2.6. and 4.8.). For other crosssection, with plastic or
compact section classification, characterised or not by a low shear load, we assumed that the
moment capacity is calculated by using the same approach than for semicompact section: the
elastic modulus (elastic calculation).
Bending, shear, axial force
For plastic and compact sections, BS5950 Art. 4.8.2. & 4.8.3.2. (b) prescribes a detailed approach to
determine the unity check of axially loaded members with moments. The detailed relationship allows
a greater economy for plastic and compact section . In this expression, we use a reduced moment
capacity Mr respectively about the major and the minor axis. Those values are determined by using
EC3 Art.5.4.9. (see Ref.[5]). For semicompact and slender section, the simplified approach is
applied following Art. 4.8.2.and Art. 4.8.3.2. (a).
Lateral torsional buckling
For I sections (symmetric and asymmetric PPL), rectangular sections (solid and hollow), T sections,
channel sections and angle section, the critical lateral torsional buckling moment is given by the
general formula Art. 4.3.7. and Annex B2&3. For other sections, we follow conservative
recommendation described in Art. 4.3.7.5. and calculation proposed in EC3 to determine the elastic
critical moment Mcr EC3 Annex F1.1. Formula (F.1.) see Ref [5].
The condition to be satisfied in all the cases is that
with
Mb=Sxpb
and
(m is an equivalent uniform moment factor)
pb is the bending strength and is related to the equivalent slenderness :
in which n is an equivalent slenderness factor.
For beam without loading point between points of lateral restraint, n=1 and m depends on the ratio
of the end moments at the points of restraint.
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For beam loaded between point of lateral restraint, m=1 and n depend on the ratio of the end
moments at the points of restraint and on the ratio of the larger moment to the midspan free
moment.
There are thus two methods for dealing with lateral torsional buckling namely:
'm approach' i.e. the 'equivalent uniform moment method' with n=1
'n approach' i.e. the 'equivalent slenderness method' with m=1
In any given situation, only one method will be admissible, taking into account that it is always
conservative to use m=n=1. Since the publication of BS5950 Part 1 1990, doubt has been cast on
the correctness of using n factors less than 1 in combination with an effective length LLTB less than
the length of the member L in the calculation of ìLTB. However, as a interim measure, pending
clarification ina future version of BS5950, it is recommended that ìLTB is taken as the smaller of the
two following values:
By using the settings of BS5950, the user can define which method correspond to his situation or
define his choice as the conservative method m=n=1.
Haunched sections (I+Ivar, Iw+Plvar, Iw+Iwvar, Iw+Ivar, I+Iwvar) and composed rail sections
(Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are considered as equivalent
asymmetric I sections.
Use of diaphragms
See Chapter 'Adaptation of torsional constant'.
Compression member
For member submitted to compression, we applied the recommendations given in BS 5950 and
Appendix C to determine the compressive strength.
Shear buckling check
Composed rail sections (Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are
considered as equivalent asymmetric I sections.
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Supported sections
I Symmetric I shapes (IPE, HEA, HEB, ….)
RHS Rectangular Hollow Section (RHS)
CHS Circular Hollow Section (CHS)
L Angle section
U Channel section
T T section
PPL Asymmetric I shapes
RS Rectangular section
E Cold formed section
COM Composed section in PRIMAWIN
O Solid tube
NUM Numerical section
The necessary data conditions for these sections are described in chapter "Profile conditions for
code check
". The COM and NUM sections are not read out of the profile library.
I
RHS
CHS
L
U
T
PPL
RS
E
O
COM
NUM
Classification x x x x x x x (1) x (1) (1) (1)
Section check class 1 x x x x x x x x
Section check class 2 x x x x x x x x
Section check class 3 x x x x x x x x x x x x
Section check class 4 x x x x x x x x
Stability check class 1 x x x x x x x x
Stability check class 2 x x x x x x x x
Stability check class 3 x x x x x x x x x x x x
Stability check class 4 x x x x x x x x
Shear buckling check x x x
(1)sections are classified as class 3 cross section by default
References
[1] British Standard BS5950 Part 1 : 1990+Revised text 1992
Structural use of steel work in building
Part1 Code of practice for design in simple and continuous construction: hot rolled sections
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[2] Plastic design to BS5950
J.M. Davies & B.A. Brown
The steel Construction institute
[3] Steelwork design
Guide to BS5950: Part 1: 1990
Volume 2 Worked examples (revised edition)
[4] Essentials of Eurocode 3
Design Manual for Steel Structures in Building
ECCS  N°65, 1991
[5] Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  1 : General rules and rules for buildings
ENV 199311:1992
[6] R. Maquoi
ELEMENTS DE CONSTRUCTIONS METALLIQUE
Ulg , Faculté des Sciences Appliquées, 1988
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BS59501:2000
BS59501:2000 Code Check
The background to this code check can be found within the document “BS 59501:2000 steel code check
Theory”
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SIA263
SIA263 Code check
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in
SIA263
Construction en acier
SIA263:2003
Material properties
The most common steel grades are used in SIA263. Their mechanical properties are described in
table 1 SIA263. The following table gives the yield strength for each type of grade commonly used in
function of the nominal web thickness:
t<=40 t<=40 40<t<=100 40<t<=100
fy fu fy fu
S235
S 235
235 360 215 340
S275
S 275
275 430 255 410
S355
S 355
355 510 335 490
S460
S 460
460 550 430 530
Consulted articles
The classification described in SIA263 is based on the calculation method. The calculation method
in SIA263 distinguish the method used respectively to determine the internal forces and to perform
the section and the stability check.
By facility, we can obviously make a parallel between the calculation method of SIA263 and the
section classification proposed in EC3.
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According to SIA263 Table 5a5b , cross sections are classified in 4 types:
 PP (plasticplastic) or class 1
 EP (elasticplastic) or class 2
 EE (elasticelastic) or class 3
 EER (elasticelastic reduced) or class 4
The first letter of the classification denomination is related to the method used to calculate internal
forces in the structure. The second letter indicates if we perform the section and the stability check
with a elastic or a plastic approach. Finally, we must note that the steel code SIA263 is essentially
oriented for symmetrical and bisymmetrical profile like I profiles. In the present modulus, others
profiles are calculated by using a classic elastic approach (EE classification) and EC3 prescriptions.
The section is checked for tension, compression, shear, combination of bending and axial forces.
For the stability check, the beam element is checked for lateral torsional buckling, shear buckling,
compression and bending with axial compression. A more detailed overview for the used articles is
given in the following table :
4 Analyse structurale et dimensionnement
4.1 Généralités x
4.2 Bases de l'analyse structurale et du dimensionnement
4.3 Modélisation
4.3.1 Classification des sections
x
4.4 Résistance des sections
4.4.1 Effort normal
x
4.4.2 Flexion x
4.4.3 Effort tranchant x
4.4.4 Flexion et effort tranchant x
4.4.5 Flexion et effort normal x
4.4.6 Sollicitations multiaxiales x
4.5 Stabilité
4.5.1 Flambage
x
4.5.2 Déversement des poutres fléchies x
4.5.3 Flexion et compression x
4.5.4 Voilement des éléments plans comprimés x
4.5.5 Voilement des éléments plans cisaillés x
4.8 Situtation de projet incendie
4.8.1 PRINCIPES
x
4.8.2 Propriétés de l'acier en cas d'incendie x
4.8.5 Méthode de calcul simplifiée x
5 Eléments de construction
5.1 POUTRES ET POTEAUX DES CLASSES DE SECTION 1 ET 2
x
5.3 Eléments comprimés à section composée
5.3.1 Barres étrésillonées ( à travers de liaison)
x
5.4 Poutres composées à âme pleine
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5.4.1 Résistance à la flexion x
5.4.2 Résistance à l'effort tranchant x
5.4.3 Interaction entre flexion et effort tranchant x
Annexe B Moment critique de déversement élastique Mcr x
Annexe C Echauffement des éléments de construction en cas d'incendie x
Section classification
For each intermediary section, the classification is determined and the proper section check is
performed. The classification can change for each intermediary point. For each load
case/combination, the critical section classification over the member is used to perform the stability
check.
So, the stability section classification can change for each load case/combination. However, for non
prismatic sections, the stability section classification is determined for each intermediary section.
Slender crosssection
The design of a section that not satisfies the table 5 of SIA263 is always performed by using a
reduced area. This classification correspond to the EER method. The determination of a reduced
area is based on the effective width of each compression element in the current section (Art. 4.5.4).
The using of a reduced area implies the recalculation of the shear centre position, the inertia and the
elastic modulus.
Sections properties
The holes due to fastener are neglected in the area of a section
Lateral torsional buckling
For double symmetric I profile, we don't have to perform any lateral torsional buckling check if
NEd/Npl,Rd s 0.15 and the conditions provided in Table 6 SIA263 are satisfied. For any other case, a
LTB check must be perform.
Calculations described in Annex B for I,U and PPL can be applied to T sections only if the flange is
subjected to compression. Otherwise, as for section not supported by SIA263 in the LTB check, we
use prescriptions given in EC3 Annex F. Those rules allow us to determine a elastic critical moment
for lateral torsional buckling for symmetrical (formula F.2 EC3) and non symmetrical (formula F.1.
EC3) sections around the minor axis.
In the case of I, U, PPL and, T only with compression in flange, characterised by a reduced area or
not, we have to determined before any calculation irc, defined as the radius of gyration of a section
comprising the compression flange plus 1/3 of the compression web area, taken about an axis in the
plane of the web.
Haunched sections (I+Ivar, Iw+Plvar, Iw+Iwvar, Iw+Ivar, I+Iwvar) and composed rail sections
(Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are considered as equivalent
asymmetric I sections.
For advanced Lateraltorsional buckling analysis, see chapter „LTBII: Lateral Torsional Buckling 2nd
Order Analysis‟.
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Use of diaphragms
See Chapter 'Adaptation of torsional constant'.
Shear buckling
Composed rail sections (Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are
considered as equivalent asymmetric I sections.
Stability check
For double symmetric I profile PP or EP, SIA263 provides specific formula to perform the stability
check of member submitted to biaxial moment. For other sections, non symmetric or from EE and
EER classification, a general formula is provided to design member under monoaxial sollicitations.
Torsion check
For the cross section check inclusive torsion and warping, we refer to Chapter 'Warping check'.
Builtin beams
For builtin beam sections (IFB, SFB, THQ sections), proper section checks are performed, taking
into account the local plate bending. See Chapter „Section check for builtin beams (IFB, SFB, THQ
sections).
SIA263  Fire Resistance
Fire actions effect E
fi
The design effects of actions for the fire situation Efi,d,t are taken from the results of the analysis. It is
recommended to use the accidental combination rules, for calculating the internal forces used in the
fire resistance check.
The accidental combination is given by
EGk + Pk + Ad+ E¢2,iQk,i
with Gk characteristic values of permanent actions
Qk,i characteristic value of the variable action i
Ad design values of accidental action from fire exposure
¢2,j combination coefficients
Pk characteristic value of prestressing action
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Material properties
The material properties are depending on the steel temperature.
Strength and deformation properties:
° u u
° u u
=
=
20 , a , E , a
20 , y , y , y
E k E
f k f
The variation in function of the steel temperature of the value for yield strength ky,u
and modulus of
elasticity kE,u
is given by tables in ref.[1], Figure 15.
In the simplified calculation method, the following default properties are considered to be constant
during the analysis :
thermal elongation Al/l 14 x 10
6
(ua20)
thermal conductivity ìa 45 W/mK
Temperature analysis  Thermal actions
In this part, the nominal temperaturetime curves and the related net heat flux are described. For
more info, EC3 Chapter 'Temperature analysis  Thermal actions'
Nominal temperaturetime curve
See EC3 Chapter 'Nominal temperaturetime curve'.
Net heat flux
See EC3 Chapter 'Net heat flux'
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Steel Temperature
See Ref.[1], Annexe C.
The increase of temperature Aua,t in an unprotected steel member during a time interval At
t h
c
V / A
d , net
a a
m
t , a
A
µ
= u A
with Am the exposed surface area per unit length [m²/m]
V the volume of the member per unit length [m³/m]
The factor Am/V should not be taken as less than 10m
1
ca the specific heat of steel [J/kgK]
hnet,d the net heat flux per unit area [W/m²]
At the time interval [seconds]
The value should not be taken as more than 5 seconds
µa the unit mass of steel [kg/m³]
The increase of temperature Aua,t in an insulated steel member during a time interval At
with Ap the area of fire protection material per unit length [m²/m]
V the volume of the member per unit length [m³/m]
ca the specific heat of steel [J/kgK]
cp the specific heat of fire protection material [J/kgK]
dp the thickness of the fire protection material [m]
At the time interval [seconds]
The value should not be taken as more than 30 seconds
µa the unit mass of steel [kg/m³]
µp the unit mass of fire protection [kg/m³]
ua,t the steel temperature at time t
ug,t the ambient gas temperature at time t
Aug,t the increase of the ambient gas temperature during the time interval
ìp the thermal conductivity of the fire protection material [W/mK]
The value Aua,t > 0.0
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For the increase of temperature Aua,t in an insulated steel member with intumescent coating, we refer to
the NEN specifications, Chapter 'Steel Temperature'.
Calculation model
The calculation can be performed in 2 domains :
 strength domain
 temperature/time domain
In the strength domain, the strength Rfi,d,t(unity check) is calculated after a given time t (e.g. strength
after 45 min). In the temperature/time domain, the critical steel temperature ucr,d is computed. From
this critical temperature, the fire resistance time tfi,d is calculated (the time domain).
Code Check
The section and stability checks (buckling, lateral torsional buckling) are performed according to the
regulations given in Ref.[1], 4.8.5.
For each member, the classification of the cross section, the section check and the stability check
are performed.
The following checks are executed :
 classification of cross section : art. 4.8.5.2.
 resistance for tension members : art. 4.8.5.4.
 resistance for compression members (class 1,2 or 3) : art. 4.8.5.5..
 resistance for beams (class 1,2,3) : art. 4.8.5.6., art. 4.8.5.7., art. 4.8.5.8.
 resistance for members (class 4) : art. 4.8.5.9.
Supported sections
I Symmetric I shapes (IPE, HEA, HEB, ….)
RHS Rectangular Hollow Section
CHS Circular Hollow Section
L Angle section
U Channel section
T T section
PPL Asymmetric I shapes
Z Z section
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RS Rectangular section
E Cold formed section
COM Composed section
O Solid tube
NUM Numerical section
The necessary data conditions for these sections are described in chapter "Profile conditions for
code check
". The COM and NUM sections are not read out of the profile library.
I
RHS
CHS
L
U
T
PPL
RS
Z
E
O
COM
NUM
Classification x x x x x x x x (1) x (1) (1) (1)
Section check PP x x(2) x(3)
Section check EP x x(2) x(3)
Section check EE x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Section check EER x x x x x x
Stability check PP x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Stability check EP x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Stability check EE x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Stability check EER x x x x x x
Shear buckling check x x x
LTB x x(4) x(4) x(4) x(4) x(4) x x(4) x(4) x(4) x(4) x(4) x(4)
(1) sections are classified as class 3 cross section by default.
(2) check according to EN 199311
(3) check according to ENV 199311
(4) general formula for Mcr
References
[1] SIA263
Construction en acier
SIA263:2003
[2] SIA263/1
Construction en acier / Spécification complémentaires
SIA263/1:2003
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GBJ 1788
The GBJ 1788 code check
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in :
National standard of the People‟s Republic of China
Code for design of steel structures
GBJ 1788
Beijing 1995
Material properties
The used steel grades are:
 Grade3
 16Mn
 16Mnq
 15Mn
 15Mnq
For Steel3, the following groups are defined according to the element thickness (in mm):
Group Diameter or thickness of bars Thickness of L, I and U
sections
Thickness of
Plates
1 <=40 <=15 <=20
2 >40100 >1520 >2040
3 >20 >4080
The design values are (in N/mm²)
Steel Group Thickness f fv fce fy
Steel3 1
2
3
215
200
190
125
115
110
320
320
320
235
235
235
16Mn
16Mnq
<=16
1725
2636
315
300
290
185
175
170
445
425
410
345
345
345
15Mn
15Mnq
<=16
1725
2636
350
335
320
205
195
185
450
435
415
390
390
390
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with f the resistance design value for tension, compression, bending (N/mm²)
fv the resistance design value for shear (N/mm²)
fce the bearing resistance (N/mm²)
fy the yield strength (N/mm²)
Remark : The reduction rules from previous table are only valid when the used material is defined as
material for the selected code. If they are not defined as GBJ material, the following rule is used
f = 0.91 x yield strength
fv = 0.58 x yield strength
Consulted articles
The section and elements are checked according to part 4 and 5. When plastic design is allowed,
part 9 is supported.
A more detailed overview for the used articles of the relevant parts is given in the following table.
The chapters marked with “x” are consulted.
4. Calculation of flexural members
4.1.Strength
4.1.1.
4.1.2.
x (*)
x
4.2.Overall stability (*)
4.2.1.
4.2.2.
4.2.3.
4.2.4.
x
x
x
x
4.3.Local stability (*)
4.3.1.
4.3.2.
4.3.3.
4.3.9.
x
x
x
x
5.Calculation of axially loaded members and members subjected to
combined axial load and bending
5.1.Axially loaded members
5.1.1.
5.1.2.
x(*)
x(*)
5.2.Members subjected ot combined axial load and bending
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5.2.1.
5.2.2.
5.2.5.
x(*)
x
x
5.3.Effective length and allowable slenderness ratio (*)
5.4.Local stability of compression members
5.4.1.
5.4.2.
5.4.3.
5.4.4.
5.4.5.
x
x
x
x
x (*)
9.Plastic design
9.1.General requirements
9.1.3.
9.1.4.
x
x
9.2.Calculation of members (*)
9.2.1.
9.2.2.
9.2.3.
9.2.4.
x
x
x
x
9.3.Allowable slenderness and detailing requirements
Appendix 1 Overall stability factor of beams
A1.1.Simply supported beam of uniform welded I section x
A1.2.Simply supported beam of rolled I section x
A1.3.Simply supported beam of rolled channel section x
A1.4.Cantilever beams of doubly symmetric I section x
A1.5.Approximate calculation of overall stability factors x
Appendix 2 Calculation of local stability of girder web
A2.1.Web plate strengthened with transverse stiffeners x(*)
A2.2.Web strengthened with transverse and longitudinal stiffeners
A2.2.Web strengthened with transverse, longitudinal and short
stiffeners
Appendix 3 Stability factor of axially loaded compression members x
Section properties
The influence of the net section is neglected, i.e. only the gross area is used.
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Shear buckling check
The local compressive stress oc, is considered as 0.0.
Buckling curves
For welded I and PPL sections the default value for the buckling curve about the weak axis is “b”.
This can be changed to “c” on users request.
Buckling length
For the calculation of the buckling length, we refer to "Calculation of buckling ratio".
The buckling properties for a VARH element are calculated by using the critical Euler force for this
member (see "Calculation of critical Euler force for VARH elements").
Lateral torsional buckling
The LTB check is supported for the following sections : I section, U section, RHS section, T section,
PPL section.
For the other section type, the factor ¢b = 1.0.
Haunched sections (I+Ivar, Iw+Plvar, Iw+Iwvar, Iw+Ivar, I+Iwvar) and composed rail sections
(Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are considered as equivalent
asymmetric I sections.
Local stability of compressed members
For each intermediary section, the ratio‟s are determined. The section classification and the effective
area properties are determined for each intermediary section for performing the section check.
For each load case/combination, the critical section classification and the effective area properties
over the member are used to perform the stability check. However, for nonprismatic sections, the
section classification and the effective area properties are determined for each intermediary section
to perform the stability check.
When the web ratio ( dept /thickness) does not conform to the requirements, the web is reduced for
calculating of the section check and stability check. A width of 20 tw sqrt(235/fy) on each side of the
web is taken into account.
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y
w
f
235
t 20 d =
Shear buckling check
Composed rail sections (Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are
considered as equivalent asymmetric I sections.
Supported sections
I Symmetric I shapes (IPE, HEA, HEB, ….)
RHS Rectangular Hollow Section (RHS)
CHS Circular Hollow Section (CHS)
L Angle section
U Channel section
T T section
PPL Asymmetric I shapes
RS Rectangular section
E Cold formed section
COM Composed section in PRIMAWIN
O Solid tube
NUM Numerical section
The necessary data conditions for these sections are described in chapter "Profile conditions for
code check
".
The COM and NUM sections are not read out of the profile library.
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I
RHS
CHS
L
U
T
PPL
R
S
E
O
COM
NUM
Plastic (single bending) x x
Compact section (with ¸) x x x x x x
Noncompact section x x x x x x x x x x
Slender section x x x x x x
Normal buckling x x x x x x x x x x x x
LTB x x x x x
Shear buckling x x x
Plastic stability check (single
bending)
x x
References
[1] Chinese Steel Code
GBJ 1788
(Chinese version)
.[2] National standard of the People‟s Republic of China
Code for design of steel structures
GBJ 1788
Beijing 1995
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Korean steel code check
The Korean steel code check
Material properties
The following design values are used :
Steel fy
t<=40 mm
fy
t>40 mm
SS41
SPS41
SPSR41
240 220
SS50 280 260
SS55 380 380
with fy the yield strength (N/mm²)
The following steel characteristics are valid :
modulus of elasticity 210000 N/mm²
shear modulus 81000 N/mm²
coefficient of linear thermal expansion 12 x 106
density 7850 kg/m³
Consulted articles
The section and elements are checked according to part 2 and 3. The shear buckling check is
perfromed using article 7.5.2. The classiffication of sections is based on the rules of part 4.
A more detailed overview for the used articles of the relevant parts is given in the following table.
The chapters marked with “x” are consulted.
TEXT
2.Allowable stress
2.1.Structural material x
2.1.1.Allowable tensile stress x
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2.1.2.Allowable shear stress x
2.1.3.Allowable compressive stress x
2.1.4.Allowable bending stress
a)
b)
c)
(*)
x
x
x
2.1.5.Allowable bearing stress
3.Load and stresses
3.3.Combined stresses (*)
3.3.1.Compression force and bending moment x
3.3.2.Tensile force and bending moment x (*)
3.3.3.Shear force and tensile stress
4.WidthThickness ratio of plates (*)
4.1.1.Cantilever plate x
4.1.2.Two side fixed plate x
4.1.3.Effective area x
4.2.CHS section and thickness ratio x
5. Tensile member
6.Compressive member
6.1.Slenderness ratio x
6.2.Buckling length x(*)
7.Beam element
7.5.Stiffener
7.5.2.Buckling verification of the web
a)
x
Section classification
For each intermediary section, the classification is determined..
For each load case/combination, the critical section classification and the effective area properties
over the member are used to perform the code check. However, for nonprismatic sections, the
section classification and the effective area properties are determined for each intermediary section.
When the element properties don‟t satisfy the limiting values for the ratios, the section is classified
as slender. The section have to be reduced for the calculation of the stresses. For outstand
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compression elements, the part that is situated on the fixed side, remains. The length of the part b‟
is calculated by the equation in which the ratio b‟/t is equal on the limiting ratio.
For internal compression elements, the remaining parts are symmetrically divided to the end of the
elements. The length of the part d‟ is calculated by the equation in which the ratio d‟/t is equal on the
limiting ratio.
The reduced section properties are calculated for I, U, PPL, RHS and Cold formed sectionstypes.
The slenderness ratios (for buckling and LTB) are calculated with the full section properties.
Section properties
The influence of the bore hole is neglected, i.e. only the gross area is used.
Buckling length
For the calculation of the buckling length, we refer to "Calculation of buckling ratio"
The buckling properties for a VARH element are calculated by using the critical Euler force for this
member(see "Calculation of critical Euler force for VARH elements") .
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Lateral torsional buckling
For I sections, PPL sections, U sections RHS and CHS sections, the formulas from 2.1.4 are used.
For the other supported sections, the elastic critical moment for LTB Mcr is given by
z
2
t
2
z
2
z
2
EI
GI L
I
Iw
L
EI
Mcr
t
+
t
=
with L LTB length
E modulus of elasticity
G shear modulus
Iw warping constant
It torsion constant
Iz moment of inertia about minor axis
With this moment Mcr, the critical LTB stress oLTB is calculated :
y
cr
LTB
I
M
= o
with Iy moment of inertia about major axis
The slenderness ratio for LTB ìLTB, is given by
LTB
LTB
E
o
t = ì
The allowable LTB stress is calculated using the slenderness LTB with the formulas given in 2.1.3.
Haunched sections (I+Ivar, Iw+Plvar, Iw+Iwvar, Iw+Ivar, I+Iwvar) and composed rail sections
(Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are considered as equivalent
asymmetric I sections.
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Combined stresses
For compression and bending, the following formulas are used:
1
f
t t
1
f
c
f
c
f
t
c by bx
by
by
bx
bx
c
c
s
o ÷ o + o
s
o
+
o
+
o
For tension and bending, the following formulas are used :
1
f
t t
1
f
c
f
c
f
t
by bx t
by
by
bx
bx
bx
t
s
o + o + o
s
o
+
o
+
o
÷
with oc normal compression stress
ot normal tension stress
cob bending compression stress
tob bending tension stress
cobx bending compression stress around x axis
tobx bending tension stress around x axis
coby bending compression stress around y axis
toby bending tension stress around y axis
ft allowable tension stress
fc allowable compression stress
fb allowable bending stress
fbx allowable bending stress around x axis
fby allowable bending stress around y axis
Shear buckling check
Composed rail sections (Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are
considered as equivalent asymmetric I sections.
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Supported sections
I Symmetric I shapes (IPE, HEA, HEB, ….)
RHS Rectangular Hollow Section (RHS)
CHS Circular Hollow Section (CHS)
L Angle section
U Channel section
T T section
PPL Asymmetric I shapes
RS Rectangular section
E Cold formed section
COM Composed section in PRIMAWIN
O Solid tube
NUM Numerical section
The necessary data conditions for these sections are described in chapter "Profile conditions for
code check
". The COM and NUM sections are not read out of the profile library.
I
RH
S
CHS
L
U
T
PPL
RS
E
O
COM
NUM
Slender
sections
x x x x
x
Allowable
stresses
x x x x x x x x
x x x x
Shear buckling x x x
References
[1] Korean Standard
(Korean Version)
1983
[2] Extracts Korean Standard
(Internal English Version)
Translated by Karam Kim  19.03.1998
[3] Regulations of Structural Standard of
Building Architecture
(internal english document)
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BSK 99
BSK 99 Code check
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in
BSK 99
StalKonstruktioner
Boverket, Byggavdelningen, 2000
Material properties
For standard steel grades, the characteristic yield strength fyk and tensile strength fuk are defined
according to the thickness of the element (see Ref. 1, tab.2:21a and tab.2:21b)
The standard steel grades are:
Steel
Nam
e
Type Emodulus
(N/mm
2
)
Poisso
n
Unit
mass (kg
/m
3
)
Extensibility
(m/m K)
Ultimate
tensile
strength
(N/mm
2
)
Yield
strength
(N/mm
2
)
S235
S
235
Steel 210000 0.3 7850 12*10
6
340 235
S275
S
275
Steel 210000 0.3 7850 12*10
6
410 275
S355
S
355
Steel 210000 0.3 7850 12*10
6
490 355
S420
S
420
Steel 210000 0.3 7850 12*10
6
500 420
S460
S
460
Steel 210000 0.3 7850 12*10
6
530 460
S500
S
500
Steel 210000 0.3 7850 12*10
6
590 500
S550
S
550
Steel 210000 0.3 7850 12*10
6
640 550
S620
S
Steel 210000 0.3 7850 12*10
6
700 620
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620
S690
S
690
Steel 210000 0.3 7850 12*10
6
770 690
(fyk, fuk in N/mm², t in mm)
Steel grade Thickness fuk fyk
S235, S 235 0 < t <= 16 340 235
16 < t <= 40 340 225
40 < t <= 63 340 215
63 < t <= 80 340 215
80 < t
<=100
340 215
S275, S 275 0 < t <= 16 410 275
16 < t <= 40 410 265
40 < t <= 63 410 255
63 < t <= 80 410 245
80 < t
<=100
410 235
S355, S 355 0 < t <= 16 490 355
16 < t <= 40 490 345
40 < t <= 63 490 335
63 < t <= 80 490 325
80 < t
<=100
490 315
S420, S 420 0 < t <= 16 500 420
16 < t <= 40 500 400
40 < t <= 63 500 390
S460, S 460 0 < t <= 16 530 460
16 < t <= 40 530 440
40 < t <= 63 530 430
S500, S 500 0 < t <= 50 550 500
50 < t <=
100
550 480
S550, S 550 0 < t <= 50 640 550
50 < t <=
100
640 550
S620, S 620 0 < t <= 50 700 620
50 < t <=
100
700 580
S690, S 690 0 < t <= 50 770 690
50 < t <=
100
760 650
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Remark : For cold formed section, the values for fy and fu are not influenced by the previous table.
Remark : The reduction rules from previous table are only valid when the used material is defined as
material for the selected code.
Consulted articles
The crosssection is classified according to Table 6:211a . (class 1,2 or 3).
The section is checked for tension (art. 6:22), compression (6:23), bending (6:24), shear force (art.
6:26), torsion (art. 6:27), the combination of bending and axial force (art. 6:25).
A more detailed overview for the used articles is given for part 6:2 in the following table. The
chapters marked with “x” are consulted. The chapters marked with (*) have a supplementary
explanation in the following chapters.
6:2.Calculation of the capacity of construction elements
6:21.Limiting values of slenderness for cross section parts x
6:211.Classes of cross sections x (*)
6:212.Design methods for the different section classes x (*)
6:22.Tensile force x
6:23.Compression force x
6:231. Initial curvature, initial inclination and load eccentricity
6:232.Loss of restraint x (*)
6:233.Reduction factor for flexural buckling x
6:24.Bending moment x
6:241.Cross section classes x (*)
6:242.Shape factors in flexure x (*)
6:243.Bending moment x
6:244.Lateral torsional buckling x (*)
6:2441.Lateral bracing of beam x
6:2442.Reduction factor for LTB x
6:25. Bending and axial force
6:251.Section check x
6:252.Flexural buckling x
6:253.Flexuraltorsional buckling x
6:26.Shear force and concentrated load
6:261.Shear force x(*)
6:262.Web crippling under concentrated force
6:263.Local compression
6:27.Torsional moment x
6:271.Pure torsion x
6:272.Warping
6:273.Torsional moment, shear force and bending moment x
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Classification of sections
For each intermediary section, the classification is determined and the proper section check is
performed using the actual internal forces. The classification can change for each intermediary
point.
Effective crosssection properties for class 3 crosssection
The calculation of the effective area properties is performed according to the rules given in [5], part
:23 and :24.
For each intermediary section, the classification (and if necessary, the effective area ) is determined
and the proper section check is performed. The classification (and effective area) can change for
each intermediary point. The most critical check is displayed on the screen.
Aeff is the effective area of the cross section when subject to uniform compression. Weff is the
effective section modulus of the crosssection when subject only to moment about the relevant axis.
With these properties, the section and stability check is performed.
Section properties
6:22 ; 6:243 ; 6:251 ; 6:261 : The net area properties are not taken into account .
Section check
 Double symmetric I sections (I) use the formula (6:251a) and (6:251b)
 Solid sections (O, RS) and hollow sections (RHS, CHS) use the formula (6:251c)
 For single bending, the sections U, PPL, T use formula (6:251a). For double bending the biaxial
state of stress is consulted.
 All other cases use the biaxial state of stress.
The (bi)axial stress check is given by formula (3:412a) and (3:412c):
yd
2 2
x
yd x
f 3
f
o s t + o
s o
with o=1.1
Compression members
6:232 : For the calculation of the buckling length, we refer to "Calculation of buckling ratio". The
buckling properties for a VARH element are calculated by using the critical Euler force for this
member (see "Calculation of critical Euler force for VARH elements") .
For class 3 sections, the rules given in [5], part :34 are used, including the calculating of Idef.
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Stability check for torsional buckling and torsionalflexural buckling
See [5], part :37.
The design buckling resistance for torsional or torsionalflexural buckling shall be obtained using the
following reduction factor ec and slenderness ìc :
with fyk the basic yield strength
ocr the critical stress
ocr,T the elastic critical stress for torsional buckling
ocr,TF the elastic critical stress for torsionalflexural buckling
G the shear modulus
E the modulus of elasticity
IT the torsion constant of the gross section
CM the warping constant
iy the radius of gyration about yyaxis
iz the radius of gyration about zzaxis
lT the buckling length of the member for torsional buckling
y0 the position of the shear center
ly the buckling length for flexural buckling about the yyaxis
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The calculation of ocr based on [6], part 6.2.3.(5).
Lateraltorsional buckling
Alternatively to the regulations given in 6:2442. for bisymmetric sections, the elastic critical moment
for LTB Mcr for I sections (symmetric and asymmetric), RHS (Rectangular Hollow Section) sections
and CHS (Circular Hollow Section) sections, can be calculated using the formula given by the
general formula F.2. Annex F Ref. 3.
For the calculation of the moment factors C1, C2 and C3 we refer to "Calculation of moment factors
for LTB".
For the other supported sections, the elastic critical moment for LTB Mcr is given by
z
2
t
z
2
z
2
EI
L²GI
I
Iw
L
EI
Mcr
t
+
t
=
with E the modulus of elasticity
G the shear modulus
L the length of the beam between points which have lateral restraint (=
lLTB)
Iw the warping constant
It the torsional constant
Iz the moment of inertia about the minor axis
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See also Ref. 4, part 7 and in particular part 7.7. for channel sections.
For class 3 section, Izdef according to [5], part :44 is used.
Haunched sections (I+Ivar, Iw+Plvar, Iw+Iwvar, Iw+Ivar, I+Iwvar) and composed rail sections
(Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are considered as equivalent
asymmetric I sections.
Use of diaphragms
See Chapter 'Adaptation of torsional constant'.
Shear force ( shear buckling)
The shear buckling check is using the values for ev from table 6:261 in column 2.
The value for ìw is (according to [5], part :26, (18:26d)) taken as below :
2
w
w
2
w
w
k
yk
w
w
w
a
b
34 . 5 00 . 4 k 1
b
a
if
a
b
00 . 4 34 . 5 k 1
b
a
if
E
f
t
b
k
81 . 0

.

\

+ = <

.

\

+ = >
· · = ì
t
t
t
with Ek the modulus of elasticity
fyk the yield strength
a the field length
bw the field height
tw the web thickness
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a
bw
Composed rail sections (Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are
considered as equivalent asymmetric I sections.
Supported sections
I Symmetric I shapes (IPE, HEA, HEB, ….)
RHS Rectangular Hollow Section
CHS Circular Hollow Section
L Angle section
U Channel section
T T section
PPL Asymmetric I shapes
RS Rectangular section
E Cold formed section
COM Composed section in PRIMAWIN
O Solid tube
NUM Numerical section
The necessary data conditions for these sections are described in chapter "Profile conditions for
code check
". The COM and NUM sections are not read out of the profile library.
I
RHS
CHS
L
U
T
PPL
RS
E
O
COM
NUM
Classification x x x x x x x x x (1) (1) (1)
Section check
double bending
x x x x x x x x x x x x
Class 3 support x x x x x x
Buck:ling check x x x x x x x x x x x x
LTB check x x x x x x x x x x x x
Compression + x
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bending
double bending
Compression +
bending
single bending
x x x x x x x x
Compression + LTB
double bending
x
Shear buckling x x x x
Torsional check x
(1) sections are classified as class 2 cross section by default.
References
[1] BSK 99
StalKonstruktioner
Boverket, Byggavdelningen, 2000
[2] Swedish Regulations for Steel Structures
BSK
SBI Swedish Institute of Steel Construction, Publication 118, 1989
[3] Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  1 : General rules and rules for buildings
ENV 199311:1992, 1992
4 R. Maquoi
ELEMENTS DE CONSTRUCTIONS METALLIQUE
Ulg , Faculté des Sciences Appliquées, 1988
[5] Torsten Höglund
K18, Dimensionering av Stalkonstruktioner
Utdrag ur Handboken Bygg, kapitel K18 och K19
C E Fritzes AB, Stockholm
[6] ENV 199313:1996
Eurocode 3 : Design of steel structures
Part 13 : General rules
Supplementary rules for cold formed thin gauge members and sheeting
CEN 1996
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IS 800
IS:800 Code check
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in
IS 800 Draft version (for 3
rd
Revision)
Material properties
The following steel grades are supported :
Grade/ Classification Yield stress(Mpa)
Ultimate tensile
stress(Mpa)
A/Fe410WA 250(<20mm), 240(20mm to 40mm), 230(>40mm) 410
B/Fe410WB 250(<20mm), 240(20mm to 40mm), 230(>40mm) 410
C/Fe410WC 250(<20mm), 240(20mm to 40mm), 230(>40mm) 410
Fe440 300(<16mm), 290(16mm to 40mm), 280(>41mm to
63mm)
440
Fe440B 300(<16mm), 290(16mm to 40mm), 280(>41mm to
63mm)
440
Fe490 350(<16mm), 330(16mm to 40mm), 320(>41mm to
63mm)
490
Fe490B 350(<16mm), 330(16mm to 40mm), 320(>41mm to
63mm)
490
Fe540 410(<16mm), 390(16mm to 40mm), 380(>41mm to
63mm)
540
Fe540B 410(<16mm), 390(16mm to 40mm), 380(>41mm to
63mm)
540
The string in the column „Grade/Classification‟ is used to determine the proper yield stress
reduction.
Consulted articles
The crosssection is classified according to Table 3.1.
The section is checked for tension (Section 6), compression (Section 7), bending (Section 8) and the
combination of forces (Section 9).
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A more detailed overview for the used articles is given in the following table. The chapters marked
with “x” are consulted. The chapters marked with (*) have a supplementary explanation in the
following chapters.
3.7. Classification of Cross Section x(*)
6.1. Tension members x
6.2. Design strength due to Yielding of Gross section
7.1. Design Strength x
8.2. Design strength in bending x
8.2.1. Laterally supported beam
8.2.1.1. Section with slender webs x
8.2.1.2. When factored shear force < 0.6 Vd x
8.2.1.3. When factored shear force > 0.6 Vd x
8.2.2. Laterally unsupported beam x
8.2.2.1. Elastic Lateral Torsional Buckling moment x
8.4. Shear x
8.4.1. The nominal plastic shear resistance x
8.4.2. Resistance to shear buckling x
9.1. General x
9.2. Combined Shear and bending x
9.3. Combined Axial Force and Bending Moment x
Appendix F x
Remarks
 the design of slender compression elements is outside the scope of this implementation
 the shear buckling check is only using the Simple Post Critical Method
Classification of sections
For each intermediary section, the classification is determined and the proper section check is
performed. The classification can change for each intermediary point.
For each load case/combination, the critical section classification over the member is used to
perform the stability check. So, the stability section classification can change for each load
case/combination.
However, for nonprismatic sections, the stability section classification is determined for each
intermediary section
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The cross sections are classified as
 class 1 : plastic
 class 2 : compact
 class 3 : semicompact
 class 4 : slender section
The class 4 (slender) section check is not supported. For this sections a class 3 (semicompact)
section check is performed.
Section properties
The net area properties are not taken into account .
Section check
In the case of high shear for class 3 section, the allowable normal stress is reduced with a factor (1
µ). When torsional shear stress is present, the VonMisis criterium is checked.
Compression members
For the calculation of the buckling length, we refer to "Calculation of buckling ratio". The buckling
properties for a VARH element are calculated by using the critical Euler force for this member (see
"Calculation of critical Euler force for VARH elements") .
Stability check for torsional buckling and torsionalflexural buckling
The design buckling resistance Nb,Rd for torsional or torsionalflexural buckling shall be obtained
using buckling for buckling around the weak axis, and with relative slenderness given by :
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with fyb the basic yield strength
ocr the critical stress
ocr,T the elastic critical stress for torsional buckling
ocr,TF the elastic critical stress for torsionalflexural buckling
G the shear modulus
E the modulus of elasticity
IT the torsion constant of the gross section
CM the warping constant
iy the radius of gyration about yyaxis
iz the radius of gyration about zzaxis
lT the buckling length of the member for torsional buckling
y0 the position of the shear center
ly the buckling length for flexural buckling about the yyaxis
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Lateraltorsional buckling
The elastic critical moment for LTB Mcr for I sections (symmetric and asymmetric), RHS
(Rectangular Hollow Section) sections and CHS (Circular Hollow Section) sections, can be
calculated using the formula given by Annex F.
For the calculation of the moment factors C1, C2 and C3 we refer to "Calculation of moment factors
for LTB".
For the other supported sections, the elastic critical moment for LTB Mcr is given by
z
2
t
z
2
z
2
EI
L²GI
I
Iw
L
EI
Mcr
t
+
t
=
with E the modulus of elasticity
G the shear modulus
L the length of the beam between points which have lateral restraint (= lLTB)
Iw the warping constant
It the torsional constant
Iz the moment of inertia about the minor axis
Haunched sections (I+Ivar, Iw+Plvar, Iw+Iwvar, Iw+Ivar, I+Iwvar) and composed rail sections
(Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are considered as equivalent
asymmetric I sections.
For advanced Lateraltorsional buckling analysis, see chapter „LTBII: Lateral Torsional Buckling 2nd
Order Analysis‟.
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Use of diaphragms
See Chapter 'Adaptation of torsional constant'.
Supported sections
The following standard sections are defined :
I Symmetric I shapes (IPE, HEA, HEB, ….)
RHS Rectangular Hollow Section
CHS Circular Hollow Section
L Angle section
U Channel section
T T section
PPL Asymmetric I shapes
Z Z section
RS Rectangular section
E Cold formed section
COM Composed section ( sheet welded, section pairs, …)
O Solid tube
NUM Numerical section
The necessary data conditions for these sections are described in chapter "Profile conditions for
code check
". The COM and NUM sections are not read out of the profile library.
In the following matrix is shown which sections are supported for the different analysis parts in the
Indian steel Code check :
I
RHS
CHS
L
U
T
PPL
RS
Z
E
O
COM
NUM
Section Classification x x x x x x x x (1) x (1) (1) (1)
Section check class 1 x x x
Section check class 2 x x x
Section check class 3 x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Section check class 4
Stability check class 1 x x x
Stability check class 2 x x x
Stability check class 3 x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Stability check class 4
Shear buckling check x x x
(1) sections are classified as class 3 cross section by default.
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References
[1] IS:800
2005
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EAE code check
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in
Instrucción EAE
Documento 0 de la Instrucción de Acero Estructural
Comisión Permanente de Estructuras de Acero
November 2004
Material properties
For standard steel grades, the yield strength fy and tensile strength fu are defined according to
Capítulo VI of Ref. 1.
Steel Grade fy
(N/mm²)
fu
(N/mm²)
S 235 235 360
S 275 275 430
S 355 355 510
S 275 N/NL 275 390
S 355 N/NL 355 490
S 420 N/NL 420 540
S 460 N/NL 460 570
S 275 M/ML 275 380
S 355 M/ML 355 470
S 420 M/ML 420 520
S 460 M/ML 460 550
S 460
Q/QL/QL1
460 570
S 235 W 235 360
S 355 W 355 510
S 235 H 235 360
S 275 H 275 430
S 355 H 355 510
S 275 NH/NLH 275 370
S 355 NH/NLH 355 470
S 460 NH/NLH 460 550
S 275 MH/MLH 275 360
S 355 MH/MLH 355 470
S 420 MH/MLH 420 500
S 460 MH/MLH 460 530
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The name of the steel grade (e.g. 'S 355 W') is used to identify the steel grade.
Remark : For cold formed section, the values for fy and fu are not influenced by the previous table
Remark : For cold formed sections, the average yield strength fya can be used (by setting the proper
data flag in the Cross Section input dialog) according to Ref.[4].
The average yield strength is determined as follows :
with fyb the tensile yield strength = fy
fu the tensile ultimate strength
t the material thickness
Ag the gross crosssectional area
k is a coefficient depending on the type of forming :
k = 0.7 for cold rolling
k = 0.5 for other methods of forming
n the number of 90°bends in the section
Consulted articles
The beam elements are checked according to the regulations given in " Instrucción EAE,
Documento 0 de la Instrucción de Acero Estructural, Comisión Permanente de Estructuras de
Acero, November 2004".
The crosssections are classified according to Artículo 20 of Capítulo V. All classes of crosssections
are included. For class 4 sections (slender sections) the effective section is calculated in each
intermediary point, according to Artículo 20 of Capítulo V.
The member check is executed according to Capítulo IX. The stress check is taken from art. 34.: the
section is checked for tension (art. 34.2.), compression (art. 34.3.), bending (art. 34.4.), shear (art.
34.5.), torsion (art. 34.6.) and combined bending, shear and axial force (art. 34.7.1., art. 34.7.2. and
art. 34.7.3.).
The stability check is taken from art. 35.: the beam element is checked for buckling (art. 35.1.),
lateral torsional buckling (art. 35.2.), and combined bending and axial compression (art. 35.3.).
The shear buckling is checked according to prEN 199315:2003, Chapter 5.
For I sections, U sections and cold formed sections warping can be considered.
A check for critical slenderness and torsion moment is also included.
For integrated beams, the local plate bending is taken into account for the plastic moment capacity
and the bending stresses in the section. The outofbalance loading is checked.
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A more detailed overview for the used articles is given in the following table. The chapters marked
with “x” are consulted. The chapters marked with (*) have a supplementary explanation the following
chapters.
Instrucción EAE
20. Clasificación de las secciones transversales
(*)
20.2. Clasificación de las secciones transversales metálicas
x
20.3. Criterios de asignación de Clase en secciones metálicas no rigidizadas
x
20.7. Características de la sección reducida en secciones transversales
esbeltas
x
34. Estado límite de resistencia de las secciones
34.1. Principios generales del cálculo
x
34.1.2. Características de las secciones transversales
x(*)
34.2. Esfuerzo axil de tracción
x
34.3. Esfuerzo axil de compresión
x
34.4. Momento flector
x
34.5. Esfuerzo cortante
x
34.6. Torsión
x(*)
34.7. Interacción de esfuerzos
34.7.1. Flexión y cortante
x
34.7.2. Flexión y esfuerzo axil
x
34.7.3. Flexión, cortante y esfuerzo axil
x
35. Estado límite de inestabilidad
35.1. Elementos sometidos a compresión
x(*)
35.2. Elementos sometidos a flexión
x
35.3. Elementos sometidos a compresión y flexión
x(*)
35.5. Abolladura del alma a cortante
x
35.7. Interacción
35.7.1. Cortante, flexión y esfuerzo axil
x
For cold formed sections EN 199313 is applied.
6.1.2. Axial tension
x
6.1.3. Axial compression
x
6.1.5. Shear force
x
6.1.6. Torsional moment
x
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Classification of sections
For each intermediary section, the classification is determined and the proper section check is
performed. The classification can change for each intermediary point.
For each load case/combination, the critical section classification over the member is used to
perform the stability check. So, the stability section classification can change for each load
case/combination.
However, for nonprismatic sections, the stability section classification is determined for each
intermediary section.
Effective crosssection properties for class 4 crosssection
The calculation of the effective area is performed with the direct method (sigma_d = fy,k).
For each intermediary section, the classification (and if necessary, the effective area ) is determined
and the proper section check is performed. The classification (and effective area) can change for
each intermediary point. The most critical check is displayed on the screen.
For each load case and combination, the most critical effective area properties are saved :
Aeff is the effective area of the cross section when subject to uniform compression. Weff is the
effective section modulus of the crosssection when subject only to moment about the relevant axis.
eN is the shift of the relevant centroidal axis when the cross section is subject to uniform
compression.
With these critical properties, the stability check is performed.
For nonprismatic elements, the effective area properties are calculated on each intermediary
section, also for the stability check.
Section properties
The net area properties are not taken into account .
The shear lag effects are neglected .
Torsion check
For the cross section check inclusive torsion and warping, we refer to Chapter 'Warping check'.
Builtin beams
For builtin beam sections (IFB, SFB, THQ sections), proper section checks are performed, taking
into account the local plate bending. See Chapter „Section check for builtin beams (IFB, SFB, THQ
sections)‟.
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Compression members
For the calculation of the buckling length, we refer to chapter "Calculation of buckling ratio"
The buckling properties for a VARH element are calculated by using the critical Euler force for this
member (see chapter “Calculation of critical Euler force for VARH elements”).
Lateraltorsional buckling
For I sections (symmetric and asymmetric), RHS (Rectangular Hollow Section) sections and CHS
(Circular Hollow Section) sections, the elastic critical moment for LTB Mcr is given by the general
formula F.2. Annex F Ref. 5. For the calculation of the moment factors C1, C2 and C3 we refer to
"Calculation of moment factors for LTB".
For the other supported sections, the elastic critical moment for LTB Mcr is given by
z
2
t
z
2
z
2
EI
L²GI
I
Iw
L
EI
Mcr
t
+
t
=
with E the modulus of elasticity
G the shear modulus
L the length of the beam between points which have lateral restraint (=
lLTB)
Iw the warping constant
It the torsional constant
Iz the moment of inertia about the minor axis
See also Ref. 3, part 7 and in particular part 7.7. for channel sections.
Haunched sections (I+Ivar, Iw+Plvar, Iw+Iwvar, Iw+Ivar, I+Iwvar) and composed rail sections
(Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are considered as equivalent
asymmetric I sections.
For advanced Lateraltorsional buckling analysis, see chapter „LTBII: Lateral Torsional Buckling 2nd
Order Analysis‟.
Use of diaphragms
See Chapter 'Adaptation of torsional constant'.
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Combined bending and axial compression
For prismatic members the value My,Ed is the maximum value of the bending moment around the
strong axis in the member. The value Mz,Ed is the maximum value of the bending moment around the
weak axis in the member.
For nonprismatic sections, the values My,Ed and Mz,Ed are the concurrent bending moments for each
intermediary section.
Interaction Method Calculation of Czz
By default for Czz the formula given in Ref.[1] is used:
ì
ì
In this formula however the position of the factor eLT is incorrect. For exact analysis the formula
according to Ref.[9] can be used:
ì
ì
Shear buckling check
Composed rail sections (Iw+rail, Iwn+rail, I+rail, I+2PL+rail, I+PL+rail, I+2L+rail, I+Ud+rail) are
considered as equivalent asymmetric I sections.
Supported sections
I Symmetric I shapes (IPE, HEA, HEB, ….)
RHS Rectangular Hollow Section
CHS Circular Hollow Section
L Angle section
U Channel section
T T section
PPL Asymmetric I shapes
Z Z section
RS Rectangular section
E Cold formed section
COM Composed section in PRIMAWIN
O Solid tube
NUM Numerical section
The necessary data conditions for these sections are described in chapter "Profile conditions for
code check
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". The COM and NUM sections are not read out of the profile library.
I
RHS
CHS
L
U
T
PPL
RS
Z
E
O
COM
NUM
Classification x x x x x x x x (1) x (1) (1) (1)
Section check class 1 x x x
Section check class 2 x x x
Section check class 3 x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Section check class 4 x x x x x x
Stability check class
1
x x x
Stability check class
2
x x x
Stability check class
3
x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Stability check class
4
x x x x x x
Shear buckling check x x x x
(1) Sections are classified as class 3 cross section by default.
References
1 Instrucción EAE
Documento 0 de la Instrucción de Acero Estructural
Comisión Permanente de Estructuras de Acero
November 2004
2 Essentials of Eurocode 3
Design Manual for Steel Structures in Building
ECCS  N°65, 1991
3 R. Maquoi
ELEMENTS DE CONSTRUCTIONS METALLIQUE
Ulg , Faculté des Sciences Appliquées, 1988
[4] ENV 199313:1996
Eurocode 3 : Design of steel structures
Part 13 : General rules
Supplementary rules for cold formed thin gauge members and sheeting
CEN 1996
[5] Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  1/ A1 : General rules and rules for buildings
ENV 199311:1992/A1, 1994
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[6] Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  2 : General rules  Structural fire design
ENV 199312:1995, 1995
[7] Model Code on Fire Engineering
ECCS  N°111
May 2001
[8] Eurocode 1
Basis of design and actions on structures
Part 22 : Actions on structures  Actions on structures exposed to fire
ENV 199122:1995
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Calculation of buckling ratio
Introduction to the calculation of buckling ratio
For the calculation of buckling ratio, several methods can be applied.
The general method is described in chapter "Calculation buckling ratio – general formula".
For crossing diagonals, the buckling ratio is explained in chapter "Calculation buckling ratios for
crossing diagonals".
For VARH elements, the critical Euler force is calculated according to the method given in chapter
"Calculation of critical Euler force for VARH elements".
For lattice tower members, see the chapter "Calculation buckling ratio for lattice tower members".
When using member buckling data the buckling ratio can be calculated from a stability analysis. See
chapter Calculation of buckling ratio – From Stability Analysis.
Calculation buckling ratio – general formula
For the calculation of the buckling ratios, some approximate formulas are used. These formulas are
treated in reference [1], [2] and [3].
The following formulas are used for the buckling ratios (Ref[1],pp.21) :
 for a non sway structure :
24) + 11 + 5 + 24)(2 + 5 + 11 + (2
12)2 + 4 + 4 + 24)( + 5 + 5 + (
= l/L
2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1
2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1
µ µ µ µ µ µ µ µ
µ µ µ µ µ µ µ µ
 for a sway structure :
4 +
x
x = l/L
1
2
µ
t
with L the system length
E the modulus of Young
I the moment of inertia
Ci the stiffness in node i
Mi the moment in node i
Fi the rotation in node i
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µ µ µ µ t
µ t µ µ
2 1 2 1
2
1
2
2 1
8 + ) + (
+ 4
= x
EI
L
C
=
i
i
µ

i
i
i
M
=
C
The values for Mi and i are approximately determined by the internal forces and the deformations,
calculated by load cases which generate deformation forms, having an affinity with the buckling
form. (See also Ref.[5], pp.113 and Ref.[6],pp.112).
The following load cases are considered:
 load case 1 : on the beams, the local distributed loads qy=1 N/m and qz=100 N/m are used, on
the columns the global distributed loads Qx = 10000 N/m and Qy =10000 N/m are used.
 load case 2 : on the beams, the local distributed loads qy=1 N/m and qz=100 N/m are used, on
the columns the global distributed loads Qx = 10000 N/m and Qy= 10000 N/m are used.
The used approach gives good results for frame structures with perpendicular rigid or semirigid
beam connections. For other cases, the user has to evaluate the presented bucking ratios. In such
cases a more refined approach (from stability analysis) can be applied.
The following rule applies specifically to ky: in case both the calculation for load case
1 and load case 2 return ky = 1,00 then ky is taken as kz. This rule is used to account
for possible rotations of the crosssection.
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Calculation buckling ratios for crossing diagonals
For crossing diagonal elements, the buckling length perpendicular to the diagonal plane, is
calculated according to Ref.[4], DIN18800 Teil 2, table 15. This means that the buckling length sK is
dependent on the load distribution in the element, and it is not a purely geometrical data anymore.
In the following chapters, the buckling length sK is defined,
with sK buckling length
l member length
l1 length of supporting diagonal
I moment of inertia (in the buckling plane) of the member
I1 moment of inertia (in the buckling plane) of the supporting diagonal
N compression force in member
N1 compression force in supporting diagonal
Z tension force in supporting diagonal
E elastic modulus
Continuous compression diagonal, supported by continuous
tension diagonal
N
N
Z
Z
l/2
l1/2
l 5 . 0 s
l I
l 1 I
1
l N 4
l Z 3
1
l s
K
3
1
3
1
K
· >
·
·
+
· ·
· ·
÷
=
See Ref.[4], Tab. 15, case 1.
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Continuous compression diagonal, supported by pinned tension
diagonal
N
N
Z
Z
l/2
l1/2
l 5 . 0 s
l N
l Z
75 . 0 1 l s
K
1
K
· >
·
·
÷ =
See Ref.[4], Tab. 15, case 4.
Pinned compression diagonal, supported by continuous tension
diagonal
N
N
Z
Z
l/2
l1/2
) 1
l Z
l N
(
4
l Z 3
) I E (
1
l Z
l N
l 5 . 0 s
1
2
2
1
d 1
1
K
÷
·
·
t
· ·
> ·
s
·
·
· =
See Ref.[4], Tab. 15, case 5.
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Continuous compression diagonal, supported by continuous
compression diagonal
N
N
N1
N1
l/2
l1/2
l 5 . 0 s
l I
l 1 I
1
l N
l N
1
l s
K
3
1
3
1
1
K
· >
·
·
+
·
·
+
=
See Ref.[4], Tab. 15, case 2.
Continuous compression diagonal, supported by pinned
compression diagonal
N
N
N1
N1
l/2
l1/2
1
1
2
K
l N
l N
12
1 l s
·
·
·
t
+ =
See Ref.[4], Tab. 15, case 3 (2).
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Pinned compression diagonal, supported by continuous
compression diagonal
N
N
N1
N1
l/2
l1/2
)
N
l N
12
(
l
l N
) I E (
l 5 . 0 s
1
1
2
1
2
3
d
K
·
+
t
· t
·
> ·
· =
See Ref.[4], Tab. 15, case 3 (3).
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Calculation of critical Euler force for VARH elements
Definitions
A VARH element is defined as follows :
The member has the properties of a symmetric I secion (formcode=1), where only the height is
linear variable along the member. The system length for buckling around the local yy axis (strong
axis), is equal to member length.
For this nonprismatic section, the critical Euler force is given in Ref[7].
Calculation of the critical Euler force
For a VARH element (form node i to node j), we can define:
L beam length
Ii, Ij moment of inertia at end i and j
Ai,
Aj
sectional area at end i and j
E modulus of Young
Ncr critical Euler force
Ri,
Rj
beam stiffness at end i and j
The stiffness R and R' is given by:
EI
L
R
=
R
EI
L
R
=
R
M
= R
i
j j
i
i i
'
'
u
I
I
=
i
j
ç
The critical Euler force is given by
L
EI
=
N
2
i 2
cr o
To calculate o, the next steps are followed :
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1. Calculate L, Ii, Ij, Ri, Rj, R'i, R'j, ξ
2. We suppose that
2
1
>
1  ç
o
3. Calculate a, b, c and d as follows
)] ln cotg( +
2
1
(
1)  (
+ [1
1
= d
]
1 
) ln ( sin
 [1
1
= c = b
)] ln cotg( 
2
1
1)(  ( + [1
1
= a
4
1

) 1  (
=
2
2
2
2
2
ç  
ç
ç
o
ç
ç
ç 

o
ç   ç
o
ç
o

4. For a beam in nonsway system, we solve
0 =
R R
bc)  (ad +
R
d +
R
a + 1
j i j i ' ' ' '
For a beam in sway system, we solve
0 = bc))  (ad  d + c  b  (a
R R
+  ) d  (1
R
+ ) a  (1
R
2
j i
2 2
j
2
i o o o o ' ' ' '
5. When a solution is found, we check if
2
1
>
1  ç
o
6. If not, then recalculate a,b,c en d as follows :
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]
)  (
) ) +
2
1
(  ) 
2
1
1)((  (
+ [1
1
= d
]
)  (
1)  ( 2
 [1
1
= c = b
]

) ) +
2
1
(  ) 
2
1
1)((  (
+ [1
1
= a


2
 2

2
ç ç ç
ç  ç  ç
o
ç ç ç
ç 
o
ç ç
ç  ç  ç
o
 
 
 
 
 
and resolve the proper equation of 4.
Calculation buckling ratio for lattice tower members
When the national code ECENV is selected, the following buckling configuration can be selected.
For each configuration, the critical slenderness ì to be considered, is defined.
The values are taken from Ref.[8].
y
y
z z
v
v
We define :
iyy radius of gyration around yy axis
izz radius of gyration around zz axis
ivv radius of gyration around vv axis
With the option 'Bracing members are sufficiently supported', the effective slenderness may be
reduced as follows:
 for vvaxis : vv 7 . 0 35 . 0 ì · + = ì
 for yyaxis : yy 7 . 0 50 . 0 ì · + = ì
The buckling curve 'b' is used.
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Leg with symmetrical bracing
vv
i
L
= ì
Leg with intermediate transverse support
yy
i
L
= ì
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Leg with staggered bracing
vv
yy
i
52 . 1 ) 2 a , 1 a max(
i
L
·
= ì
= ì
Single Bracing
vv
i
L
= ì
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Single Bracing with SBS (Secondary Bracing System)
yy
2
vv
1
i
L
i
L
= ì
= ì
Cross bracing
yy
com
com
y
E
E
com
com
com
com
1
1
1 b
1
com
sup
1 b
2 b com b
'
2
zz
'
2
yy
'
2
vv
1
i
L
f
E
58 . 0 70 . 0 K
L
L
K
1
1 25 . 0 K
0 . 1 5 . 0
K
1
1 25 . 0
F
F
K
1
1 38 . 0 75 . 0 K
L K L K L
i
L
,
i
L
i
L
= ì
t = ì
ì
ì
= ì
ì + =
= o

.

\

+ o >
s +

.

\

+ o +


.

\


.

\

+ o ÷ =
· = · =
= ì
= ì
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with Lcom Length of compressed member (L2 from figure)
Fcom Force in compressed member (L2 from figure)
Fsup Force in supporting member (member crossing member L2)
E Modulus of Young
fy Yield strength
Cross bracing with SBS
3 b com b
'
3
zz
'
3
yy
'
3
zz
2
yy
2
vv
1
L K L K L
i
L
,
i
L
i
L
,
i
L
i
L
· = · =
= ì
= ì
= ì
with Lcom Length of compressed member (L3 from figure)
Fcom Force in compressed member (L3 from figure)
Fsup Force in supporting member (member crossing member L3)
Kb See Chapter 'Cross bracing'
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K Bracing
zz
3
yy
3
zz
2
yy
2
vv
1
i
L
,
i
L
i
L
,
i
L
i
L
= ì
= ì
= ì
Horizontal Bracing
L
1 R 0
P
P
R
73 . 0 R 316 . 0 R 085 . 0 k
i
L
k
1
2
2
vv
s s
=
+ · ÷ · =
= ì
with P1 Compression load
P2 Tensile load
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Horizontal Bracing with SBS
L
1 R 0
P
P
R
73 . 0 R 316 . 0 R 085 . 0 k
i
L
k
1
2
2
yy
s s
=
+ · ÷ · =
= ì
with P1 Compression load
P2 Tensile load
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Discontinuous Cross bracing with horizontal member
N1 N2
N1 N2
F F
a
a
( ) o + =
·
= ì
cos ) 2 N 1 N ( , F max F
i
a
,
i
a 2
Sd
vv yy
with F normal force to check
FSd actual compression force in horizontal member
N1 tensile force in diagonal
N2 compression force in diagonal
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Calculation of buckling ratio – From Stability Analysis
When member buckling data from stability are defined, the critical buckling load Ncr for a prismatic
member is calculated as follows:
Ed cr
N N · = ì
Using Euler‟s formula, the buckling ratio k can then be determined:
t
¬
t
With: ì Critical load factor for the selected stability combination
NEd Design loading in the member
E Modulus of Young
I Moment of inertia
s Member length
In case of a nonprismatic member, the moment of inertia is taken in the middle of the
element.
References
[1] Handleiding moduul STACO VGI
Staalbouwkundig Genootschap
Staalcentrum Nederland
5684/82
[2] Newmark N.M. A simple approximate formula for effective endfixity of columns
J.Aero.Sc. Vol.16 Feb.1949 pp.116
[3] Stabiliteit voor de staalconstructeur
uitgave Staalbouwkundig Genootschap
[4] DIN18800 Teil 2
Stahlbauten : Stabilitätsfälle, Knicken von Stäben und Stabwerken
November 1990
[5] Rapportnr. BI8720/63.4.3360
Controleregels voor lijnvormige constructieelementen
IBBC Maart 1987
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[6] Staalconstructies TGB 1990
Basiseisen en basisrekenregels voor overwegend statisch belaste constructies
NEN 6770, december 1991
[7] Y. Galéa
Flambement des poteaux à inertie variable
Construction Métallique 11981
[8] NENEN 50341315
Overhead electrical lines exceeding AC 45 kV  Part 3: Set of National Normative Aspects
Number 15: National Normative Aspects (NNA) for The Netherlands
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Calculation of moment factors for LTB
Introduction to the calculation of moment factors
For determining the moment factors C1 and C2 for lateral torsional buckling (LTB), we use the
standard tables which are defined in Ref.[1] Art.12.25.3 table 9.1.,10 and 11.
The current moment distribution is compared with several standard moment distributions. These
standard moment distributions are moment lines generated by a distributed q load, a nodal F load, or
where the moment line is maximum at the start or at the end of the beam.
The standard moment distribution which is closest to the current moment distribution, is taken for the
calculation of the factors C1 and C2.
The factor C3 is taken out of the tables F.1.1. and F.1.2. from Ref.[2]  Annex F.
Calculation moment factors
Moment distribution generated by q load
For ENV 1993, IS800 and CM66
if M2 < 0
C1 = A
*
(1.45 B
*
+ 1) 1.13 + B
*
(0.71 A
*
+ 1) E
*
C2 = 0.45 A* [1 + C* e
D*
(½  + ½)]
if M2 > 0
C1 = 1.13 A
*
+ B
*
E
*
C2 = 0.45A
*
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For DIN18800 and ONORM4300
if M2 < 0
C1 = A
*
(1.45 B
*
+ 1) 1.12 + B
*
(0.71 A
*
+ 1) E
*
C2 = 0.45 A
*
[1 + C
*
e
D*
(½  + ½)]
if M2 > 0
C1 = 1.12 A
*
+ B
*
E
*
C2 = 0.45A
*
with :
l
+q  M2  8
l
q
= A
2
2
*
ql
 M2  94
= C
2
*
l
+q  M2  8
 M2  8
= B
2
*
)
ql
 M2 
72( = D
2
2
*
For DIN18800 / ONORM 4300
 0.77  1.77 = E
*
For ENV 1993 and IS800
2.70 < E*
0.52 + 1.40  1.88 = E*
2
 
For NEN6770/6771, SIA263
E*=1.751.05*+0.30*² and E*<2.3
For CM66
2.70 < E*
0.52 + 1.40  1.88 = E*
2
 
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Moment distribution generated by F load
F
M2 M1 = Beta M2
l
M2 < 0
C1 = A
**
(2.75 B
**
+ 1) 1.35 + B
**
(1.62 A
**
+ 1) E
**
C2 = 0.55 A
**
[1 + C
**
e
D**
(½  + ½)]
M2 > 0
C1 = 1.35 A
**
+ B
**
E
**
C2 = 0.55 A
**
with :
+Fl  M2  4
Fl
= A
* *
+Fl  M2  4
 M2  4
= * * B
Fl
 M2  38
= C
* *
)
Fl
 M2 
32( = D
2 * *
The values for E
**
can be taken as E
*
from chapter "Moment distribution generated by q load".
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Moment line with maximum at the start or at the end of the beam
M2 M1 = Beta M2
l
C2 = 0.0
For DIN18800 / ONORM 4300
 0.77  1.77 = 1 C
For ENV 1993 / IS800
2.70 < 1 C and
0.52 + 1.40  1.88 = 1 C
2
 
For CM66
For NEN6770/6771, SIA263 Code
E*=1.751.05*+0.30*² and E*<2.3
References
[1] Staalconstructies TGB 1990
Stabiliteit
NEN 6771  1991
[2] Eurocode 3 : Design of steel structures
Part 11 : General rules and rules for buildings
ENV 199311:1992
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LTBII: Lateral Torsional Buckling 2nd Order
Analysis
Introduction to LTBII
For a detailed Lateral Torsional Buckling analysis, a link was made to the Friedrich + Lochner LTBII
application Ref.[1].
The FriLo LTBII solver can be used in 2 separate ways:
1) Calculation of Mcr through eigenvalue solution
2) 2
nd
Order calculation including torsional and warping effects
For both methods, the member under consideration is sent to the FriLo LTBII solver and the
respective results are sent back to Scia Engineer.
A detailed overview of both methods is given in the following chapters.
Eigenvalue solution Mcr
The single element is taken out of the structure and considered as a single beam, with:
 Appropriate end conditions for torsion and warping
 End and begin forces
 Loadings
 Intermediate restraints (diaphragms, LTB restraints)
The end conditions for warping and torsion are defined as follows:
Cw_i Warping condition at end i (beginning of the member)
Cw_j Warping condition at end j (end of the member)
Ct_i Torsion condition at end i (beginning of the member)
Ct_j Torsion condition at end j (end of the member)
To take into account loading and stiffness of linked beams, see chapter “Linked Beams”.
For this system, the elastic critical moment Mcr for lateral torsional buckling can be analyzed as the
solution of an eigenvalue problem:
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Wi
th
q Critical load factor
Ke Elastic linear stiffness matrix
Kg Geometrical stiffness matrix
For members with arbitrary sections, the critical moment can be obtained in each section, with: (See
Ref.[3],pp.176)
Wi
th
q Critical load factor
Myy Bending moment around the strong axis
Myy(x) Bending moment around the strong axis at position x
Mcr(x) Critical moment at position x
The calculated Mcr is then used in the Lateral Torsional Buckling check of Scia Engineer.
For more background information, reference is made to Ref[2].
0 K K
g e
= · q +
( ) ) x ( M x M
M max M
yy cr
yy cr
· q =
q =
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2
nd
Order analysis
The single element is taken out of the structure and considered as a single beam, with:
o Appropriate end conditions for torsion and warping
o End and begin forces
o Loadings
o Intermediate restraints (diaphragms, LTB restraints)
o Imperfections
To take into account loading and stiffness of linked beams, see chapter “Linked Beams”.
For this system, the internal forces are calculated using a 2
nd
Order 7 degrees of freedom
calculation.
The calculated torsional and warping moments (St Venant torque Mxp, Warping torque Mxs and
Bimoment Mw) are then used in the Stress check of Scia Engineer (See chapter “Warping Check –
Stress Check”).
Specifically for this stress check, the following internal forces are used:
o Normal force from Scia Engineer
o Maximal shear forces from Scia Engineer / FriLo LTBII
o Maximal bending moments from Scia Engineer / FriLo LTBII
Since Lateral Torsional Buckling has been taken into account in this 2
nd
Order stress check, it is no
more required to execute a Lateral Torsional Buckling Check.
For more background information, reference is made to Ref[2].
Supported National Codes
The following codes are supported for the analysis of Mcr.
 EC3  ENV
 EC3  EN
 DIN18800
 ONORM
 NEN
 SIA
 IS
 EAE
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For the following national codes, the 2nd Order analysis approach is supported.
 EC3  ENV
 EC3  EN
 DIN18800
 ONORM
 NEN
 SIA
 EAE
Supported Sections
The following table shows which crosssection types are supported for which type of analysis:
FRILO LTBII CSS Scia Engineer CSS Eigenvalue
analysis
2
nd
Order
analysis
Double T I section from library x x
Thin walled geometric I x x
Sheet welded Iw x x
Double T unequal IPY from library x x
Thin walled geometric asymmetric I x x
Haunched sections x x
Welded I+Tl x x
Sheet welded Iwn x x
HAT Section IFBA, IFBB x x
U cross section U section from library x x
Thin walled geometric U x x
Thin walled Cold formed from library x x
Cold formed from graphical input x x
Double T with top flange
angle
Welded I+2L x
Sheet welded Iw+2L x
Rectangle Full rectangular from library x
Full rectangular from thin walled
geometric
x
Static values double
symmetric
all other double symmetric CSS x
Static values single
symmetric
all other single symmetric CSS x
Remark: Haunched sections are replaced by equivalent asymmetric I sections, by ignoring the
middle flanges.
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The following picture illustrates the relation between the local coordinate system of Scia Engineer
and FriLo LTBII. Special attention is required for U sections due to the inversion of the y and zaxis.
For more information, reference is made to Ref[2]
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Loadings
The following load impulses are supported:
 Point force in node (if the node is part of the exported beam)
 Point force on beam
 Line force in beam
 Moment in node (if the node is part of the exported beam)
 Moment on beam
 Line moment in beam (only for Mx in LCS)
The supported load impulses and their eccentricities are transformed into the local LCS of the
exported member.
The dead load is replaced by an equivalent line force on the beam.
Load eccentricities are replaced by torsional moments.
The forces in local xdirection are ignored, except for the torsional moments.
In Frilo LTBII a distinction is made between the centroid and the shear center of a
crosssection. Load impulses which do not pass through the shear center will cause
additional torsional moments.
Imperfections
In the 2
nd
Order LTB analysis the bow imperfections v0 (in local y direction) and w0 (in local z
direction) can be taken into account.
v0
y, v0
z
y
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For DIN, ONORM, ECEN and EAE the imperfections can be calculated according to the code. The
codes indicate that for a 2
nd
Order calculation which takes into account LTB, only the imperfection v0
needs to be considered.
The sign of the imperfection according to code depends on the sign of Mz in Scia Engineer.
Initial bow imperfection v0 for DIN and ONORM
The imperfection is calculated according to Ref.[6] article 2.2
For prismatic uniform members:
Resistance check Section Bucking curve v0
EE
(Elastic)
any a0 L/1050
any a L/900
any b L/750
any c L/600
any d L/450
EP
PP
(Plastic)
I section a0 L/700
I section a L/600
I section b L/500
I section c L/400
I section d L/300
For nonuniform members, the bow imperfection is considered at the centre of the buckling system
length L.
Initial bow imperfection v0 for ECEN and EAE
The imperfection is calculated according to Ref.[4] article 5.3.4(3)
0 0
e k v · =
With k Factor taken from the National Annex of ECEN
Factor taken as 0,5 for EAE
e0 Bow imperfection of the weak axis
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The value of e0 is taken from following table:
Buckling
curve
eo /L – elastic
analysis
eo/L – plastic
analysis
a0 1/350 1/300
a 1/300 1/250
b 1/250 1/200
c 1/200 1/150
d 1/150 1/100
With L Member system length
Initial bow imperfections v0 and w0 for other supported codes
For all other supported codes (ECENV, NEN and SIA) as well as DIN, ONORM, ECEN and EAE
the user can manually input the imperfections v0 and w0.
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LTB Restraints
LTB restraints are transformed into 'Supports' (Ref.[2] p22), with horizontal elastic restraint Cy:
Cy = 1e15 kN/m
The position of the restraint z(Cy) is depending on the position of the LTB restraint (top/bottom).
The use of an elastic restraint allows the positioning of the restraint since this is not possible for a
fixed restraint. (Ref.[2] p23)
Specifically for Usections, an elastic restraint Cz is used with position y(Cz) due to the rotation of U
sections in the FriLo LTBII solver. (see Chapter “Supported Sections”)
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Diaphragms
Diaphragms are transformed into 'Elastic Foundations' of type „elastic restraint‟ (Ref.[2] p25). Both a
horizontal restraint Cy and a rotational restraint Cu are used.
The elastic restraint Cy [kN/m^2] is calculated as follows (Ref.[2] p52 and Ref.5 p40):
2

.

\

· =
L
S Cy
t
Wi
th
S Shear stiffness of the diaphragm
L Diaphragm length along the member
The above formula for Cy is valid in case the bolt pitch of the diaphragm is set as „br‟. For a bolt
pitch of „2br‟ the shear stiffness S is replaced by 0,2 S (Ref.5 p22).
The shear stiffness S for a diaphragm is calculated as follows (Ref.7,3.5 and Ref.8,3.3.4.):
L
K
+
K
10
a.
= S
s
2
1
4
With a Frame distance
Ls Length of the diaphragm
K1 Factor K1 of the diaphragm
K2 Factor K2 of the diaphragm
The position of the restraint z(Cy) is depending on the position of the diaphragm.
Specifically for Usections, an elastic restraint Cz is used with position y(Cz) due to the rotation of U
sections in the FriLo LTBII solver. (see Chapter “Supported sections”)
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The rotational restraint Cu [kNm/m] is taken as vorhC
u
(see Chapter “Adaptation of Torsional
Constant”)
Linked Beams
Linked beams are transformed into 'Supports' (Ref.[2] p22), with elastic restraint.
The direction of the restraint is dependent on the direction of the linked beam:
If the linked beam has an angle less then 45°with the local yaxis of the beam under consideration,
the restraint is set as Cy. In all other cases the restraint is set as Cz.
The position of the restraint z(Cy) or y(Cz) is depending on the application point of the linked beam
(top/bottom).
The position is only taken into account in case of a flexible restraint (Ref.[2] p23).
The end forces of the linked beam are transformed to point loads on the considered 1D member,
 in z direction for linked beams considered as yrestraint
 in y direction for linked beams considered as zrestraint
Specifically for Usections, if the linked beam has an angle less then 45°with the local yaxis of the
beam under consideration, the restraint is set as Cz. In all other cases the restraint is set as Cy. This
is due to the rotation of Usections in the FriLo LTBII solver. (see Chapter “Supported Sections”)
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Limitations and Warnings
The FRILO LTB solver is used with following limitations
o Only straight members are supported
o LTBII analysis is done for the whole 1D member, not for a part of the member, not for
more members together
o When a LTB system length is inputted which differs from the member length, a warning
will be given.
Intermediate lateral restraints should be defined through LTB restraints, diaphragms and
linked beams.
During the analysis, the FriLo LTBII solver may return a warning message. The most important
causes of the warning message are listed here.
Eigenvalue solution Mcr
 Lateral Torsional Buckling is not governing – relative slenderness < 0,4
Due to the low relative slenderness, no LTB check needs to be performed. In this case it is not
required to use the FriLo LTBII solver.
 Design Torsion! Simplified analysis of lateral torsional buckling is not possible.
Due to the torsion in the member it is advised to execute a 2
nd
order analysis instead of an
eigenvalue calculation.
 Bending of Usection about yaxis!
The program calculates the minimum bifurcation load only.
2
nd
Order Analysis
 Load is greater then minimum bifurcation load (Error at elastic calculation – system is instable in
II.Order )
The loading on the member is too big, a 2
nd
order calculation cannot be executed.
 You want to calculate the structural safety with ElasticPlastic method. This analytical procedure
cannot be used for this crosssection. It is recommended to use the ElasticElastic method.
Plastic calculation is not possible, use imperfection according to code elastic instead of plastic.
For more information, reference is made to Ref[1] and [2].
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References
[1] FriLo LTBII software
Friedrich + Lochner Lateral Torsional Buckling 2
nd
Order Analysis
Biegetorsionstheorie II.Ordnung (BTII)
http://www.frilo.de
[2] Friedrich + Lochner LTBII Manual
BTII Handbuch
Revision 1/2006
[3] J. Meister
Nachweispraxis Biegeknicken und Biegedrillknicken
Ernst & Sohn, 2002
[4] Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  1 : General rules and rules for buildings
EN 199311:2005
[5] J. Schikowski
Stabilisierung von Hallenbauten unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der
Scheibenwirkung von Trapez und Sandwichelementdeckungen, 1999
http://www.jschik.de/
[6] DIN 18800 Teil 2
Stahlbauten
Stabilitätsfälle, Knicken von Stäben und Stabwerken
November 1990
[7] E. Kahlmeyer
Stahlbau nach DIN 18 800 (11.90)
WernerVerlag, Düsseldorf
[8] BeuthKommentare
Stahlbauten
Erläuterungen zu DIN 18 800 Teil 1 bis Teil 4, 1.Auflage
Beuth Verlag, BerlinKöln 1993
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Profile conditions for code check
Introduction to profile characteristics
The standard profile sections have fixed sections properties and dimensions, which have to be
present in the profile library.
The section properties are described in chapter "Data for general section stability check".
The required dimension properties are described in chapter "Data depending On the profile shape".
Data for general section stability check
The following properties have to be present in the profile library for the execution of the section and the
stability check :
Description Property number
Iy moment of inertia yy 8
Wy elastic section modulus yy 10
Sy statical moment of area yy 6
Iz moment of inertia zz 9
Wz elastic section modulus zz 11
Sz statical moment of area zz 7
It* torsional constant 14
Wt* torsional resistance 13
A0 sectional area 1
Iyz centrifugal moment 12
iy radius of gyration yy 2
iz radius of gyration zz 3
Mpy plastic moment yy 30
Mpz plastic moment zz 31
fab fabrication code
0=rolled section (default value)
1=welded section
2=cold formed section
105
The fabrication code is not obligatory.
When the section is made out of 1 plate, the properties marked with (*) can be calculated by the
calculation routine in the profile library. When this is not the case, these properties have to be input
by the user in the profile library.
The plastic moments are calculated with a yield strength of 240 N/mm².
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Data depending On the profile shape
I section
Formcode 1
PSS Type .I.
Property Description
49 H
48 B
44 t
47 s
66 R
74 W
140 wm1
61 R1
146 o
109 1
B
s
w
t
R
R1
a
H
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RHS
Formcode 2
PSS Type .M.
Property Description
49 H
48 B
67 s
66 R
109 2
B
s
H
R
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CHS
Formcode 3
PSS Type .RO.
Property Description
64 D
65 s
109 3
D
w
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Angle section
Formcode 4
PSS Type .L.
Property Description
49 H
48 B
44 t
61 R1
66 R
74 W1
75 W2
76 W3
109 4
B
R
R1
w1
w2
t
w3
w1
w2
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Channel section
Formcode 5
PSS Type .U.
Property Description
49 H
48 B
44 t
47 s
66 R
68
41
61 R1
146 o
109 5
B
s
H
t
R
R1
a
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T section
Formcode 6
PSS Type .T.
Property Description
49 H
48 B
44 t
47 s
66 R
61 R1
62 R2
146 o1
147 o2
109 6
B
s
t
R
a1
H
a2
R1
R2
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Full rectangular section
Formcode 7
PSS Type .B.
Property Description
48 B
67 H
109 7
B
H
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Full circular section
Formcode 11
PSS Type .RU.
Property Description
64 D
109 11
D
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Asymmetric I section
Formcode 101
PSS Type
Property Description
49 H
48
44
47 s
42 Bt
43 Bb
45 tt
46 tb
66 R
109 101
R
H
Bt
Bb
tt
tb
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Z section
Formcode 102
PSS Type .Z.
Property Description
49 H
48 B
44 t
47 s
67 R
61 R1
109 102
B
s
t
H
R
R1
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General cold formed section
Each section is considered as a composition of rectangular parts. Each part represents a plate unit
which is considered as element for defining the effective width. The start and end parts are
considered as unstiffened elements, the intermediate parts are considered as stiffened parts.
This way of definition of the section assumes that the area is concentrated at its centre line. The
rounding in the corners is ignored.
Description Property number Value
form code 109 110
Dy* 22
Dz* 23
CM* 26
buckling curve around yy axis 106 (1)
buckling curve around zz axis 107 (1)
buckling curve for LTB 108 (1)
(1) The values for the buckling curves are defined as follows:
1 = buckling curve a
2 = buckling curve b
3 = buckling curve c
4 = buckling curve d
The conditions are that the section is an open profile. Only the geometry commands O, L, N, A may
be used in the geometry description.
When the section is made out of 1 plate, the properties marked with (*) can be calculated by the
calculation routine in the profile library. The properties from the reduced section can be calculated
by the code check.
When the section is made out of more than 1 plate, the properties marked with (*) can NOT be
calculated by the calculation routine in the profile library. The properties from the reduced section
can be calculated, except for the marked properties. These properties have to be input by the user
in the profile library.
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Formcode 110
PSS Type
Property Description
44 s
61 r
48 B
142 sp
143 e2
68 H
109 110
Remark:
r is rounding, special for KLS section (Voest Alpine)
sp is number of shear planes
B
H
e2
s
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Cold formed Angle section
Formcode 111
PSS Type
Property Description
44 s
61 r
48 B
68 H
109 111
B
s
H
r
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Cold formed Channel section
Formcode 112
PSS Type
Property Description
44 s
61 r
48 B
49 H
109 112
B
s
H
r
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Cold formed Z section
Formcode 113
PSS Type
Property Description
44 s
61 r
48 B
49 H
109 113
B
s
H
R
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Cold formed C section
Formcode 114
PSS Type
Property Description
44 s
61 r
48 B
49 H
68 c
109 114
B
s
H
r
c
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Cold formed Omega section
Formcode 115
PSS Type
Property Description
44 s
61 r
48 B
49 H
42 c
109 115
B
s
H
c
R
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Cold formed C section eaves beam
Formcode 116
PSS Type
Property Description
49 H
44 t
48 B
61 r1
68 R
163 A
109 116
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Cold formed C Plus section
Formcode 117
PSS Type
Property Description
49 H
44 t
48 B
61 r1
68 R
164 PL
167 APL
109 117
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Cold formed ZED section
Formcode 118
PSS Type
Property Description
49 H
44 t
42 Bt
43 Bb
61 r1
68 R
109 118
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Cold formed ZED section asymmetric lips
Formcode 119
PSS Type
Property Description
49 H
44 t
42 Bt
43 Bb
61 r1
68 R
164 PL
109 119
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Cold formed ZED section inclined lip
Formcode 120
PSS Type
Property Description
49 H
44 t
42 Bt
43 Bb
61 r1
68 R
164 PL
165 AL
109 120
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Cold formed Sigma section
Formcode 121
PSS Type
Property Description
48 B
166 B1
49 H
50 H1
51 H2
68 R
44 t
61 r1
109 121
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Cold formed Sigma section stiffened
Formcode 122
PSS Type
Property Description
48 B
166 B1
49 H
50 H1
51 H2
68 R
44 t
61 r1
164 PL
109 122
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Cold formed Sigma Plus section
Formcode 123
PSS Type
Property Description
48 B
166 B1
49 H
50 H1
51 H2
68 R
44 t
61 r1
164 PL
167 APL
109 123
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Cold formed Sigma section eaves beam
Formcode 124
PSS Type
Property Description
48 B
166 B1
49 H
50 H1
51 H2
68 R
44 t
61 r1
163 A
109 124
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Cold formed Sigma Plus section eaves beam
Formcode 125
PSS Type
Property Description
48 B
166 B1
49 H
50 H1
51 H2
68 R
44 t
61 r1
163 A
164 PL
167 APL
109 125
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Cold formed ZED section both lips inclined
Formcode 126
PSS Type
Property Description
49 H
44 t
42 Bt
43 Bb
61 r1
68 R
164 PL
165 AL
109 126
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Cold formed IPlus section
Formcode 127
PSS Type
Property Description
49 H
44 t
48 B
61 r1
68 R
164 PL
167 APL
168 a
109 127
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Cold formed ISPlus section
Formcode 128
PSS Type
Property Description
48 B
166 B1
49 H
50 H1
51 H2
68 R
44 t
61 r1
164 PL
167 APL
168 a
109 128
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Cold formed Sigma section asymmetric
Formcode 129
PSS Type
Property Description
42 Bt
43 Bb
166 B1
49 H
50 H1
51 H2
68 R
44 t
61 r1
164 PL
109 129
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Rail type KA
Formcode 150
PSS Type .KA.
Property Description
148 h1
149 h2
150 h3
151 b1
152 b2
153 b3
154 k
155 f1
156 f2
157 f3
61 r1
62 r2
63 r3
158 r4
159 r5
160 a
109 150
r1
r2
r4
r3
r5
b3
k
b2
b1
f3
f2
f1
h1
h3
h2
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Rail type KF
Formcode 151
PSS Type .KF.
Property Description
48 b
154 k
49 h
153 b3
155 f1
157 f3
148 h1
149 h2
61 r1
62 r2
63 r3
109 151
r1
r2
r2
r2
r2
r3
k
b
b3
f3
f1
h
h1
h2
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Rail type KQ
Formcode 152
PSS Type .KQ.
Property Description
48 b
154 k
49 h
153 b3
155 f1
149 h2
150 h3
61 r1
109 152
b
k
b3
r1
h3
h2
f1
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Warping check
Stress check
In cross sections subject to torsion, the following is checked:
Ed , w Ed , t Ed , Vz Ed , Vy Ed , tot
Ed , w Ed , Mz Ed , My Ed , N Ed , tot
M
y 2
Ed , tot
2
Ed , tot
0 M
y
Ed , tot
M
y
Ed , tot
f
1 . 1 3
3
f
f
t + t + t + t = t
o + o + o + o = o
¸
s t + o
¸
s t
¸
s o
with fy the yield strength
otot,Ed the total direct stress
ttot,Ed the total shear stress
¸M = ¸M0 (class 1,2 and 3 section)
= ¸M1 (class 4 section)
¸M0 the partial safety factor for resistance of crosssections where failure is
caused by yielding
¸M1 the partial safety factor for resistance of crosssections where failure is
caused by buckling
oN,Ed the direct stress due to the axial force on the relevant effective cross
section
oMy,Ed the direct stress due to the bending moment around y axis on the
relevant effective crosssection
oMz,Ed the direct stress due to the bending moment around z axis on the
relevant effective crosssection
ow,Ed the direct stress due to warping on the gross crosssection
tVy,Ed the shear stress due to shear force in y direction on the gross cross
section
tVz,Ed the shear stress due to shear force in z direction on the gross cross
section
tt,Ed the shear stress due to uniform (St. Venant) torsion on the gross cross
section
tw,Ed the shear stress due to warping on the gross crosssection
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The warping effect is considered for standard I sections and U sections, and for E (= “cold formed
sections”) sections. The definition of I sections and U sections, and E sections are described in
„Profile conditions for code check‟.
The other standard sections ( RHS, CHS, Angle section, T section and rectangular sections) are
considered as warping free. See also Ref.[2], Bild 7.4.40.
Calculation of the direct stress due to warping
The direct stress due to warping is given by (Ref.[2] 7.4.3.2.3, Ref.[3])
m
M w
Ed , w
C
w M
= o
with Mw the bimoment
wM the unit warping
Cm the warping constant
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I sections
For I sections, the value of wM is given in the tables (Ref. [2], Tafel 7.87, 7.88). This value is added
to the profile library. The diagram of wM is given in the following figure:
The direct stress due to warping is calculated in the critical points (see circles in figure).
The value for wM can be calculated by (Ref.[5] pp.135) :
m M
h b
4
1
w · · =
with b the section width
hm the section height (see figure)
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U sections
For U sections, the value of wM is given in the tables as wM1 and wM2 (Ref. [2], Tafel 7.89). These
values are added to the profile library. The diagram of wM is given in the following figure :
The direct stress due to warping is calculated in the critical points (see circles in figure).
E sections
The values for wM are calculated for the critical points according to the general approach given in
Ref.[2] 7.4.3.2.3 and Ref.[8] Part 27.
The critical points for each part are shown as circles in the figure.
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Calculation of the shear stress due to warping
The shear stress due to warping is given by (Ref.[2] 7.4.3.2.3, Ref.[3])
}
= t
s
0
M
m
xs
Ed , w
tds w
t C
M
with Mxs the warping torque (see "Standard diagrams for
warping torque, bimoment and the St.Venant
torsion")
wM the unit warping
Cm the warping constant
t the element thickness
I sections
The shear stress due to warping is calculated in the critical points (see circles in figure)
For I sections, we have the following :
A
4
w t b
tds w
M
2 / b
0
M
=
· ·
=
}
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U sections, E sections
Starting from the wM diagram, we calculate the value
}
s
0
M
tds w
for the critical points.
The shear stress due to warping is calculated in these critical points (see circles in figures)
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Plastic Check
For doubly symmetric I sections of class 1 and class 2 (plastic check), the interaction formula given
in Ref.[10] is used.
b
tw
tf
h H
y y
z
z
Used variables
Section Properties
A sectional area
b width
H heigth of section
tf flange thickness
tw web thickness
h = H  tf
Aw = 1.05 (h+tf) tw for rolled section
Aw = h tw for welded sections
f f
t b 2 A · · =
A
A
f
f
= o
f w
1 o ÷ = o
Wz,pl plastic section modulus around z axis
Wy,pl plastic section modulus around y axis
Material Properties
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fy,d yield strength
ty,d shear strength
Internal forces
NSd normal force
My,Sd bending moment around y axis
Mz,Sd bending moment around z axis
Mw,Sd bimoment
Vy,Sd shear force in y direction
Vz,Sd shear force in z direction
Mxp,Sd torque due to St. Venant
Mxs,Sd warping torque
Plastic capacities
Npl,Rd = A fy,d
Mz,pl,Rd = Wz,pl fy,d
Vz,pl,Rd = Aw ty,d
d , y
2
w 2
f Rd , pl , xp
2
t
h bt M t


.

\

+ =
My,pl,Rd = Wy,pl fy,d
2
h
M M
Rd , pl , z Rd , pl , w
=
Vy,pl,Rd = Af ty,d
2
h
V M
Rd , pl , y Rd , pl , xs
=
Rd , pl
Sd
N
N
n =
Rd , pl , y
Sd , y
y
M
M
m =
Rd , pl , z
Sd , z
z
M
M
m =
Rd , pl , w
Sd , w
w
M
M
m =
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Rd , pl , y
Sd , y
y
V
V
v =
Rd , pl , z
Sd , z
z
V
V
v =
Rd , pl , xp
Sd , xp
xp
M
M
m =
Rd , pl , xs
Sd , xs
xs
M
M
m =
Shear force reduction
Sign
p=sign ( Mz,Sd x Mw,Sd)


.

\

o
÷ ì ÷ o ì = o
w w
s w w s
s
n
p 1 s 4
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Unity checks:
Remark: the values between {} must be > 0.
Standard diagrams for warping torque, bimoment and
the St.Venant torsion
The following 6 standard situations are given in the literature (Ref.[2], Ref.[3]).
The value ì is defined as follows :
m
t
C E
I G
·
·
= ì
with Mx the total torque
= Mxp + Mxs
Mxp the torque due to St. Venant
Mxs the warping torque
Mw the bimoment
IT the torsional constant
CM the warping constant
E the modulus of elasticity
G the shear modulus
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Torsion fixed ends, warping free ends, local torsional loading Mt
Mx
L
a M
M
L
b M
M
t
xb
t
xa
·
=
·
=
Mxp for a side


.

\

ì
ì
ì
÷ · = ) x cosh(
) L sinh(
) b sinh(
L
b
M M
t xp
Mxp for b side


.

\

ì
ì
ì
+ ÷ · = ) ' x cosh(
) L sinh(
) a sinh(
L
a
M M
t xp
Mxs for a side


.

\

ì
ì
ì
· = ) x cosh(
) L sinh(
) b sinh(
M M
t xs
Mxs for b side


.

\

ì
ì
ì
÷ · = ) ' x cosh(
) L sinh(
) a sinh(
M M
t xs
M
w
for a side


.

\

ì
ì
ì
·
ì
= ) x sinh(
) L sinh(
) b sinh( M
M
t
w
Mw for b side


.

\

ì
ì
ì
·
ì
= ) ' x sinh(
) L sinh(
) a sinh( M
M
t
w
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Torsion fixed ends, warping fixed ends, local torsional loading Mt
Mx
L
a M
M
L
b M
M
t
xb
t
xa
·
=
·
=
Mxp for a side

.

\

÷
ì
÷ + ì
· = 3 D
L
1 k 2 k b
M M
t xp
Mxp for b side

.

\

÷
ì
÷ ì ÷
· = 4 D
L
1 k a 2 k
M M
t xp
Mxs for a side
3 D M M
t xs
· =
Mxs for b side
4 D M M
t xs
· =
Mw for a side
1 D
M
M
t
w
·
ì
=
Mw for b side
2 D
M
M
t
w
·
ì
=
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Torsion fixed ends, warping free ends, distributed torsional loading
mt
Mx
2
L m
M
2
L m
M
t
xb
t
xa
·
=
·
=
Mxp


.

\

ì
ì ÷ ì
+ ÷ ì ·
ì
=
) L sinh(
) ' x cosh( ) x cosh(
) x
2
L
(
m
M
t
xp
Mxs


.

\

ì
ì ÷ ì
÷ ·
ì
=
) L sinh(
) ' x cosh( ) x cosh( m
M
t
xs
Mw


.

\

ì
ì + ì
÷ ·
ì
=
) L sinh(
) ' x sinh( ) x sinh(
1
m
M
2
t
w
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Torsion fixed ends, warping fixed ends, distributed torsional loading
mt
Mx
2
L m
M
2
L m
M
t
xb
t
xa
·
=
·
=
Mxp


.

\

ì
ì ÷ ì
÷ + ÷ ì ·
ì
=
) L sinh(
) ' x cosh( ) x cosh(
) k 1 ( ) x
2
L
(
m
M
t
xp
Mxs


.

\

ì
ì ÷ ì
÷ ÷ ·
ì
=
) L sinh(
) ' x cosh( ) x cosh(
) k 1 (
m
M
t
xs
Mw


.

\

ì
ì + ì
÷ ÷ ·
ì
=
) L sinh(
) ' x sinh( ) x sinh(
) k 1 ( 1
m
M
2
t
w
)
2
L
tanh(
2
L
1 k
ì
ì
÷ =
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One end free, other end torsion and warping fixed, local torsional
loading Mt
Mx
t xa
M M =
Mxp


.

\

ì
ì
÷ · =
) L cosh(
) ' x cosh(
1 M M
t xp
Mxs


.

\

ì
ì
· =
) L cosh(
) ' x cosh(
M M
t xs
Mw


.

\

ì
ì
÷ ·
ì
=
) L cosh(
) ' x sinh( M
M
t
w
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One end free, other end torsion and warping fixed, distributed
torsional loading mt
Mx
L m M
t xa
· =
Mxp


.

\

ì
ì ì ì +
+ ì ì ÷ ì ·
ì
=
) L cosh(
) x sinh( )) L sinh( L 1 (
) x cosh( L ' x
m
M
t
xp
Mxs


.

\

ì
ì ì ì +
÷ ì ì ·
ì
=
) L cosh(
) x sinh( )) L sinh( L 1 (
) x cosh( L
m
M
t
xs
Mw


.

\

ì
ì ì ì +
÷ ì ì + ·
ì
=
) L cosh(
) x cosh( )) L sinh( L 1 (
) x sinh( L 1
²
m
M
t
w
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Decomposition of arbitrary torsion line
Since the Scia Engineer solver does not take into account the extra DOF for warping, the
determination of the warping torque and the related bimoment, is based on some standard
situations.
The following end conditions are considered:
 warping free
 warping fixed
This results in the following 3 beam situations :
 situation 1 : warping free / warping free
 situation 2 : warping free / warping fixed
 situation 3 : warping fixed / warping fixed
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Decomposition for situation 1 and situation 3
The arbitrary total torque line is decomposed into the following standard situations:
 n number of torsion lines generated by a local torsional loading Mtn
 one torsion line generated by a distributed torsional loading mt
 one torsion line with constant torque Mt0
The values for Mxp, Mxs and Mw are taken from the previous tables for the local torsional loadings
Mtn and the distributed loading mt. The value Mt0 is added to the Mxp value.
Decomposition for situation 2
The arbitrary total torque line is decomposed into the following standard situations:
 one torsion line generated by a local torsional loading Mtn
 one torsion line generated by a distributed torsional loading mt
The values for Mxp, Mxs and Mw are taken from the previous tables for the local torsional loading
Mt and the distributed loading mt.
References
[1] ENV 199313:1996
Eurocode 3 : Design of steel structures
Part 13 : General rules – Supplementary rules for cold formed thin gauge members
and sheeting
CEN 1996
[2] Stahl im Hochbau
14. Auglage Band I/ Teil 2
Verlag Stahleisen mbH, Düsseldorf 1986
[3] Kaltprofile
3. Auflage
Verlag Stahleisen mbH, Düsseldorf 1982
[4] Roik, Carl, Lindner
Biegetorsionsprobleme gerader dünnwandiger Stäbe
Verlag von Wilhem ernst & Sohn, Berlin 1972
[5] Dietrich von Berg
Krane und Kranbahnen – Berechnung Konstruktion Ausführung
B.G. Teubner, Stuttgart 1988
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[6] DAStRichtlinie 016
Bemessung und konstruktive Gestaltung von Tragwerken aus dünnwandigen
kaltgeformten Bauteilen
StahlbauVerlagsgesellschaft, Köln 1992
[7] Esa Prima Win
Steel Code Check Manual
SCIA
EPW 3.10
[8] C. Petersen
Stahlbau : Grundlagen der Berechnung und baulichen Ausbildung von Stahlbauten
Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn, Braunschweig 1988
[9] Eurocode 3
Design of steel structures
Part 1  1 : General rules and rules for buildings
ENV 199311:1992, 1992
[10] I. Vayas,
Interaktion der plastischen Grenzschnittgrössen doppelsymmetrischer IQuerschnitte
Stahlbau 69 (2000), Heft 9
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Check of numerical sections
Stress check
The stress calculation for a numerical section is as follows:
with ovm the VonMises stress, the composed stress
otot the total normal stress
ttot the total shear stress
oN the normal stress due to the normal force N
oMy the normal stress due to the bending moment Myy
around y axis
oMz the norma stress due to the bending moment Mzz
around z axis
tVy the shear stress due to shear force Vy in y direction
tVz the shear stress due to shear force Vz in z direction
Ax the sectional area
Ay the shear area in y direction
Az the shear area in z direction
Wy the elastic section modulus around y axis
Wz the elastic section modulus around z axis
z
z
Vz
y
y
Vy
z
zz
Mz
y
yy
My
x
N
Vz Vy tot
Mz My N tot
2
tot
2
tot vm
A
V
A
V
W
M
W
M
A
N
3
= t
= t
= o
= o
= o
t + t = t
o + o + o = o
t + o = o
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Use of diaphragms
Adaptation of torsional constant
See Ref.[1], Chapter 10.1.5., Ref.2,3.5 and Ref.3,3.3.4..
When diaphragms (steel sheeting) are used, the torsional constant It is adapted for
symmetric/asymmetric I sections, channel sections, Z sections, cold formed U, C , Z sections.
The torsional constant It is adapted with the stiffness of the diaphragms:
12
³ s
I
) t h (
I E 3
C
200 b 125 if
100
b
C 25 . 1 C
125 b if
100
b
C C
s
EI
k C
C
1
C
1
C
1
vorhC
1
G
l
vorhC I I
s
s
k , P
a
a
100 k , A
a
2
a
100 k , A
eff
k , M
k , P k , A k , M
2
2
t id , t
=
÷
· ·
~
< <
(
¸
(
¸
· =
s
(
¸
(
¸
=
=
+ + =
t
+ =
0
0
0
0
0 0 0 0
0
with l the LTB length
G the shear modulus
vorhC
u
the actual rotational stiffness of diaphragm
C
uM,k the rotational stiffness of the diaphragm
C
uA,k the rotational stiffness of the connection between the diaphragm and the beam
C
uP,k the rotational stiffness due to the distortion of the beam
k numerical coefficient
= 2 for single or two spans of the diaphragm
= 4 for 3 or more spans of the diaphragm
EIeff bending stiffness of per unit width of the diaphragm
s spacing of the beam
ba the width of the beam flange (in mm)
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C100 rotation coefficient  see table
h beam height
t thickness beam flange
s thickness beam web
References
[1] ENV 199313:1996
Eurocode 3 : Design of steel structures
Part 13 : General rules
Supplementary rules for cold formed thin gauge members and sheeting
CEN 1996
[2] E. Kahlmeyer
Stahlbau nach DIN 18 800 (11.90)
WernerVerlag, Düsseldorf
[3] BeuthKommentare
Stahlbauten
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Erläuterungen zu DIN 18 800 Teil 1 bis Teil 4, 1.Auflage
Beuth Verlag, BerlinKöln 1993
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Section check for builtin beams (IFB, SFB,
THQ sections)
Introduction
For the national codes ECENV, ECEN, NEN6770/6771, DIN18800 and SIA263, special checks are
performed for builtin beams, according to Ref.[1].
Reduction of plastic moment capacity due to plate
bending
bu
e1
e2=bo
bo
tu
0.5 q 0.5 q
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bu
e1
e2=bo
bo
tu
0.5 q 0.5 q
to
bu
e1
bo
tu
0.5 q 0.5 q
e2=0
to
When the lower plate is loaded by qload (uniform distributed load), the effective area of the loaded
plate (flange) for the calculation of the plastic capacity is reduced as follows :
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 for THQ and IFB beams :
 for SFB beam :
o o u u eff
A A A ¢ + ¢ =
with e1, e2, tu, bu see the figures above
q load on flange, plate (as N/m)
fy yield strength
¸M partial safety factor
¢ see formula
¢u = ¢
¢o analog to ¢u, but with
bu=bo
e1=bo
tu=to
e2=tw
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Plastic interaction formula for single bending and shear
force
The following plastic interaction formula can be used, when single bending around yyaxis My,Sd, in
combination with shear force Vz,Sd, is acting :
y , pl
f m
Rd , z , pl
Sd , z
m
v
Rd , y , pl
Sd , y
W 2
h A
0 . 1
V
V
A
A
M
M
= 
s


.

\

· +


.

\


with My,Sd, Vz,Sd internal forces
Mpl,y,Rd plastic bending capacity around yy axis
Vpl,z,Rd plastic shear capacity in z direction
Av shear area (see figure)
Am = A   Ao,x  Au,x  (see figure)
hf = h+tu/2to/2 (see figure)
Wpl,y plastic section modulus around yy axis  reduced if necessary
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Plastic check for plate in bending
The following condition for the plate in bending must be verified:
with e1, e2, tu see figures
q load on flange, plate (as N/m)
= qmax+qmin
ç (Ksi)
q
q q
min max
÷
=
fy yield strength
¸M partial safety factor
0.5 q (1+Ksi) 0.5 q (1Ksi)
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Stress check for slim floor beams
Normal stress check
At the edges of the bottom plate, the following composed stress check is performed:
Shear stress check in plate
In the middle of the bottom plate, transverse shear stress is checked:
u
min max
M
y 2
x
t
) q , q (
2
3
f
² 3
= t
¸
s t + o
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Torsion check due to unbalanced loading
 for IFB and SFB beams:
12
b Et
EI
GI
EI
h 2 L
L
L
tanh
2
QeL
M
h t b
M
2
3
L
L
L
L
tanh
1
2
QeL
M
I
t M
3
f
3
o o
o
t
o
f k
k
k
max , w
f o o
max , w
max , w
k
k
max , t
t
o max , t
max , t
M
y
max , w max , t
=
=


.

\



.

\

± =
= t





.

\



.

\

÷ ± =
= t
¸
s t + t
with to, bo see figures
hf = h+tu/2to/2 (see figure)
It torsional constant for complete section
E modulus of Young
G shear modulus
L system length for Lyz
Q,e see figure
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Q
e
 for THQ beams :
2
V
b
e
1
4
qL
Rd , z , pl
f
s


.

\

ç ±
with e, bf see figure
hf = h+tu/2to/2 (see figure)
q load on flanges, plate (as N/m)
= qmax+qmin
ç (Ksi)
q
q q
min max
÷
=
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q max q min
bf
e e
References
[1] MultiStorey Buildings in Steel
Design Guide for Slim Floors with Builtin Beams
ECCS N°83  1995
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Effective crosssection properties for lattice
tower angle members
Effective crosssection properties for compressed
lattice tower angle members
The effective crosssection properties shall be based on the effective width beff of the leg. See Ref.[1],
Chapter J.2.3.
b
The effective width shall be obtained from the nominal width of the leg, assuming uniform stress
distribution:
b b
f
235
43 . 0 K
K 4 . 28
t
b
eff
y
c
c
p
p
p
µ =
= c
=
c
ì
= ì
= ì
Scia Engineer Steel Code Check Theoretical Background
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For a rolled angle:
2
p
p
p
p
p
98 . 0
213 . 1
91 . 0
2 213 . 1 91 . 0
0 . 1 91 . 0
ì
= µ ¬ > ì
ì
÷ = µ ¬ s ì <
= µ ¬ s ì
For a cold formed angle:
2
p
p
p
p
p
98 . 0
213 . 1
3
404 . 0
5
213 . 1 809 . 0
0 . 1 809 . 0
ì
= µ ¬ > ì


.

\

ì
÷
= µ ¬ s ì <
= µ ¬ s ì
with t the thickness
b the nominal width
fy the yield strength in Mpa
References
[1] EN 503411:2001
Overhead electrical lines exceeding AC 45 kV Part 1: General requirements