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Technical Reference Manual 2.14.10 Design Parameters
Design per LRFD specifications is requested by using the CODE parameter. Other applicable parameters are summarized in Table 2.5. These parameters communicate design decisions from the engineer to the program and thus allow the engineer to control the design process to suit an application's specific needs. The default parameter values have been selected such that they are frequently used numbers for conventional design. Depending on the particular design requirements, some or all of these parameter values may be changed to exactly model the physical structure. The parameters DMAX and DMIN are applicable for member selection only. Table 2.5 - AISC LRFD (2nd and 3rd Ed.) Design Parameters Parameter Name KX KY KZ LX LY LZ FYLD STP Default Value 1.0 1.0 1.0 Member Length Member Length Member Length 36.0 ksi 1 Description K value for flexural-torsional buckling. K value in the local y-axis. Usually this is the minor axis. K value in the local z-axis. Usually this is the major axis. Length used for flexural-torsional buckling. Length to calculate the slenderness ratio for buckling about the local y-axis. Length to calculate the slenderness ratio for buckling about the local z-axis. Yield strength of steel. Section type to determine Fr (compressive residual stress in flange) per 3rd Ed. LRFD spec., p 16.1-97. 1 = Rolled section (Fr = 10 ksi) 2 = Welded section (Fr = 16.5 ksi) FU NSF UNT 60.0 ksi 1.0 Member Length Member Length Ultimate tensile strength of steel. Net section factor for tension members. Unsupported length (Lh) of the top* flange for calculating flexural strength. Will be used only if flexural compression is on the top flange. Unsupported length (Lh) of the bottom* flange for calculating flexural strength. Will be used only if flexural compression is on the bottom flange. Spacing of stiffeners for beams for shear design.

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STIFF

Member Length or depth,

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0 = Suppress all design strengths 1.. denoting end point for calculation of Member "Deflection Length" (see note 1 of Table 2.0 in.0 = design at ends and at every 1/12th point along member length. 1 = deflection check based on the principle that maximum deflection is of the cantilever type (see note 2 of Table 2. it will be calculated by the program. 0.1) 0 0 = deflection check based on the principle that maximum deflection occurs within the span between DJ1 and DJ2.0 = design at ends and those locations specified by the SECTION command.0 = Print all design strengths 2. Minimum allowable section depth Page 2 of 3 TRACK 0.Design Parameters whichever is greater CB** 1. 1.1) DJ1 DJ2 CAN RATIO BEAM 1. PROFILE AXIS 1 Used in member selection.0.0 Coefficient Cb per Chapter F of AISC LRFD. 0. 2 = Design single angles for bending about their geometric axis.1) End Joint of Joint No. Specified the level of detail included in the output.0 = Print expanded design output DMAX DMIN DFF 45.47 for details. 2 = Single angle member is fully braced against lateral torsional buckling. 3 = Single angle member is braced against lateral torsional buckling at the point of mk:@MSITStore:C:\SProV8i\STAAD\Help\Technical_Reference_2007. 0. See Section 5.0 in. Maximum allowable section depth.0 Permissible ratio of actual load effect to design strength.. Any of value will be used directly in design. 1 = Design single angles for bending about their principle axis. If Cb is set to 0.chm::/American_Steel_Design/.0 None "Deflection Length" / Maximum allowable (Mandatory local deflection for deflection check) Start Joint of Joint No. denoting starting point for Member calculation of "Deflection Length" (see note 1 of Table 2. FLX 1 1 = Single angle member is not fully braced against lateral torsional buckling.0 1. 6/11/2013 .

Related Topics mk:@MSITStore:C:\SProV8i\STAAD\Help\Technical_Reference_2007.chm::/American_Steel_Design/.0 0.1 of this manual. DJ1.. For a description of the deflection check parameters DFF.Design Parameters maximum moment.0 = check for slenderness 1. DJ2 and CAN.0 = suppress slenderness check Any value greater than 1 = Allowable KL/r in compression. 6/11/2013 . ** Non-default values of CB must be re-entered before every subsequent CHECK CODE or SELECT command. MAIN 0. Page 3 of 3 *Top and Bottom represent the positive and negative side of the local Y axis (local Z axis if SET Z UP is used). TMAIN 300 Any value greater than 1 = Allowable KL/r in tension. page 6-113 of the LRFD 2nd edition manual. The STIFF parameter represents the term “a” as defined in Section F2.. see the Notes section of Table 2.