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Technical Reference Manual 2.17.8 Design Parameters

Design per AISC 360-05 (Unified) specifications is requested by using the CODE parameter. Other applicable parameters are summarized in the following Table. These parameters communicate design decisions from the engineer to the program and thus allow the user 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. Table 2.9 - AISC 360-05 Design Parameters Parameter Name CODE METHOD KX KY KZ FYLD FU NSF SLF MAIN TMAIN UNT Default Value Description

AISC UNIFIED Used to designate this code. LRFD 1.0 1.0 1.0 250 MPa 400 MPa 1.0 1.0 200 300 Member Length Member Length 1.0 1000.0 mm 0.0 mm Used to specify LRFD or ASD design methods. K value for flexural-torsional buckling. K value in local y-axis. K value in local z-axis. Yield strength of steel. Ultimate strength of steel. Net Section Factor for tension members. Shear Lag Factor for determination of Net Effective Area of tension members. Allowable slenderness limit for compression members. Allowable slenderness limit for tension members. Unsupported length of the top* flange for calculating flexural strength. Will be used only if compression is in the top flange. Unsupported length of the bottom* flange for calculating flexural strength. Will be used only if compression is in the bottom flange. Permissible ratio of actual load to allowable strength. Maximum allowable depth for member selection. Minimum allowable depth for member selection. Used in member selection. Refer to Section 5.47 for details. 1.0 0.0 = design at ends and those locations specified by the SECTION command.

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0 = Welded section (Fr= 16. 6/11/2013 ..0 Coefficient Cb per Chapter F.0 = design at ends and at every 1/12th point along member length. Length to calculate slenderness ratio for buckling about local z-axis. it will be calculated by the program. 2 = Design single angles for bending based on geometric axis. ** Non-default values of CB must be re-entered before every subsequent CHECK CODE or SELECT mk:@MSITStore:C:\SProV8i\STAAD\Help\Technical_Reference_2007.Design Parameters 1.0 = Rolled section (Fr = 10 ksi) 2.0. denoting end point for calculation of "Deflection Length" (see note 1 on Table 2. 0 = deflection check based on the principle that maximum deflection occurs within the span between DJ1 and DJ2. Section Type to determine Fr (compression residual stress in flange) 1.1) Joint No. Page 2 of 3 DJ1 DJ2 TRACK STP 1.. 1 = deflection check based on the principle that maximum deflection is of the cantilever type (see note 2 on Table 2. If Cb is set to 0. DFF none "Deflection Length" / Maximum allowable (mandatory for local deflection deflection check) Start Joint of member End Joint of member 0 Joint No. Any other value will be directly used in the design.chm::/American_Steel_Design/. denoting starting point for calculation of "Deflection Length" (see note 1 on Table 2.1) Specifies the amount of detail included in design output 0 = Suppress all member capacities 1 = Print all member capacities LX LY LZ CAN Member Length Member Length Member Length 0 Length for flexural-torsional buckling Length to calculate slenderness ratio for buckling about local y-axis.1) CB** 1.5 ksi) AXIS 1 1 = Design single angles for bending based on principle axis.0 * Top and Bottom represent the positive and negative side of the local Y axis (local Z axis if SET Z UP is used).

3 of the AISC 360-05 code. Related Topics mk:@MSITStore:C:\SProV8i\STAAD\Help\Technical_Reference_2007. it is described in section D. 6/11/2013 .Design Parameters command. This factor is used to determine the Effective Net Area by multiplying this factor with Net Area of the cross section.2. 4.0.3.0. Notes Page 3 of 3 1. Please refer to Table D3. 2.chm::/American_Steel_Design/.2. as per equation D. NSF is the Net Section Factor as used in most of the Steel Design Codes of STAAD. the default value for SLF is 1. The Effective Net Area is used to determine the Tensile Strength for Tensile rupture in the Net Section.2. DJ2 see the Notes section of Table 2. For the AISC 360-05 code. It is defined as the Ratio of ‘Net cross section area’ / ‘Gross section area’ for tension member design. For a description of the deflection check parameters DFF.. To summarize. In STAAD. SLF is the Shear Lag Factor.1 of the 360-05 code for a list of acceptable SLF values. as used in Section D..1 of this manual. DJ1. the “Gross Area” (Ag) is multiplied by NSF to get the “Net Area” (An) of the section. 3. The “Net Area” (An) is again multiplied by SLF to get the “Effective Net Area” (Ae) of the section. The default value is 1.3.