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Data: Section classification tables for European hot rolled


beam profiles (IPE and HE profiles)
This NCCI contains tables giving the section classification of IPE and HE profiles,
according to the Eurocode rules. Classifications are given for pure bending about both axes
and for bending with axial compression. The tables cover steel grades S235, S275, S355
and S460.

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Contents
1.

General

2.

Key to tables

3.

Examples of the use of the tables

4.

Tables for IPE profiles

5.

Tables for HE-profiles

6.

References

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1.

General

The tables given in this document cover European hot rolled profiles (IPE and HE sections)
and steel grades S235, S275, S355 and S460. The tables give the class of the cross-section
according to EN 1993-1-1 5.5.2 for:
compression
bending about the strong axis (My)
bending about the weak axis (Mz)
For cases of combined compression and bending moment about the strong axis (My), the
classification depends in most cases on the magnitude of the compressive force. The tables
give the maximum design value of the compression force NEd for each of the section classes 1
to 3, as appropriate.

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2.

Key to tables

Table 2.1 shows which table to use, depending on the section type and steel grade.
Table 2.1

Selection of the table

Steel grade

S235

S275

S355

S460

IPE-Profiles
(IPE A, IPE, IPE O)

Table 4.1

Table 4.2

Table 4.3

Table 4.4

HE-Profiles
(HE AA, HE A, HE B,
HE M)

Table 5.1

Table 5.2

Table 5.3

Table 5.4

In each table, the section class is given for pure compression and for pure bending about each
axis in columns 3, 4 and 5.
For compression and bending about the strong axis, three columns are given, for class 1, class
2 and class 3 sections (columns 6, 7, and 8 respectively). In each of these columns, the value
given is the maximum compression force for which the section will be of that class. In some
cases, a profile always has a higher class than that in a particular column, whatever the
magnitude of the compression force; in such cases the cell for that section in that column is
shaded grey. In other cases, the section class does not change, once the compression force
exceeds that shown as the limit for the next higher class (i.e. the value in the cell to the left);
such cases are denoted by an asterisk (*). Cases where the section is always class 1,
irrespective of the value of the compression force, are also denoted by an asterisk.

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3.

Examples of the use of the tables

Consider a profile IPE 360 steel grade S275,


for pure compression : the section is class 3,
for bending about the strong axis, the section is class 1,
for bending about the weak axis, the section is class is 1.
For combined compression force and bending about the strong axis, the section is:
Class 1 if NEd 435 kN
Class 2 if NEd 586 kN
Class 3 if NEd > 586 kN

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There is no limit to the compression force in column 8, because in pure compression, the
cross-section is Class 3.

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4.

Tables for IPE profiles

Table 4.1

IPEA, IPE, and IPEO profiles S235


Section class

Maximum compression force (NED) for the


section class (kN)

Profile

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IPEA

IPE

IPEO

Under pure
compression

Under pure
bending, My

Under pure
bending, Mz

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

80 160
180

1
2

1
1

1
1

140

200

148

220

181

240

190

*
*
*
*

270

193

259

300

231

312

330

255

346

*
*
*

360

232

326

1340

400

241

347

1427

450

254

380

1531

500

299

452

1757

550

323

499

1956

600

373

582

2248

80 240

270

335

300

371

330

401

360

441

*
*
*
*

400

493

653

450

557

749

500

626

851

550

732

999

3144

600

835

1148

3558

180 360

400

709

450

904

500

1045

550

1128

600

1688

For explanation of shading and *, see Section 2.

*
*
*

*
*
*
*
*

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Table 4.2

IPEA, IPE, IPEO profiles S275


Section class

Maximum compression force (NED) for the


section class (kN)

Profile

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IPEA

IPE

IPEO

Under pure
compression

Under pure
bending, My

Under pure
bending, Mz

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

80 140
160

1
2

1
1

1
1

129

180

140

200

147

195

220

181

239

240

188

252

*
*
*

270

187

258

1032

300

223

311

1188

330

244

344

1348

360

216

318

1381

400

220

335

1465

450

225

360

1565

500

260

426

1793

550

275

465

1990

600

315

541

2285

80 220

240

321

270

337

300

370

*
*
*

330

398

530

360

435

586

400

483

657

*
*
*

450

540

747

2567

500

600

844

2838

550

700

990

3258

600

795

1133

3681

180 270

300

528

330

583

360

672

400

710

450

904

*
*
*
*
*

500

1041

1379

550

1116

1495

600

1691

For explanation of shading and *, see Section 2.

*
*

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Table 4.3

IPEA, IPE, IPEO profiles S355


Section class

Maximum compression force (NED) for the


section class (kN)

Profile

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IPEA

IPE

IPEO

Under pure
compression

Under pure
bending, My

Under pure
bending, Mz

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

80
100

1
1

1
1

1
1

120

*
*
*

140

126

160

129

171

180

137

186

*
*

200

141

195

792

220

173

240

945

240

178

251

1063

270

169

250

1086

300

199

298

1247

330

214

327

1412

360

175

291

1429

400

166

297

1505

450

152

306

1590

500

167

355

1815

550

161

377

2004

600

177

433

2296

80 160

180

262

200

284

220

298

240

322

*
*
*
*

270

331

447

300

357

491

1841

330

379

529

2040

360

409

579

2251

400

446

644

2489

450

485

721

2700

500

526

803

2971

550

609

937

3407

600

681

1065

3841

180

200

*
*

220

414

240

462

270

495

*
*
*

300

529

699

330

579

772

360

664

890

400

691

942

*
*
*
*

450

878

1200

4128

500

998

1382

4578

550

1054

1484

4937

600

1643

2243

6956

For explanation of shading and *, see Section 2.

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Table 4.4

IPEA, IPE, IPEO profiles S460


Section class

Maximum compression force (NED) for the


section class (kN)

Profile

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IPEA

IPE

IPEO

Under pure
compression

Under pure
bending, My

Under pure
bending, Mz

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

80
100

1
1

1
1

1
1

*
*

120

151

140

123

167

160

122

171

681

180

126

182

742

200

127

189

834

220

155

231

995

240

156

238

1114

270

136

228

1124

300

155

268

1286

330

161

289

1450

360

105

238

1442

400

80

228

1502

450

36

212

1564

500

21

235

1775

550

-18

230

1944

600

-44

255

2219

80

100

120

*
*
*

140

237

160

253

*
*

180

261

347

200

282

377

*
*

220

289

395

1529

240

310

427

1738

270

308

441

1800

300

323

476

1940

330

336

506

2142

360

352

546

2353

400

373

598

2590

450

384

652

2789

500

393

708

3050

550

448

822

3491

600

484

921

3923

180

380

200

386

220

416

*
*
*

240

463

611

270

486

656

*
*

300

508

702

2741

330

551

770

3045

360

626

883

3430

400

635

921

3626

450

802

1169

4360

500

895

1332

4818

550

919

1409

5171

600

1506

2189

7351

For explanation of shading and *, see Section 2.

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5.

Tables for HE-profiles

Table 5.1

HEAA, HEA, HEB, HEM profiles S235


Section class

Maximum compression force (NED) for the


section class (kN)

Profile

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HEAA

HEA

HEB

HEM

Under pure
compression

Under pure
bending, My

Under pure
bending, Mz

Class 1

100
120

1
1

1
1

1
1

*
*

140

160

180

200

Class 2

Class 3

*
*
*
*

220 340

360

400

450

748

500

764

*
*
*
*

550

892

1179

600

902

1214

*
*

650

910

1249

4025

700

915

1282

4067

800

930

1355

4142

900

925

1413

4294

1000

904

1459

4363

100 500

550

1148

600

1163

*
*

650

1176

1571

700

1332

1788

*
*

800

1211

1699

6053

900

1215

1771

6080

1000

1050

1640

5661

100 600

650

1966

700

2170

*
*

800

2039

2703

900

2067

2810

*
*

1889

2672

8252

1000

100 800

900

3098

1000

2689

3646

For explanation of shading and *, see Section 2.

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Table 5.2

HEAA, HEA, HEB, HEM profiles S275


Section class

Maximum compression force (NED) for the


section class (kN)

Profile

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HEAA

HEA

HEB

HEM

Under pure
compression

Under pure
bending, My

Under pure
bending, Mz

Class 1

100
120

1
2

1
2

1
2

140

160

Class 2

Class 3

*
*
*

180 360

400

450

500

550

876

1186

*
*

600

873

1211

4229

650

867

1233

4166

700

857

1253

4195

800

840

1300

4246

900

797

1325

4375

1000

733

1334

4417

100 260

280

300

*
*
*
1013

*
*

320 450

500

1141

550

1146

600

1147

1544

650

1145

1573

6459

700

1293

1786

6808

800

1132

1660

6241

900

1098

1699

6234

1000

884

1523

5752

*
*

100 550

600

1968

650

1977

700

2174

800

1998

2717

900

1986

2789

9171

2601

8499

*
*
*

1000

1753

100 700

800

3536

900

3067

4102

1000

2588

3623

11093

For explanation of shading and *, see Section 2.

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Table 5.3

HEAA, HEA, HEB, HEM profiles S355


Section class

Maximum compression force (NED) for the


section class (kN)

Profile

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HEAA

HEA

HEB

HEM

Under pure
compression

Under pure
bending, My

Under pure
bending, Mz

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

100
120 400

1
3

1
3

1
3

450

500

550

600

1166

4445

650

744

1161

4348

700

701

1152

4347

800

615

1137

4346

900

490

1090

4418

1000

333

1016

4400

*
4465
4270
1167

4581

100 160

180 240

260

280

300

320

340

360

*
*

400

1145

450

1139

500

1128

1512

550

1105

1521

7235

600

1076

1527

6992

650

1042

1527

6809

700

1165

1725

7164

800

922

1522

6465

900

804

1487

6380

1000

489

1214

5776

*
*
*
*
*
*
*

100 450

500

2001

550

1986

*
*

600

1965

2605

650

1938

2621

*
*

700

2113

2884

10846

800

1846

2662

9837

900

1743

2656

9606

1000

1398

2361

8779

100 650

700

4089

800

3508

4684

900

2903

4079

13488

1000

2285

3460

11630

For explanation of shading and *, see Section 2.

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Table 5.4

HEAA, HEA, HEB, HEM profiles S460


Section class

Maximum compression force (NED) for the


section class (kN)

Profile

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HEAA

HEA

HEB

HEM

Under pure
compression

Under pure
bending, My

Under pure
bending, Mz

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

100
120 200

2
3

2
3

2
3

220 340

360

400

5061

450

4717

500

4467

550

4774

600

4588

650

700

800

253

848

4318

900

11

694

4303

1000

-328

499

4196

100

120

*
*

140

160

*
*

4443
953

4399

*
*

180 340

360

400

450

1109

1511

500

1063

1500

8036

550

999

1473

7626

600

926

1439

7308

650

845

1398

7055

700

927

1565

7405

800

572

1255

6536

900

333

1109

6340

1000

-143

705

5576

*
1148

*
*

100 400

450

2051

500

2010

*
*

550

1950

2633

600

1880

2609

11617

650

1802

2579

11165

700

1938

2815

11464

800

1543

2473

10235

900

1311

2350

9866

1000

812

1907

8842

100 600

650

4469

700

4076

5415

800

3324

4663

16774

900

2540

3878

14134

1000

1739

3077

11959

For explanation of shading and *, see Section 2.

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6.
1

References
EN 1993-1-1
Design of steel structures. Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings.

A. Bureau, Y. Gala
Application de lEurocode 3 : Classement des sections transversales en I. Revue Construction
Mtallique n1-1991. CTICM.

A. Bureau
Classification des sections selon lEurocode 3 - Tableaux de classement des profils lamins en I.
Revue Construction Mtallique n4-2005. CTICM.

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