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Initial Issue Current Issue

Choose Section Type

I-Sections

Modulus of Elasticity

(E)

200000

N/mm2

Choose Section

W6X16

Permissible Yield Stress

(Fy)

345

N/mm2

I-Sections, C-Sections & T-Sections


Width of flange

(bf)

102.36mm

Overall depth

(d)

159.51mm

Thickness of flange

(tf)

10.29mm

Thickness of web

(tw)

6.60mm

Distance from outer face of flange to web toe of fillet

(kdet)

Width to thickness ratio (Unstiffened elements)

(b/t)

22.225mm

4.98

13.48

Non Slender Element


Width to thickness ratio (Stiffened elements)

(b/t)

17.42

35.87

Non Slender Element


T-Sections
Width to thickness ratio (Unstiffened elements) - Flanges

(b/t)

Width to thickness ratio (Unstiffened elements) - Stems

(b/t)

L-Sections

Length of Long leg

(d)

Length of Short leg

(b)

Thickness

(t)

Width to thickness ratio

(d/t)

(Unstiffened)
Width to thickness ratio

(b/t)

Overall depth of section

(h)

Width of the section

(b)

Thickness

(t)

Width to thickness ratio

(h/t)

(b/t)

Outer Diameter

(D)

Thickness

(t)

Width to thickness ratio

(D/t)

k1

tw

(Unstiffened)
Rectangular HSS

bf

(Stiffened)
Width to thickness ratio

tf

(Stiffened)
Round HSS & Pipes

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Approximate Effective Length Factor, K


Boundary Conditions
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0.65

[Refer Sketch for Typical Boundary Conditions]

: Rotation fixed and translation fixed

Unsupported length of the member

End Joint

(L)

: Rotation fixed and translation fixed

10.46m

1.0 Flexural Buckling of Members without Slender Elements


Sectional Properties
I-Sections

C-Sections

Ag

3058.1 mm

rx

66.0 mm

ry

24.6 mm
13361028.8 mm

Ix

T-Sections

mm

L-Sections

mm

mm
mm

mm2

mm

mm
4

mm

mm
4

mm

mm
4

mm4

Iy

4
1843905.2 mm

mm4

mm4

mm4

4
92819.6 mm

mm4

mm4

mm4

x0

mm

mm

mm

mm

y0

mm

mm

mm

mm

h0

149.4 mm

mm

mm

mm

r0

70.5 mm

mm

mm

mm

mm6

mm6

mm6

1.000

Cw

6
10258070102 mm

Shear Modulus of Elasticity of Steel


Kx

0.65

(G)
Ky

2
77200.0 N/mm

0.65

Kz

0.65

(Fe)

Elastic Buckling Stress

KL 2

186.16

102.97

0.658

N/mm2

r
Slenderness Ratio of the Member

(KL/r)

The Critical Stress Fcr, is determined as follows


a) When
b) When

KL
r
KL
r

4.71

>

4.71

E
Fy
E
Fy

or
or

Fy
Fe
Fy
Fe

(Fy/Fe)

2.25

Fcr

>

2.25

Fcr

0.877Fe

158.84

485.7kN

Nominal Compressive Strength of the Member

Pn

Fy

N/mm2

[Case - (a)]

ASD

LRFD

Safety Factor / Resistance Factor

1.67

0.90

Allowable / Design Compressive Strength

290.9kN

437.2kN

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2.0 Torsional and Flexural-Torsional Buckling of Members without Slender Elements


2.1 For Double Angle and Tee Shaped Compression Members
The Critical Stress Fcr, is determined as follows
Fcr

Fcry + Fcrz

2H

4FcryFcrzH
(Fcry + Fcrz)

N/mm2

NA

2.1a For Tee-Shaped Compression Members


(KyL/ry)

Slenderness Ratio of the Member

NA

NA

NA

(Fe)

Elastic Buckling Stress

KL 2

N/mm2

r
Critical Stress about y-axis of symmetry

Fcry

Critical Stress about z-axis

Fcrz

Nominal Compressive Strength of the Member

Pn

N/mm2

GJ
A g r0 2

NA

NA

N/mm2

ASD

LRFD

Safety Factor / Resistance Factor

1.67

0.90

Allowable / Design Compressive Strength

NA

NA

2.1b For Double Angle Compression Members


In Progress

- As per Section E6 of AISC360-10

2.2. For All Other Cases


2.2a. For Doubly Symmetric Members
2

Elastic Buckling Stress

(Fe)

EC w

(KzL)

+ GJ

500.07

N/mm2

Ix + I y
N/mm2

Critical Stress (As per E3-2 and E3-3)

Fcr

258.47

Nominal Compressive Strength of the Member

Pn

790.4kN

ASD

LRFD

Safety Factor / Resistance Factor

1.67

0.90

Allowable / Design Compressive Strength

473.3kN

711.4kN

2.2b. For Singly Symmetric Members where 'y' is the Axis of Symmetry

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Elastic Buckling Stress Fe, is determined as follows


Fe

Fey + Fez

4FeyFezH

(Fey + Fez)2

2H

NA

N/mm2

Where
2

Fey

KyL 2

NA N/mm2

NA N/mm2

ry
2

Fez

EC w

(KzL)

+ GJ

1
A g r0

Critical Stress (As per E3-2 and E3-3)

Fcr

NA

Nominal Compressive Strength of the Member

Pn

NA

N/mm2

ASD

LRFD

Safety Factor / Resistance Factor

1.67

0.90

Allowable / Design Compressive Strength

NA

NA

2.2c. For Unsymmetric Members


Elastic Buckling Stress Fe, is the lowest root of the following cubic equation
(Fe - Fex)(Fe - Fey)(Fe - Fez)

x0 2

Fe2(Fe-Fey)

r0

Fe2(Fe-Fex)

y0 2
r0

Where
2

Fex

KxL 2

NA N/mm2

NA N/mm2

NA N/mm2

rx
2

Fey

KyL 2
ry
2

Fez

EC w

(KzL)

+ GJ

1
A g r0

After solving, the equation, Elastic Buckling Stress

Fe

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26.10

N/mm2