Our AISC Shapes Database Viewer provides architects and engineers quick access to essential details on structural steel shapes, streamlining selection processes for accurate design and construction solutions.

Variable | Description | Unit | Value | Value | Value | Value |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

$$A$$ | Cross-sectional area of member | $$in^2$$ | ||||

$$d$$ | Depth of member parallel to Y-axis | $$in$$ | ||||

$$t_w$$ | Thickness of web of member | $$in$$ | ||||

$$b_f$$ | Width of flange of member, parallel to X-axis | $$in$$ | ||||

$$t_f$$ | Thickness of flange of member | $$in$$ | ||||

$$h$$ | Depth of member parallel to Y-axis | $$in$$ | ||||

$$b$$ | Width of member parallel to X-axis | $$in$$ | ||||

$$t$$ | Thickness of member | $$in$$ | ||||

$$OD$$ | Outside diameter | $$in$$ | ||||

$$ID$$ | Inside diameter | $$in$$ | ||||

$$t_{nom}$$ | Nominal wall thickness | $$in$$ | ||||

$$t_{des}$$ | Actual wall thickness | $$in$$ | ||||

$$k_{des}$$ | - | $$in$$ | ||||

$$k_{det}$$ | - | $$in$$ | ||||

$$k$$ | Distance from outer face of flange to web toe of fillet | $$in$$ | ||||

$$k_1$$ | Distance from web centerline to flange toe of fillet | $$in$$ | ||||

$$T$$ | Distance between fillets for wide-flange or channel shape = $$d_{nom}-2*k_{det}$$ | $$in$$ | ||||

$$gage$$ | Standard gage (bolt spacing) for member | $$in$$ | ||||

$$r_{ts}$$ | $$\sqrt{\frac{\sqrt{I_y \times C_w}}{S_x}}$$ | $$in$$ | ||||

$$h_o$$ | Distance between centroid of flanges = $$d-t_f$$ | $$in$$ | ||||

$$\frac{wt.}{ft.}$$ | Weight per unit length | $$\frac{lb}{ft}$$ | ||||

$$\frac{b_f}{2t_f}$$ | - | - | ||||

$$\frac{h}{t_w}$$ | - | - | ||||

$$\frac{b}{t}$$ | - | - | ||||

$$\frac{h}{t}$$ | - | - | ||||

$$\frac{d}{t}$$ | - | - | ||||

$$e_o$$ | Horizontal distance from the outer edge of a channel web to its shear center = $$\frac{t_f \times (d-t_f)^2 \times (b-\frac{t_w}{2})^2}{4 \times I_x} - \frac{t_w}{2}$$ | $$in$$ | ||||

$$\frac{d}{t_w}$$ | - | - | ||||

$$I_x$$ | Moment of inertia of member taken about X-axis | $$in^4$$ | ||||

$$S_x$$ | Elastic section modulus of member taken about X-axis | $$in^3$$ | ||||

$$r_x$$ | Radius of gyration of member taken about X-axis = $$\sqrt{\frac{I_x}{A}}$$ | $$in$$ | ||||

$$\bar{y}$$ | Distance from outside face of outside face of flange of WT or angle leg to Y-axis | $$in$$ | ||||

$$Z_x$$ | Plastic section modulus of member taken about X-axis | $$in^3$$ | ||||

$$y_p$$ | Vertical distance from designated member edge to plastic neutral axis | $$in$$ | ||||

$$I_y$$ | Moment of inertia of member taken about Y-axis | $$in^4$$ | ||||

$$S_y$$ | Elastic section modulus of member taken about Y-axis | $$in^3$$ | ||||

$$r_y$$ | Radius of gyration of member taken about Y-axis = $$\sqrt{\frac{I_y}{A}}$$ | $$in$$ | ||||

$$\bar{x}$$ | Distance from outside face of web of channel shape or outside face of angle leg to Y-axis | $$in$$ | ||||

$$Z_y$$ | Plastic section modulus of member taken about Y-axis | $$in^3$$ | ||||

$$I$$ | - | $$in^4$$ | ||||

$$S$$ | - | $$in^3$$ | ||||

$$r$$ | - | $$in$$ | ||||

$$Z$$ | - | $$in^3$$ | ||||

$$r_{ts}$$ | $$\sqrt{\frac{\sqrt{I_y \times C_w}}{S_x}}$$ | $$in$$ | ||||

$$h_o$$ | Distance between centroid of flanges = $$d-t_f$$ | $$in$$ | ||||

$$x_p$$ | Horizontal distance from designated member edge to plastic neutral axis | $$in$$ | ||||

$$I_z$$ | Moment of inertia of member taken about Z-axis | $$in^4$$ | ||||

$$S_z$$ | Elastic section modulus of member taken about Z-axis | $$in^3$$ | ||||

$$r_z$$ | Radius of gyration of member taken about Z-axis = $$\sqrt{\frac{I_z}{A}}$$ | $$in$$ | ||||

$$\tan \alpha$$ | - | - | ||||

$$r_{y(0)}$$ | - | $$in$$ | ||||

$$r_{y(\frac{3}{8})}$$ | - | $$in$$ | ||||

$$r_{y(\frac{3}{4})}$$ | - | $$in$$ | ||||

$$\bar{r}_{o(0)}$$ | - | $$in$$ | ||||

$$\bar{r}_{o(\frac{3}{8})}$$ | $$\bar{r}_{o(\frac{3}{8})}$$ | $$in$$ | ||||

$$\bar{r}_{o(\frac{3}{4})}$$ | $$\bar{r}_{o(\frac{3}{4})}$$ | $$in$$ | ||||

$$H_{(0)}$$ | $$H_{(0)}$$ | - | ||||

$$H_{(\frac{3}{8})}$$ | $$H_{(\frac{3}{8})}$$ | - | ||||

$$H_{(\frac{3}{4})}$$ | $$H_{(\frac{3}{4})}$$ | - | ||||

$$Q_{s(0)}$$ | $$Q_{s(0)}$$ | - | ||||

$$Q_{s(s)}$$ | $$Q_{s(s)}$$ | - | ||||

$$Q_{s(50)}$$ | $$Q_{s(50)}$$ | - | ||||

$$Q_{s(36)}$$ | $$Q_{s(36)}$$ | - | ||||

$$h_{flat}$$ | The workable flat (straight) dimension along the height(h) | $$in$$ | ||||

$$b_{flat}$$ | The workable flat (straight) dimension along the width(b) | $$in$$ | ||||

$$J$$ | Torsional moment of inertia of member | $$in^4$$ | ||||

$$C_w$$ | Warping constant | $$in^6$$ | ||||

$$C$$ | C | $$in^3$$ | ||||

$$W_{no}$$ | Normalized warping function at a point at the flange edge | $$in^2$$ | ||||

$$S_w$$ | Warping statical moment at a point on the cross section | $$in^4$$ | ||||

$$Q_f$$ | Statical moment for a point in the flange directly above the vertical edge of the web | $$in^3$$ | ||||

$$Q_w$$ | Statical moment at the mid-depth of the section | $$in^3$$ | ||||

$$\bar{r_o}$$ | Polar radius of gyration about the shear center = $$\sqrt{x_o^2 + y_o^2 + \frac{I_x + I_y}{A}}$$ | $$in$$ | ||||

$$H$$ | Flexural constant, $$=1 - \frac{x_o^2 + y_o^2}{\bar{r}_o^2}$$ | - | ||||

$$A_{surf}$$ | The total surface area of a rectangular or square HSS section | $$\frac{ft^2}{ft}$$ |

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