# V. AISC ASD - Wide Flange Beam Load Capacity 1

Determine the bending (transverse load carrying) capacity of a W16x40 shape.

## Reference

AISC Allowable Stress Design, 9th Edition, Example1, page 2-5.

## Problem

 Fy =36 ksi

 Lu = 6ft

## Comparison

The reported STAAD.Pro value is obtained by multiplying the FCZ and SZ values from the STAAD.Pro output = 23.76(64.71) = 1,537.5 in·kip = 128.1.

Table 1. Comparison of results
Bending capacity (ft·kips) 128 128.1 none

The file C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition\Samples\ Verification Models\09 Steel Design\US\AISC\ASD 9th Edition\AISC ASD - Wide Flange Beam Load Capacity 1.STD is typically installed with the program.

``````STAAD SPACE AISC VERIFICATION PROBLEM FOR BENDING CAPACITY. PAGE 2-5 OF
START JOB INFORMATION
ENGINEER DATE 22-Sep-18
END JOB INFORMATION
* 9TH ED. AISC-ASD CODE EXAMPLE 1. RATIO SHOULD BE A LITTLE UNDER 1.0.
* CAPACITY SHOULD BE 128 KIP-FT. (SZ*FCZ SHOULD BE 128 KIP-FT).
UNIT FEET KIP
JOINT COORDINATES
1 0 0 0; 2 10 0 0;
MEMBER INCIDENCES
1 1 2;
MEMBER PROPERTY AMERICAN
1 TABLE ST W16X40
UNIT INCHES KIP
DEFINE MATERIAL START
ISOTROPIC MATERIAL1
E 29000
POISSON 0.3
END DEFINE MATERIAL
UNIT FEET KIP
CONSTANTS
MATERIAL MATERIAL1 ALL
SUPPORTS
1 FIXED
2 FY 12.5
PERFORM ANALYSIS
UNIT INCHES KIP
PARAMETER 1
CODE AISC
MAIN 1 ALL
FYLD 36 ALL
UNL 72 ALL
TRACK 2 ALL
CHECK CODE ALL
FINISH
``````

```                       STAAD.PRO CODE CHECKING - (AISC 9TH EDITION)   v1.0
********************************************
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                    Y        PROPERTIES   |
|*************                                       |        IN INCH UNIT |
|            *  |=============================|   ===|===     ------------ |
|MEMBER   1  *  |  AISC SECTIONS              |      |        AX =  11.80  |
|            *  | ST  W16X40                  |      |   --Z  AY =   4.39  |
|DESIGN CODE *  |                             |      |        AZ =   4.73  |
| AISC-1989  *  ===============================   ===|===     SY =   8.26  |
|            *                                                SZ =  64.75  |
|            *  |&lt;---LENGTH (FT)=   10.00 --->|               RY =   1.56  |
|*************                                                RZ =   6.63  |
|                                                                          |
|                125.0 (KIP-FEET)                                          |
|PARAMETER        |L1                                         STRESSES     |
|IN KIP  INCH     |   L1  L1                                  IN KIP  INCH |
|---------------  +           L1                              -------------|
| KL/R-Y=  76.68  |               L1                          FA  =  15.57 |
| KL/R-Z=  18.11  +                                           fa  =   0.00 |
| UNL   =  72.00  |                       L1                  FCZ =  23.76 |
| CB    =   1.00  +                                           FTZ =  23.76 |
| CMY   =   0.85  |                           L1  L1          FCY =  27.00 |
| CMZ   =   0.85  +                                   L1      FTY =  27.00 |
| FYLD  =  36.00  |                                       L0  fbz =  23.17 |
| NSF   =   1.00  +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---|   fby =   0.00 |
| DFF   =   0.00  -6.9                                        Fey =  25.40 |
| dff=      0.00               ABSOLUTE MZ ENVELOPE           Fez = 455.24 |
| (KL/R)max =  76.68              (WITH LOAD NO.)             FV  =  14.40 |
|                                                             fv  =   2.84 |
|                                                                          |
|                      MAX FORCE/ MOMENT SUMMARY  (KIP-FEET)               |
|                      -------------------------                           |
|                                                                          |
|                AXIAL      SHEAR-Y    SHEAR-Z    MOMENT-Y    MOMENT-Z     |
|                                                                          |
|      VALUE       0.0        12.5        0.0         0.0       125.0      |
|   LOCATION       0.0         0.0        0.0         0.0         0.0      |
|                                                                          |
|**************************************************************************|
|*                                                                        *|
|*                         DESIGN SUMMARY  (KIP-FEET)                     *|
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