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D8.B.12 Indian Steel Table

This is an important feature of the program since the program will read section properties of a steel member directly from the latest ISI steel tables (as published in ISI-800). These properties are stored in memory corresponding to the section designation (e.g., ISMB250, etc.). If called for, the properties are also used for member design. Since the shear areas are built in to these tables, shear deformation is always considered for these members.

Almost all ISI steel tables are available for input. A complete listing of the sections available in the built-in steel section library may be obtained using the tools of the graphical user interface.

Following are the descriptions of all the types of sections available:

D8.B.12.1 Rolled Steel Beams (ISJB, ISLB, ISMB and ISHB)

All rolled steel beam sections are available the way they are designated in the ISI handbook (e.g., ISJB225, ISWB400, etc.)

20 TO  30 TA ST ISLB325
Note: In case of two identical beams, the heavier beam is designated with an ‘A” on the end (e.g., ISHB400 A, etc.).
1 TO  5 TA ST ISHB400A

D8.B.12.2 Rolled Steel Channels (ISJC, ISLC and ISMC) 

All these shapes are available as listed in ISI section handbook. Designation of the channels are per the scheme used by ISI.

10 TO  20 BY 2 TA ST ISMC125
12 TA  ST ISLC300

D8.B.12.3 Double Channels

Back to back double channels, with or without spacing between them, are available. The letter D in front of the section name will specify a double channel (e.g., D ISJC125, D ISMC75, etc.).

21 22  24 TA D ISLC225

D8.B.12.4 Rolled Steel Angles

Both rolled steel equal angles and unequal angles are available for use in the STAAD implementation of ISI steel tables. The following example with explanations will be helpful in understanding the input procedure:

At present there is no standard way to define the local y and z axes for an angle section. The standard section has local axis system. The standard angle is specified as:

51 52  53 TA ST ISA60X60X6

This specification has the local z-axis (i.e., the minor axis corresponding to the V-V axis specified in the steel tables. Many engineers are familiar with a convention used by some other programs in which the local y-axis is the minor axis. STAAD provides for this convention by accepting the command:

54 55  56 TA RA ISA50X30X6
Tip: RA denotes reverse angle

D8.B.12.5 Double Angles

Short leg back-to-back or long leg back-to-back double angles can be specified by inputting the word SD or LD, respectively, in front of the angle size. In case of an equal angle either LD or SD will serve the purpose. For example,

14 TO  20 TA LD ISA50X30X5 SP 1.5
23 27  TA SD ISA75X50X6

D8.B.12.6 Rolled Tees (ISHT, ISST, ISLT and ISJT)

All the rolled tee sections are available for input as they are specified in the ISI handbook. The following example illustrates the designated method.

1 2  5 8 TA ST ISNT100
67 68  TA ST ISST250

D8.B.12.7 Pipes (Circular Hollow Sections)

To designate circular hollow sections from ISI tables, use PIP followed by the numerical value of diameter and thickness of the section in mm omitting the decimal section of the value provided for diameter. The following example will illustrate the designation.

10 15  TA ST PIP 213.2

specifies a 213 mm dia. pipe with 3.2 mm wall thickness

Circular pipe sections can also be specified by providing the outside and inside diameters of the section. For example,

1 TO  9 TA ST PIPE OD 25.0ID 20.0

specifies a pipe with outside dia. of 25 and inside dia. of 20 in current length units

Only code checking and no member selection will be performed if this type of specification is used.

D8.B.12.8 Tubes (Rectangular or Square Hollow Sections)

Designation of tubes from the ISI steel table is illustrated below.

For example,

15 TO  25 TA ST TUB 160808

Tubes, like pipes, can also be input by their dimensions (Height, Width and Thickness) and not by any table designations.

6 TA ST TUBE DT 8.0 WT  6.0 TH 0.5

is a tube that has a height of 8, a width of 6, and a wall thickness of 0.5.

Note: Only code checking and no member selection is performed for TUBE sections specified this way.

D8.B.12.9 Plate And Angle Girders (With Flange Plates)

All plate and angle grinders (with flange plates) are available as listed in ISI section handbook. The following example with explanations will be helpful in understanding the input procedure.

  1. Plate and angle girder symbol.
  2. Web plate width in mm.
  3. Web plate thickness in mm.
  4. Flange angle, A X B X t, all in mm.
    Table 1. Flange angle key
    Symbol Angle
    A 150X150X18
    B 200X100X15
    C 200X150X18
    E 200X200X18
  5. Flange plate width in mm.
  6. Flange plate thickness in mm.

D8.B.12.10 Single Joist with Channels and Plates on the Flanges to be Used as Girders

All single joist with channel and plates on the flanges to be used as girders are available as listed in ISI section handbook. The following example with explanations will be helpful in understanding the input procedure.

  1. Joist Designation

    IW450 = ISWB450

  2. Top flange channel designation:

    350 = ISMC350

  3. Constant (always X).

  4. Top flange plate thickness in mm.

    Note: D = 0 for no plate.
  5. Bottom flange plate thickness in mm.

Note: The heavier ISWB600 has been omitted, since the lighter ISWB600 is more efficient.