D14.B.8 Code Checking
The purpose of code checking is to determine whether the current section properties of the members are adequate to carry the forces obtained from the most recent analysis. The adequacy is checked as per the SANS10162-1:1993 requirements.
Code checking is done using forces and moments at specified sections of the members. If the BEAM parameter for a member is set to 1 (which is also its default value), moments are calculated at every twelfth point along the beam. When no section locations are specified and the BEAM parameter is set to zero, design will be based on member start and end forces only. The code checking output labels the members as PASSed or FAILed. In addition, the critical condition, governing load case, location (distance from the start joint) and magnitudes of the governing forces and moments are also printed. Using the TRACK parameter can control the extent of detail of the output.
Sample input data for South African Code Design
PARAMETER CODE SANS10162-1: 1993 MAIN 1 all LY 4 MEMB 1 LZ 4 MEMB 1 UNL 4 MEMB 1 CB 0 MEMB 1 TO 23 CMZ MEMB 2 1 TO 23 CMY MEMB 2 1 TO 23 SSY 0 MEMB 1 TO 23 SSZ 0 MEMB 1 TO 23 FU 450000 MEMB 1 TO 23 BEAM 1 ALL NSF 0.85 ALL KY 1.2 MEMB 3 4 RATIO 1.0 ALL TRACK 2 ALL FYLD 300000 1 TO 23 CHECK CODE ALL FINISH