# D1.I.1.2 Allowable Stresses per ASCE 10-97

Member selection and code checking operations in the STAAD implementation of ASCE 10-97 are done to resist loads at stresses approaching yielding, buckling, fracture and other limiting conditions specified in the standard. Those stresses are referred to in the standard as Design Stresses. The appropriate sections of the ASCE standard where the procedure for calculating the design stresses is explained are as follows.

## D1.I.1.2.1 Design Axial Tensile Stress

Design tensile stresses are calculated on the basis of the procedure described in section 3.10. The NSF parameter (see the Parameters table shown later in this section) may be used if the section area needs to be reduced to account for bolt holes.

## D1.I.1.2.2 Design Axial Compressive Stress

Design compressive stress calculation is based on the procedures of section 3.6 through 3.9. For angle members under compression, the procedures of sections 3.7 and 3.8 have been implemented. Capacity of the section is computed for column buckling and wherever applicable, torsional buckling. The user may control the effective lengths for buckling using the LT, LY, LZ and/or KT, KY, KZ parameters (see the Parameters table shown later in this section).

## D1.I.1.2.3 Design Bending Compressive Stress

Calculations for design bending compressive stress about the major axis and minor axis are based on the procedures of section 3.14. Procedures outlined in sections 3.14.1 through 3.14.6 have been implemented.