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M. Orientation of Elements

Table 1. Standard element shapes and their default orientation and base nodes
Profile Type Section Base Node # Nodes
Angles Equal Leg Angle 1
Unequal Leg Angle 1
I Sections I Sections with Tapered Flanges 10
I Sections with Parallel Flanges 10
Channels Parallel Flanged Channels 1
Tapered Flange Channels 1
Cold Rolled Channels 1
CHS Circular Hollow Sections 1
Plate Plate Sections 1
Tee Section T Sections with Parallel Flanges  
T Sections with Tapered Flanges 1
RHS Rectangular Hollow Section 1