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AD.2007-04.2.1 ASME NF

The design of steel sections according to the requirements in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) specifications, Rules for the Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Components, Section III – Subsection NF has been implemented and the steel design page has been updated to allow the design parameters to be defined and assigned.

The design requirements for the following years have been added:
  • 1974
  • 1977
  • 1989
  • 1998

For the list of parameters and commands including the default values, please refer to the D1.L. American Codes - Steel Design per ASME NF Codes.

For each steel member that is checked, the following checks are performed according to the clauses for that year:
  1. Slenderness check
  2. Tension
  3. Compression
  4. Bending (a) About major axis, (b) About major axis
  5. Shear
  6. Combined Stresses