# V. AISC LRFD - Rectangular HSS Compression Strength

To validate that an American ASTM A500 grade B HSS12X10X1/2 compression member has a design compressive strength of over 500 kips.

## Reference

Hand calculation using the following reference:

AISC Load Factor Resistance Design, 3rd Edition, Example 4.8, page 4-13 & Table 4-6, Page 4-50.

## Problem

 Fy = 46 ksi

 Length = 20 ft

 KY = KZ = 0.8

## Comparison

The reported STAAD.Pro value is based on the term PNC in the STAAD.Pro output.

Table 1. Comparison of results
Design strength in Axial Compression (kips) 634 (*) 634.26 none
Note: * In the solved example, on page 4-14, the capacity is reported as ϕ×Pn = 580 kips. Looking at Table 4-6 on page 4-50, this happens to be the capacity for a 20 ft effective length, not a 16 ft effective length. As per the table, the capacity corresponding to a 16 ft effective length is 634 kips.

The file C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition\Samples\ Verification Models\09 Steel Design\US\AISC\AISC LRFD - Rectangular HSS Compression Strength.STD is typically installed with the program.

``````STAAD SPACE AXIAL COMPRESSION CAPACITY PER AISC LRFD 3RD ED
START JOB INFORMATION
ENGINEER DATE 23-Sep-18
END JOB INFORMATION
*
*  EXAMPLE PROBLEM 4.5, PAGE 4-13, AISC LRFD 3RD ED.
*  CAPACITY (PNC) SHOULD BE ABOUT 634 KIPS
*
UNIT FEET KIP
JOINT COORDINATES
1 0 0 0; 2 0 20 0;
MEMBER INCIDENCES
1 1 2;
MEMBER PROPERTY AMERICAN
1 TABLE ST HSST12X10X0.5
UNIT INCHES KIP
DEFINE MATERIAL START
ISOTROPIC MATERIAL1
E 29000
POISSON 0.3
END DEFINE MATERIAL
UNIT FEET KIP
CONSTANTS
MATERIAL MATERIAL1 ALL
SUPPORTS
1 PINNED
2 FIXED BUT FY MX MZ
2 FY -500
PERFORM ANALYSIS
UNIT INCHES KIP
PARAMETER 1
CODE LRFD
FYLD 46 ALL
KY 0.8 ALL
KZ 0.8 ALL
TRACK 1 ALL
CHECK CODE ALL
FINISH
``````

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ALL UNITS ARE - KIP  INCH (UNLESS OTHERWISE Noted)