D1.B.1.3 Code Checking
The purpose of code checking is to check whether the provided section properties of the members are adequate. The adequacy is checked as per AISC-89. Code checking is done using the forces and moments at specified sections of the members. If no sections are specified, the program uses the start and end forces for code checking.
When code checking is selected, the program calculates and prints whether the members have passed the code or have failed; the critical condition of the AISC code (like any of the AISC specifications or compression, tension, shear, etc.); the value of the ratio of the critical condition (overstressed for a value more than 1.0 or any other specified RATIO value); the governing load case, and the location (distance from the start of the member) of forces in the member where the critical condition occurs.
Code checking can be done with any type of steel section listed in D1.A.4 Built-in Steel Section Library of this manual.