D1.A.5.1 Axial Tension
The criteria governing the capacity of tension members are based on:
- Tensile Yielding in Gross Section and
- Tensile Rupture of Net Section.
The limit state of yielding in the gross section is intended to prevent excessive elongation of the member, and the corresponding check is done as per section D2-(a) of the code.
The second limit state involves fracture at the section with the minimum effective net area, and the corresponding check is done as per section D2-(b) of the code.
STAAD.Pro calculates the tension capacity of a given member based on these two limit states.
The Net Section Area may be specified by the user through the use of the parameter NSF (see D1.B.1.2 Design Parameters). The Effective Net Area of tension members can be determined by using the Shear Lag Factor. You can also input the shear lag factor through the use of the parameter SLF.