D7.A.9 Member Selection
The member selection process basically involves determination of the least weight member that PASSes the code checking procedure based on the forces and moments of the most recent analysis. The section selected will be of the same type as that specified initially. For example, a member specified initially as a channel will have a channel selected for it. Selection of members whose properties are originally provided from a user table will be limited to sections in the user table. Member selection cannot be performed on TUBES, PIPES, or members listed as PRISMATIC.
Sample Input data for Steel Design
UNIT METER PARAMETER CODE GERMAN NSF 0.85 ALL UNL 10.0 MEMBER 7 KY 1.2 MEMBER 3 4 RATIO 0.9 ALL TRACK 1.0 ALL CHECK CODE ALL