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AJA14
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User Defined Section

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06-13-2012 07:38 AM

I was wondering what code to use to design user defined sections. I need this for composite beam while entering them as user defined members. Thanks in advance.

Ali Al-Hammoud
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MZ & Partners Engineering Consultancy
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Rafal.Gaweda
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Re: User Defined Section

06-13-2012 07:43 AM in reply to: AJA14

I was wondering what code

 

Do you mean section shape?

 

to use to design user defined sections. I need this for composite beam while entering them as user defined members. 

 

I guess most similar to the way (section symbol = way of design in case of steel mamber) you would do it in reality.

(BTW: there is no code for composite design in Robot) 

 



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Re: User Defined Section

06-14-2012 01:13 AM in reply to: AJA14

I think my question was misunderstood. I am inserting my members as user defined sections. when I run the calculations for the member verification according to AISC I don't get any ratios. I think Robot does not design user defined members as per AISC. I was wondering if there was another code I could use to design these members such as EN or BS.

Ali Al-Hammoud
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Re: User Defined Section

06-14-2012 01:41 AM in reply to: AJA14

Send me example file + your section database

 

My example below:

section RG 1 - SHAPE_TYPE=0

section RG 2 - SHAPE_TYPE=10

section COMP 1 - SHAPE_TYPE=10, containing parts with different steel materials

 

aisc.jpg



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