In structural engineering and in pipe stress, is it possible to optimize designs using current software?
A rich and interesting history
If you like Table 4-12 in the AISC 15th Edition, then you might like the attached example plots which I built on the same principle.
Because I prefer the simplicity of using a single angle brace, I prepared a general calculation set demonstrating a few use cases.
A magazine article I wrote in 2002.
Let’s just start with a basic design: the tee is 8′ tall bottom of base plate to top of steel beam the tee beam is 4′ wide the steel column and beam are W8x31 (A992) This size tee is one of the most sturdy that we will design. any shorter and we would have used […]