- Session 5 - Steel Solutions Center FAQs
- Connection Desn in the New AISC Manual - STRUCTURE magazine
- Steel desn - pedia
- Desn of Beams Flexural Members Part 5 of AISC/LRFD
Session 5 - Steel Solutions Center FAQs
The rationale for including only W8 and deeper shapes in the column tables is difficulty in making standard connections to the W6 and smaller shapes. We often use repeat sizes and it's not worth my time to read the graph (if there even is one) with other sections crowding the plot.
Connection Desn in the New AISC Manual - STRUCTURE magazine
Not sure why I didn't ask this question sooner but whatever.
Steel desn - pedia
Another benefit is that, perhaps, our architect friends will get the idea that W4's are not intended to be used as columns! It's faster for me to open spreadsheet and change a few values with a clearly presented graph and strength values.
Desn of Beams Flexural Members Part 5 of AISC/LRFD
For that manual, the smallest W-shape included in the column tables is a W10.
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