Last Updated on September 11, 2024 by Maged kamel

- Structural steel sections.
- Structural steel sections.
- The ASTM designation for the different structural steel sections.
- W-section is one type of Structural steel section.
- How to derive the corresponding SI units for a section?
- The difference between W and S shapes.
- M-section is one type of Structural steel section.
- C shapes and HP structural steel sections review.
- MC-angles, structural steel sections review.
- WT-shapes and Si equivalence.

- Cold-formed shapes.

## Structural steel sections.

### Structural steel sections.

We shall examine the various steel forms as an introduction to the structural steel sections. The displayed slide illustrates the various shapes that are present, such as W-, M-, S-, Hp-, C-, L-, Wt-, St-, and hollow portions with the symbols Hss-.

We have double angles And also pipe shapes.

The wide flange, or I beam shape, represented by the symbol W. M is an acronym for Miscellaneous Beam.

Additionally, the miscellaneous beam has a thin Web and is an I-beam. The S-shapes’ internal slope in the flange is quite noticeable.

For bearing piles, the HP forms are employed. The Standard C channel is represented by the letter C. To create a W.T. section, we cut from an original w section to create a Wt section. Originally from the W section, Wt stands for the T section.

A Tee section cut from an S section is indicated by the symbol St. Which table item is T cut from W? Tees taken from the Miscellaneous area is what the MT stands for. M Additionally, S shapes shirts are St portions. HSS is an acronym for hollow structural sections that are rectangular in shape as well as for pipes and round forms.

The next slide shows the different shapes and the related symbols for these shapes.

### The ASTM designation for the different structural steel sections.

The following table contains the shape and ASTM designation. The wide Flange beams its ASTM-A-992, Fy is from 50-55 ksi and the Rupture stress is 65 ksi. For Miscellaneous beams and their ASTM designation, ASTM-A-36, Fy is 36 ksi, and the Rupture stress is from 58-80 ksi.

### W-section is one type of Structural steel section.

We have examined one part from the w section in the following slide. Section W 44×335 is examined. The weight per unit length is represented by the number 335.

Inch^2 is used to express the area. W44x335 has an area of = 98.50 inch^2. The depth of the entire section, including the web and flange, is measured from top to bottom and is denoted by the letter d.

We refer to the web’s thickness as tw, and its value is 1.03. It can be found in the table. The table also includes tw/2 as part of the sketch.

The thickness is shown in the following column to the closest 7/16″. The flange has a width of 15.9″ and a thickness of 1.77″ (bf=1.77″). The vertical distance from top to bottom to the round portion’s end is known as the k value.

The horizontal distance from the y-axis to the round’s finish is denoted by K1. T is the vertical distance along the web that is measured between the top and bottom ends of the rounded part.

As a practical gauge, the architectural dimension is also represented by a column. The wide-flange or W-shape is the most widely utilized structural shape, to quote.

It is symmetrical twice around the x and y axes. For the majority of the groups, the flange faces are almost parallel to the inner flange distance.

### How to derive the corresponding SI units for a section?

We can refer to part 17 in the AISC Manual for the SI Equivalents of Standard U.S.

Shape Profiles.

The next slide, includes Table17-1, the Si equivalent of standard U.s shape Profiles.

One pound-force is the force that acts on 1 lb mass with an acceleration of 32.20 ft/sec2. The corresponding acceleration in SI units is 9.8066 m/sec2. One Pound mass=0.4536 KG mass.

So we could write that One pound-force is the force that acts on 1Lb mass with an acceleration of 9.8066 m/sec2. Substituting for 1one pound mass as 0.4536 kg.

So we could write that One pound-force is the force that acts on 0.4536 kg mass with an acceleration of 9.8066 m/sec2. We can get that one pound-force =(0.4536*9.8066)=0.4536 of Kg force.

For a W44x335 W structural steel section. the overall height is 44 inches since one inch =25.4mm. The first figure will be 44*25.40=1117 mm taken as 1100 inches.

One ft =30.48 cm=304.8*(1/100)m=0.3048 m.

For 44 lb/ft=335(0.4536/0.3048)=498.543 kg/m=499 kg/m. This means that W44x335. The second term is 355 is the pound Weight per linear foot. The exact section but in Si- units will be W1100x499.

But with 499 km/m. The overall depth is approximately 1100mm.

### The difference between W and S shapes.

The next slide will show the difference between W and S shapes, two types of structural steel sections. The flange width with the section is less. The inner face of the Flange has a slope of approximately 16.7 degrees. The theoretical depth is the same as the nominal depth.

For instance, an S510x111.6 is a shape of nominal depth 510mm With a weight of 111.60 kg/m.

To get The dimension in lb-Ft for the depth=510/25.40=20.07 ft taken as 20′. While for the weight =111.60/(0.4536/0.3048)=75.00 lb/ft.

### M-section is one type of Structural steel section.

In the next slide, M shapes are doubly symmetrical shapes, and M shapes are Not classified as W, or S.M stands for miscellaneous. There are 20 lightweight shapes classified as M. An M360x25.60 is the largest M shape and is a section of nominal 360mm depth with a mass of 25.6 kg/m. The overall depth is 14 inches, and the weight is 17.2 pounds per linear foot.

### C shapes and HP structural steel sections review.

In the next slide, we will check the C-shapes. We have a flange and a web. The table of the C-channel includes the flange width as bf, and the average thickness is given as tf.

In the table, there is a web height and thickness. The web height is measured from the Overall depth of the C-channel, which is d minus 2k.

The first column in the table of C- Channel includes the Area. For a C channel, C15x50. The overall height d is 15.0 inches, And the weight is 50 pounds per foot. K value is the distance from the end of the slope to the upper Flange.

The T is the distance between the upper end of the slope to the lower end of the slope. Table 1-4 is from the AISC tables.

H-P shapes are used as bearing piles. H.P. section of 18×204. The overall depth of that section is approximately equal to 18 inches; the actual depth is 18.30 inches. The is a slope and a round portion. Table 1-4 gives complete information on Flange and web data.

### MC-angles, structural steel sections review.

In the next slide, we have MC-Shapesโthe Miscellaneous C-shapes. This is the second part of the table that includes the nominal weight. Every table has two parts; the first part includes data for the Area, Flange, and web data. The second part consists of the elastic and plastic section modulus and the inertias and radii of gyration.

We will talk about the elastic section modulus and plastic section modulus in the beam section by God’s will.

r stands for the radius of gyration, which is equal to sqrt of I/A. S stands for the elastic section modulus.

Z is the plastic section modulus. Torsional properties are given, Ix is bigger than the inertia about the y-axis. There is Sx and Sy in inch3, rx=sqrtof(ix/A), while ry=sqrt(Iy/A), x bar. Zx is the section modulus, and J is the polar moment of inertia.

cw &h are for the torsional data estimation. The next table is for angles. For a section, L8x8 represents an equal angle of 8 inches. K value is given. The values of weight and Area are given.

### WT-shapes and Si equivalence.

In the next slide, we have data on the W.T. shape; these T-sections are cut from a W-section. The table includes the different sizes of the WT shapes.

We have the web, in that case, is called the stem, we have bf for the flange width, tf is the flange thickness. The stem is the vertical portion of the WT shape.

The area and depth are included in table 1-8. These are corresponding sizes in S.I. units. WT205x29.8 is a structural tee with a nominal depth of 205 mm and a mass is 29.8 kg/m. Wt shape is due to the cutting of a W- section of w410x59.6. The W-section is a double depth of the needed W.T. section.

The x-axis data includes the values of inertia, elastic section modulus& radius of gyration, y-bar, and plastic section modulus. w section will have a double weight as compared with the required W.T. section. W16x40 will produce Two Wt sections of 8×20.

In the next slide, A summary is given of the various items. A W27x114 is a W section that is approximately 27 inches deep and weighs 114 pounds per foot. An S12x35 is an S section 12 inches deep, weighing 35 pounds per foot. An HP12x74 is a bearing pile section approximately 12 inches deep and weighing 74 pounds per foot. bearing piles are made from regular W rolls but with thicker webs to provide better resistance To the impact of pile driving.

An M8x6.5 is a miscellaneous section 8 inches deep, weighing 6.5 pounds per foot. It is one of the groups of doubly symmetrical. H-shaped that cannot by dimension be classified as a W, S, or H.P.

Miscellaneous has a different shape than other sections.

## Cold-formed shapes.

The previous section was about the hot-rolled section. The next slide shows the cold-formed shapes. The cold Formed shapes include Channel, stiffened channel, Zee, stiffened zee, hat, and sigma. An angle section also can be formed for a cold-formed section.

The next post will include the different types of structural loads and an introduction to LRFD and ASD designs.

if you want to see the major changes between Cm#14 and CM#15 regarding the different grades of steel and their uses for steel elements and bars please refer to post 1A.

A very good reference, **is A Beginner’s Guide**** to Structural Engineering**.