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Code Check Spread Sheets

Code Check Spread Sheets

Code Check Spread Sheets

Can someone please point me to a useful code check spread sheet ( steel) for AISC, API BS5950 etc.

I will be very grateful


RE: Code Check Spread Sheets

Why not build you own? Code check is simple and all you need is allowable, actual stresses (about all axis).

Unless I do not understand what you mean by code check. STAAD and other software packages will do code/unity checks as well. I would rather do simple ones by inspection or simple hand calculation.

Good luck

RE: Code Check Spread Sheets


I was thinking around a stand alone shareware / low-cost code check routine where I could input my forces / code check parameters and the software would give me an indication of the utilisations for the chosen section. Perhaps I could even run it on my PDA. Yes I can start writing my own routine. It would take me a while to code in all the clauses / properties / relationships and build the logic to all the conditions to cover most of the possibilities. And then I have to get someone to validate it.

However I was hoping to take advantage of the existing systems already developed and tested by experts rather than start from scratch.



RE: Code Check Spread Sheets

There are some design examples at http://www.corusconstruction.co.uk/indexes/idxeg001.htm

I don't know of available software for assessment of steel structures against BS 5950 though there are plenty for design of pressure vessels against BS 5500.


RE: Code Check Spread Sheets

May I know whether steel pipe manufactured in accordance with ASTM A53 (cold-formed pipe) is suitable to be used as structural elements in building construction.

I appreciate any reply.

Thank you.

Cheng CC

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