Introduction
“The Section Properties Calculator” provide calculations for the area, shear area, moment of inertia, section modulus, cross-section area, and radius of gyration. and also allowable load for conceptual design
Alllowable Load
– allowable stress based on AISC ASD Manual
The Section Properties Calculator provides an estimate of the allowable load, which is intended primarily for conceptual design and preliminary sizing of the section. It doesn’t account for factors such as the slenderness ratio, which can significantly influence the allowable load in compact and non-compact sections. Moreover, it does not consider the overall depth multiplied by the web thickness for shear design.
- Axial tension = 0.6 fy (fy is the yield stress)
- Bending tension or compression = 0.66 fy
- Shear stress = 0.4 fy
You must recalculate the allowable stress for detailed design, taking into consideration your specific design requirements
Units : Calculations should be independent of the unit system, whether it’s SI or US units. They should accommodate Length (L), Mass (M) or Force (F), and Time (T)
Section Properties Calculator
1. Rectengular Section
Section Type |
Nequtral Axis (L) |
Area (L^2) |
Shear Area (L^2) |
Moment of Inertia (L^4) |
Section Modulus (L^3) |
Radius of Gyration (L) |
Allowable Load (F or FL) | Description |
Rectengular |
Ft : Tension Fb : Bending Fs: Shear |
b (L): d (L): Fy (F/L^2): |
Ft = Fb = Fs = |
2. Hollow Rectengular Section
Section Type |
Nequtral Axis (L) |
Area (L^2) |
Shear Area (L^2) |
Moment of Inertia (L^4) |
Section Modulus (L^3) |
Radius of Gyration (L) |
Allowable Load (F or FL) | Description |
Hollow Rectengular |
Ft : Tension Fb : Bending Fs: Shear |
b (L): d (L): h (L): k (L): Fy (F/L^2): |
Ft = Fb = Fs = |
3. Circle Section
Section Type |
Nequtral Axis (L) |
Area (L^2) |
Shear Area (L^2) |
Moment of Inertia (L^4) |
Section Modulus (L^3) |
Radius of Gyration (L) |
Allowable Load (F or FL) | Description |
Circle |
Ft : Tension Fb : Bending Fs: Shear |
d (L): Fy (F/L^2): |
Ft = Fb = Fs = |
4. Circular hollow Section
Section Type |
Nequtral Axis (L) |
Area (L^2) |
Shear Area (L^2) |
Moment of Inertia (L^4) |
Section Modulus (L^3) |
Radius of Gyration (L) |
Allowable Load (F or FL) | Description |
Circular hollow |
Ft : Tension Fb : Bending Fs: Shear |
D (L): d (L): Fy (F/L^2): |
Ft = Fb = Fs = |
5. I Beam Section(Strong-Axis)
Section Type |
Nequtral Axis (L) |
Area (L^2) |
Shear Area (L^2) |
Moment of Inertia (L^4) |
Section Modulus (L^3) |
Radius of Gyration (L) |
Allowable Load (F or FL) | Description |
I-Beam_typ Strong Axis |
Ft : Tension Fb : Bending Fs: Shear |
d (L): b (L): t (L): s (L): Fy (F/L^2): |
Ft = Fb = Fs = |
6. I Beam Section(Weak-Axis)
Section Type |
Nequtral Axis (L) |
Area (L^2) |
Shear Area (L^2) |
Moment of Inertia (L^4) |
Section Modulus (L^3) |
Radius of Gyration (L) |
Allowable Load (F or FL) | Description |
I-Beam_typ Weak Axis |
Ft : Tension Fb : Bending Fs: Shear |
d (L): b (L): t (L): s (L): Fy (F/L^2): |
Ft = Fb = Fs = |
7. C Channel
Section Type |
Nequtral Axis (L) |
Area (L^2) |
Shear Area (L^2) |
Moment of Inertia (L^4) |
Section Modulus (L^3) |
Radius of Gyration (L) |
Allowable Load (F or FL) | Description |
C-Channel |
Ft : Tension Fb : Bending Fs: Shear |
d (L): b (L): t (L): s (L): Fy (F/L^2): |
Ft = Fb = Fs = |
8. T Section
Section Type |
Nequtral Axis (L) |
Area (L^2) |
Shear Area (L^2) |
Moment of Inertia (L^4) |
Section Modulus (L^3) |
Radius of Gyration (L) |
Allowable Load (F or FL) | Description |
C-Channel |
Ft : Tension Fb : Bending Fs: Shear |
d (L): b (L): t (L): s (L): Fy (F/L^2): |
Ft = Fb = Fs = |
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