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Section Classification of 'Non-Welded' Thin Elements [BS 8118-1: 1991]

Created: 28-July-2012 by:I.R.Itum


Unreinforced Flat Elements
01. Internal Elements Under Uniform Compression
01-1. Farthest Element
b 60mm :=
flat width of the element
Compression Side
t 2.5mm :=
the thickness of the element
y
1
97.94mm :=
the distance of the most severely
stressed fiber from the NA of the gross
section.
M
y
2
96.14mm :=
the distance of the element under
consideration from the NA. Tension Side
p
o
160MPa :=
limiting stress

250MPa
p
o
y
1
y
2
1.262 = :=
stress parameter
b t 24 = := width to thickness
ratio

1
18 22.71 = := lower limit of slenderness ratio for internal unwelded element Table 4.3, BS
8118-1:1991

o
22 27.756 = := higher limit of slenderness ratio for internal unwelded element Table 4.3, BS
8118-1:1991
Element Classification Clause 4.3.3.4, BS 8118-1-1991
"Fully Compact"
1
s ( ) if
"Semi-Compact"
1
<
o
s ( ) if
"Slender"
o
> ( ) if
"Semi-Compact" =
Effective thickness
x 19.023 = :=
k
L
min
32
x
220
x
2
1.0 ,
|

\
|
|
.
1 = :=
thickness reduction factor for unwelded internal element Figure 4.5, curve C
& Table K.1 (curve C), B1 8118-1-1991
t
eff
k
L
t 2.5mm = :=
effective thickness
by: I.R.Itum, C.E.
Section Classification BS 8118-1-1991.xmcd
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