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Basic Handrail Calculator: A JavaScript Application


By Civilax - March 12, 2017

WhilestrugglingtolearnthebasicsofJavaScriptand,perhaps,eventuallymasterthelanguage,IcameupwiththeideaofevaluatingwhatIhavelearnedsofarabouttheverypopular

webbasedprogramminglanguage.

ThesimpleapplicationbelowrepresentstheextentofwhatIhavelearnedsofaraboutthelanguage.Soon,Imaybeabletowriteandimplementmorecomplexstructuraldesign

applicationsonthisblog.Asimplehandrailcalculatorisabetterjumpstart.

RAILDATA:

Description Value Remark

HandrailConfiguration TWOSPANRAIL

PipeGrade A500Gr.B

SizeofTopRail Pipe21/2Std

SizeofPost Pipe11/4Std

1/3AllowableStressIncrease No

8
IntendedPostSpacing(ft.)
6'

2
IntendedPostHeight(ft.)
6'

InclinationAngle(degrees) 20 forInclinedRail

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Permissible Intended

No. Item dimension dimension Remark

(ft) (ft)

1.030 6.000
1 PostSpacing NG
1'3/8" 6'

7.033 6.023
2 RailSpan OK
7'3/8" 6'1/4"

1.030 6.000
3 PostHeight NG
1'3/8" 6'

*Reference:AISC36005(AISCSteelConstructionManual,13th Edition)

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