HSS and WF Column Selection Guide


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Simplify your design process with STI’s HSS and WF Column Selection Guide, offering a straightforward comparison of HSS and WF columns. Each table pairs W-shapes with HSS shapes, allowing for a quick comparison of axial compression strength, nominal section weight, section perimeter.

Tailored to assist designers, this tool aids in the selection of optimal and effective column designs. Available strengths in axial compression are provided for square, rectangular, and round HSS shapes with Fy = 50 ksi (ASTM A500 Grade C) and W-shapes with Fy = 50 ksi (ASTM A992). The tabulated values are given for the effective length with respect to the y-axis, Lcy.

Make efficient design decisions with STI’s HSS and WF Column Selection Guide.

Additional Resources:

  • Effective Weld Length Calculator | Calculate the effective weld length properties for connections to HSS chords for various connection types.
  • HSS Spreadsheet Design Aids | Our four aids cover shear, moment and truss connections, and column design, ensuring your design aligns with current AISC specs.
  • HSS Design Manuals | Access our series of technical HSS design manuals complete with examples, written for and by structural engineers.

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