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About BeamDesign .......................................................................................... 3
Installing BeamDesign ..................................................................................... 5
Main Window .................................................................................................... 7
Materials Window ............................................................................................. 8
Section Edit Window ........................................................................................ 9
BeamDesign Window ....................................................................................... 14
Options Window ............................................................................................... 23
Technical Considerations ................................................................................. 24
Appendix .......................................................................................................... 27

About Cold-Formed Steel BeamDesign

Cold-Formed Steel BeamDesign is a friendly and powerful software for the design of
flexural members of Cold-Formed Steel, following AISI 2001 and 1996/99 Specifications.

The principal aim is to analyze a simple or continuous beam (2 to 4 equal spans) and to
determine the permitted load (Uniform or Concentrated Load allowed) carrying capacity,
while varying the span length (L). Also you can compare one section and two different
steels, or two sections with the same steel.

In this new version user is able to know the load-carrying capacity value for a specific span
length, being displayed these values in the References window.

ASD or LRFD approaches, determine Wall (W-allowable) or Wu (W-ultimate), showed by
Envelope Curves and Tables, or optionally their respectively seven Wi simple components
and Weq (Equivalent to Construction Load).

As efficient coefficients (W/Weight), for ratio between Load-Carrying Capacity and Full
Sectional Weight are giving by Envelope Tables, users can optimize designs, by choosing
their proper Section, Steel and restrictions.

Fourteen different sections are allowed (CS, CU, ZS, ZU, LS, LU, HU, RB, SB, IC, CC, IU,
TS, and TU), with selected Steels (14 ASTM Referenced Standards Steels are provided as
a guide). BeamDesign comes with the section dimensions from the AISI Manual for each
shape, and also user can create new section dimensions. In this new version we add tables
for the following manufacturers: Dietrich, Marino-Ware and SSMA.

Another feature from BeamDesign is you can calculate Geometric and Effective Properties
for provided sections and also for sections created by user.

All Curves and Tables are available for printing with the complete information on headers.

Besides engineers and other professionals, teachers and students also may be able to
profit the versatility of our sofware, changing optional parameters to obtain different curves
and tables or studying the Nominal Flexural Strength for Lateral Buckling Moment (Mnb)
versus L (Span Length) for different Shapes and Steels, or comparing CS and ZS curves
with AISI Design Manual Charts.

Highlighted Options

Supported Specifications
2001 AISI - US (ASD and LRFD)
2001 AISI - Canada (LSD)
1996/1999 AISI (ASD and LRFD)
Fya: increasing Fy (Virgin Yield Strength) value, due to cold work of forming.
Sections with Web Holes (only CS, CU, ZS, ZU, IC, IU and CC Sections).
Gravity or Uplift loads.
Uniform and Concentrated Load (L/2).
Fastened Flanges: Top, Bottom, both Top and Bottom or Unfastened Flanges.
Fastened to Support Flanges.
Bracings: Against lateral displacement and/or twisting.
One Flange Fastened to a Standing Seam Roof System.
Bearing Supports: Interior Laps; variable Widths and Web Stiffeners for
intermediate, end and/or interior Supports.
Variable Maximum Deflection Limit.
Beam Spacing.
Cb: Bending Coefficient for increasing Critical Buckling Strength.
Reference Span Length and Load Required can be modified by user.
Wi values are displayed for all curves, for required span length.
Units available in American Units and International Units.
Units in feet and inches for Span Length.
Units for Uniform and Concentrated Load.
Calculate Geometric and Effective Section Properties.
Dimensional Limits for each Section.
Messages are given for exceeded limits such as b/t, d/t and h/t.
Curve Notes and Error Messages advise for correct AISI employment.
Databases for the following manufacturers: Dietrich, Marino-Ware and SSMA.


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Section Edit Window

This window shows selected sections and materials, geometric and effective properties,
Increased Strength (Fya) and Weight (wt). Also shows options for units (SI or US), holes
and section drawing.

Selecting Section
The sections are arranged in the library in groups. Each of the groups consists of a
range of sections of a similar type.

Menu shows the allowable Sections:
CS, CU, ZS, ZU, LS, LU, HU, BR, BS, IC, IU, TS, TU and CC.

Simple Sections
CS (Stiffened Channel), CU (Unstiffened Channel), ZS (Stiffened Zeta), ZU
(Unstiffened Zeta), HU (Hat), LS (Stiffened Angle), LU (Unstiffened Angle), RB
(Rectangular Box), SB (Square Box).

Composed Sections
IC (two CS Back to Back), IU (two CU Back to Back), TS (two LS Back to
Back), TU (two LU Back to Back), CC (two CS Face to Face).
LS, LU and TU are considered only for Section Properties Calculations.

Selecting Sections
Choose the Section by its ID (Identification).
Dimensions and properties are displayed.

Selecting Referenced Steels
Select the steel, and the following properties changes:
Effective Modulus (Se), Effective Inertia (Ie), Full Section Tensile Yield Strength
Increased, top and bottom, (Fya t) and (Fya b), and if the section is compact.

Drawing Section (Help)
Shows Section Parameters when help is checked.
Shows a Scale Drawing when help is not checked.
(SC) Shear Center (CG) Centoid.

Hole Options
If Holes is checked, Section Properties are calculated considering Holes.

Shows Properties in International Units (SI).
Shows Properties in American Units (US).

Additional information
Units of Table for Sections
Units of Table for Steels
Virgin Yield Strength (Fy)
Virgin Ultimate Tensile Strength (Fu)
Fu / Fy ratio

Editable Fields
1) Section Name (ID)
2) A=Depth of Section
3) B=Flange Width
4) C=Overall Depth of Lip
5) t=Section Thickness>=0.89mm (35mils) (Also available Gage units)
6) Ri=Inside Bend Radius
7) ga=Angle between a Flange and its edge stiffener
8) do / dh: Diameter (do) or Depth (dh) of Web Hole. do/h <0.7. (h=Depth of Flat
Portion of the Web).
Circular Hole: (C)
9/16in (14mm) <do <=6in (152mm).
Square Hole: (S)
dh <=4.25in (108mm),
Diagonal <=6in (dimensions fit within an allowable circular) - corner radius>=2t.
Rectangular Hole: (R)
Diagonal <=6in (152mm) (dimensions fit within an allowable circular) corner

Dimensional Limits
Flange (b/t)=Flat-width-to-Thickness Ratios
Lip (d/t)=Lip-width-to-Thickness Ratios
Web (h/t)=Flat-depth-to-Thickness Ratios

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A=Full Sectional Area
Ix=Full Mom. of Inertia X
Iy=Full Mom. of Inertia Y
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Xr=Distance X to C.G. (Centroid)
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BeamDesign Window

BeamDesign analyzes a simple or continuous beam and determines the permitted Uniform
Load (W) or Concentrated Load (P) Carrying Capacity, while varying the span length (L). By
default W units are (kips/ft) or (kN/m).

Calculated values (W, L) or (P, L) are represented by Curves and Tables.

Select Sections
Menu allows selecting ten (10) possible sections for curves and tables:

Analysis Method (AISI 2001 and AISI 1996/99)
ADS Approach: Allowable Design Strength for Allowable Loads (Wall).
LRFD Approach: Load and Resistance Factor Design for Ultimate Loads (Wu).
LSD Approach: Limit States Design for Ultimate Loads (Wu).
For LRFD and LSD see Options windows with suggested Load Factors. By default,
for Construction Load (g=1.4) and for Deflection (g=1.6).

Uniform Load
t/m, kg/m, KN/m, N/m, t/cm, kg/cm, KN/cm, N/cm, kip/in, kip/ft, lbf/ft (plf), lbf/in
Concentrated Load
tn, kg, kN, N, kip, lbf

Check Holes for Central Web Holes allowed for seven sections: C, U, Z, ZU, IC, IU
and CC. Holes button is available if the hole diameter was previously changed in
the Section Edit window.
Clear Distances between Holes >=18 in. (457mm)
Clear Distances between First Hole to Edge Support>=A' (A'=Depth of the Section).
See Editable Fields (8) at Section Edit for more information.

Envelope and Simple Curves
Check Envelope for Uniform Load Beam Capacity (Wall. or Wu.) versus Span
Length (L).
Otherwise program draws Simple Load Curves W (1 to 7) and Curve (8*) Weq.
Curve (9*) Mn will be drawn only if was checked in Options

Load Capacity Due to:
Bending Only
Bending for lateral Buckling
Shear Only for End Reaction
Shear or Shear +Bending for Interior Reaction
Web Crippling (W.C.) for End Reaction
W.C. or W.C. +Bending for Int. Reaction
Maximum Deflection
8*) Equivalent to Construction Load
9*) Curve Mnb=Nominal Flexural Moment

Compare Sections
If you select 1 Section, Curves 1 and 2 are drawing for Steels 1 and 2.
If you select 2 Sections, Curves 1 and 2 are drawing with Steel 1

Checking AS, program show all dimensions for all sections in the listbox. So you
can compare a C-Section dimension with a U-Section dimension.
Otherwise program show only dimensions for the selected section.

Use Fya
Check Fya due to cold work of forming, for increasing Fy value.
Fya (Average Yield point of Steel in the full section).

Steel Menu
Select Steel 1 for Curve 1.
Select Steel 2 for Curve 2.
Disable Steel 2 (Steel 2 for Curve 2 =Steel 1 for Curve 1).

Selecting Span number
From 1 to 4 Spans of a Continuous Beam.

Fixing Cb Value
Fix Cb Value=1
Otherwise Cb>=1 is calculated. Cb is a Bending Coefficient dependent on Flexural
Moment Gradient that increases Critical Buckling Strength.

Beam Deflection
If Deflection is Considered, input Maximum Deflection Limit=ratio Length /Maximum
Default value = 240.

Beam Spacing
If Beam Spacing<>1m (ft), Load Carrying Capacity Units (Wall or Wu) are kN/m2 or
Default value=1m (ft), Load Carrying Capacity Units (Wall or Wu) are kN/m or

Specific Span Length for a Beam
In this new version user is able to know the load-carrying capacity value for a
specific Span Length.
In the References box are displayed the values of the required load and the Wi
values of the load-carrying capacity corresponding to desired span length.
Inside the Curves window the Wr is displayed through a triangle. For making the
comparison between Wr and Wi, the triangle icon has three states:
Green: the required load by the user is lower than load-carrying capacity for the two
steels (Section verifies - OK).
Yellow: the required load by the user is lower than load-carrying capacity for one
steel. (Section doesnt verify for steel 1 Section verifies for steel 2)
Red: the required load by the user is higher than load-carrying capacity for the two
steels. (Section doesnt verify NOT OK).
These values are also displayed in the References window (Sr and Wr).
Reference Span Length
Write a desired Span Length.
Required Load
Write a desired Load.

Span Length Range
From: Initial length value for drawing curves and calculating tables.
To: End length value for drawing curves and calculating tables.
Show range in inches and feet.

Load Cases
Uniform Load
Concentrated Load (L/2)
Gravity (Beam Weight Included)
Suction (UpLift) - (Beam Weight Included)

Fastened Flange
Free Flange
Top Fastened Flange (See different advices with Curves)
Bottom Fastened Flange (See different advices with Curves)
Both Fastened Flanges

Check Es, In or/and Is for Web Stiffeners, against Web Crippling, for increasing
Load Carrying Capacity.
Es: Web Stiffener at End Support.
In: Intermediate Web Stiffeners.
Is: Web Stiffener at Interior Support.
Notes: advice the Span Length Limit for economical Stiffener use.

Check y for Lateral Bracings (Against Lateral Deflection) y Direction is
perpendicular to Load Direction.
Check t for Rotational Bracings (Against Twisting)

For Fix Point button disabled:
Case 1 - Number: Number of Bracings for each Span (Recommended <=3)

For Fix Point button enabled:
Case 2: Instead of Number, Spacing Length will be specified for several Bracings.
(Use full for One Flange Fastened to a Standing Seam Roof System, see AISI
Specification Section C3.1.4).

Using Laps
Check Lap on Interior Supports for increasing Load Carrying Capacity.
External Lap Length (ELL) =% of Span Length.
Internal Lap Length =1.5xELL - (for 4 spans, Central Lap Length =ELL).
Check Fastened to Support (Only for AISI 2001)

Support Width
Ne: End Support Width: minimum 1.5 in (38 mm) - (Increase width Against Web
Ni: Interior Support Width: minimum 3 in (76 mm) - (Increase width Against Web

Updates Curves with selected options

Table / Curves
Switches between Table Forms or Curve Drawings

E (Zoom for W curves)
Switches among:
(E) Envelope, maximize scale to show Envelope curves.
(R) Reduced, maximize scale to show all simples curves.
(F) Fit, maximize scale to show simples curves selected.

The program shows Page Setup Dialog and selects the Paper size and orientation
and margins.
Table Forms: select Vertical orientation
Curve Drawings: select Landscape orientation

Open the Options window.

Sections Table and Materials Table
Open the Sections and Materials window (You can not make changes in this tables,
it is only for consult).

Users Guide
Open the Users Guide in Adobe Acrobat Reader (Keyboard Shortcut is F1).

Check for Updates
Check if there are new versions of BeamDesign available for download.

Contextual Menu
Beam Icon
Section Icon
Change Curves Line Thickness
References Lines Wr
Change Color Curves

Call windows:

Advises with Curves
Users must fulfill the Following Conditions for:
Laps at Support Not Convenient (For Economy).
Tension Fastened Flange: See Appendix A (9 to 15).
End Support Member Thickness>=3/16 (4.76mm).
Interior Support for two Nested Z: See Appendix B.
Web Stiffener at End Support: B 6.1 (all).
Web Stiffener at Interior Support: B 6.1 (all).

Headers for Curves and Tables
First Line: Type of Curve, Specifications, Approach Method, Load-Length and Units,
Section name and/or Steel (Fy/Fya), for Simple or Envelope Curve, respectively.
Second Line: Span Number, Loads (Presion or Uplift), Laps Length (%L), Beam
Spacing, Flanges (Free or Fastened), Bracings.
Third Line: Web Stiffeners at Supports (Considered or Not), Hole (Considered or
Fourth Line: Maximum Deflection Limit (or Not Considered), Cb (Bending

Complementary Drawings for Curves
Icons for Sections in scale: Drawing Sections, Bracings (y and t) and Fastened
Flanges (Top and/or Bottom).
Beam Diagram View: Span Number, Gravity or Uplift Loads, Laps (if any), Bracings
(if any).
For simple curves, dotted lines indicate that they are not included in envelope
The possible cases are:
a) W5 - With Web Stiffener at end Support.
b) W6 - With Web Stiffener at interior Support.
c) W7 Maximum Deflection not considered.
d) W8 Equivalent to Construction Load (always in dotted line).

Display Tables
W-env.1 and W-env.2 show values from Curve 1 and Curve 2 respectively.
Simple governing causes (W1 to W7) witch determined the minor Load Carrying
Capacity for each case are given, and efficiencies W-env.1/Wt and W-env.2/Wt,
and the relative efficiency W-env.2/W-env.1 are so written.
If W-env.1 and W-env.2 values are minor to W8 (Equivalent to Construction Load),
text changes to Italic Style.
Simple Curves
Simple Curves and (W8) are also given in tables.
Governing values are all painted to highlight them (green). If some of these values
are minor to W8, color changes (red).


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Technical Considerations

Cold-Formed Steel BeamDesign for flexural members of CFS, was entirely conceived
following AISI 2001 and 1996/99 Specifications.
Certainly, some practical restrictions were introduced:

1. Beams are supposed simple or continuous elements over fixed supports. They will be
firmly connected to both the top and the bottom flanges, to prevent from twisting and
lateral bending at the ends of each span.
2. Fastened Flange, means that these compression flange, (bottom or top), is through
attached to a rigid plane diaphragm (deck or sheathing) over (or under) the flange,
(see AISI 96 Section D, for more information), to effectively restrain the flange against
twisting and lateral bending all along the beam.
3. Beams (C or Z shapes) having the tension flange attached as Section C3.1.3 states
(Fourteen conditions), with the compression flange laterally unbraced, are partially
restrained against lateral bending. Factors R<1 are specified to reduce Nominal
Section Strength for Bending Only. The program checks first nine conditions. Users
must fulfill last five conditions.
4. For this Version, the constant Moment of Inertia Ix, based on the full span section was
adopted for a linear analysis of the Continuous beam (2 to 4 spans), instead of the
variable effective Moment of Inertia, due to the different effective areas of the
compression flange and web, along the beam. For C and Z shapes using short laps at
interior supports, exact flexural moments are lightly smaller on spans but lightly bigger
on supports. As the moment region between the end of the lap and the inflection point,
for lateral buckling is treated as a cantilever with an unbraced free end, conservatively,
program increases that unbraced length for calculations, and errors are minimized.
(See 7).
5. For Deflection determinations, as eventual Laps are short, (See: Using Laps) and
1999 AISI Supplement, neglects allowed Central Web Holes, a constant Effective
Moment of Inertia Iex is used for these Version following AISI Design Manual criteria.
(Iex is calculated based on the effective span section, at a service load of 60% of Mn,
and assuming approximately a maximum compressive stress of 60% of Fya).
6. Program allows optionally, for calculations, to use increased Fya (Average Yield Point
of the Full-Section) in lieu of Fy (Virgin Yield Strength), by effect of cold work of
forming, only for Compact compression flange, (where the reduction factor Ro,
determined in accordance with Section B2 equals unity), with Fu/Fy>=1.2 and Ri/t<=
7, (section A7.2). For non-symmetric sections, conservatively program adopts for the
full beam, the smallest value between Fya top and Fya bot (calculated for top or
bottom compression flange respectively).
7. Cb, Bending Coefficient for Increasing Critical Buckling Strength, is calculated in
accordance with Equation C3.1.2-11 (AISI 96), due to variable shapes of flexural
moment diagrams within the unbraced segments for compression flanges. At regions
with unbraced length between the inflection point and the interior support (or
conservatively the middle of the lap if any), sections are treated as unbraced
cantilevers, with a free end, and Cb=1. Users can fix Cb=1 and assumed it for the full
beam, otherwise program calculates Cb>=1, for all the different segments and
chooses for all the beam, the worst combination of Cb with it respective bending
length. Maximum Cb=2.3 (adopted).
8. Load Carrying Capacity Wall or Wu are calculated by ASD or LRFD Method. Wall.
gives the envelope Allowable Uniform Load, for six nominal design strengths,
(additionally a seventh limitation, for beam deflection is considered), divided by their
corresponding specified safety factors W.
9. Wu gives the envelope Ultimate Design Uniform Load, for six nominal resistances,
(additionally an equivalent one for beam deflection is considered), multiplied by their
corresponding specified resistance factors Wu must be confronted with the
different load combinations of required uniform strength for factored loads (or required
resistance). AISI96 recommendations, (Section A4), are based on ANSI/ ASCE 7
10. Loads for Nominal Strengths or Resistances: Simple Curves and Tables.

W1 - Bending Only
W1- L Curve (or table) gives Load Carrying Capacity, for the Nominal Strength for
Bending, with lateral buckling restricted. Procedure I (Sec.3.1.1.), was chosen for
Mn=Se.Fy, with Se, (effective section modulus) calculated with the extreme fiber at Fy.

W2 - Bending for lateral Buckling
W2- L Curve (or Table) gives Load Carrying Capacity for the Nominal Strength for
Bending (Mnb), with lateral buckling. Mnb=Sc.Fc, with Sc, (Effective Section Modulus)
calculated with the extreme compression fiber at Fc (elastic or inelastic Critical
Stress)=Mc/Sf, with Sf (Full Section Modulus), (Sfx for all, except H sections with
rotated axis), and Mc, Critical Moment for Lateral-torsional buckling.

a) Critical Stress Fc is calculated for open cross sections members, C-Channels, I-
Beams and Z-Beams,(singly, doubly and point symmetric sections), with twisting and
lateral displacement as an unity, for lateral-torsional buckling, following Sec.C3.1.2.1 of
the 1999 AISI Supplement. (Procedure a).
b) Critical elastic Stress Fe in lieu of Fc, is calculated for closed box-type member
sections BR and BS (Square and rectangular boxes), following Sec.C3.1.2.2 of the
1999 AISI Supplement.
c) Design Stress Fb2 in lieu of Fc, is calculated for member sections H (Hat or
inverted hat), where compression flanges tend to buckle separately accompanied by
out-of-plane bending of the web, following the simplified analysis, in Sec.2 of Part II, of
the 1996 AISI Design Manual.
For 1999 AISI Supplement when the depth of holes do/h>=0.38, effective width shall
be determined by section B.3.1(a).

W3 - Shear Only for End Reaction
W3- L Curve (or Table) gives Load Carrying Capacity for the Nominal Strength for
Shear (Vn) only on end support (e), always without attached transverse web stiffeners
1999 AISI Supplement gives reduction coefficient qs to multiply Vn.for C sections with

W4 - Shear or Shear +Bending for Interior Reaction
W4- L Curve (or Table) gives Load Carrying Capacity for the Nominal Strength for
Shear (Vn) only or Combined Shear and Bending, on interior support, (i), always
without attached transverse web stiffeners provided. Program chooses minor value for
W4, and indicates it and also which the governing cause is, on Tables. When laps are
considered, as lap lengths are limited, Shear values for one web are dominating.

W5 - Web Crippling for End Reaction
W5- L Curve (or Table) gives Load Carrying Capacity for the Nominal Strength for
Web Crippling (Pn), only on end support (e), for EOF (End One Loading) according to
Section C3.4.
For the end support of a Z-shape, if the flange is bolted, and both the support and the
section satisfied the requirements at 3.4, Pn value would be increased, multiplied by

W6 - Web Crippling or Web Crippling +Bending for Interior Reaction
W6- L Curve (or Table) gives Load Carrying Capacity for the Nominal Strength for
Web Crippling (Pn), only or Combined Web Crippling and Bending, on interior
support, (i) for IOF (Interior One Flange Loading) according to Section C3.4. Program
chooses minor value for W6, and indicates it, and also which the governing cause is,
on Tables.
For the support point of two nested Z-shapes, if all required conditions at C.3.5.1 were
satisfied, Load Carrying Capacity would be increased.
For calculating W5 and W6, different equations are given on Table 3.4-1, by 1996 AISI
Specifications, for single Unreinforced Webs, or for I (two C connected back to back
according to D1.1) and similar sections.
1999 AISI Supplement gives reduction coefficient Rc to multiply Pn for C sections with
Web Stiffeners built according to Art. B6-1, at each support (Se or/and Si) are optional
tools for eliminating Crippling problem.
Program advices the economic lengths for the beam, in order to use the web stiffeners
at each support.

W7 - Equivalent for Maximum Deflection
W7- L Curve (or Table) gives optionally the Equivalent Uniform Load Carrying
Capacity for an imposed Maximum Deflection service condition, as a fraction of the
span Length (e.g. L/240).
For LRFD Method Load Factor is assumed equal to 1.50, by default.

W8 - Equivalent to Construction Load
W8- L Curve (or Table) gives optionally the Equivalent Uniform Load for an imposed
Concentrated Construction Load=1KN or 0,22 kips applied at the worst situation, and
as a service condition.
For LRFD Method Load Factor is assumed equal to 1.40, by default.

Mnb=Nominal Flexural Moment
Mnb-L Curve gives optionally the Nominal Strength for Bending with lateral buckling
versus the span length, for any or none lateral restriction.
For example, if User fixes Cb=1 with free flanges and no bracings, for C and Z shapes,
with Fy=33ksi and Fy=50ksi steels, He obtains Chart II-1a to 2b from the AISI 96
Design Manual.


Appendix A
According to AISI 2001 Specification, Chapter C3.1.3.

The reduction factor, R, shall be limited to roof and wall systems meeting the following
1) Member depth less than 11.5 in. (292 mm)
2) Member flanges shall have edge stiffeners
3) 60 depth/thickness 170
4) 2.8 depth/flange 4.5
5) 16 flat width/thickness of flange 43
6) For continuous span systems, the lap length at each interior support in each
direction (distance from center of support to end of lap) shall not be less than 1.5d.
7) Member span length shall be no greater than 33 feet (10 m)
8) For continuous span systems, the longest member span length shall not be more
than 20% greater than the shortest length.
9) Both flanges shall be prevented from moving laterally at the supports.
10) Roof or wall panels shall be steels sheets with 50 ksi (640 MPa or 3520 kg/cm2)
minimum yield point, and a minimum of 0.018 in. (0.46 mm) base metal thickness,
having a minimum rib depth of 1-1/4 in. (32 mm), spaced a maximum of 12 in. (305
mm) on centers and attached in a manner to effectively inhibit relative movement
between the panel and purlin flange.
11) Insulation shall be glass fiber blanket 0 to 6 in. (152 mm) thick compressed
between the member and panel in a manner consistent with the fastener being
12) Fastener type: minimum no. 12 self-drilling or self-tapping sheet metal screws of
3/16 in. (4.76 mm) rivets, having washers in. (12.7 mm) diameter.
13) Fasteners shall not be standoff type screws.
14) Fasteners shall be spaced not greater than 12 in (305 mm) on centers and placed
near the center of the beam flange, and adjacent to panel high rib.
15) The design yield point of the member shall not exceed 60 ksi (410 MPa or 4220

Appendix B
According to AISI 2001 Specification, Chapter C3.5.1.

The following conditions shall be satisfied:
1) The ends of each section shall be connected to the other section by a minimum of
two in. (12.7 mm) diameter A307 bolts trough the web.
2) The combined section shall be connected to the support by minimum of two in.
(12.7 mm) diameter A307 bolts trough the flanges.
3) The webs of two sections shall be in contact.
4) The ratio of the thicker to the thinner part shall not exceed 1.3.