Verification Examples

W-Shape Column Design with Pinned Ends According to AISC E.1A

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An ASTM A992 14×132 W-shape column is loaded with the axial compression forces given. The column is pinned top and bottom in both axes. Determine whether the column is adequate to support the loading shown in Figure 1 based on LRFD and ASD.

W-Shape Tension Member According to AISC D.1

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An ASTM A992 W-shape member is selected to carry a dead load of 30.000 kips and a live load of 90.000 kips in tension. Verify the member strength by both LRFD and ASD.

W-Shape Flexural Member Design According to AISC F.1-1A

VE 1004 22 September 2018 RFEM RF-STEEL AISC Design Checks

Consider an ASTM A992 W 18×50 beam forspan and uniform dead and live loads as shown in Figure 1. The member is limited to a maximum nominal depth of 18 in. The live load deflection is limited to L/360. The beam is simply supported and continuously braced. Verify the available flexural strength of the beam selected based on LRFD and ASD.

W-Shape in Strong Axis Shear According to AISC G.1A

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An ASTM A992 W 24×62 beam with end shears of 48.000 and 145.000 kips from dead and live load is shown in Figure 1. Verify the available shear strength of the beam selected based on LRFD and ASD.

Combined Compression and Bending Moment According to AISC H.1B

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Using AISC Manual tables, determine the available compressive and flexural strengths and if the ASTM A992 W14x99 beam has sufficient available strength to support the axial forces and moments shown in Figure 1, obtained from a second-order analysis that includes P-𝛿 effects.

Moment Frame Design According To AISC C.1A

VE 1001 22 September 2018 RFEM RF-STEEL AISC Design Checks

Determine the required strengths and effective length factors for the ASTM A992 material columns in the moment frame shown in Figure 1 for the maximum gravity load combination, using LRFD and ASD.

Dynamic Force Distribution

A single-mass system with dashpot is subjected to a constant loading force. Determine the spring force, the damping force and the inertial force at given test time. In this verification example, the Kelvin--Voigt dashpot, namely, a spring and a damper element in serial connection, is decomposed into its purely viscous and purely elastic parts, in order to better evaluate the reaction forces.


A very stiff cable is suspended between two supports. Determine the equilibrium shape of the cable, the so-called catenary, consider the gravitational acceleration and neglect the stiffness of the cable. Verify the position of the cable at given test points.

Buckling of Beam with Various Cross-Sections

A column is composed of a concrete part - rectangle 100/200 and of a steel part - profile I 200. It is subjected to pressure force. Determine the critical load and corresponding load factor. The theoretical solution is based on the buckling of a simple beam. In this case two regions have to be taken into account due to different moment of inertia and material properties.

Thin Rectangular Orthotropic Plate Under Uniform Load

Thin rectangular orthotropic plate is simply supported and loaded by the uniformly distributed pressure. The directions of axis x and y coincide with the principal directions. While neglecting self-weight, determine the maximum deflection of the plate.

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