RF-STEEL AISC add-module shows non-designable results for general cross-sections because of shear buckling checks according to Chapter G. How do I solve this?

Answer

When designing general cross-sections in the RF-STEEL AISC module, a "Non-designable" message is given for the design ratio. General cross-sections are defined in the program as user-defined sections or shapes which are not included in the specification. Though, some user-defined cross-sections can be designed under specific conditions. The warning message is displayed because shear buckling is not provided for general cross-section in the AISC 360-16 [1] Chapter G. More info on this topic can be found in the RF-STEEL AISC manual linked below.


This warning can be turned off in RF-STEEL AISC add-on module under the "Details" button > Shear Buckling > "Shear buckling warning for general cross-section."



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AISC RF-STEEl AISC Shear Buckling General Cross-section

Reference

[1]   ANSI/AISC 360-16, Specification for Structural Steel Buildings

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