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Allowable Stress Design For Building Columns

The AISC specification for allowable-stress design (ASD) for buildings provides two formulas for computing allowable compressive stress Fa, ksi (MPa), for main members. The formula to use depends on the relationship of the largest effective slenderness ratio Kl/r of the cross section of any unbraced segment to a factor C c defined by the following equation and table below:
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Load And Resistance Factor Design For Shear In Buildings

Based on the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) specifications for load-and-resistance factor design (LRFD) for buildings, the shear capacity V u , kip (kN = 4.448 X kip), of flexural members may be computed from the following:
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