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How to determine Steel Grade? [BS 5950]

  1. Feb 7, 2017 #1
    Hi guys, I'm still new to this steel structure, would like to ask if we know the section e.g UB 305x102x25, how do we determine the steel grade (S275, S355, etc)?

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  3. Feb 9, 2017 #2

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    The beam section is only the shape, the steel grade is separate and not controlled by the section.
     
  4. Feb 19, 2017 #3
    Hi, thanks for the reply! I would also like to ask how do I count the selfweight of the steel? Take UB 305x102x25 as example.. so the steel density multiply the area of section? Thanks!
     
  5. Feb 19, 2017 #4

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    You model the beam's self-weight as a distributed load based on the beam volume and density.
     
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