ALUMINUM STRUCTURE VERIFICATION - AA ADM-2015
The Aluminum verification module allows to compute the resistance and limit states for the aluminum elements in the model. The calculations of the elements resistance is performed according to the AA-ADM-2015 standard.
The program allows to perform verifications such as Compression, Tension, Bending, Compression-Bending, Tension-bending, Shear, Torsion and Warping.
The torsional buckling stress is calculated using the method presented in clause 13.3.2 of the CAN/CSA S16 code from where the equations of clauses 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 of the CAN/CSA-S157 code are taken (see commentary C18.104.22.168).
The compressive resistance of a built-up section is calculated according to clause 9.8.2.
The lateral torsional buckling resistance is calculated using the general lateral torsional buckling equation. The equation presented in clause 22.214.171.124 is a simplification of this general equation.
•Aluminum design codes
• Member Attributes – Aluminum
• Bending Parameters
• Compression and Tension parameters
• Welds parameters
• Redesign selected members
• Design summary
In the case of full welds, the ratios of welded area (Aw/Ag) are considered equal to 1.0.
In the case of partial welds, the ratio of welded area for each flat segment must be specified. Partial weld ratios on each segment are used in the calculation of the critical local buckling stresses of flat and curved segments in compression.