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RE: Standard Designation for Cold-Formed Steel Angles?

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per CFS Design Manual (AISI 96) Tables common designations are:

"CS"	16CS3.75x135	C-Section With Lips, D = 16", b= 3.75" (flange
width), t = 0.135"
"CU"	12CU1.25x071	C-Section Without Lips, D= 12", b= 1.25", t=0.071"
(typ U.N.O.)
"ZS"	12ZS3.25x135	Z-Section With Lips
"ZU"	8ZU1.25x105		Z-Section Without Lips
"LS"	4LS4x135		Equal Leg Angles with Lips, D=4", B=4", t=
0.135"
"LU"	4LU4x135		Equal Leg Angles with Lips, D=4", B=4", t=
0.135"
"HU"	10HU5x075		Hat Sections Without Lips, D= 10", B= 5"
(width of top of hat), t=0.075... widths of brims not shown in standard
callout

Might want to refer to the standard shape tables to verify other section
properties.  Other non-standard shapes would probably need to have part
drawings showing other dimensions.  For Z-shapes, depth, thickness, flange
width, lip length, angle from lip to flange, radius of bends, any holes
desired.  Obviously "industry" non-standard shapes could be available from
specific suppliers with their own markings or names.  Don't know for sure
but would imagine that MBCI and others have their own shapes readily
available also.

HTH,
Greg Effland, P.E.
KC MO

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc]
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001 10:00 AM
To: SEAINT; Aec-Residential@Polhemus. Cc
Subject: Q: Standard Designation for Cold-Formed Steel Angles?


I have become acquainted with the "generic" form of designating certain
cold-formed steel shapes--studs, tracks, U-shapes and furring channels
("hats"). I think the "generic" designations are those proposed by the Steel
Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA).

I was wondering if there is a similar form of designation for other CFS
shapes such as angles and zees? Or are these still "non-standard" shapes?

William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, Texas
Phone 281-492-2251
Fax 281-492-8203



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