Lifting Eyes - AISC



"Lifting Eyes" is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet which analyzes lifting eyes (pad eyes) per AISC Steel Construction Manual, 13th Edition (ASD) requirements and follows guidelines of API. US units. Lifting eyes are analyzed for: (a) For tensile rupture on the net effective area (b) For shear rupture on the effective area (c) Bearing on the projected area of the pin (d) Yielding on the gross section (e) Bending of plate due to horizontal component (f) Bending of plate due to sideways shear User inserts loading, lifting eye dimensions, and material properties. Spreadsheet is unprotected and safety factor assumptions can be adjusted.

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Steel Design
Structural Steel Design

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13 Jul 2011
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13 Jul 2011
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Comments: 5
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
I appreciate the effort it takes to upload calculations gmmolina so I am only too happy to reward you with free subscriptions. Thanks also for supporting your upload too. Regarding the weld calculations I think your answer is entirely satisfactory. I'll just add the links to direct anyone following the calculation comments:
and for metric users
WELDGRP Metric.xls
gmmolina 12 years ago

Clint, that is a great idea. I have another version of the lifting eye spreadsheet which uses Alex Tomanovich's WELDGRP.xls spreadsheet but did not include it as I wasn't sure if that was allowed. I will look into it. Thank you.
gmmolina 12 years ago

John, thank you for the subscription.
cstrain 12 years ago
It would be helpful to add a weld calculation to this set of calculations so the user doesn't have to extract the load information into another spreadsheet to evaluate/select a weld.
Thanks for the work you have done.
Clint Strain, PE
JohnDoyle[Admin] 12 years ago
Thanks for your début calculation I have awarded you a free 3 month XLC Pro subscription by way of thanks. Administrator.