ASCE 7-10 CODE ICE LOAD ANALYSIS PROGRAM
"ASCE710I" --- ASCE 7-10 CODE ICE LOAD ANALYSIS PROGRAM
"ASCE710I" is a spreadsheet program written in MS-Excel for the purpose of determining ice loading due to freezing rain on structural steel members per the ASCE 7-10 Code. Specifically, coefficients and related and required parameters are determined in order to compute the ice loading on various types of structural steel members.
This program is a workbook consisting of eight (8) worksheets, described as follows:
Worksheet Name - Description
Doc - This documentation sheet
W, M, S, HP Shapes - Ice loading analysis for W, M, S, and HP shapes
C, MC Shapes - Ice loading analysis for C and MC shapes
WT, MT, ST Shapes - Ice loading analysis for WT, MT, and ST shapes
Single Angles - Ice loading analysis for single angle shapes
Rect. & Square HSS - Ice loading analysis for rectangular and square HSS shapes
Round HSS & Pipe - Ice loading analysis for round HSS and pipe shapes
Ice Maps - Ice load loads map (Figures 10-2 thru 10-6 of ASCE 7-10 Code)
Program Assumptions and Limitations:
1. This program specifically follows Chapter 10, Ice Loads - Atmospheric Icing, of the ASCE 7-10 Standard, "Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures".
2. This program determines the ice loading based on the ASCE 7-10 Code defined circumscribed diameter for the particular shape, and for comparison purposes, it also computes the ice loading based on the actual perimeter of the shape.
3. This program uses the database of member dimensions and section properties from the AISC Version 13.0 "Shapes Database" CD-ROM Version (12/2005), as well as those listed in the AISC 13th Edition Manual of Steel Construction (12/2005).
4. This program contains “comment boxes” which contain a wide variety of information including explanations of input or output items, equations used, data tables, etc. (Note: presence of a “comment box” is denoted by a “red triangle” in the upper right-hand corner of a cell. Merely move the mouse pointer to the desired cell to view the contents of that particular "comment box".)
31 Dec 2014
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