RECTANGULAR STEEL TUBING SIZES AND PROPERTIES

Rectangular steel tubing sizes, dimensions and section properties including moment of inertia, elastic section modulus, radius of gyration, torsional moment of inertia and plastic section modulus.

Rectangular steel tube has a rectangular hollow cross section except for rounded corners. Rectangular steel tubes are designated by "HSS", overall outside dimension (in.), and wall thickness. HSS10x8x5/8 is nominally 10 in. by 8 in. with a 5/8 in. wall thickness.


INPUT PARAMETERS
HSS Outside Dimension HSS Wall Thickness

 

Rectangular Steel Tube Sizes and Dimensions
OUTPUT PARAMETERS
Parameter Value
Shape --- ---
Depth [h] --- in
Width [b] ---
Design wall thickness [tdes]* ---
Nominal weight [w] --- lb/ft
Area [A] --- in2
b/t --- ---
h/t --- ---
Second moment of area about X axis [IX] --- in4
Elastic section modulus about X axis [SX] --- in3
Radius of gyration about X axis [rX] --- in
Plastic section modulus about X axis [ZX] --- in3
Second moment of area about Y axis [IY] --- in4
Elastic section modulus about Y axis [SY] --- in3
Radius of gyration about Y axis [rY] --- in
Plastic section modulus about Y axis [ZY] --- in3
Workable flat depth [hflat] --- in
Workable flat width [bflat] ---
Polar moment of area [J] --- in4
Torsional constant for HSS shapes [C] --- in3
The total surface area of a square HSS section per feet [Asurf] --- ft2/ft

Note: Use dot "." as decimal separator.

Note *:The design wall thickness t, shall be used in calculations involving the wall thickness of hollow structural sections (HSS) per Steel Construction Manual Section B3.12.

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