
OUTPUT PARAMETERS 
Parameter 
Value 
Shape 


 
Depth [h] 


in 
Width [b] 


Design wall thickness [t_{des}]* 


Nominal weight [w] 


lb/ft 
Area [A] 


in^{2} 
b/t 


 
h/t 


 
Second moment of area about X axis [I_{X}] 


in^{4} 
Elastic section modulus about X axis [S_{X}] 


in^{3} 
Radius of gyration about X axis [r_{X}] 


in 
Plastic section modulus about X axis [Z_{X}] 


in^{3} 
Second moment of area about Y axis [I_{Y}] 


in^{4} 
Elastic section modulus about Y axis [S_{Y}] 


in^{3} 
Radius of gyration about Y axis [r_{Y}] 


in 
Plastic section modulus about Y axis [Z_{Y}] 


in^{3} 
Workable flat depth [h_{flat}] 


in 
Workable flat width [b_{flat}] 


Polar moment of area [J] 


in^{4} 
Torsional constant for HSS shapes [C] 


in^{3} 
The total surface area of a square HSS section per feet [A_{surf}] 


ft^{2}/ft 