UNEQUAL ANGLE SECTION PROPERTIES CALCULATOR

Unequal angle section properties calculator for area, distances from the centroidal axes to the back of the legs, second moment of area and radius of gyration about the centroidal axes calculation.

Unequal Angle Section Properties Calculator:

Section properties calculator for angle with unequal legs
Unit System (Quick selection)
INPUT PARAMETERS
Parameter Value
Long leg [d]
Short leg [b]
Thickness [t]
Length [L]
Density [p]

RESULTS
Parameter Value
Cross section area [A] ---
Mass [M] ---
Second moment of area about x axis [Ix] ---
Second moment of area about y axis [Iy] ---
Radius of gyration [rx] ---
Radius of gyration [ry] ---
Distance from the centroid to the back of the long leg [xc] ---
Distance from the centroid to the back of the short leg [yc] ---

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Definitions:

Second Moment of Area: The capacity of a cross-section to resist bending.

Radius of Gyration (Area): The distance from an axis at which the area of a body may be assumed to be concentrated and the second moment area of this configuration equal to the second moment area of the actual body about the same axis.

Angle Section Formula:

ANGLE WITH UNEQUAL LEGS
Sectional properties of angle with unequal legs
Parameter Symbol Equation
Cross section area A A = t(b + d - t)
Area moment of inertia Ix Ix = 1/3*[bd3 - (b-t) * (d-t)3] - A * (d - yc)2
Area moment of inertia Iy Iy = 1/3*[db3 - (d-t) * (b-t)3] - A * (b - xc)2
Distance from the centroid to
the back of the long leg
xc xc=(b2+dt-t2)/(2*(b+d-t))
Distance from the centroid to
the back of the short leg
yc yc=(d2+bt-t2)/(2*(b+d-t))
Mass M M = ALρ
Radius of gyration rx rx = (Ix/A)^0.5
Radius of gyration ry ry = (Iy/A)^0.5

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