# RE: Metric Steel Shapes

• To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
• Subject: RE: Metric Steel Shapes
• From: Michael Bryson <bryson(--nospam--at)civil.ubc.ca>
• Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 13:43:24 -0700 (PDT)
```AISC shapes give weight per foot in lbs.
1kg=2.2lbs
1m =3.28ft

On Wed, 12 Jul 2000, Peter McCormack wrote:

> Why change mass to force (kg to N) to convert back to
> mass??????
>
> Unless I missed something all these years, lb/ft of the beam is
> mass per foot length...not pound force per foot......
>
> (I am really starting to miss the metric system.....sob...sob...)
>
> Peter McCormack
>
> From:           	"Connor, John A NWK" <John.A.Connor(--nospam--at)nwk02.usace.army.mil>
> To:             	"'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Subject:        	RE: Metric Steel Shapes
> Date sent:      	Wed, 12 Jul 2000 09:28:49 -0700
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>
> > Reference: AISC, LRFD, Metric, Vol I
> > S100x11.5=S4x7.7
> >
> > multiply kg/m (mass/length) by gravity (9.81 m/s^2)
> > this changes kg/m (mass/length) to N/m (force/length)
> > covert N/m (force/length) to lbf/ft (force/length) by multiplying by 1/14.59
> > (conversion table back of AISC manual)
> > 11.5 * 9.81*1/14.59=7.7
> >
> > Alcohol and Math do not mix.
> > Don't Drink and Derive.  :)
> >
> > Cheers,
> > JC, PE
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bpolhem(--nospam--at)swbell.net]
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 10:10 AM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: Re: Metric Steel Shapes
> >
> >
> > 1) Where did the "11" come from? What does it signify?
> >
> > 2) Where did you find the information?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > > "Connor, John A NWK" wrote:
> > >
> > > S100x11 (metric) is equivalent to S4x7.7 (Imperial).
> >
>
>
>
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