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Re: Analysis of pipes with large D/t ratios

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Check the Hollow Structural Sections Connections Manual. Despite the title, it
also has a "Spec" section that gives established procedures for doing design of
tubular columns. To me it is invaluable.

Bill Allen wrote:
> AISCM (ASD) Vol 9 does not really address pipe sections with large D/t
> ratios as far as I can tell. I'm sure there are local buckling issues
> related to this, but I cannot find any guidelines with the exception of
> Appendix B5 which addresses allowable axial stresses: Fa=662/(D/t)+0.40Fy.
> Anyone else have a better guideline?
> TIA,
> Bill Allen, S.E.