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Check out the Design Specification in the AISC Hollow Structural Sections Connections Manual. They have formulae for computing these.

William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, Texas
Phone 281-492-2251
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From: Mark Baker [mailto:shake4bake(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 11:38 AM
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Subject: non compact pipe

AISC, 9th Edition, ASD
For a non compact pipe, 3" dia. , 14 ga, 33ksi
Appendix B5.2.a would have you adjust allowable stress by the Q factor but.... equations for Q are for single angles, stems of tees, with no mention of an applicable Q for pipe.