Rectangular Box

@RECTANGULAR_BOX_DEFINITION {
@RECTANGULAR_BOX_NAME {RboxName} {
@OPTION_DEFINITION {o1, o2, o3}
@DIMENSIONS {
@DIMENSION_01 {w}
@DIMENSION_02 {hL}
@DIMENSION_03 {tL}
@DIMENSION_04 {αL}
@DIMENSION_05 {hR}
@DIMENSION_06 {tR}
@DIMENSION_07 {αR}
@DIMENSION_08 {ttf}
@DIMENSION_09 {tbf}
@DIMENSION_10 {ttrf}
@DIMENSION_11 {tbrf}
@DIMENSION_12 {α}
@DIMENSION_13 {β}
}
@MATERIALS {
@MATERIAL_01 {Mat1}
}
@IS_DEFINED_IN_FRAME {FrameName}
@MESH_DENSITY {md}
@COMMENTS {CommentText}
}
}

Notes

The rectangular box: base configuration

Figure 1. Configuration of the rectangular box
Component Dimension Symbol Default Nb.
Rectangular box width w required 01
LeftWeb height hL required 02
LeftWeb thickness tL required 03
LeftWeb skew angle αL 90° 04
RightWeb height hR hL 05
RightWeb thickness tR tL 06
RightWeb skew angle αR 90° 07
FlangeTop thickness ttf tL 08
FlangeBot thickness tbf tL 09
FlangeTopReinf thickness reinforcement ttrf tL 10
FlangeBotReinf thickness reinforcement tbrf tL 11
Table 1. Dimensions defining the geometry of the rectangular box
   
Figure 2. Configuration of the left portion rectangular box        Figure 3. Configuration of the right portion rectangular box

The rectangular box: external edges

For the rectangular box, the following external edges are defined.

  1. TopFlangeOuter. This external edge comprises the outer side of the top flange along the line joining vertices MO–NO–PO–AO, see fig. 1.
  2. BotFlangeOuter. This external edge comprises the outer side of the bottom flange along the line joining vertices GO–FO–EO–DO, see fig. 1.