Z-Section

@Z_SECTION_DEFINITION {
@Z_SECTION_NAME {CsecName} {
@OPTION_DEFINITION {o1, o2}
@DIMENSIONS {
@DIMENSION_01 {hw}
@DIMENSION_02 {tw}
@DIMENSION_03 {wtf}
@DIMENSION_04 {ttf}
@DIMENSION_05 {αtf}
@DIMENSION_06 {wbf}
@DIMENSION_07 {tbf}
@DIMENSION_08 {αbf}
@DIMENSION_09 {ttfr}
@DIMENSION_10 {tbfr}
@DIMENSION_11 {α}
@DIMENSION_12 {β}
}
@MATERIALS {
@MATERIAL_01 {Mat1}
@MATERIAL_02 {Mat2}
@MATERIAL_03 {Mat3}
}
@IS_DEFINED_IN_FRAME {FrameName}
@MESH_DENSITY {md}
@COMMENTS {CommentText}
}
}

Notes

The Z-section: base configuration

Figure 1. The base configuration for the Z-section.
Component Dimension Symbol Default Nb.
Z-section height hw required 01
Web thickness tw required 02
FlangeTop width wtf required 03
FlangeTop thickness ttf tw 04
FlangeTop skew angle αtf 05
FlangeBot width wbf wtf 06
FlangeBot thickness tbf ttf 07
FlangeBot skew angle αbf 180° 08
Table 1. Dimensions defining the
geometry of the Z-section.

The Z-section: option 1

Component Dimension Symbol Default Nb.
Web thickness ttfr ttf 09
Table 2. Dimensions defining the reinforcement of the top flange.
Figure 2. The Z-section: option 1.

The Z-section: option 2

Component Dimension Symbol Default Nb.
FlangeBotReinf thickness tbfr tbf 10
Table 3. Dimensions defining the reinforcement of the top flange.
Figure 3. The Z-section: option 2.