Steel Construction Manual Shapes Database

The AISC Shapes Database has been updated. Version 14.1 (V14.10) replaces V14.0 and contains electronic access to section dimensions and properties consistent with the AISC Steel Construction Manual, 14th Edition, 3rd printing. U.S. customary and metric units are both included. The AISC Shapes Database Version 14.1 is available in Microsoft Excel format.

Major improvements in V14.1 include:

    • Addition of single angle dimensions: Wa, Wb, Wc, Za, Zb, and Zc
    • Revised symbols for width, height and slenderness ratio for HSS
      • B = nominal width
      • b = flat wall width
      • b l tdes = width-to-thickness ratio
      • Ht = nominal height
      • h = flat wall height
      • h / tdes = height-to-thickness ratio

The AISC Shapes Database V14.1H (Historic) provides electronic access to dimensions and properties of shapes published in the AISC Manual since the 5th Edition and shapes from before that era as originally published in the book Iron and Steel Beams 1873-1952 (the predecessor to AISC Design Guide 15, AISC Rehabilitation and Retrofit Guide). Thus, this database is the compilation of all of the structural steel shape dimensions and properties recorded by AISC from the year 1873 to 2005.

Please review the Read Me File, which provides important background information to the database and historic database. It contains descriptions for all the dimensions and property headings and it also has figures and references for additional aid.

Please refer to the disclaimer posted on the "Notes" sheet of the current and historic Shapes Databases for limitations on the use of these files.

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