Tapered Channel

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Structural

area of a Tapered Channel formula

$$\large{ A = l\;t + l\;t + a \; \left( s + n \right) }$$

Perimeter of a Tapered Channel formula

$$\large{ P = 2\;a^2 + 2\;w + 2\;h \;-\; 2\;L^2 + L + 2\;s }$$

Distance from Centroid of a Tapered Channel formula

$$\large{ C_x = \frac { 1 }{ 3 } \; \left[ w^2\;s + \frac{h\;t^2}{2} \;-\; \frac{g}{3} \left( w + 2\;t \right) \left( w \;-\; t \right)^2 \right] }$$

$$\large{ C_y = \frac { l } { 2 } }$$

Elastic Section Modulus of a Tapered Channel formula

$$\large{ S_x = \frac { I_x } { C_y } }$$

$$\large{ S_y = \frac { I_y } { C_x } }$$

Polar Moment of Inertia of a Tapered Channel formula

$$\large{ J_z = I_x + I_y }$$

$$\large{ J_{z1} = I_{x1} + I_{y1} }$$

Radius of Gyration of a Tapered Channel formula

$$\large{ k_x = \sqrt{ \frac{ \frac{1}{12} \; \left[ b\;l^3 + \frac{1}{8\;g} \; \left( h^4 \;-\; L^4 \right) \right] } { l\;t + a \;\left( s + n \right) } } }$$

$$\large{ k_y = \sqrt{ \frac{ \frac{1}{3} \; \left[ 2\;s\;b^3 \; ;t^3 + \frac{g}{2} \; \left( b^4 \;-\; t^4 \right) \right] \;-\; A \left( b \;-\; y \right)^2 } { lt + a \left( s + n \right) } } }$$

$$\large{ k_z = \sqrt { k_{x}{^2} + k_{y}{^2} } }$$

$$\large{ k_{x1} = \sqrt { \frac { I_{x1} } { A } } }$$

$$\large{ k_{y1} = \sqrt { \frac { I_{y1} } { A } } }$$

$$\large{ k_{z1} = \sqrt { k_{x1}{^2} + k_{y1}{^2} } }$$

Second Moment of Area of a Tapered Channel formula

$$\large{ I_x = \frac{1}{12} \; \left[ w\;l^3 + \frac{1}{8\;g} \; \left( h^4 \;-\; L^4 \right) \right] }$$

$$\large{ I_y = \frac{1}{3} \; \left[ 2\;s\;w^3 + L\;t^3 + \frac{g}{2} \; \left( w^4 \;-\; t^4 \right) \right] \;-\; A \left( w \;-\; y \right)^2 }$$

$$\large{ I_{x1} = l_x + A\;C_y }$$

$$\large{ I_{y1} = l_y + A\;C_x }$$

Torsional Constant of a Tapered Channel formula

$$\large{ J = \frac { 2 \; \left( w \;-\; \frac {t}{2} \right) \; n^3 \; \left( l \;-\; n \right) \; t^3 } { 3 } }$$

Where:

$$\large{ A }$$ = area

$$\large{ C }$$ = distance from centroid

$$\large{ I }$$ = moment of inertia

$$\large{ J }$$ = torsional constant

$$\large{ k }$$ = radius of gyration

$$\large{ P }$$ = perimeter

$$\large{ S }$$ = elastic section modulus