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Unit Conversion Model (Imperial)

Steel Frame: Overview

The purpose of this test case is to validate some of the unit conversion for imperial units. In this example, the following units were changed:

  • Moment (kip-ft to lb-in)
  • Force (kip to lb)
  • Pressure (ksi to psi)

The results are compared internally due to the concern of the verification only limited in the unit conversion of results and not necessarily the analysis.

Model Setup

The structure is a 123-node, 276-member frame structure supported by fixed supports. The building consists of general section beams made from steel.

Evaluation points: 10
Solve Type: Linear Analysis

Structure 2

Analysis Results

Result Location SkyCiv Default SkyCiv Converted Units Conversion Equivalent
Moment Z Member 183, Start Node 11.531 kip-ft 138368.621 lb-in 11.531 kip-ft
Moment Y Member 62, End Node -0.044 kip-ft -522.878 lb-in -0.044 kip-ft
Shear Y Member 58, End Node -0.450 kip -449.583 lb -0.450 kip
Shear Z Member 101, End Node -0.226 kip -225.988 lb -0.226 kip
Reaction Y Node 93 4.597 kip 4597.272 lb 4.597 kip
Reaction Y Node 64 2.638 kip 2638.141 lb 2.638 kip
Axial Member 110 0.215 kip 214.907 lb 0.215 kip
Axial Member 168 5.409 kip 5408.611 lb 5.409 kip
Top Bending Stress Z Member 207, Start Node 327.075 ksi 327074.571 psi 327.075 ksi
Top Bending Stress Y Member 252, End Node 2073.306 ksi 2073305.516 psi 2073.306 ksi
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