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How do I select the cross section for a machine frame? Do I need to refer to the AISC steel construction manual to find the capacity of beams, columns, etc?

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  • $\begingroup$ Whjy would your frame be exempt from the regulations ie AISC etc? $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike Jun 20 at 8:38
  • $\begingroup$ I was just unsure if frames for machines (and not just buildings) were also included. Thank you for your reply. $\endgroup$ – Amit Jun 20 at 9:12
  • $\begingroup$ There are also industry specific references that govern for these types of non-building applications. ASME produces standards for specific types of equipment etc. AISC is not always the conservative one in these situations. $\endgroup$ – ShadowMan Jun 20 at 17:21
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for your reply. For a simple portal frame supporting a mechanism, would I refer to AISC or ASME? $\endgroup$ – Amit Jun 21 at 6:53

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