# Single Angles, Tees, Rectangular HSS, Box sections, and other Singly and Doubly Symmetric Members' Shear Design per AISC 360-16 with ideCAD

**How does ideCAD calculate single angles, tees, rectangular HSS, box sections, and other singly and doubly symmetric members' shear strength according to AISC 360-16?**

The shear strength of single angles and tees is calculated automatically according to

**AISC 360-16**.

The shear strength of rectangular HSS, box sections, and other singly and doubly symmetric members is calculated automatically according to

**AISC 360-16**.

**Symbols**

**A _{w}**

**=**Shear area

**A**_{g}**=**gross cross-sectional area of the member, in.

^{2}(mm

^{2})

**b****=**width of the leg resisting the shear force or depth of the tee stem, in. (mm)

**C**_{v2}**=**web shear buckling strength coefficient.

**E****=**Modulus of elasticity of steel = 29,000 ksi (200 000 MPa)

**F**_{y}**=**specified minimum yield stress of the type of steel being used, ksi (MPa)

**h****=**clear distance between flanges less the fillet at each flange, in. (mm)

*= Nominal shear strength, kips (N)*

**V**_{n }*= thickness of angle leg or tee stem, in. (mm)*

**t***= Limiting width-to-thickness parameter*

**λ**_{w}The nominal shear strength, *V _{n}*, for single angles and tees is calculated as shown below.

The nominal shear strength, *V _{n}*, for rectangular HSS, box sections, and other singly and doubly symmetric members is calculated as shown below.

and

The nominal shear strength, *V _{n}*, for round HSS is calculated as shown below.