Hi, Does RAM SS consider the self weight of transfer columns? Considering the self weight options of beam and columns are switched on.
We consider the column self-weight in the column design. In the transfer beam design we also consider it, but only if the column has a user assigned size.
Thank you Seth! In the transfer beam design , what if the column is what the program gives us , will it consider then? Will it consider if we freeze the column size?
You will have to freeze the design (that's the same as user assigned).
I’m pretty sure I checked myself before that last forum reply, but I checked again today using v17.00.00.93 and the column self-weight above is not applied to the gravity – steel transfer beam below, even if the column size is user assigned. A point load is needed in lieu of using Column self-weight in that case. Column self-weight is considered in the loads applied to a lateral beam in Ram Frame, and it is considered in the Ram Concrete analysis, however.