While performing design per the US Aluminum code, I encounter an error message - **PRODUCT NAME COULD NOT BE MATCHED.** - What does that mean?
When carrying out Aluminum Design, design is not carried out for certain members and I encounter messages like the one below
**IN TABLES 3.3-1 and 3.3-2, NO DATA IS AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING COMBINATION FOR
MEMBER # 1 **
ALLOY : 6061-T6 Product : All Alclad : No Welded : No
What does that mean ?
In the US Aluminium design, the allowable stresses on members are dependent on the following:
THICKNESS of the various components of the cross section
The program uses all of the above parameters to look up the allowable stresses from a Table which one may find in the Aluminum Design Manual. If it cannot find a matching combination, it tries to come up with the best guess as to which of the above parameters is responsible for the lack of "match". In the above message, the program determines the PRODUCT type to be the one causing the problem. Changing the Product from ALL to a different product ( Extrusion, Drawn Tube or Pipe as appropriate ) would generally solve the issue.