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Tapered Channel - Geometric PropertiesMore Shapes

Geometric Property Calculator
 Width, b:Height, d:Thickness, n:Thickness, s:Web, t: mmmmmmmmmm
 Area, A: mm2 Perimeter, P: mm Centroid, Cx: mm Centroid, Cy: mm Slope of Flange, G: mm Second Moment of Area, Ix: mm4 Second Moment of Area, Iy: mm4 Second Moment of Area, Ix1: mm4 Second Moment of Area, Iy1: mm4 Polar Moment of Inertia, Jz: mm4 Polar Moment of Inertia, Jz1: mm4 Radius of Gyration, Kx: mm Radius of Gyration, Ky: mm Radius of Gyration, Kz: mm Radius of Gyration, Kx1: mm Radius of Gyration, Ky1: mm Radius of Gyration, Kz1: mm Elastic Section Modulus, Zx: mm3 Elastic Section Modulus, Zy: mm3 Elastic Section Modulus, J: mm3

The above tapered channel property calculator is based on the provided equations and does not account for all mathematical limitations. The calculator has been provided with educational purposes in mind and should be used accordingly. Unit conversion

Notation and Units

Metric and Imperial Units

The above formulas may be used with both imperial and metric units. As with all calculations care must be taken to keep consistent units throughout. Examples of units which are typically adopted are outlined below:

Notation

• A = Geometric Area, in2 or mm2
• C = Distance to Centroid, in or mm
• I = Second moment of area, in4 or mm4
• Ji = Polar Moment of Inertia, in4 or mm4
• J = Torsional Constant, in4 or mm4
• K = Radius of Gyration, in or mm
• P = Perimeter of shape, in or mm
• S = Plastic Section Modulus, in3 or mm3
• Z = Elastic Section Modulus, in3 or mm3

Online Tapered Channel Property Calculator

Using the structural engineering calculator located at the top of the page (simply click on the the "show/hide calculator" button) the following properties can be calculated:

• Calculate the Area of a Tapered Channel
• Calculate the Perimeter of a Tapered Channel
• Calculate the Centroid of a Tapered Channel
• Calculate the Second Moment of Area (or moment of inertia) of a Tapered Channel
• Calculate the Polar Moment of Inertia of a Tapered Channel
• Calculate the Radius of Gyration of a Tapered Channel
• Calculate the Elastic Section Modulus of a Tapered Channel
• Calculate the Plastic Section Modulus of a Tapered Channel