Load Span Tables

5.45.0The Load Span Tables below are based on Allowable Stress Design (ASD). For loads calculated based on ASCE 7-10 (LRFD), please refer to section 2.4.1 of ASCE 7-10 for the applicable load combinations using Allowable Stress Design.

Metl-Span ThermalSafe Through Fastened Wall Panels
26 Ga. Exterior / 26 Ga. Interior Facings
Allowable Loads1,2,6,9 (psf) for Single Spans

TS
Panel
Design Criteria5,7 Panel Span (ft)
5′ 6′ 7′ 8′ 9′ 10′ 11′ 12′ 13′ 14′ 15′ 16′
4″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 79.3 66.1 56.7 49.6 44.1 39.7 36.1 33.1 30.5 28.3 26.3 23.1
Deflection (L/240)3,4 114.1 89.9 72.3 59.1 48.9 40.8 34.4 29.2 24.9 21.4 18.5 16.0
Min Support Thickness 14ga 62.2 51.8 44.4 38.9 34.6 31.1 28.3 25.9 23.9 21.4 18.5 16.0
16ga 62.4 52.0 44.6 39.0 34.7 31.2 28.4 26.0 24.0 21.4 18.5 16.0
5″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 93.1 77.6 66.5 58.2 51.7 46.5 42.3 38.8 35.8 33.2 31.0 27.9
Deflection (L/240)3,4 140.1 111.7 91.0 75.4 63.2 53.4 45.6 39.1 33.7 29.3 25.5 22.4
Min Support Thickness 14ga 72.4 60.3 51.7 45.3 40.2 36.2 32.9 30.2 27.8 25.9 24.1 22.4
16ga 72.5 60.4 51.8 45.3 40.3 36.3 33.0 30.2 27.9 25.9 24.2 22.4
6″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 104.6 87.1 74.7 65.3 58.1 52.3 47.5 43.6 40.2 37.3 34.9 32.2
Deflection (L/240)3,4 162.4 130.5 107.4 89.8 76.0 65.0 55.9 48.5 42.2 37.0 32.5 28.7
Min Support Thickness 14ga 82.6 68.8 59.0 51.6 45.9 41.3 37.5 34.4 31.8 29.5 27.5 25.8
16ga 82.7 68.9 59.0 51.7 45.9 41.3 37.6 34.4 31.8 29.5 27.6 25.8
7″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 122.2 101.8 87.3 76.4 67.9 61.1 55.5 50.9 47.0 43.6 40.7 37.7
Deflection (L/240)3,4 192.0 155.1 128.3 107.9 91.8 78.9 68.4 59.6 52.2 45.9 40.6 36.0
Min Support Thickness 14ga 92.8 77.3 66.3 58.0 51.6 46.4 42.2 38.7 35.7 33.1 30.9 29.0
16ga 92.8 77.3 66.3 58.0 51.6 46.4 42.2 38.7 35.7 33.1 30.9 29.0
8″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 139.8 116.5 99.8 87.4 77.7 69.9 63.5 58.2 53.8 49.9 46.6 43.1
Deflection (L/240)3,4 221.7 179.7 149.3 126.1 107.8 93.1 81.0 70.9 62.4 55.2 49.0 43.6
Min Support Thickness 14ga 92.8 77.3 66.3 58.0 51.6 46.4 42.2 38.7 35.7 33.1 30.9 29.0
16ga 92.8 77.3 66.3 58.0 51.6 46.4 42.2 38.7 35.7 33.1 30.9 29.0
  1. The Load Span Table above is based on Allowable Stress Design (ASD). For loads calculated based on ASCE 7-10 (LRFD), please refer to section 2.4.1 of ASCE 7-10 for the applicable load combinations using Allowable Stress Design.
  2. Based on TS panel with 26 Ga. exterior & interior face (min Fy = 33 ksi) for Single Spans condition.
  3. Allowable positive or inward load is the lowest value of panel bending and shear strength or deflection limit.
  4. Allowable suction or outward load is the lowest value of panel bending and shear strength, deflection limit and connection strength for each fastener pattern. The numbers have been reduced to reflect the lowest value.
  5. Loads based on panel stress, deflection  and connection design criteria are derived from ASTM E-72 testing.
  6. Allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5 for bending, 3.0 for shear and 2.0 for connection, and deflection limitation of L/240.
  7. The through fasteners are as follows: Panels fastened to steel supports with 1/4″-14 Type 3 or Type 5 SDS, 1/4″-14 Self-Tapping, 1/4″-20 Type 5 SDS, or 1/4″-28 Type 5 SDS with nominal 5/8″ diameter neoprene bonded washers. Fasteners shall be sufficient length to penetrate through the support a minimum of 3 full pitches of thread. Other than noted, fastener selection will be based on fastener pullout capacity from support steel members.
  8. TSFP1 (3 Through Fasteners): End Supports (3″-18″-18″-3″) & Intermediate (7″-14″-14″-7″).
  9. The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.

Metl-Span ThermalSafe Through Fastened Wall Panels
26 Ga. Exterior / 26 Ga. Interior Facings
Allowable Loads1,2,6,10 (psf) for Two or More Spans Condition

TS
Panel
Design Criteria5,7 Panel Span (ft)
5′ 6′ 7′ 8′ 9′ 10′ 11′ 12′ 13′ 14′ 15′ 16′
4″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 71.1 58.3 49.4 42.8 37.8 33.8 30.5 27.7 25.4 23.5 21.8 20.4
Deflection (L/240)3,4 117.2 94.0 77.5 65.2 55.6 48.0 41.6 36.3 31.8 28.0 24.7 21.9
Min Support Thickness 14ga TSFP18 62.6 51.2 43.1 37.2 32.6 29.0 26.2 23.8 21.8 20.2 18.7 17.5
TSFP29 70.1 58.3 49.3 42.5 37.3 33.2 29.9 27.2 25.0 23.1 21.4 20.0
16ga TSFP18 59.9 49.0 41.2 35.6 31.2 27.8 25.0 22.8 20.9 19.3 17.9 16.7
TSFP29 70.1 58.3 49.3 42.5 37.3 33.2 29.9 27.2 25.0 23.1 21.4 20.0
5″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 85.3 69.9 59.2 51.2 45.2 40.4 36.5 33.3 30.5 28.1 26.1 24.4
Deflection (L/240)3,4 142.5 115.1 95.4 80.7 69.3 60.2 52.8 46.6 41.2 36.6 32.6 29.2
Min Support Thickness 14ga TSFP18 64.2 52.5 44.3 38.2 33.5 29.8 26.8 24.4 22.3 20.6 19.1 17.8
TSFP29 77.7 63.6 53.6 46.2 40.5 36.1 32.5 29.5 27.0 25.0 23.2 21.6
16ga TSFP18 60.7 49.7 41.9 36.1 31.7 28.2 25.4 23.1 21.1 19.5 18.1 16.9
TSFP29 77.7 63.6 53.6 46.2 40.5 36.1 32.5 29.5 27.0 25.0 23.2 21.6
6″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 96.4 79.0 66.8 57.8 50.9 45.5 41.1 37.5 34.4 31.8 29.5 27.5
Deflection (L/240)3,4 164.2 133.2 111.0 94.3 81.4 71.0 62.6 55.6 49.7 44.5 39.9 36.0
Min Support Thickness 14ga TSFP18 65.7 53.8 45.4 39.1 34.3 30.5 27.5 25.0 22.8 21.1 19.5 18.2
TSFP29 83.7 68.6 57.9 49.9 43.8 38.9 35.0 31.8 29.1 26.9 24.9 23.2
16ga TSFP18 61.4  50.3  42.4  36.6 32.1  28.6  25.7 23.3  21.4 19.7  18.3  17.0
TSFP29 81.9 67.1 56.6 48.8 42.8 38.1 34.3 31.1 28.5 26.3 24.4 22.7
7″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 113.4 93.0 78.6 68.0 59.8 53.4 48.2 44.0 40.4 37.4 34.7 32.3
Deflection (L/240)3,4 193.6 157.6 131.7 112.2 97.0 84.9 75.0 66.8 59.9 54.0 48.7 44.1
Connection TSFP18 14ga TSFP18 66.8 54.8 46.3 39.9 35.0 31.2 28.0 25.4 23.3 21.5 19.9 18.5
 TSFP29 89.4 73.4 61.9 53.4 46.9 41.7 37.5 34.1 31.2 28.7 26.6 24.8
16ga TSFP18 61.8 50.7 42.8 36.9 32.4 28.8 25.9 23.5 21.5 19.8 18.4 17.1
TSFP29 82.4 67.6 57.1 49.2 43.2 38.4 34.5 31.4 28.7 26.5 24.5 22.9
8″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 130.5 107.0 90.5 78.2 68.8 61.4 55.4 50.5 46.4 42.9 39.9 37.2
Deflection (L/240)3,4 223.2 182.0 152.4 130.1 112.8 98.9 87.6 78.2 70.3 63.5 57.6 52.3
Min Support Thickness 14ga TSFP18 67.1 55.2 46.6 40.2 35.3 31.4 28.2 25.6 23.5 21.6 20.0 18.7
 TSFP29 89.8 73.8 62.4 53.8 47.2 42.0 37.8 34.3 31.4 28.9 26.8 25.0
16ga TSFP18 62.1 51.0 43.1 37.2 32.6 29.0 26.1 23.7 21.7 20.0 18.5 17.2
TSFP29  82.8 68.0 57.4 49.6 43.5 38.7 34.8 31.6 28.9 26.6 24.7 23.0
  1. The Load Span Table above is based on Allowable Stress Design (ASD). For loads calculated based on ASCE 7-10 (LRFD), please refer to section 2.4.1 of ASCE 7-10 for the applicable load combinations using Allowable Stress Design.
  2. Based on TS panel with 26 Ga. exterior & interior face (min Fy = 33 ksi) for 2 or more spans condition.
  3. Allowable positive or inward load is the lowest value of panel bending and shear strength or deflection limit.
  4. Allowable suction or outward load is the lowest value of panel bending and shear strength, deflection limit and connection strength for each fastener pattern. The numbers have been reduced to reflect the lowest value.
  5. Loads based on panel stress, deflection  and connection design criteria are derived from ASTM E-72 testing.
  6. Allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5 for bending, 3.0 for shear and 2.0 for connection, and deflection limitation of L/240.
  7. The through fasteners are as follows: Panels fastened to steel supports with 1/4″-14 Type 3 or Type 5 SDS, 1/4″-14 Self-Tapping, 1/4″-20 Type 5 SDS, or 1/4″-28 Type 5 SDS with nominal 5/8″ diameter neoprene bonded washers. Fasteners shall be sufficient length to penetrate through the support a minimum of 3 full pitches of thread. Other than noted, fastener selection will be based on fastener pullout capacity from support steel members.
  8. TSFP1 (3 Through Fasteners): End Support (3″-18″-18″-3″) & Intermediate (7″-14″-14″-7″).
  9. TSFP2 (4 Through Fasteners): End Supports (3″-12″-12″-12″-3″) & Intermediate (5 1/4″-10 1/2″-10 1/2″-10 1/2″-5 1/4″).
  10. The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.


Metl-Span ThermalSafe Through Fastened Wall Panels
24 Ga. Exterior / 26 Ga. Interior Facings
Allowable Loads1,2,6,9 (psf) for Single Spans
 

TS
Panel
Design Criteria5,7 Panel Span (ft)
5′ 6′ 7′ 8′ 9′ 10′ 11′ 12′ 13′ 14′ 15′ 16′
4″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 79.2 66.0 56.6 49.5 44.0 39.6 36.0 33.0 30.5 28.3 26.1 22.9
Deflection (L/240)3,4 115.7 91.6 74.1 60.9 50.7 42.6 36.0 30.7 26.3 22.7 19.7 17.2
Min Support Thickness 14ga 74.8 62.3 53.4 46.8 41.6 37.4 34.0 30.7 26.3 22.7 19.7 17.2
16ga 74.8 62.3 53.4 46.8 41.6 37.4 34.0 30.7 26.3 22.7 19.7 17.2
5″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 93.1 77.6 66.5 58.2 51.7 46.5 42.3 38.8 35.8 33.2 31.0 27.4
Deflection (L/240)3,4 141.6 113.4 92.8 77.3 65.1 55.3 47.4 40.9 35.4 30.9 27.0 23.8
Min Support Thickness 14ga 88.5 73.8 63.2 55.3 49.2 44.3 40.2 36.9 34.0 30.9 27.0 23.8
 16ga 88.5 73.8 63.2 55.3 49.2 44.3 40.2 36.9 34.0 30.9 27.0 23.8
6″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 104.4 87.0 74.6 65.2 58.0 52.2 47.4 43.5 40.1 37.3 34.8 31.4
Deflection (L/240)3,4 163.7 132.1 109.1 91.7 77.9 66.9 57.9 50.3 44.0 38.7 34.2 30.3
Min Support Thickness 14ga 102.3 85.2 73.1 63.9 56.8 51.1 46.5 42.6 39.3 36.5 34.1 30.3
16ga 100.9 84.1 72.1 63.1 56.1 50.5 45.9 42.1 38.8 36.1 33.6 30.3
7″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 122.0 101.6 87.1 76.2 67.8 61.0 55.4 50.8 46.9 43.6 40.7 36.7
Deflection (L/240)3,4 193.4 156.7 130.1 109.8 93.9 81.0 70.4 61.6 54.2 47.9 42.5 37.9
Min Support Thickness 14ga 116.0 96.7 82.9 72.5 64.4 58.0 52.7 48.3 44.6 41.4 38.7 36.3
16ga 100.9 84.1 72.1 63.1 56.1 50.5 45.9 42.1 38.8 36.1 33.6 31.5
8″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 139.6 116.3 99.7 87.2 77.5 69.8 63.4 58.2 53.7 49.8 46.5 42.0
Deflection (L/240)3,4 223.2 181.4 151.1 128.1 109.9 95.3 83.2 73.1 64.6 57.4 51.1 45.7
Min Support Thickness 14ga 116.0 96.7 82.9 72.5 64.4 58.0 52.7 48.3 44.6 41.4 38.7 36.3
16ga 100.9 84.1 72.1 63.1 56.1 50.5 45.9 42.1 38.8 36.1 33.6 31.5
  1. The Load Span Table above is based on Allowable Stress Design (ASD). For loads calculated based on ASCE 7-10 (LRFD), please refer to section 2.4.1 of ASCE 7-10 for the applicable load combinations using Allowable Stress Design.
  2. Based on TS panel with 24 Ga. exterior & 26 Ga. interior face (min Fy = 33 ksi) for Single Spans condition.
  3. Allowable positive or inward load is the lowest value of panel bending and shear strength or deflection limit.
  4. Allowable suction or outward load is the lowest value of panel bending and shear strength, deflection limit and connection strength for each fastener pattern. The numbers have been reduced to reflect the lowest value.
  5. Loads based on panel stress, deflection  and connection design criteria are derived from ASTM E-72 testing.
  6. Allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5 for bending, 3.0 for shear and 2.0 for connection, and deflection limitation of L/240.
  7. The through fasteners are as follows: Panels fastened to steel supports with 1/4″-14 Type 3 or Type 5 SDS, 1/4″-14 Self-Tapping, 1/4″-20 Type 5 SDS, or 1/4″-28 Type 5 SDS with nominal 5/8″ diameter neoprene bonded washers. Fasteners shall be sufficient length to penetrate through the support a minimum of 3 full pitches of thread. Other than noted, fastener selection will be based on fastener pullout capacity from support steel members.
  8. TSFP1 (3 Through Fasteners): End Supports (3″-18″-18″-3″) & Intermediate (7″-14″-14″-7″).
  9. The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.

 

Metl-Span ThermalSafe Through Fastened Wall Panels
24 Ga. Exterior / 26 Ga. Interior Facings
Allowable Loads1,2,6,10 (psf) for Two or More Spans Condition

TS
Panel
Design Criteria5,7 Panel Span (ft)
5′ 6′ 7′ 8′ 9′ 10′ 11′ 12′ 13′ 14′ 15′ 16′
4″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 71.7 58.8 49.8 43.1 38.0 34.0 30.7 28.0 25.6 23.7 22.0 20.5
Deflection (L/240)3,4 118.2 95.1 78.6 66.3 56.7 49.1 42.9 37.5 33.0 29.1 25.9 23.0
Min Support Thickness 14ga TSFP18 71.7 58.8 49.8 43.1 38.0 34.0 30.7 28.0 25.6 23.7 22.0 20.5
TSFP29 71.7 58.8 49.8 43.1 38.0 34.0 30.7 28.0 25.6 23.7 22.0 20.5
16ga TSFP18 60.3 49.3 41.5 35.8 31.4 28.0 25.2 22.9 21.0 19.4 18.0 16.8
TSFP29 71.7 58.8 49.8 43.1 38.0 34.0 30.7 28.0 25.6 23.7 22.0 20.5
5″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 85.3 69.9 59.1 51.1 45.1 40.3 36.4 33.2 30.5 28.1 26.1 24.3
Deflection (L/240)3,4 143.6 116.2 96.6 81.9 70.5 61.4 54.0 47.8 42.5 37.9 33.9 30.4
Min Support Thickness 14ga TSFP18 83.4 68.3 57.6 49.7 43.6 38.8 34.9 31.7 29.0 26.8 24.8 23.2
TSFP29 85.3 69.9 59.1 51.1 45.1 40.3 36.4 33.2 30.5 28.1 26.1 24.3
16ga TSFP18 61.1 50.0 42.2 36.3 31.9 28.4 25.5 23.2 21.2 19.6 18.2 17.0
TSFP29 81.4 66.7 56.2 48.5 42.5 37.8 34.0 30.9 28.3 26.1 24.2 22.6
6″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 96.8 79.4 67.1 58.0 51.1 45.6 41.2 37.6 34.5 31.9 29.6 27.6
Deflection (L/240)3,4 165.2 134.3 112.2 95.5 82.6 72.2 63.8 56.8 50.8 45.8 41.2 37.3
Min Support Thickness 14ga TSFP18 87.5 71.8 60.6 52.3 45.9 40.8 36.7 33.3 30.5 28.1 26.1 24.3
TSFP29 96.8 79.4 67.1 58.0 51.1 45.6 41.2 37.6 34.5 31.9 29.6 27.6
16ga TSFP18 61.7 50.6 42.7 36.8 32.3 28.7 25.8 23.5 21.5 19.8 18.4 17.1
TSFP29 82.2 67.5 57.0 49.1 43.1 38.3 34.5 31.3 28.7 26.4 24.5 22.8
7″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 113.9 93.4 78.9 68.2 60.1 53.6 48.4 44.1 40.5 37.5 34.8 32.5
Deflection (L/240)3,4 194.7 158.8 132.9 113.5 98.3 86.2 76.3 68.1 61.2 55.3 50.1 45.5
Min Support Thickness 14ga TSFP18 91.3 75.0 63.4 54.7 48.0 42.7 38.4 34.9 31.9 29.4 27.2 25.4
TSFP29 113.9 93.4 78.9 68.2 60.1 53.6 48.4 44.1 40.5 37.5 34.8 32.5
16ga TSFP18 62.0 50.9 43.0 37.1 32.6 29.0 26.1 23.7 21.7 20.0 18.5 17.2
TSFP29 82.7 67.9 57.4 49.5 43.5 38.7 34.8 31.6 28.9 26.6 24.7 23.0
8″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 131.1 107.5 90.9 78.6 69.1 61.7 55.6 50.7 46.5 43.0 40.0 37.4
Deflection (L/240)3,4 224.3 183.3 153.8 131.5 114.2 100.4 89.0 79.6 71.6 64.8 59.0 53.8
Min Support Thickness 14ga TSFP18 91.7 75.4 63.8 55.1 48.3 43.0 38.7 35.1 32.1 29.6 27.4 25.5
TSFP29 119.3 98.1 83.0 71.6 62.9 55.9 50.3 45.7 41.8 38.5 35.7 33.2
16ga TSFP18 62.3 51.2 43.3 37.4 32.8 29.2 26.3 23.8 21.8 20.1 18.6 17.3
TSFP29 83.1 68.3 57.8 49.9 43.8 39.0 35.0 31.8 29.1 26.8 24.8 23.1
  1. The Load Span Table above is based on Allowable Stress Design (ASD). For loads calculated based on ASCE 7-10 (LRFD), please refer to section 2.4.1 of ASCE 7-10 for the applicable load combinations using Allowable Stress Design.
  2. Based on TS panel with 24 Ga. exterior & 26 Ga.  interior face (min Fy = 33 ksi) for 2 or more spans condition.
  3. Allowable positive or inward load is the lowest value of panel bending and shear strength or deflection limit.
  4. Allowable suction or outward load is the lowest value of panel bending and shear strength, deflection limit and connection strength for each fastener pattern. The numbers have been reduced to reflect the lowest value.
  5. Loads based on panel stress, deflection  and connection design criteria are derived from ASTM E-72 testing.
  6. Allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5 for bending, 3.0 for shear and 2.0 for connection, and deflection limitation of L/240.
  7. The through fasteners are as follows: Panels fastened to steel supports with 1/4″-14 Type 3 or Type 5 SDS, 1/4″-14 Self-Tapping, 1/4″-20 Type 5 SDS, or 1/4″-28 Type 5 SDS with nominal 5/8″ diameter neoprene bonded washers. Fasteners shall be sufficient length to penetrate through the support a minimum of 3 full pitches of thread. Other than noted, fastener selection will be based on fastener pullout capacity from support steel members.
  8. TSFP1 (3 Through Fasteners): End Support (3″-18″-18″-3″) & Intermediate (7″-14″-14″-7″).
  9. TSFP2 (4 Through Fasteners): End Supports (3″-12″-12″-12″-3″) & Intermediate (5 1/4″-10 1/2″-10 1/2″-10 1/2″-5 1/4″).
  10. The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.

 

Metl-Span ThermalSafe Through Fastened Wall Panels
24 Ga. Exterior / 24 Ga. Interior Facings
Allowable Loads1,2,6,10 (psf) for Two or More Spans Condition

TS
Panel
Design Criteria5,7 Panel Span (ft)
5′ 6′ 7′ 8′ 9′ 10′ 11′ 12′ 13′ 14′ 15′ 16′
4″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 72.0 59.1 50.0 43.3 38.1 34.1 30.8 28.1 25.7 23.8 22.0 20.6
Deflection (L/240)3,4 119.4 96.3 79.9 67.5 57.9 50.3 44.1 38.8 34.3 30.4 27.1 24.3
Min Support Thickness 14ga TSFP18 72.0 59.1 50.0 43.3 38.1 34.1 30.8 28.1 25.7 23.8 22.0 20.6
 TSFP29 72.0 59.1 50.0 43.3 38.1 34.1 30.8 28.1 25.7 23.8 22.0 20.6
16ga  TSFP18 60.7 49.6 41.8 36.1 31.6 28.1 25.3 23.0 21.1  19.5 18.1 16.9
TSFP29   72.0 59.1 50.0 43.3  38.1 34.1 30.8 28.1 25.7  23.8 22.0 20.6
5″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 85.7 70.2 59.4 51.4 45.2 40.4 36.5 33.3 30.6 28.2 26.2 24.4
Deflection (L/240)3,4 144.7 117.4 97.9 83.2 71.8 62.6 55.2 49.0 43.8 39.3 35.3 31.8
Min Support Thickness 14ga TSFP18 83.9 68.8 58.0 50.0 43.9 39.0 35.1 31.9 29.2 26.9 25.0 23.3
 TSFP29 85.7 70.2 59.4 51.4 45.2 40.4 36.5 33.3 30.6 28.2 26.2 24.4
16ga TSFP18  61.4 50.3 42.5  36.6  32.1 28.6 25.7 23.3 21.4 19.7 18.3 17.0
TSFP29  81.9 67.1 56.6  48.8  42.8  38.1 34.3 31.1  28.5 26.3 24.4 22.7
6″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 97.3 79.8 67.4 58.3 51.3 45.8 41.3 37.7 34.6 32.0 29.7 27.7
Deflection (L/240)3,4 166.3 135.5 113.4 96.8 83.9 73.5 65.0 58.0 52.1 47.0 42.6 38.7
Min Support Thickness 14ga TSFP18  88.0 72.2 61.0 52.7 46.2 41.1 37.0 33.6 30.7 28.3 26.2 24.4
TSFP29 97.3 79.8 67.4 58.3 51.3  45.8  41.3 37.7 34.6  32.0 29.7  27.7
16ga TSFP18 62.0 50.9 43.0 37.1  32.6 29.0  26.0  23.6 21.6  19.9 18.5  17.2
 TSFP29 82.7 67.9 57.3 49.5 43.4 38.6 34.7 31.5 28.9 26.6 24.6 23.0
7″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 114.5 93.9 79.4 68.6 60.3 53.8 48.6 44.3 40.6 37.6 34.9 32.6
Deflection (L/240)3,4 195.9 160.0 134.3 114.9 99.7 87.6 77.7 69.5 62.5 56.6 51.5 47.0
Min Support Thickness 14ga TSFP18 91.7 75.4 63.8 55.1 48.3 43.0 38.7 35.1 32.1 29.6 27.4 25.5
TSFP29 114.5 93.9 79.4 68.6 60.3 53.8 48.6 44.3  40.6  37.6 34.9  32.6
16ga TSFP18 62.3 51.2 43.3  37.4 32.8 29.2 26.3 23.8 21.8  20.1 18.6 17.3
 TSFP29 83.1 68.3 57.8 49.9 43.8 39.0 35.0 31.8 29.1 26.8 24.8 23.1
8″
Thick
Bending & Shear3,4 131.7 108.1 91.4 79.0 69.5 62.0 55.9 50.9 46.7 43.2 40.1 37.5
Deflection (L/240)3,4 225.5 184.6 155.2 133.0 115.7 101.9 90.5 81.1 73.1 66.3 60.4 55.3
Min Support Thickness 14ga  TSFP18 92.1 75.8 64.2 55.4 48.7 43.3 39.0 35.4 32.4 29.8 27.6 25.7
TSFP29  119.8 98.6 83.5 72.1 63.3 56.4 50.7 46.0  42.1  38.8  35.9 33.5
16ga TSFP18 62.6 51.5 43.6 37.7 33.1 29.4 26.5 24.0  22.0  20.2  18.7 17.5
TSFP29 83.4 68.7 58.1 50.2 44.1 39.2 35.3 32.0 29.3 27.0 25.0 23.3
  1. The Load Span Table above is based on Allowable Stress Design (ASD). For loads calculated based on ASCE 7-10 (LRFD), please refer to section 2.4.1 of ASCE 7-10 for the applicable load combinations using Allowable Stress Design.
  2. Based on TS panel with 24 Ga. exterior & 24 Ga.  interior face (min Fy = 33 ksi) for 2 or more spans condition.
  3. Allowable positive or inward load is the lowest value of panel bending and shear strength or deflection limit.
  4. Allowable suction or outward load is the lowest value of panel bending and shear strength, deflection limit and connection strength for each fastener pattern. The numbers have been reduced to reflect the lowest value.
  5. Loads based on panel stress, deflection  and connection design criteria are derived from ASTM E-72 testing.
  6. Allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5 for bending, 3.0 for shear and 2.0 for connection, and deflection limitation of L/240.
  7. The through fasteners are as follows: Panels fastened to steel supports with 1/4″-14 Type 3 or Type 5 SDS, 1/4″-14 Self-Tapping, 1/4″-20 Type 5 SDS, or 1/4″-28 Type 5 SDS with nominal 5/8″ diameter neoprene bonded washers. Fasteners shall be sufficient length to penetrate through the support a minimum of 3 full pitches of thread. Other than noted, fastener selection will be based on fastener pullout capacity from support steel members.
  8. TSFP1 (3 Through Fasteners): End Support (3″-18″-18″-3″) & Intermediate (7″-14″-14″-7″).
  9. TSFP2 (4 Through Fasteners): End Supports (3″-12″-12″-12″-3″) & Intermediate (5 1/4″-10 1/2″-10 1/2″-10 1/2″-5 1/4″).
  10. The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.

 

Allowable Span for Inward or Outward Load of 10 psf

Thickness
(in)
Design Criteria Allowable Span
(ft)
Bending Stress Shear Stress Deflection Limit
4″ 21.7 40.0 19.8 19.8
5″ 24.3 46.9 22.9 22.9
6″ 26.5 52.3 25.7 25.7
7″ & 8″ 28.5 56.5 28.1 28.1
  • Based on TS panel with 26 Ga. exterior & 26 Ga. interior face (min Fy = 33 ksi) for single span condition.
  • Allowable span is the lowest value of panel bending strength, shear strength, deflection limit and connection strength.
  • The spans based on panel stress and deflection design criteria are derived from ASTM E-72 structural testing. The allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5 and 3.0 for bending and shear stresses, respectively, and deflection limitation of L/240.
  • The connection strengths are derived from ASTM E-72 structural testing and the allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5.
  • Based on attachment with 14 Ga. steel girt with fastener spacing 3″-18″-18″-3″ across panel width.
  • The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.