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8.15.3.28 IfcZShapeProfileDef

8.15.3.28.1 Semantic definition

IfcZShapeProfileDef defines a section profile that provides the defining parameters of a Z-shape section to be used by the swept area solid. Its parameters and orientation relative to the position coordinate system are according to the following illustration. The centre of the position coordinate system is in the profile's centre of the bounding box.

Figure 8.15.3.28.A illustrates parameters of the Z-shape profile definition.

Z-shape profile
Figure 8.15.3.28.A — Z-shape profile

Position

The parameterized profile defines its own position coordinate system. The underlying coordinate system is defined by the swept area solid that uses the profile definition. It is the xy plane of:

By using offsets of the position location, the parameterized profile can be positioned centric (using x,y offsets = 0.), or at any position relative to the profile.

8.15.3.28.2 Entity inheritance

8.15.3.28.3 Attributes

# Attribute Type Description
IfcProfileDef (4)
1 ProfileType IfcProfileTypeEnum

Defines the type of geometry into which this profile definition shall be resolved, either a curve or a surface area. In case of curve the profile should be referenced by a swept surface, in case of area the profile should be referenced by a swept area solid.

2 ProfileName OPTIONAL IfcLabel

Human-readable name of the profile, for example according to a standard profile table. As noted above, machine-readable standardized profile designations should be provided in IfcExternalReference.ItemReference.

HasExternalReference SET [0:?] OF IfcExternalReferenceRelationship FOR RelatedResourceObjects

Reference to external information, e.g. library, classification, or document information, which is associated with the profile.

HasProperties SET [0:?] OF IfcProfileProperties FOR ProfileDefinition

Additional properties of the profile, for example mechanical properties.

IfcParameterizedProfileDef (1)
3 Position OPTIONAL IfcAxis2Placement2D

Position coordinate system of the parameterized profile definition. If unspecified, no translation and no rotation is applied.

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IfcZShapeProfileDef (6)
4 Depth IfcPositiveLengthMeasure

Web length, see illustration above (= h).

5 FlangeWidth IfcPositiveLengthMeasure

Flange length, see illustration above (= b).

6 WebThickness IfcPositiveLengthMeasure

Constant wall thickness of web, see illustration above (= ts).

7 FlangeThickness IfcPositiveLengthMeasure

Constant wall thickness of flange, see illustration above (= tg).

8 FilletRadius OPTIONAL IfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure

Fillet radius according the above illustration (= r1).

9 EdgeRadius OPTIONAL IfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure

Edge radius according the above illustration (= r2).

Table 8.15.3.28.B

8.15.3.28.4 Formal propositions

Name Description
ValidFlangeThickness

The flange thickness shall be smaller than half of the depth.

FlangeThickness < (Depth / 2.)
Table 8.15.3.28.C

8.15.3.28.5 Property sets

  • Pset_ProfileMechanical
    • MassPerLength
    • CrossSectionArea
    • Perimeter
    • MinimumPlateThickness
    • MaximumPlateThickness
    • CentreOfGravityInX
    • CentreOfGravityInY
    • ShearCentreZ
    • ShearCentreY
    • MomentOfInertiaY
    • MomentOfInertiaZ
    • MomentOfInertiaYZ
    • TorsionalConstantX
    • WarpingConstant
    • ShearDeformationAreaZ
    • ShearDeformationAreaY
    • MaximumSectionModulusY
    • MinimumSectionModulusY
    • MaximumSectionModulusZ
    • MinimumSectionModulusZ
    • TorsionalSectionModulus
    • ShearAreaZ
    • ShearAreaY
    • PlasticShapeFactorY
    • PlasticShapeFactorZ

8.15.3.28.6 Concept usage

Concept Usage Description
IfcProfileDef (1)
Property Sets for Profiles General

This concept can be applied to the following resources:

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Table 8.15.3.28.D

8.15.3.28.7 Formal representation

ENTITY IfcZShapeProfileDef
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcParameterizedProfileDef);
	Depth : IfcPositiveLengthMeasure;
	FlangeWidth : IfcPositiveLengthMeasure;
	WebThickness : IfcPositiveLengthMeasure;
	FlangeThickness : IfcPositiveLengthMeasure;
	FilletRadius : OPTIONAL IfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure;
	EdgeRadius : OPTIONAL IfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure;
 WHERE
	ValidFlangeThickness : FlangeThickness < (Depth / 2.);
END_ENTITY;

8.15.3.28.8 References

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