IfcAsymmetricIShapeProfileDef

Natural language names
assymetrisches I-Profil - parametrische Definition
Asymmetric IShape Profile Def
Définition de section d'un profil en I assymétrique
Change log
ItemSPFXMLChangeDescription
IFC2x3 to IFC4
    IfcAsymmetricIShapeProfileDef
      PositionMODIFIEDInstantiation changed to OPTIONAL.
      BottomFlangeWidthXMODIFIEDName changed from OverallWidth to BottomFlangeWidth.
      BottomFlangeThicknessXMODIFIEDName changed from FlangeThickness to BottomFlangeThickness.
      BottomFlangeFilletRadiusMODIFIEDName changed from FilletRadius to BottomFlangeFilletRadius.
Type changed from IfcPositiveLengthMeasure to IfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure.
      TopFlangeFilletRadiusMODIFIEDType changed from IfcPositiveLengthMeasure to IfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure.
      BottomFlangeEdgeRadiusMODIFIEDName changed from CentreOfGravityInY to BottomFlangeEdgeRadius.
Type changed from IfcPositiveLengthMeasure to IfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure.
      BottomFlangeSlopeADDED
      TopFlangeEdgeRadiusADDED
      TopFlangeSlopeADDED
Semantic definitions at the entity
Entity definition

IfcAsymmetricIShapeProfileDef defines a section profile that provides the defining parameters of a singly symmetric I-shaped section. 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.

The overall width of the profile is implicitly given by the maximum of the bottom flange width and the top flange width.

IfcAsymmetricIShapeProfileDef can also be used to model rail profiles if the application scenario does not require a full explicit shape model of the rail profile. Alternatively, IfcArbitraryClosedProfileDef can be used to provide the exact shape of rail profiles. Either way, a reference to an external document or library should be provided to further define the profile as described at IfcProfileDef.

HISTORY  New entity in IFC2x2.
IFC2x3 CHANGE  All profile origins are now in the center of the bounding box. The attribute CentreOfGravityInY has been made OPTIONAL.
IFC4 CHANGE  Supertype changed from IfcIShapeProfileDef to IfcParameterizedProfileDef. Attributes which were inherited from IfcIShapeProfileDef are now defined directly at IfcAsymmetricIShapeProfileDef and have been partially renamed but were not reordered.
Bottom flange may be narrower than top flange.
Type of TopFlangeFilletRadius relaxed to allow for zero radius.
Trailing attribute CentreOfGravityInY deleted, use respective property in IfcExtendedProfileProperties instead.
Attributes BottomFlangeEdgeRadius, BottomFlangeSlope, TopFlangeEdgeRadius, TopFlangeSlope added.

Figure 415 illustrates parameters of the asymmetric I-shaped section definition. 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. The parameterized profile is defined by a set of parameter attributes. In the illustrated example, the 'CentreOfGravityInY' property in IfcExtendedProfileProperties, if provided, is negative.

asymmetric I shape profile

Figure 415 — Assymetric I-shape profile

Attribute definitions
#AttributeTypeCardinalityDescription G
4BottomFlangeWidthIfcPositiveLengthMeasure Extent of the bottom flange, defined parallel to the x axis of the position coordinate system.X
5OverallDepthIfcPositiveLengthMeasure Total extent of the depth, defined parallel to the y axis of the position coordinate system.X
6WebThicknessIfcPositiveLengthMeasure Thickness of the web of the I-shape. The web is centred on the x-axis and the y-axis of the position coordinate system.X
7BottomFlangeThicknessIfcPositiveLengthMeasure Flange thickness of the bottom flange.X
8BottomFlangeFilletRadiusIfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure? The fillet between the web and the bottom flange. 0 if sharp-edged, omitted if unknown.X
9TopFlangeWidthIfcPositiveLengthMeasure Extent of the top flange, defined parallel to the x axis of the position coordinate system.X
10TopFlangeThicknessIfcPositiveLengthMeasure? Flange thickness of the top flange. This attribute is formally optional for historic reasons only. Whenever the flange thickness is known, it shall be provided by value.X
11TopFlangeFilletRadiusIfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure? The fillet between the web and the top flange. 0 if sharp-edged, omitted if unknown.X
12BottomFlangeEdgeRadiusIfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure? Radius of the upper edges of the bottom flange. 0 if sharp-edged, omitted if unknown.X
13BottomFlangeSlopeIfcPlaneAngleMeasure? Slope of the upper faces of the bottom flange. Non-zero in case of of tapered bottom flange, 0 in case of parallel bottom flange, omitted if unknown.X
14TopFlangeEdgeRadiusIfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure? Radius of the lower edges of the top flange. 0 if sharp-edged, omitted if unknown.X
15TopFlangeSlopeIfcPlaneAngleMeasure? Slope of the lower faces of the top flange. Non-zero in case of of tapered top flange, 0 in case of parallel top flange, omitted if unknown.X
Formal Propositions
RuleDescription
ValidFlangeThicknessThe sum of flange thicknesses shall be less than the overall depth.
ValidWebThicknessThe web thickness shall be less than either flange width.
ValidBottomFilletRadiusThe bottom fillet radius, if given, shall be within the range of allowed values.
ValidTopFilletRadiusThe top fillet radius, if given, shall be within the range of allowed values.
Inherited definitions from supertypes
Entity inheritance IfcParameterizedProfileDef IfcProfileDef
Attribute inheritance
#AttributeTypeCardinalityDescriptionG
IfcProfileDef
1ProfileTypeIfcProfileTypeEnum 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.X
2ProfileNameIfcLabel? 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. X
HasExternalReferenceIfcExternalReferenceRelationship
@RelatedResourceObjects
S[0:?]Reference to external information, e.g. library, classification, or document information, which is associated with the profile.
IFC4 CHANGE New inverse attribute
X
HasPropertiesIfcProfileProperties
@ProfileDefinition
S[0:?]Additional properties of the profile, for example mechanical properties.
IFC4 CHANGE New inverse attribute
X
IfcParameterizedProfileDef
3PositionIfcAxis2Placement2D? Position coordinate system of the parameterized profile definition. If unspecified, no translation and no rotation is applied. X
IfcAsymmetricIShapeProfileDef
4BottomFlangeWidthIfcPositiveLengthMeasure Extent of the bottom flange, defined parallel to the x axis of the position coordinate system.X
5OverallDepthIfcPositiveLengthMeasure Total extent of the depth, defined parallel to the y axis of the position coordinate system.X
6WebThicknessIfcPositiveLengthMeasure Thickness of the web of the I-shape. The web is centred on the x-axis and the y-axis of the position coordinate system.X
7BottomFlangeThicknessIfcPositiveLengthMeasure Flange thickness of the bottom flange.X
8BottomFlangeFilletRadiusIfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure? The fillet between the web and the bottom flange. 0 if sharp-edged, omitted if unknown.X
9TopFlangeWidthIfcPositiveLengthMeasure Extent of the top flange, defined parallel to the x axis of the position coordinate system.X
10TopFlangeThicknessIfcPositiveLengthMeasure? Flange thickness of the top flange. This attribute is formally optional for historic reasons only. Whenever the flange thickness is known, it shall be provided by value.X
11TopFlangeFilletRadiusIfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure? The fillet between the web and the top flange. 0 if sharp-edged, omitted if unknown.X
12BottomFlangeEdgeRadiusIfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure? Radius of the upper edges of the bottom flange. 0 if sharp-edged, omitted if unknown.X
13BottomFlangeSlopeIfcPlaneAngleMeasure? Slope of the upper faces of the bottom flange. Non-zero in case of of tapered bottom flange, 0 in case of parallel bottom flange, omitted if unknown.X
14TopFlangeEdgeRadiusIfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure? Radius of the lower edges of the top flange. 0 if sharp-edged, omitted if unknown.X
15TopFlangeSlopeIfcPlaneAngleMeasure? Slope of the lower faces of the top flange. Non-zero in case of of tapered top flange, 0 in case of parallel top flange, omitted if unknown.X
Definitions applying to General Usage

Concept inheritance

#ConceptTemplateModel View
IfcProfileDef
Property Sets for ObjectsProperty Sets for ObjectsGeneral Usage
Formal representations
XML Specification
 <xs:element name="IfcAsymmetricIShapeProfileDef" type="ifc:IfcAsymmetricIShapeProfileDef" substitutionGroup="ifc:IfcParameterizedProfileDef" nillable="true"/>
 <xs:complexType name="IfcAsymmetricIShapeProfileDef">
  <xs:complexContent>
   <xs:extension base="ifc:IfcParameterizedProfileDef">
    <xs:attribute name="BottomFlangeWidth" type="ifc:IfcPositiveLengthMeasure" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="OverallDepth" type="ifc:IfcPositiveLengthMeasure" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="WebThickness" type="ifc:IfcPositiveLengthMeasure" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="BottomFlangeThickness" type="ifc:IfcPositiveLengthMeasure" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="BottomFlangeFilletRadius" type="ifc:IfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="TopFlangeWidth" type="ifc:IfcPositiveLengthMeasure" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="TopFlangeThickness" type="ifc:IfcPositiveLengthMeasure" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="TopFlangeFilletRadius" type="ifc:IfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="BottomFlangeEdgeRadius" type="ifc:IfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="BottomFlangeSlope" type="ifc:IfcPlaneAngleMeasure" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="TopFlangeEdgeRadius" type="ifc:IfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure" use="optional"/>
    <xs:attribute name="TopFlangeSlope" type="ifc:IfcPlaneAngleMeasure" use="optional"/>
   </xs:extension>
  </xs:complexContent>
 </xs:complexType>
EXPRESS Specification
ENTITY IfcAsymmetricIShapeProfileDef
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcParameterizedProfileDef);
  BottomFlangeWidth : IfcPositiveLengthMeasure;
  OverallDepth : IfcPositiveLengthMeasure;
  WebThickness : IfcPositiveLengthMeasure;
  BottomFlangeThickness : IfcPositiveLengthMeasure;
  BottomFlangeFilletRadius : OPTIONAL IfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure;
  TopFlangeWidth : IfcPositiveLengthMeasure;
  TopFlangeThickness : OPTIONAL IfcPositiveLengthMeasure;
  TopFlangeFilletRadius : OPTIONAL IfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure;
  BottomFlangeEdgeRadius : OPTIONAL IfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure;
  BottomFlangeSlope : OPTIONAL IfcPlaneAngleMeasure;
  TopFlangeEdgeRadius : OPTIONAL IfcNonNegativeLengthMeasure;
  TopFlangeSlope : OPTIONAL IfcPlaneAngleMeasure;
 WHERE
  ValidFlangeThickness : NOT(EXISTS(TopFlangeThickness)) OR ((BottomFlangeThickness + TopFlangeThickness) < OverallDepth);
  ValidWebThickness : (WebThickness < BottomFlangeWidth) AND (WebThickness < TopFlangeWidth);
  ValidBottomFilletRadius : (NOT(EXISTS(BottomFlangeFilletRadius))) OR
(BottomFlangeFilletRadius <= (BottomFlangeWidth - WebThickness)/2.);
  ValidTopFilletRadius : (NOT(EXISTS(TopFlangeFilletRadius))) OR
(TopFlangeFilletRadius <= (TopFlangeWidth - WebThickness)/2.);
END_ENTITY;

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