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# Beams and Columns

## Deflection and stress, moment of inertia, section modulus and technical information of beams and columns

### Aluminum Channels

Dimensions and static parameters of Aluminum Channels

### Aluminum I-Beams

Dimensions and static properties of aluminum I-beams - Imperial units

### American Standard Beams - S Beam

American Standard Beams ASTM A6 - Imperial units.

### American Standard Steel C Channels

Dimensions and static parameters of American Standard Steel C Channels

### American Wide Flange Beams

American Wide Flange Beams ASTM A6 in metric units.

### Area Moment of Inertia - Typical Cross Sections I

Typical cross sections and their Area Moment of Inertia.

### Area Moment of Inertia - Typical Cross Sections II

Area Moment of Inertia, Moment of Inertia for an Area or Second Moment of Area for typical cross section profiles.

### Area Moment of Inertia Converter

Convert between Area Moment of Inertia units.

### Beam Loads - Support Force Calculator

Calculate beam load and supporting forces.

### Beams Natural Vibration Frequency

Estimate structures natural vibration frequency

### British Universal Columns and Beams

Properties of British Universal Steel Columns and Beams.

### Cantilever Beams - Moments and Deflections

Maximum reaction force, deflection and moment - single and uniform loads

### Continuous Beam - Moment and Reaction Support Forces

Moment and reaction support forces with distributed or point loads

### Density vs. Specific Weight vs. Specific Gravity

An introduction to density, specific weight and specific gravity.

### Ducts or Pipes through Steel Joists - Maximum Size

Maximum size of ducts or pipes through K series joists.

### Euler's Column Formula

Buckling of columns

### Floor Joist Capacity

Carrying capacities of domestic timber floor joists - Grade C - in metric units

Floors and minimum uniformly distributed live loads

### Force

Newton's third law - force vs. mass and acceleration.

### Glue-Laminated Timber - Dimensions

Common sizing of glue-laminated timber.

### HE-A Steel Beams

Properties of HE-A profiled steel beams.

### HE-B Steel Beams

Properties of HE-B profiled steel beams.

### HE-M Steel Beams

Properties of HE-M profile steel beams.

### Horizontal Roof Rafters - Maximum Span

Douglas Fir in horizontal roof rafters and maximum span

### Machine Stress Rated (MSR) and Machine Evaluated (MEL) Lumber

Grading of lumber in North America

### Maximum Floor Joist Span

No. 1 and No. 2 Grade of Douglas fir and maximum span floor joists - imperial units

### Normal Flange I Beams

Properties of normal flange I profile steel beams.

### Radius of Gyration in Structural Engineering

Radius of gyration describes the distribution of cross sectional area in columns around their centroidal axis.

### Section Modulus - Unit Converter

Convert between Elastic Section Modulus units.

### Softwood and Hardwood - Structural Strength Classes

Strength classes, bending stress and mean density of hardwood and softwood

### Square Hollow Structural Sections - HSS

Weight, cross sectional area, moments of inertia - Imperial units

### Steel Angles - Equal Legs

Dimensions and static parameters of steel angles with equal legs - metric units

### Steel Angles - Equal Legs

Dimensions and static parameters of steel angles with equal legs - imperial units

### Steel Angles with Unequal Legs

Dimensions and static parameters of steel angles with unequal legs - imperial units

### Steel Angles with Unequal Legs

Dimensions and static parameters of steel angles with unequal legs - metric units

### Steel Pipe Columns - Allowable Loads

Allowable concentric loads for steel pipe columns

### Structural Lumber - Section Sizes

Basic size, area, moments of inertia and section modulus for timber - metric units.

### Structural Lumber - Properties

Properties of structural lumber

### Three-Hinged Arches - Continuous and Point Loads

Support reactions and bending moments.

### Trusses

Common types of trusses.

### W-Beams - American Wide Flange Beams

Dimensions of American Wide Flange Beams ASTM A6 (or W-Beams) - Imperial units.

### Weight of Beams - Stress and Strain

Stress and deformation of vertical beams due to own weight.

### Wood Beams - Strength of Material

Bending and compression strength of wood species used in beams

### Wood Columns - Safe Loads

The weight that can be supported by a double or triple wood header

### Wood, Panel and Structural Timber Products - Mechanical Properties

Density, fibre stress, compressive strength and modulus of elasticity of clear wood, panel and structural timber products

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