# 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

### American Wide Flange Beams - W Beam

Dimensions of American Wide Flange Beams ASTM A6 - Imperial units

### Area Moment of Inertia - Converter

Convert between Area Moment of Inertia units

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

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

### 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

### Beam Loads - Support Force Calculator

Calculate beam load and supporting forces

### Beams - Fixed at Both Ends - Continuous and Point Loads

Support loads, stress and deflections

### Beams - Fixed at One End and Supported at the Other - Continuous and Point Loads

Support loads, moments and deflections

### Beams - Supported at Both Ends - Continuous and Point Loads

Support loads, stress and deflections

### 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, Specific Weight and Specific Gravity

An introduction to density, specific gravity and specific weight - formulas with examples

### Euler's Column Formula

Buckling of columns

### Floor Joists - Capacities

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

### Floors - Live Loads

Floors and minimum uniformly distributed live loads

### Force

Newton's third law - mass and acceleration

### Glue-Laminated Timber - Dimensions

Typical sizes 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

### Maximum Size of Duct - or Pipe - through Steel Joists

K series joists and maximum size of ducts and pipes

### Normal Flange I Beams

Properties of normal flange I profile steel beams

### Radius of Gyration in Structural Engineering

Radius of gyration is used to describe the distribution of cross sectional area in a column around its 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 - Properties

Properties of structural lumber

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

Support reactions and bending moments

### Timber - Structural Lumber Section Sizes

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

### Trusses

Common types of trusses

### W Steel Beams - Allowable Uniform Loads

Allowable uniform loads

### Weight of Beam - Stress and Strain

Stress and deformation of a vertical beam due to it's own weight

### Wood Beams - Strength of Material

Bending and compression strength of wood species used in beams

### Wood Columns - Safe Loads

Safe loads for wood columns

### Wood Header and Supported Weight

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