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Beams and Columns

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

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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 - 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 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.

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Euler's Column Formula

Buckling of columns

Floor Joist Capacity

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

Floors - Live Loads

Floors and minimum uniformly distributed live loads


Newton's third law - force vs. 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

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


Common types of trusses

W Steel Beams - Allowable Uniform Loads

Allowable uniform loads

W-Beams - American Wide Flange Beams

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

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 Headers 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

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