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Capacity of steel column calculator

Jonathan Ochshorn

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Directions: Enter values for cross section, ASTM designation (for Fy and Fu), effective length coefficient, and unbraced height.

Press "update" button.

More detailed explanations and examples can be found in the text.

section type Area (in2) least radius of gyration (in.)
ASTM designation selected: Fy (ksi) E (ksi)  
Used only if 'other values' selected ->  
choose cross section  
unbraced length, L (ft)  
plate width must be > 0  
Fy must be > 0  
E must be > 0  
unbraced length, L must be > 0  
KL/r should be <= 200