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W-shape steel column design calculator

Jonathan Ochshorn

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Directions: Enter values for axial compressive load, and effective length. Assumes A992 steel with Fy = 50 ksi.

Press "update" button.

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

     
Axial load  
 
 
Effective length (ft)  
 
 
Lightest W section:  
 
 
 
 
Checks:  
errors:  
axial load must be > 0