Lateral Unsupported Wide Flange Beam - CSA S16-14

The form on this site allows you to input design information about a wide flange steel beam and calculate which sections are acceptable. Calculations are performed using the equations in the Canadian Standards Association standard CSA S16-14 Design of Steel Structures. Clauses 11, 13.5 and 13.6 are applied in the calculations.

L is the length of the unbraced compression flange, not the beam span. ω2 is the bending moment gradient factor defined in clause 13.6(a)

Although no effort has been spared in an attempt to ensure that numerical values are accurate to a degree consistent with current structural design practice, the author and owner of this site do not assume responsibility for errors or oversights resulting from use of the information contained herein. Anyone making use of this site assumes all liability arising from such uses.

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