1. About & Disclaimer

    This design software provides verification for Universal Beams (Advance ® UKB) and Universal Columns (Advance ® UKC) in S275 and S355 subject to combined bending and axial compression. The calculated interaction between bending and axial compression is verified against BS EN 1993-1-1 Expression 6.61 and 6.62 in accordance with the UK National Annex. The interaction factors are determined using Annex B of BS EN 1993-1-1. Identical lengths for major axis buckling, minor axis buckling and lateral torsional buckling are taken. The scope of this tool excludes the verification of class 4 sections. The user must select the steel grade, member type, section type, buckling length and provide the axial compression as well as the maximum and minimum values of major and minor bending moments.

    Although care has been taken to ensure that the calculated resistances are correct, users should verify the output. The Steel Construction Institute and other parties associated with this software and website assume no responsibilities for errors or misuse of this software, or damage arising from use of this software

  2. Provide Input
    Select Steel Grade, Section Type, Section, Buckling Length and Axial Compression, Major axis maximum and minimum bending moment, Minor axis maximum and minimum bending moment.
  3. Calculate and review Output
    Launch calculation and review the results