Cold-Formed Steel Stud / Column Calculator to AS 4600:2018

Easy to use online Cold-Formed Steel Stud / Column software for Australian & New Zealand standards.


Design and analyse cold-formed steel studs and columns to AS4600:2018 using the ClearCalcs cold-formed steel column calculator. With a database of all common Australian light gauge and cold formed sections, the calculator enables the easy modelling of axial loading on a cold-formed steel column with support for variable strong axis, weak axis, and torsional bracing.

Presets Available

Presets enable you to quickly design a wide range of different calculation types using smart, prefilled settings to save time.

  • Generic Concentrically-Loaded Column
  • Interior Stud Wall
  • Exterior Stud Wall

Key Sections in the Cold-Formed Steel Stud / Column Calculator

  • Design Criteria
  • Web Hole Properties (AS 4600:2018, Cl D1.1.2)
  • Lining Properties
  • Loads (AS1170.x)
  • Wind Loads
  • Member Properties
  • Load Case Analysis - Axial (AS1170.0)
  • Load Case Analysis - Lateral (AS1170.0)
  • Unfactored Load Analysis (AS1170.0)
  • Nominal Section Compression Capacity (AS 4600:2018, Cl 3.4.1)
  • Nominal Member Compression Capacity (AS 4600:2018, Cl 3.4.1 &
  • Nominal Section Moment Capacity (AS 4600:2018, Cl 3.3.2)
  • Member Global Buckling Capacity in Bending (AS 4600:2018, Cl
  • Member Local Buckling Capacity in Bending(AS 4600:2018, Cl
  • Member Distortional Buckling Capacity in Bending(AS 4600:2018, Cl
  • Shear Capacity (AS 4600:2018, Cl 7.2.3)
  • Combined Bending and Shear (AS 4600:2018, Cl
  • Combined Bending and Compression (AS 4600:2018, Cl 3.5.1 & 7.2.4)
  • Effective Area (AS 4600:2018, Cl
  • Extension Analysis (AS 4600:2018, Cl
  • Effective Second Moment of Area (AS 4600:2018, Cl 7.1.4)
  • Deflection Analysis (AS 4600:2018, Cl 7.1.4)

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