Cold-Formed Steel Beam Calculator to AISI S100-2016 (Supp 1)

Easy to use online Cold-Formed Steel Beam software for American standards.


Perform fast and accurate cold-formed and light gauge steel design with the ClearCalcs AISI S100-2016 calculator. The CFS beam calculator enables the fast, accurate design and analysis of light gauge steel sections. The calculator assumes no holes in the cross section, and the Direct Strength Method is used for local and distortional buckling. If stiffeners are used, the are to be designed separately.

Presets Available

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

  • Generic Beam
  • Floor Joist
  • Ceiling Joist
  • Hip / Valley
  • Rafter
  • Head & Sill Track
  • Combination Beam
  • Deck Joist
  • Deck Beam

Key Sections in the Cold-Formed Steel Beam Calculator

  • Graphs by Load Case
  • Web Hole Properties (AISI S100-16, Cl 2.3.4)
  • Loads
  • Design Criteria
  • Member Properties
  • Load Combination Analysis
  • Unfactored Load Analysis
  • Yielding and Global Buckling Capacity (AISI S100-16, F2)
  • Local Buckling (AISI S100-16, Cl F3.2)
  • Distortional Buckling (AISI S100-16, Cl F4)
  • Shear Capacity (AISI S100-16, G2)
  • Web Crippling Capacity (AISI S100-16, G5)
  • Combined Bending and Shear (AISI S100-16, Cl H2)
  • Combined Bending and Web Crippling (AISI S100-16, Cl H3)
  • Effective Second Moment of Area (AISI S100-16, Cl L2)
  • Deflections

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