Steel Column (ASD) Calculator to AISC 360-16 (ASD)

Easy to use online Steel Column (ASD) software for American standards.


Easily design and analyse steel columns and posts to AISC 360-16. With support for multiple end fixicities, and easy to understand traffic light checks for moment capacity, axial section capacity, and axial deformation, the ClearCalcs steel column calculator enables the quick design of steel columns to American standards.

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 Isolated Column
  • Exposed Outdoor Isolated Column

Key Sections in the Steel Column (ASD) Calculator

  • Loads
  • Weak Axis Loads
  • Design Criteria
  • Member Properties
  • Load Combination Analysis (ASCE 7-10, Section 2)
  • Unfactored Load Analysis
  • Section Classification (AISC 360-16 Section B4)
  • Capacity in Pure Axial Loading (AISC 360-16, Chp E)
  • Effective Area in Pure Axial Loading (AISC 360-16 Section E7)
  • Section Flexural Capacity (AISC 360-16, Chapter F)
  • Flexural Capacity - Lateral-Torsional Buckling (AISC 360-16, Chapter F)
  • Compression - Bending Interaction (AISC 360-16, Chp H)
  • X-Axis Deflections
  • Y-Axis Deflections

What is ClearCalcs?

ClearCalcs is a cloud structural design and analysis software helping engineers and designers do their best work quickly. With a broad range of calculations available, streamline your calculations and checks and produce beautiful end reports.

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