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COLUMN ANALYSIS & DESIGN

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Clean_Columns With Clean Columns the user can quickly find the minimum weight column section that can be used without stiffeners and/or doubler plates to develop a specified moment, based on the criteria presented in AISC Design Guide 13, Stiffening of Wide-Flange Columns at Moment Connections . Once the joint forces are known, this tool takes only a few minutes to identify the lightest unreinforced column section. The tool applies in wind or low-seismic applications. You must enable macros in MS Excel for this program to work. Note: security has been removed, so this file is user-modifiable if you are sufficiently skilled with Excel programming & scripting. This tool was originally published as an AISC Steel Solutions Center 'SteelTool'. AISC no longer technically supports and maintains these files. Therefore, it is availale to any user 'unlocked' for those to freely update and modify on their own and post to their own profiles. This document has been prepared in accordance with information made available to the American Institute of Steel Construction at the time of its preparation. This document has not been prepared for conventional use as an engineering or construction document and shall not be used or relied upon for any specific application without competent professional examination and verification of its accuracy, suitability, and applicability by a licensed engineer or architect. The American Institute of Steel Construction disclaim any liability arising from information provided by others or from the unauthorized use of the information contained in this document.
SSC

2018 07

Clean_Columns_v14.2_R1 Newly revised for the 2010 AISC Specification, this utility calculates the minimum weight column section that can be used without stiffeners and/or doubler plates. Applies in wind or low-seismic applications, and is based upon the 2010 AISC Specification, the 14th Edition Steel Construction Manual, Design Guide #13, and Design Guide #4 (2nd Edition). You must enable macros in MS Excel or this will not function. This document has been prepared in accordance with information made available to the American Institute of Steel Construction at the time of its preparation. This document has not been prepared for conventional use as an engineering or construction document and shall not be used or relied upon for any specific application without competent professional examination and verification of its accuracy, suitability, and applicability by a licensed engineer or architect. The American Institute of Steel Construction disclaim any liability arising from information provided by others or from the unauthorized use of the information contained in this document.
SSC

2018 07

HSS End Plate with 4 Bolts This spreadsheet calculates HSS splices and Connections of HSS Struts
Harry Aslanian

2018 07

STEPCOL Stepped column analysis for determining effective lengths and effective length K factors. These types of columns and configurations are most often used in mill-type buildings involving bridge cranes. While the material is a bit dated, this tool should still prove useful for estimates of required stepped column sizes and configurations.
Alex Tomanovich

2018 07

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