Structural Engineering Calculation Software

Steel Beam Analysis & Design

Module Summary

  • Analyzes and designs individual non-composite steel beams
  • Permits multi-span continuous beams
  • Permits cantilevers to be modeled at one end or both ends
  • Allows fixed or pinned support conditions
  • Includes full rolled steel section database
  • Incorporates point loads, concentrated moments, full-length uniform loads, partial-length uniform loads, and trapezoidal loads
  • Includes option to perform automatic unbalanced live load placement (skip-loading)
  • Incorporates either ASD or LRFD design methodology
  • Considers user-specified allowable ratios for total load deflection and live load deflection
  • Offers the convenience of fill-in-the-blanks style forms and instantaneous recalculation to facilitate the evaluation of “what-if” scenarios
  • Provides highly efficient results summaries as well as generous detail in the on-screen and printed results
  • Provides sketch graphics to verify dimensions and load placement – including rich, 3D graphics that support zoom, pan, and many customizable view options. 
  • Provides shear, moment and deflection diagrams for all load cases

Working view of the Steel Beam module

Consistent with all ENERCALC modules, inputs are on the left, while graphics and numerical results are displayed on the right.