SIMPLE STEEL DESIGN TO AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND STANDARDS.
CHECKSTEEL is an innovative structural steel design package for carrying out bending, torsion, shear, bearing, compression, tension and combined action design checks to Australian Standard AS 4100 and New Zealand Standard NZS 3404. CHECKSTEEL is supported by OneSteel and is available for free as a part of their Build with Standards campaign.
CHECKSTEEL can be used to calculate the section properties for the following types of section, which are added to the custom section library for future use. Users can select from a variety of residual stress categories and standard grades to AS/NZS 3679.1, AS/NZS 3679.2, and AS/NZS 1163.
|CUSTOM SECTION||HOT-ROLLED||HEAVILY WELDED||LIGHTLY WELDED||COLD-FORMED||STRESS RELIEVED|
|Taper Flange Beams||✔|
|Parallel Flange Channels||✔||✔||✔|
|Rectangular Hollow Sections||✔||✔|
|Square Hollow Sections||✔||✔|
|Circular Hollow Sections||✔||✔|
HISTORICAL SECTION LIBRARY
The historical section library – collated with the assistance of the Australian Steel Institute – contains over 2000 standard steel sections (metric and imperial) produced and used in Australia and New Zealand during the past 60 years. Includes now defunct BHP/AI&S hot-rolled sections, BHP/AI&S cold-formed sections, OneSteel TubeLine, OneSteel DuraGal, Smorgon DualGrade, and many more. References to source material are included.
|STANDARD SECTION||GRADE||MAXIMUM SIZE|
|Universal Beams||✔||✔||✔||✔||792 UB 291|
|Universal Columns||✔||✔||✔||✔||423 UC 393|
|Welded Beams||✔||✔||1200 WB 455|
|Welded Columns||✔||✔||500 WC 440|
|Universal Bearing Piles||✔||✔||✔||✔||362 UBP 174|
|Taper Flange Beams||✔||✔||✔||✔||610 TFB 149|
|Universal Beam Tees||✔||✔||✔||305 BT 62.5|
|Universal Column Tees||✔||✔||✔||155 CT 79.0|
|Parallel Flange Channels||✔||✔||✔||380 PFC|
|Taper Flange Channels||✔||✔||125 TFC|
|Equal Angles||✔||✔||✔||200 x 200 x 26 EA|
|Unequal Angles||✔||✔||✔||150 x 100 x 12 UA|
|Round Bars||✔||✔||✔||Φ215 ROD|
|Rectangular Hollow Sections||✔||✔||✔||400 x 300 x 16.0 RHS|
|Square Hollow Sections||✔||✔||✔||400 x 400 x 16.0 RHS|
|Circular Hollow Sections||✔||✔||✔||610.0 x 12.7 CHS|
CHECKSTEEL has over 1500 registered users worldwide, representing the fields of architecture, academia, building products, construction, fabrication, facade engineering, mechanical engineering, power distribution, signage, structural engineering, and telecommunications.