Within the column module of StruCalc there is the ability to calculate a cantilevered column. 

The column module typically assumes a pin-pin connection for the end supports, but the end condition can be changed to a cantilever inside the module.  Once a cantilever has been designated by selecting the Cantilever Column checkbox the Column End Condition or K(e) value will change from 1 to 2.1 and the top of the column will then be unrestrained.

This is particularly useful for posts that are supporting lateral loads of some kind such as:

  • pole barn supports
  • car port supports
  • wind post design
  • fence post

You can view the representation of this type of a column in StruCalc by clicking the thumbnail below

Cantilever Column in StruCalc

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January 18, 2008

Cantilevered Column

Within the column module of StruCalc there is the ability to calculate a cantilevered column.  The column module typically assumes a pin-pin connection for the end supports, but the end condition can be changed to […]