Stability Design

These cards provide the stability parameters to determine the critical bending moment of beams under various moment shapes and various end restraints (equivalent moment factor); and critical loads of columns (equivalent length). They contain very detailed information on how the stability parameters are determined (energy methods), as well as numerical example for each case, in line with EC5.

The cards were developed with MathCAD, and are availalable as both PDF and MC (.mcdx) files below. You can also download a zip folder containing all files as PDF (22MB) or for MathCAD (4MB).