Stronger Steels in the Built Environment

Research Programme of the Research Fund for Coal and Steel


The web tool

This software has been engineered and developed by SCI - The Steel Construction Institute and HOCHTIEF Engineering for the Research Programme of the Research Fund for Coal and Steel "STROBE". The software performs the design of bare steel beam-column elements and offers an optimization tool. The design tool covers standard hot-rolled profiles and fabricated steel sections with normal and high strength steels up to S690. For fabricated sections, different steel grades may be specified for flanges and web plates (hybrid profiles). The optimization can be carried out for hot rolled sections (UK and Euro-standard profiles) and welded sections based on user inputs. The tool covers the design of class 1, 2, 3 and 4 cross sections. Core Eurocode, UK, German and Portuguese national annexes to Eurocode 3 are available. A quick user guide can be found here.



Although care has been taken to ensure that the calculated values are correct, users should verify the output. The Steel Construction Institute, HOCHTIEF Engineering and other parties associated with this software and website assume no responsibilities for errors or misuse of this software, or damage arising from the use of this software.