Powers Steel Lintel Calculator

PowerBox and L2 Steel Lintel Load Calculator

Powers Steel Lintel Design

Updated 9/27/17

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This steel lintel calculator is based on proprietary calculations, and will only yield results relevant to the Powers Steel products listed below.

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Features & Benefits

Designed specifically for the
following Powers Steel Lintels:

  • PS8(L-2)
  • POWERBOX8(7 5/8")
  • POWERBOX6(5 5/8")
  • PSBox12(11 5/8")

Variable Inputs

  • "Load Group" which defines either a gravity, uplift, or lateral "Load Group". The default for "Load Group" is uniform.
  • "Load Type". The "Load Type" has a default set as a uniform load. Other options for "Load Type" are trapazodial and point loads.
  • The "Magnitude Left (Start)" of the loads defines the magnitude at the far left of the load. The "Magnitude Left (Start)" is used for all load types.
  • The "Load Location Left (Start)" of the load defines the location from the left of the span. The "Load Location Left (Start)" is used for all load types
  • The "Magnitude Right (End)" of the loads defines the magnitude at the far right of the load. The "Magnitude Right (End)" is used for uniform and trapazodial load types.
  • The "Load Location Right (End)" of the load defines the location from the right of the span. The "Load Location Right (End)" is used for uniform and trapazodial load types.
  • The "Description" is used to give a unique definition for the each load.

Rapidly calculate the following for multiple lintels at once:

  • Location (ft.)
  • Moment (lb-ft)
  • Shear (lbs)

Unit Settings

  • Span Units
    • Inches
    • Feet
  • Uniform Load Units
    • PLF
    • KLF
  • Trapezodial Load Units
    • PLF
    • KLF
  • Point and Load Units
    • LBS
    • KIPS
  • Grout (psi)
    • 2000
    • 3000
  • Reinforcing
    • Top
    • Top and Bottom