Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W10 × 15

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For a simply supported beam in a single span, the maximum displacement and the maximum normal stress occur at the center of the beam.
The tabulated data listed in this page are calculated based on the area moment of inertia (Ixx = 68.9 in4) for the W10 × 15 Wide Flange Steel I Beam and the typical Young's modulus (E = 3.046 × 107 psi) of steels. Note that the typical yielding stress of steels can range from 1.015 × 104 to 2.970 × 105 psi. The purpose of this page is to give a rough estimation of the load-bearing capacity of this particular beam, rather than a guideline for designing actual building structures. Please check your local building codes for regulatory requirements.

Note: The weight of the beam itself is not included in the calculation.

 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 1.30 × 10-5 14.7 20.0 1.74 × 10-5 19.6 30.0 2.61 × 10-5 29.4 40.0 3.47 × 10-5 39.1 50.0 4.34 × 10-5 48.9 60.0 5.21 × 10-5 58.7 70.0 6.08 × 10-5 68.5 80.0 6.95 × 10-5 78.3 90.0 7.82 × 10-5 88.1 100 8.68 × 10-5 97.9 200 1.74 × 10-4 196 300 2.61 × 10-4 294 400 3.47 × 10-4 391 500 4.34 × 10-4 489 600 5.21 × 10-4 587 700 6.08 × 10-4 685 800 6.95 × 10-4 783 900 7.82 × 10-4 881 1000 8.68 × 10-4 979 2000 0.00174 1960 3000 0.00261 2940 4000 0.00347 3910 5000 0.00434 4890 6000 0.00521 5870 7000 0.00608 6850 8000 0.00695 7830 9000 0.00782 8810 1.00 × 104 0.00868 9790 2.00 × 104 0.0174 1.96 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0261 2.94 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0347 3.91 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0434 4.89 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0521 5.87 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0608 6.85 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0695 7.83 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0782 8.81 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0868 9.79 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.174 1.96 × 105 3.00 × 105 0.261 2.94 × 105 3.04 × 105 0.264 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 1.01 × 10-4 40.8 20.0 1.34 × 10-4 54.4 30.0 2.01 × 10-4 81.6 40.0 2.68 × 10-4 109 50.0 3.35 × 10-4 136 60.0 4.02 × 10-4 163 70.0 4.69 × 10-4 190 80.0 5.36 × 10-4 217 90.0 6.03 × 10-4 245 100 6.70 × 10-4 272 200 0.00134 544 300 0.00201 816 400 0.00268 1090 500 0.00335 1360 600 0.00402 1630 700 0.00469 1900 800 0.00536 2170 900 0.00603 2450 1000 0.00670 2720 2000 0.0134 5440 3000 0.0201 8160 4000 0.0268 1.09 × 104 5000 0.0335 1.36 × 104 6000 0.0402 1.63 × 104 7000 0.0469 1.90 × 104 8000 0.0536 2.17 × 104 9000 0.0603 2.45 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.0670 2.72 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.134 5.44 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.201 8.16 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.268 1.09 × 105 5.00 × 104 0.335 1.36 × 105 6.00 × 104 0.402 1.63 × 105 7.00 × 104 0.469 1.90 × 105 8.00 × 104 0.536 2.17 × 105 9.00 × 104 0.603 2.45 × 105 1.00 × 105 0.670 2.72 × 105 1.09 × 105 0.732 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 0.00161 163 20.0 0.00214 217 30.0 0.00322 326 40.0 0.00429 435 50.0 0.00536 544 60.0 0.00643 652 70.0 0.00751 761 80.0 0.00858 870 90.0 0.00965 979 100 0.0107 1090 200 0.0214 2170 300 0.0322 3260 400 0.0429 4350 500 0.0536 5440 600 0.0643 6520 700 0.0751 7610 800 0.0858 8700 900 0.0965 9790 1000 0.107 1.09 × 104 2000 0.214 2.17 × 104 3000 0.322 3.26 × 104 4000 0.429 4.35 × 104 5000 0.536 5.44 × 104 6000 0.643 6.52 × 104 7000 0.751 7.61 × 104 8000 0.858 8.70 × 104 9000 0.965 9.79 × 104 1.00 × 104 1.07 1.09 × 105 2.00 × 104 2.14 2.17 × 105 2.73 × 104 2.93 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 0.00814 367 20.0 0.0109 489 30.0 0.0163 734 40.0 0.0217 979 50.0 0.0271 1220 60.0 0.0326 1470 70.0 0.0380 1710 80.0 0.0434 1960 90.0 0.0489 2200 100 0.0543 2450 200 0.109 4890 300 0.163 7340 400 0.217 9790 500 0.271 1.22 × 104 600 0.326 1.47 × 104 700 0.380 1.71 × 104 800 0.434 1.96 × 104 900 0.489 2.20 × 104 1000 0.543 2.45 × 104 2000 1.09 4.89 × 104 3000 1.63 7.34 × 104 4000 2.17 9.79 × 104 5000 2.71 1.22 × 105 6000 3.26 1.47 × 105 7000 3.80 1.71 × 105 8000 4.34 1.96 × 105 9000 4.89 2.20 × 105 1.00 × 104 5.43 2.45 × 105 1.21 × 104 6.59 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 0.0257 652 20.0 0.0343 870 30.0 0.0515 1300 40.0 0.0686 1740 50.0 0.0858 2170 60.0 0.103 2610 70.0 0.120 3040 80.0 0.137 3480 90.0 0.154 3910 100 0.172 4350 200 0.343 8700 300 0.515 1.30 × 104 400 0.686 1.74 × 104 500 0.858 2.17 × 104 600 1.03 2.61 × 104 700 1.20 3.04 × 104 800 1.37 3.48 × 104 900 1.54 3.91 × 104 1000 1.72 4.35 × 104 2000 3.43 8.70 × 104 3000 5.15 1.30 × 105 4000 6.86 1.74 × 105 5000 8.58 2.17 × 105 5820 9.99 2.53 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 0.0628 1020 20.0 0.0838 1360 30.0 0.126 2040 40.0 0.168 2720 50.0 0.209 3400 60.0 0.251 4080 70.0 0.293 4760 80.0 0.335 5440 90.0 0.377 6120 100 0.419 6800 200 0.838 1.36 × 104 300 1.26 2.04 × 104 400 1.68 2.72 × 104 500 2.09 3.40 × 104 600 2.51 4.08 × 104 700 2.93 4.76 × 104 800 3.35 5.44 × 104 900 3.77 6.12 × 104 1000 4.19 6.80 × 104 2000 8.38 1.36 × 105 2390 9.99 1.62 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 0.130 1470 20.0 0.174 1960 30.0 0.261 2940 40.0 0.347 3910 50.0 0.434 4890 60.0 0.521 5870 70.0 0.608 6850 80.0 0.695 7830 90.0 0.782 8810 100 0.868 9790 200 1.74 1.96 × 104 300 2.61 2.94 × 104 400 3.47 3.91 × 104 500 4.34 4.89 × 104 600 5.21 5.87 × 104 700 6.08 6.85 × 104 800 6.95 7.83 × 104 900 7.82 8.81 × 104 1000 8.68 9.79 × 104 1150 9.99 1.13 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 0.412 2610 20.0 0.549 3480 30.0 0.823 5220 40.0 1.10 6960 50.0 1.37 8700 60.0 1.65 1.04 × 104 70.0 1.92 1.22 × 104 80.0 2.20 1.39 × 104 90.0 2.47 1.57 × 104 100 2.74 1.74 × 104 200 5.49 3.48 × 104 300 8.23 5.22 × 104 364 9.99 6.33 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 1.01 4080 20.0 1.34 5440 30.0 2.01 8160 40.0 2.68 1.09 × 104 50.0 3.35 1.36 × 104 60.0 4.02 1.63 × 104 70.0 4.69 1.90 × 104 80.0 5.36 2.17 × 104 90.0 6.03 2.45 × 104 100 6.70 2.72 × 104 149 9.99 4.05 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 2.08 5870 20.0 2.78 7830 30.0 4.17 1.17 × 104 40.0 5.56 1.57 × 104 50.0 6.95 1.96 × 104 60.0 8.34 2.35 × 104 70.0 9.73 2.74 × 104 71.9 9.99 2.81 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 3.86 7990 20.0 5.15 1.07 × 104 30.0 7.72 1.60 × 104 38.8 9.99 2.07 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 6.59 1.04 × 104 20.0 8.78 1.39 × 104 22.7 9.99 1.58 × 104