Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W10 × 68

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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 = 394 in4) for the W10 × 68 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 × 68 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 68 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 68.0 1.03 × 10-5 12.1 70.0 1.06 × 10-5 12.5 80.0 1.21 × 10-5 14.3 90.0 1.37 × 10-5 16.0 100 1.52 × 10-5 17.8 200 3.04 × 10-5 35.6 300 4.56 × 10-5 53.5 400 6.07 × 10-5 71.3 500 7.59 × 10-5 89.1 600 9.11 × 10-5 107 700 1.06 × 10-4 125 800 1.21 × 10-4 143 900 1.37 × 10-4 160 1000 1.52 × 10-4 178 2000 3.04 × 10-4 356 3000 4.56 × 10-4 535 4000 6.07 × 10-4 713 5000 7.59 × 10-4 891 6000 9.11 × 10-4 1070 7000 0.00106 1250 8000 0.00121 1430 9000 0.00137 1600 1.00 × 104 0.00152 1780 2.00 × 104 0.00304 3560 3.00 × 104 0.00456 5350 4.00 × 104 0.00607 7130 5.00 × 104 0.00759 8910 6.00 × 104 0.00911 1.07 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0106 1.25 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0121 1.43 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0137 1.60 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0152 1.78 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0304 3.56 × 104 3.00 × 105 0.0456 5.35 × 104 4.00 × 105 0.0607 7.13 × 104 5.00 × 105 0.0759 8.91 × 104 6.00 × 105 0.0911 1.07 × 105 7.00 × 105 0.106 1.25 × 105 8.00 × 105 0.121 1.43 × 105 9.00 × 105 0.137 1.60 × 105 1.00 × 106 0.152 1.78 × 105 1.67 × 106 0.253 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 68 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 68 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 68.0 7.97 × 10-5 33.7 70.0 8.20 × 10-5 34.6 80.0 9.37 × 10-5 39.6 90.0 1.05 × 10-4 44.5 100 1.17 × 10-4 49.5 200 2.34 × 10-4 99.0 300 3.52 × 10-4 148 400 4.69 × 10-4 198 500 5.86 × 10-4 247 600 7.03 × 10-4 297 700 8.20 × 10-4 346 800 9.37 × 10-4 396 900 0.00105 445 1000 0.00117 495 2000 0.00234 990 3000 0.00352 1480 4000 0.00469 1980 5000 0.00586 2470 6000 0.00703 2970 7000 0.00820 3460 8000 0.00937 3960 9000 0.0105 4450 1.00 × 104 0.0117 4950 2.00 × 104 0.0234 9900 3.00 × 104 0.0352 1.48 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0469 1.98 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0586 2.47 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0703 2.97 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0820 3.46 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0937 3.96 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.105 4.45 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.117 4.95 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.234 9.90 × 104 3.00 × 105 0.352 1.48 × 105 4.00 × 105 0.469 1.98 × 105 5.00 × 105 0.586 2.47 × 105 6.00 × 105 0.703 2.97 × 105 6.00 × 105 0.703 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 68 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 68 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 68.0 0.00127 135 70.0 0.00131 139 80.0 0.00150 158 90.0 0.00169 178 100 0.00187 198 200 0.00375 396 300 0.00562 594 400 0.00750 792 500 0.00937 990 600 0.0112 1190 700 0.0131 1390 800 0.0150 1580 900 0.0169 1780 1000 0.0187 1980 2000 0.0375 3960 3000 0.0562 5940 4000 0.0750 7920 5000 0.0937 9900 6000 0.112 1.19 × 104 7000 0.131 1.39 × 104 8000 0.150 1.58 × 104 9000 0.169 1.78 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.187 1.98 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.375 3.96 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.562 5.94 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.750 7.92 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.937 9.90 × 104 6.00 × 104 1.12 1.19 × 105 7.00 × 104 1.31 1.39 × 105 8.00 × 104 1.50 1.58 × 105 9.00 × 104 1.69 1.78 × 105 1.00 × 105 1.87 1.98 × 105 1.50 × 105 2.81 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 68 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 68 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 68.0 0.00645 303 70.0 0.00664 312 80.0 0.00759 356 90.0 0.00854 401 100 0.00949 445 200 0.0190 891 300 0.0285 1340 400 0.0380 1780 500 0.0475 2230 600 0.0570 2670 700 0.0664 3120 800 0.0759 3560 900 0.0854 4010 1000 0.0949 4450 2000 0.190 8910 3000 0.285 1.34 × 104 4000 0.380 1.78 × 104 5000 0.475 2.23 × 104 6000 0.570 2.67 × 104 7000 0.664 3.12 × 104 8000 0.759 3.56 × 104 9000 0.854 4.01 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.949 4.45 × 104 2.00 × 104 1.90 8.91 × 104 3.00 × 104 2.85 1.34 × 105 4.00 × 104 3.80 1.78 × 105 5.00 × 104 4.75 2.23 × 105 6.00 × 104 5.70 2.67 × 105 6.67 × 104 6.33 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 68 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 68 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 68.0 0.0204 538 70.0 0.0210 554 80.0 0.0240 634 90.0 0.0270 713 100 0.0300 792 200 0.0600 1580 300 0.0900 2380 400 0.120 3170 500 0.150 3960 600 0.180 4750 700 0.210 5540 800 0.240 6340 900 0.270 7130 1000 0.300 7920 2000 0.600 1.58 × 104 3000 0.900 2.38 × 104 4000 1.20 3.17 × 104 5000 1.50 3.96 × 104 6000 1.80 4.75 × 104 7000 2.10 5.54 × 104 8000 2.40 6.34 × 104 9000 2.70 7.13 × 104 1.00 × 104 3.00 7.92 × 104 2.00 × 104 6.00 1.58 × 105 3.00 × 104 9.00 2.38 × 105 3.75 × 104 11.3 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 68 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 68 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 68.0 0.0498 841 70.0 0.0513 866 80.0 0.0586 990 90.0 0.0659 1110 100 0.0732 1240 200 0.146 2470 300 0.220 3710 400 0.293 4950 500 0.366 6190 600 0.439 7420 700 0.513 8660 800 0.586 9900 900 0.659 1.11 × 104 1000 0.732 1.24 × 104 2000 1.46 2.47 × 104 3000 2.20 3.71 × 104 4000 2.93 4.95 × 104 5000 3.66 6.19 × 104 6000 4.39 7.42 × 104 7000 5.13 8.66 × 104 8000 5.86 9.90 × 104 9000 6.59 1.11 × 105 1.00 × 104 7.32 1.24 × 105 1.42 × 104 10.4 1.76 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 68 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 68 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 68.0 0.103 1210 70.0 0.106 1250 80.0 0.121 1430 90.0 0.137 1600 100 0.152 1780 200 0.304 3560 300 0.456 5350 400 0.607 7130 500 0.759 8910 600 0.911 1.07 × 104 700 1.06 1.25 × 104 800 1.21 1.43 × 104 900 1.37 1.60 × 104 1000 1.52 1.78 × 104 2000 3.04 3.56 × 104 3000 4.56 5.35 × 104 4000 6.07 7.13 × 104 5000 7.59 8.91 × 104 6000 9.11 1.07 × 105 6850 10.4 1.22 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 68 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 68 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 68.0 0.326 2150 70.0 0.336 2220 80.0 0.384 2530 90.0 0.432 2850 100 0.480 3170 200 0.960 6340 300 1.44 9500 400 1.92 1.27 × 104 500 2.40 1.58 × 104 600 2.88 1.90 × 104 700 3.36 2.22 × 104 800 3.84 2.53 × 104 900 4.32 2.85 × 104 1000 4.80 3.17 × 104 2000 9.60 6.34 × 104 2170 10.4 6.86 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 68 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 68 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 68.0 0.797 3370 70.0 0.820 3460 80.0 0.937 3960 90.0 1.05 4450 100 1.17 4950 200 2.34 9900 300 3.52 1.48 × 104 400 4.69 1.98 × 104 500 5.86 2.47 × 104 600 7.03 2.97 × 104 700 8.20 3.46 × 104 800 9.37 3.96 × 104 887 10.4 4.39 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 68 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 68 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 68.0 1.65 4850 70.0 1.70 4990 80.0 1.94 5700 90.0 2.19 6410 100 2.43 7130 200 4.86 1.43 × 104 300 7.29 2.14 × 104 400 9.72 2.85 × 104 428 10.4 3.05 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 68 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 68 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 68.0 3.06 6600 70.0 3.15 6790 80.0 3.60 7760 90.0 4.05 8730 100 4.50 9700 200 9.00 1.94 × 104 231 10.4 2.24 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 68 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 68 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 68.0 5.22 8620 70.0 5.38 8870 80.0 6.14 1.01 × 104 90.0 6.91 1.14 × 104 100 7.68 1.27 × 104 135 10.4 1.72 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 68 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 68 lbf/ft) L = 90.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 68.0 8.36 1.09 × 104 70.0 8.61 1.12 × 104 80.0 9.84 1.28 × 104 84.5 10.4 1.36 × 104