Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W12 × 14

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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 = 88.6 in4) for the W12 × 14 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: W12 × 14 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 14 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 14.0 9.45 × 10-6 12.7 20.0 1.35 × 10-5 18.1 30.0 2.03 × 10-5 27.2 40.0 2.70 × 10-5 36.3 50.0 3.38 × 10-5 45.4 60.0 4.05 × 10-5 54.4 70.0 4.73 × 10-5 63.5 80.0 5.40 × 10-5 72.6 90.0 6.08 × 10-5 81.7 100 6.75 × 10-5 90.7 200 1.35 × 10-4 181 300 2.03 × 10-4 272 400 2.70 × 10-4 363 500 3.38 × 10-4 454 600 4.05 × 10-4 544 700 4.73 × 10-4 635 800 5.40 × 10-4 726 900 6.08 × 10-4 817 1000 6.75 × 10-4 907 2000 0.00135 1810 3000 0.00203 2720 4000 0.00270 3630 5000 0.00338 4540 6000 0.00405 5440 7000 0.00473 6350 8000 0.00540 7260 9000 0.00608 8170 1.00 × 104 0.00675 9070 2.00 × 104 0.0135 1.81 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0203 2.72 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0270 3.63 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0338 4.54 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0405 5.44 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0473 6.35 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0540 7.26 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0608 8.17 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0675 9.07 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.135 1.81 × 105 3.00 × 105 0.203 2.72 × 105 3.27 × 105 0.221 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 14 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 14 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 14.0 7.30 × 10-5 35.3 20.0 1.04 × 10-4 50.4 30.0 1.56 × 10-4 75.6 40.0 2.08 × 10-4 101 50.0 2.61 × 10-4 126 60.0 3.13 × 10-4 151 70.0 3.65 × 10-4 176 80.0 4.17 × 10-4 202 90.0 4.69 × 10-4 227 100 5.21 × 10-4 252 200 0.00104 504 300 0.00156 756 400 0.00208 1010 500 0.00261 1260 600 0.00313 1510 700 0.00365 1760 800 0.00417 2020 900 0.00469 2270 1000 0.00521 2520 2000 0.0104 5040 3000 0.0156 7560 4000 0.0208 1.01 × 104 5000 0.0261 1.26 × 104 6000 0.0313 1.51 × 104 7000 0.0365 1.76 × 104 8000 0.0417 2.02 × 104 9000 0.0469 2.27 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.0521 2.52 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.104 5.04 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.156 7.56 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.208 1.01 × 105 5.00 × 104 0.261 1.26 × 105 6.00 × 104 0.313 1.51 × 105 7.00 × 104 0.365 1.76 × 105 8.00 × 104 0.417 2.02 × 105 9.00 × 104 0.469 2.27 × 105 1.00 × 105 0.521 2.52 × 105 1.18 × 105 0.614 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 14 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 14 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 14.0 0.00117 141 20.0 0.00167 202 30.0 0.00250 302 40.0 0.00334 403 50.0 0.00417 504 60.0 0.00500 605 70.0 0.00584 706 80.0 0.00667 807 90.0 0.00750 907 100 0.00834 1010 200 0.0167 2020 300 0.0250 3020 400 0.0334 4030 500 0.0417 5040 600 0.0500 6050 700 0.0584 7060 800 0.0667 8070 900 0.0750 9070 1000 0.0834 1.01 × 104 2000 0.167 2.02 × 104 3000 0.250 3.02 × 104 4000 0.334 4.03 × 104 5000 0.417 5.04 × 104 6000 0.500 6.05 × 104 7000 0.584 7.06 × 104 8000 0.667 8.07 × 104 9000 0.750 9.07 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.834 1.01 × 105 2.00 × 104 1.67 2.02 × 105 2.95 × 104 2.46 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 14 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 14 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 14.0 0.00591 318 20.0 0.00844 454 30.0 0.0127 681 40.0 0.0169 907 50.0 0.0211 1130 60.0 0.0253 1360 70.0 0.0295 1590 80.0 0.0338 1810 90.0 0.0380 2040 100 0.0422 2270 200 0.0844 4540 300 0.127 6810 400 0.169 9070 500 0.211 1.13 × 104 600 0.253 1.36 × 104 700 0.295 1.59 × 104 800 0.338 1.81 × 104 900 0.380 2.04 × 104 1000 0.422 2.27 × 104 2000 0.844 4.54 × 104 3000 1.27 6.81 × 104 4000 1.69 9.07 × 104 5000 2.11 1.13 × 105 6000 2.53 1.36 × 105 7000 2.95 1.59 × 105 8000 3.38 1.81 × 105 9000 3.80 2.04 × 105 1.00 × 104 4.22 2.27 × 105 1.31 × 104 5.53 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 14 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 14 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 14.0 0.0187 565 20.0 0.0267 807 30.0 0.0400 1210 40.0 0.0534 1610 50.0 0.0667 2020 60.0 0.0800 2420 70.0 0.0934 2820 80.0 0.107 3230 90.0 0.120 3630 100 0.133 4030 200 0.267 8070 300 0.400 1.21 × 104 400 0.534 1.61 × 104 500 0.667 2.02 × 104 600 0.800 2.42 × 104 700 0.934 2.82 × 104 800 1.07 3.23 × 104 900 1.20 3.63 × 104 1000 1.33 4.03 × 104 2000 2.67 8.07 × 104 3000 4.00 1.21 × 105 4000 5.34 1.61 × 105 5000 6.67 2.02 × 105 6000 8.00 2.42 × 105 7000 9.34 2.82 × 105 7370 9.83 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 14 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 14 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 14.0 0.0456 882 20.0 0.0651 1260 30.0 0.0977 1890 40.0 0.130 2520 50.0 0.163 3150 60.0 0.195 3780 70.0 0.228 4410 80.0 0.261 5040 90.0 0.293 5670 100 0.326 6300 200 0.651 1.26 × 104 300 0.977 1.89 × 104 400 1.30 2.52 × 104 500 1.63 3.15 × 104 600 1.95 3.78 × 104 700 2.28 4.41 × 104 800 2.61 5.04 × 104 900 2.93 5.67 × 104 1000 3.26 6.30 × 104 2000 6.51 1.26 × 105 3000 9.77 1.89 × 105 3660 11.9 2.30 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 14 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 14 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 14.0 0.0945 1270 20.0 0.135 1810 30.0 0.203 2720 40.0 0.270 3630 50.0 0.338 4540 60.0 0.405 5440 70.0 0.473 6350 80.0 0.540 7260 90.0 0.608 8170 100 0.675 9070 200 1.35 1.81 × 104 300 2.03 2.72 × 104 400 2.70 3.63 × 104 500 3.38 4.54 × 104 600 4.05 5.44 × 104 700 4.73 6.35 × 104 800 5.40 7.26 × 104 900 6.08 8.17 × 104 1000 6.75 9.07 × 104 1760 11.9 1.60 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 14 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 14 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 14.0 0.299 2260 20.0 0.427 3230 30.0 0.640 4840 40.0 0.854 6450 50.0 1.07 8070 60.0 1.28 9680 70.0 1.49 1.13 × 104 80.0 1.71 1.29 × 104 90.0 1.92 1.45 × 104 100 2.13 1.61 × 104 200 4.27 3.23 × 104 300 6.40 4.84 × 104 400 8.54 6.45 × 104 500 10.7 8.07 × 104 558 11.9 9.00 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 14 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 14 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 14.0 0.730 3530 20.0 1.04 5040 30.0 1.56 7560 40.0 2.08 1.01 × 104 50.0 2.61 1.26 × 104 60.0 3.13 1.51 × 104 70.0 3.65 1.76 × 104 80.0 4.17 2.02 × 104 90.0 4.69 2.27 × 104 100 5.21 2.52 × 104 200 10.4 5.04 × 104 229 11.9 5.76 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 14 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 14 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 14.0 1.51 5080 20.0 2.16 7260 30.0 3.24 1.09 × 104 40.0 4.32 1.45 × 104 50.0 5.40 1.81 × 104 60.0 6.48 2.18 × 104 70.0 7.56 2.54 × 104 80.0 8.64 2.90 × 104 90.0 9.73 3.27 × 104 100 10.8 3.63 × 104 110 11.9 4.00 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 14 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 14 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 14.0 2.80 6920 20.0 4.00 9880 30.0 6.01 1.48 × 104 40.0 8.01 1.98 × 104 50.0 10.0 2.47 × 104 59.5 11.9 2.94 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 14 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 14 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 14.0 4.78 9030 20.0 6.83 1.29 × 104 30.0 10.2 1.94 × 104 34.9 11.9 2.25 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 14 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 14 lbf/ft) L = 90.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 14.0 7.66 1.14 × 104 20.0 10.9 1.63 × 104 21.8 11.9 1.78 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 14 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 14 lbf/ft) L = 100 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 14.0 11.7 1.41 × 104 14.3 11.9 1.44 × 104