Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W12 × 22

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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 = 156 in4) for the W12 × 22 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 × 22 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 22 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 22.0 8.44 × 10-6 11.7 30.0 1.15 × 10-5 16.0 40.0 1.53 × 10-5 21.3 50.0 1.92 × 10-5 26.6 60.0 2.30 × 10-5 32.0 70.0 2.68 × 10-5 37.3 80.0 3.07 × 10-5 42.6 90.0 3.45 × 10-5 47.9 100 3.84 × 10-5 53.3 200 7.67 × 10-5 107 300 1.15 × 10-4 160 400 1.53 × 10-4 213 500 1.92 × 10-4 266 600 2.30 × 10-4 320 700 2.68 × 10-4 373 800 3.07 × 10-4 426 900 3.45 × 10-4 479 1000 3.84 × 10-4 533 2000 7.67 × 10-4 1070 3000 0.00115 1600 4000 0.00153 2130 5000 0.00192 2660 6000 0.00230 3200 7000 0.00268 3730 8000 0.00307 4260 9000 0.00345 4790 1.00 × 104 0.00384 5330 2.00 × 104 0.00767 1.07 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0115 1.60 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0153 2.13 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0192 2.66 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0230 3.20 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0268 3.73 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0307 4.26 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0345 4.79 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0384 5.33 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0767 1.07 × 105 3.00 × 105 0.115 1.60 × 105 4.00 × 105 0.153 2.13 × 105 5.00 × 105 0.192 2.66 × 105 5.58 × 105 0.214 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 22 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 22 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 22.0 6.51 × 10-5 32.6 30.0 8.88 × 10-5 44.4 40.0 1.18 × 10-4 59.2 50.0 1.48 × 10-4 74.0 60.0 1.78 × 10-4 88.8 70.0 2.07 × 10-4 104 80.0 2.37 × 10-4 118 90.0 2.66 × 10-4 133 100 2.96 × 10-4 148 200 5.92 × 10-4 296 300 8.88 × 10-4 444 400 0.00118 592 500 0.00148 740 600 0.00178 888 700 0.00207 1040 800 0.00237 1180 900 0.00266 1330 1000 0.00296 1480 2000 0.00592 2960 3000 0.00888 4440 4000 0.0118 5920 5000 0.0148 7400 6000 0.0178 8880 7000 0.0207 1.04 × 104 8000 0.0237 1.18 × 104 9000 0.0266 1.33 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.0296 1.48 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.0592 2.96 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0888 4.44 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.118 5.92 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.148 7.40 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.178 8.88 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.207 1.04 × 105 8.00 × 104 0.237 1.18 × 105 9.00 × 104 0.266 1.33 × 105 1.00 × 105 0.296 1.48 × 105 2.00 × 105 0.592 2.96 × 105 2.01 × 105 0.594 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 22 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 22 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 22.0 0.00104 130 30.0 0.00142 178 40.0 0.00189 237 50.0 0.00237 296 60.0 0.00284 355 70.0 0.00331 414 80.0 0.00379 473 90.0 0.00426 533 100 0.00474 592 200 0.00947 1180 300 0.0142 1780 400 0.0189 2370 500 0.0237 2960 600 0.0284 3550 700 0.0331 4140 800 0.0379 4730 900 0.0426 5330 1000 0.0474 5920 2000 0.0947 1.18 × 104 3000 0.142 1.78 × 104 4000 0.189 2.37 × 104 5000 0.237 2.96 × 104 6000 0.284 3.55 × 104 7000 0.331 4.14 × 104 8000 0.379 4.73 × 104 9000 0.426 5.33 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.474 5.92 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.947 1.18 × 105 3.00 × 104 1.42 1.78 × 105 4.00 × 104 1.89 2.37 × 105 5.00 × 104 2.37 2.96 × 105 5.02 × 104 2.38 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 22 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 22 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 22.0 0.00527 293 30.0 0.00719 399 40.0 0.00959 533 50.0 0.0120 666 60.0 0.0144 799 70.0 0.0168 932 80.0 0.0192 1070 90.0 0.0216 1200 100 0.0240 1330 200 0.0479 2660 300 0.0719 3990 400 0.0959 5330 500 0.120 6660 600 0.144 7990 700 0.168 9320 800 0.192 1.07 × 104 900 0.216 1.20 × 104 1000 0.240 1.33 × 104 2000 0.479 2.66 × 104 3000 0.719 3.99 × 104 4000 0.959 5.33 × 104 5000 1.20 6.66 × 104 6000 1.44 7.99 × 104 7000 1.68 9.32 × 104 8000 1.92 1.07 × 105 9000 2.16 1.20 × 105 1.00 × 104 2.40 1.33 × 105 2.00 × 104 4.79 2.66 × 105 2.23 × 104 5.35 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 22 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 22 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 22.0 0.0167 521 30.0 0.0227 710 40.0 0.0303 947 50.0 0.0379 1180 60.0 0.0455 1420 70.0 0.0530 1660 80.0 0.0606 1890 90.0 0.0682 2130 100 0.0758 2370 200 0.152 4730 300 0.227 7100 400 0.303 9470 500 0.379 1.18 × 104 600 0.455 1.42 × 104 700 0.530 1.66 × 104 800 0.606 1.89 × 104 900 0.682 2.13 × 104 1000 0.758 2.37 × 104 2000 1.52 4.73 × 104 3000 2.27 7.10 × 104 4000 3.03 9.47 × 104 5000 3.79 1.18 × 105 6000 4.55 1.42 × 105 7000 5.30 1.66 × 105 8000 6.06 1.89 × 105 9000 6.82 2.13 × 105 1.00 × 104 7.58 2.37 × 105 1.25 × 104 9.51 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 22 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 22 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 22.0 0.0407 814 30.0 0.0555 1110 40.0 0.0740 1480 50.0 0.0925 1850 60.0 0.111 2220 70.0 0.129 2590 80.0 0.148 2960 90.0 0.166 3330 100 0.185 3700 200 0.370 7400 300 0.555 1.11 × 104 400 0.740 1.48 × 104 500 0.925 1.85 × 104 600 1.11 2.22 × 104 700 1.29 2.59 × 104 800 1.48 2.96 × 104 900 1.66 3.33 × 104 1000 1.85 3.70 × 104 2000 3.70 7.40 × 104 3000 5.55 1.11 × 105 4000 7.40 1.48 × 105 5000 9.25 1.85 × 105 6000 11.1 2.22 × 105 6650 12.3 2.46 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 22 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 22 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 22.0 0.0844 1170 30.0 0.115 1600 40.0 0.153 2130 50.0 0.192 2660 60.0 0.230 3200 70.0 0.268 3730 80.0 0.307 4260 90.0 0.345 4790 100 0.384 5330 200 0.767 1.07 × 104 300 1.15 1.60 × 104 400 1.53 2.13 × 104 500 1.92 2.66 × 104 600 2.30 3.20 × 104 700 2.68 3.73 × 104 800 3.07 4.26 × 104 900 3.45 4.79 × 104 1000 3.84 5.33 × 104 2000 7.67 1.07 × 105 3000 11.5 1.60 × 105 3210 12.3 1.71 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 22 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 22 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 22.0 0.267 2080 30.0 0.364 2840 40.0 0.485 3790 50.0 0.606 4730 60.0 0.727 5680 70.0 0.849 6630 80.0 0.970 7580 90.0 1.09 8520 100 1.21 9470 200 2.42 1.89 × 104 300 3.64 2.84 × 104 400 4.85 3.79 × 104 500 6.06 4.73 × 104 600 7.27 5.68 × 104 700 8.49 6.63 × 104 800 9.70 7.58 × 104 900 10.9 8.52 × 104 1000 12.1 9.47 × 104 1020 12.3 9.62 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 22 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 22 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 22.0 0.651 3260 30.0 0.888 4440 40.0 1.18 5920 50.0 1.48 7400 60.0 1.78 8880 70.0 2.07 1.04 × 104 80.0 2.37 1.18 × 104 90.0 2.66 1.33 × 104 100 2.96 1.48 × 104 200 5.92 2.96 × 104 300 8.88 4.44 × 104 400 11.8 5.92 × 104 416 12.3 6.15 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 22 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 22 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 22.0 1.35 4690 30.0 1.84 6390 40.0 2.45 8520 50.0 3.07 1.07 × 104 60.0 3.68 1.28 × 104 70.0 4.30 1.49 × 104 80.0 4.91 1.70 × 104 90.0 5.52 1.92 × 104 100 6.14 2.13 × 104 200 12.3 4.26 × 104 201 12.3 4.27 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 22 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 22 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 22.0 2.50 6380 30.0 3.41 8700 40.0 4.55 1.16 × 104 50.0 5.68 1.45 × 104 60.0 6.82 1.74 × 104 70.0 7.96 2.03 × 104 80.0 9.10 2.32 × 104 90.0 10.2 2.61 × 104 100 11.4 2.90 × 104 108 12.3 3.14 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 22 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 22 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 22.0 4.27 8330 30.0 5.82 1.14 × 104 40.0 7.76 1.52 × 104 50.0 9.70 1.89 × 104 60.0 11.6 2.27 × 104 63.5 12.3 2.40 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 22 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 22 lbf/ft) L = 90.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 22.0 6.84 1.05 × 104 30.0 9.32 1.44 × 104 39.6 12.3 1.90 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 22 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 22 lbf/ft) L = 100 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 22.0 10.4 1.30 × 104 26.0 12.3 1.54 × 104