Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W16 × 26

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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 = 301 in4) for the W16 × 26 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: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 5.17 × 10-6 9.15 30.0 5.96 × 10-6 10.6 40.0 7.95 × 10-6 14.1 50.0 9.94 × 10-6 17.6 60.0 1.19 × 10-5 21.1 70.0 1.39 × 10-5 24.6 80.0 1.59 × 10-5 28.1 90.0 1.79 × 10-5 31.7 100 1.99 × 10-5 35.2 200 3.98 × 10-5 70.4 300 5.96 × 10-5 106 400 7.95 × 10-5 141 500 9.94 × 10-5 176 600 1.19 × 10-4 211 700 1.39 × 10-4 246 800 1.59 × 10-4 281 900 1.79 × 10-4 317 1000 1.99 × 10-4 352 2000 3.98 × 10-4 704 3000 5.96 × 10-4 1060 4000 7.95 × 10-4 1410 5000 9.94 × 10-4 1760 6000 0.00119 2110 7000 0.00139 2460 8000 0.00159 2810 9000 0.00179 3170 1.00 × 104 0.00199 3520 2.00 × 104 0.00398 7040 3.00 × 104 0.00596 1.06 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.00795 1.41 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.00994 1.76 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0119 2.11 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0139 2.46 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0159 2.81 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0179 3.17 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0199 3.52 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0398 7.04 × 104 3.00 × 105 0.0596 1.06 × 105 4.00 × 105 0.0795 1.41 × 105 5.00 × 105 0.0994 1.76 × 105 6.00 × 105 0.119 2.11 × 105 7.00 × 105 0.139 2.46 × 105 8.00 × 105 0.159 2.81 × 105 8.44 × 105 0.168 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 3.99 × 10-5 25.4 30.0 4.60 × 10-5 29.3 40.0 6.14 × 10-5 39.1 50.0 7.67 × 10-5 48.9 60.0 9.20 × 10-5 58.6 70.0 1.07 × 10-4 68.4 80.0 1.23 × 10-4 78.2 90.0 1.38 × 10-4 88.0 100 1.53 × 10-4 97.7 200 3.07 × 10-4 195 300 4.60 × 10-4 293 400 6.14 × 10-4 391 500 7.67 × 10-4 489 600 9.20 × 10-4 586 700 0.00107 684 800 0.00123 782 900 0.00138 880 1000 0.00153 977 2000 0.00307 1950 3000 0.00460 2930 4000 0.00614 3910 5000 0.00767 4890 6000 0.00920 5860 7000 0.0107 6840 8000 0.0123 7820 9000 0.0138 8800 1.00 × 104 0.0153 9770 2.00 × 104 0.0307 1.95 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0460 2.93 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0614 3.91 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0767 4.89 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0920 5.86 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.107 6.84 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.123 7.82 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.138 8.80 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.153 9.77 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.307 1.95 × 105 3.00 × 105 0.460 2.93 × 105 3.04 × 105 0.466 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 6.38 × 10-4 102 30.0 7.36 × 10-4 117 40.0 9.82 × 10-4 156 50.0 0.00123 195 60.0 0.00147 235 70.0 0.00172 274 80.0 0.00196 313 90.0 0.00221 352 100 0.00245 391 200 0.00491 782 300 0.00736 1170 400 0.00982 1560 500 0.0123 1950 600 0.0147 2350 700 0.0172 2740 800 0.0196 3130 900 0.0221 3520 1000 0.0245 3910 2000 0.0491 7820 3000 0.0736 1.17 × 104 4000 0.0982 1.56 × 104 5000 0.123 1.95 × 104 6000 0.147 2.35 × 104 7000 0.172 2.74 × 104 8000 0.196 3.13 × 104 9000 0.221 3.52 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.245 3.91 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.491 7.82 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.736 1.17 × 105 4.00 × 104 0.982 1.56 × 105 5.00 × 104 1.23 1.95 × 105 6.00 × 104 1.47 2.35 × 105 7.00 × 104 1.72 2.74 × 105 7.60 × 104 1.86 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.00323 229 30.0 0.00373 264 40.0 0.00497 352 50.0 0.00621 440 60.0 0.00745 528 70.0 0.00870 616 80.0 0.00994 704 90.0 0.0112 792 100 0.0124 880 200 0.0248 1760 300 0.0373 2640 400 0.0497 3520 500 0.0621 4400 600 0.0745 5280 700 0.0870 6160 800 0.0994 7040 900 0.112 7920 1000 0.124 8800 2000 0.248 1.76 × 104 3000 0.373 2.64 × 104 4000 0.497 3.52 × 104 5000 0.621 4.40 × 104 6000 0.745 5.28 × 104 7000 0.870 6.16 × 104 8000 0.994 7.04 × 104 9000 1.12 7.92 × 104 1.00 × 104 1.24 8.80 × 104 2.00 × 104 2.48 1.76 × 105 3.00 × 104 3.73 2.64 × 105 3.38 × 104 4.20 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.0102 407 30.0 0.0118 469 40.0 0.0157 626 50.0 0.0196 782 60.0 0.0236 938 70.0 0.0275 1090 80.0 0.0314 1250 90.0 0.0353 1410 100 0.0393 1560 200 0.0785 3130 300 0.118 4690 400 0.157 6260 500 0.196 7820 600 0.236 9380 700 0.275 1.09 × 104 800 0.314 1.25 × 104 900 0.353 1.41 × 104 1000 0.393 1.56 × 104 2000 0.785 3.13 × 104 3000 1.18 4.69 × 104 4000 1.57 6.26 × 104 5000 1.96 7.82 × 104 6000 2.36 9.38 × 104 7000 2.75 1.09 × 105 8000 3.14 1.25 × 105 9000 3.53 1.41 × 105 1.00 × 104 3.93 1.56 × 105 1.90 × 104 7.46 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.0249 635 30.0 0.0288 733 40.0 0.0383 977 50.0 0.0479 1220 60.0 0.0575 1470 70.0 0.0671 1710 80.0 0.0767 1950 90.0 0.0863 2200 100 0.0959 2440 200 0.192 4890 300 0.288 7330 400 0.383 9770 500 0.479 1.22 × 104 600 0.575 1.47 × 104 700 0.671 1.71 × 104 800 0.767 1.95 × 104 900 0.863 2.20 × 104 1000 0.959 2.44 × 104 2000 1.92 4.89 × 104 3000 2.88 7.33 × 104 4000 3.83 9.77 × 104 5000 4.79 1.22 × 105 6000 5.75 1.47 × 105 7000 6.71 1.71 × 105 8000 7.67 1.95 × 105 9000 8.63 2.20 × 105 1.00 × 104 9.59 2.44 × 105 1.22 × 104 11.7 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.0517 915 30.0 0.0596 1060 40.0 0.0795 1410 50.0 0.0994 1760 60.0 0.119 2110 70.0 0.139 2460 80.0 0.159 2810 90.0 0.179 3170 100 0.199 3520 200 0.398 7040 300 0.596 1.06 × 104 400 0.795 1.41 × 104 500 0.994 1.76 × 104 600 1.19 2.11 × 104 700 1.39 2.46 × 104 800 1.59 2.81 × 104 900 1.79 3.17 × 104 1000 1.99 3.52 × 104 2000 3.98 7.04 × 104 3000 5.96 1.06 × 105 4000 7.95 1.41 × 105 5000 9.94 1.76 × 105 6000 11.9 2.11 × 105 7000 13.9 2.46 × 105 7890 15.7 2.78 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.163 1630 30.0 0.188 1880 40.0 0.251 2500 50.0 0.314 3130 60.0 0.377 3750 70.0 0.440 4380 80.0 0.503 5000 90.0 0.565 5630 100 0.628 6260 200 1.26 1.25 × 104 300 1.88 1.88 × 104 400 2.51 2.50 × 104 500 3.14 3.13 × 104 600 3.77 3.75 × 104 700 4.40 4.38 × 104 800 5.03 5.00 × 104 900 5.65 5.63 × 104 1000 6.28 6.26 × 104 2000 12.6 1.25 × 105 2500 15.7 1.56 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.399 2540 30.0 0.460 2930 40.0 0.614 3910 50.0 0.767 4890 60.0 0.920 5860 70.0 1.07 6840 80.0 1.23 7820 90.0 1.38 8800 100 1.53 9770 200 3.07 1.95 × 104 300 4.60 2.93 × 104 400 6.14 3.91 × 104 500 7.67 4.89 × 104 600 9.20 5.86 × 104 700 10.7 6.84 × 104 800 12.3 7.82 × 104 900 13.8 8.80 × 104 1000 15.3 9.77 × 104 1020 15.7 1.00 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.827 3660 30.0 0.954 4220 40.0 1.27 5630 50.0 1.59 7040 60.0 1.91 8440 70.0 2.23 9850 80.0 2.54 1.13 × 104 90.0 2.86 1.27 × 104 100 3.18 1.41 × 104 200 6.36 2.81 × 104 300 9.54 4.22 × 104 400 12.7 5.63 × 104 493 15.7 6.94 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 1.53 4980 30.0 1.77 5750 40.0 2.36 7660 50.0 2.95 9580 60.0 3.54 1.15 × 104 70.0 4.12 1.34 × 104 80.0 4.71 1.53 × 104 90.0 5.30 1.72 × 104 100 5.89 1.92 × 104 200 11.8 3.83 × 104 266 15.7 5.10 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 2.61 6510 30.0 3.02 7510 40.0 4.02 1.00 × 104 50.0 5.03 1.25 × 104 60.0 6.03 1.50 × 104 70.0 7.04 1.75 × 104 80.0 8.04 2.00 × 104 90.0 9.05 2.25 × 104 100 10.1 2.50 × 104 156 15.7 3.91 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 90.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 4.19 8230 30.0 4.83 9500 40.0 6.44 1.27 × 104 50.0 8.05 1.58 × 104 60.0 9.66 1.90 × 104 70.0 11.3 2.22 × 104 80.0 12.9 2.53 × 104 90.0 14.5 2.85 × 104 97.4 15.7 3.09 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 100 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 6.38 1.02 × 104 30.0 7.36 1.17 × 104 40.0 9.82 1.56 × 104 50.0 12.3 1.95 × 104 60.0 14.7 2.35 × 104 63.9 15.7 2.50 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 125 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 15.6 1.59 × 104 26.2 15.7 1.60 × 104