Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W16 × 36

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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 = 448 in4) for the W16 × 36 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 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 4.81 × 10-6 8.60 40.0 5.34 × 10-6 9.56 50.0 6.68 × 10-6 11.9 60.0 8.01 × 10-6 14.3 70.0 9.35 × 10-6 16.7 80.0 1.07 × 10-5 19.1 90.0 1.20 × 10-5 21.5 100 1.34 × 10-5 23.9 200 2.67 × 10-5 47.8 300 4.01 × 10-5 71.7 400 5.34 × 10-5 95.6 500 6.68 × 10-5 119 600 8.01 × 10-5 143 700 9.35 × 10-5 167 800 1.07 × 10-4 191 900 1.20 × 10-4 215 1000 1.34 × 10-4 239 2000 2.67 × 10-4 478 3000 4.01 × 10-4 717 4000 5.34 × 10-4 956 5000 6.68 × 10-4 1190 6000 8.01 × 10-4 1430 7000 9.35 × 10-4 1670 8000 0.00107 1910 9000 0.00120 2150 1.00 × 104 0.00134 2390 2.00 × 104 0.00267 4780 3.00 × 104 0.00401 7170 4.00 × 104 0.00534 9560 5.00 × 104 0.00668 1.19 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.00801 1.43 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.00935 1.67 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0107 1.91 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0120 2.15 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0134 2.39 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0267 4.78 × 104 3.00 × 105 0.0401 7.17 × 104 4.00 × 105 0.0534 9.56 × 104 5.00 × 105 0.0668 1.19 × 105 6.00 × 105 0.0801 1.43 × 105 7.00 × 105 0.0935 1.67 × 105 8.00 × 105 0.107 1.91 × 105 9.00 × 105 0.120 2.15 × 105 1.00 × 106 0.134 2.39 × 105 1.24 × 106 0.166 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 3.71 × 10-5 23.9 40.0 4.12 × 10-5 26.6 50.0 5.15 × 10-5 33.2 60.0 6.18 × 10-5 39.8 70.0 7.21 × 10-5 46.5 80.0 8.24 × 10-5 53.1 90.0 9.28 × 10-5 59.7 100 1.03 × 10-4 66.4 200 2.06 × 10-4 133 300 3.09 × 10-4 199 400 4.12 × 10-4 266 500 5.15 × 10-4 332 600 6.18 × 10-4 398 700 7.21 × 10-4 465 800 8.24 × 10-4 531 900 9.28 × 10-4 597 1000 0.00103 664 2000 0.00206 1330 3000 0.00309 1990 4000 0.00412 2660 5000 0.00515 3320 6000 0.00618 3980 7000 0.00721 4650 8000 0.00824 5310 9000 0.00928 5970 1.00 × 104 0.0103 6640 2.00 × 104 0.0206 1.33 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0309 1.99 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0412 2.66 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0515 3.32 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0618 3.98 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0721 4.65 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0824 5.31 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0928 5.97 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.103 6.64 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.206 1.33 × 105 3.00 × 105 0.309 1.99 × 105 4.00 × 105 0.412 2.66 × 105 4.47 × 105 0.461 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 5.94 × 10-4 95.6 40.0 6.60 × 10-4 106 50.0 8.24 × 10-4 133 60.0 9.89 × 10-4 159 70.0 0.00115 186 80.0 0.00132 212 90.0 0.00148 239 100 0.00165 266 200 0.00330 531 300 0.00495 797 400 0.00660 1060 500 0.00824 1330 600 0.00989 1590 700 0.0115 1860 800 0.0132 2120 900 0.0148 2390 1000 0.0165 2660 2000 0.0330 5310 3000 0.0495 7970 4000 0.0660 1.06 × 104 5000 0.0824 1.33 × 104 6000 0.0989 1.59 × 104 7000 0.115 1.86 × 104 8000 0.132 2.12 × 104 9000 0.148 2.39 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.165 2.66 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.330 5.31 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.495 7.97 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.660 1.06 × 105 5.00 × 104 0.824 1.33 × 105 6.00 × 104 0.989 1.59 × 105 7.00 × 104 1.15 1.86 × 105 8.00 × 104 1.32 2.12 × 105 9.00 × 104 1.48 2.39 × 105 1.00 × 105 1.65 2.66 × 105 1.12 × 105 1.84 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 0.00301 215 40.0 0.00334 239 50.0 0.00417 299 60.0 0.00501 358 70.0 0.00584 418 80.0 0.00668 478 90.0 0.00751 538 100 0.00835 597 200 0.0167 1190 300 0.0250 1790 400 0.0334 2390 500 0.0417 2990 600 0.0501 3580 700 0.0584 4180 800 0.0668 4780 900 0.0751 5380 1000 0.0835 5970 2000 0.167 1.19 × 104 3000 0.250 1.79 × 104 4000 0.334 2.39 × 104 5000 0.417 2.99 × 104 6000 0.501 3.58 × 104 7000 0.584 4.18 × 104 8000 0.668 4.78 × 104 9000 0.751 5.38 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.835 5.97 × 104 2.00 × 104 1.67 1.19 × 105 3.00 × 104 2.50 1.79 × 105 4.00 × 104 3.34 2.39 × 105 4.97 × 104 4.15 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 0.00950 382 40.0 0.0106 425 50.0 0.0132 531 60.0 0.0158 637 70.0 0.0185 743 80.0 0.0211 850 90.0 0.0237 956 100 0.0264 1060 200 0.0528 2120 300 0.0791 3190 400 0.106 4250 500 0.132 5310 600 0.158 6370 700 0.185 7430 800 0.211 8500 900 0.237 9560 1000 0.264 1.06 × 104 2000 0.528 2.12 × 104 3000 0.791 3.19 × 104 4000 1.06 4.25 × 104 5000 1.32 5.31 × 104 6000 1.58 6.37 × 104 7000 1.85 7.43 × 104 8000 2.11 8.50 × 104 9000 2.37 9.56 × 104 1.00 × 104 2.64 1.06 × 105 2.00 × 104 5.28 2.12 × 105 2.80 × 104 7.38 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 0.0232 597 40.0 0.0258 664 50.0 0.0322 830 60.0 0.0386 996 70.0 0.0451 1160 80.0 0.0515 1330 90.0 0.0580 1490 100 0.0644 1660 200 0.129 3320 300 0.193 4980 400 0.258 6640 500 0.322 8300 600 0.386 9960 700 0.451 1.16 × 104 800 0.515 1.33 × 104 900 0.580 1.49 × 104 1000 0.644 1.66 × 104 2000 1.29 3.32 × 104 3000 1.93 4.98 × 104 4000 2.58 6.64 × 104 5000 3.22 8.30 × 104 6000 3.86 9.96 × 104 7000 4.51 1.16 × 105 8000 5.15 1.33 × 105 9000 5.80 1.49 × 105 1.00 × 104 6.44 1.66 × 105 1.79 × 104 11.5 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 0.0481 860 40.0 0.0534 956 50.0 0.0668 1190 60.0 0.0801 1430 70.0 0.0935 1670 80.0 0.107 1910 90.0 0.120 2150 100 0.134 2390 200 0.267 4780 300 0.401 7170 400 0.534 9560 500 0.668 1.19 × 104 600 0.801 1.43 × 104 700 0.935 1.67 × 104 800 1.07 1.91 × 104 900 1.20 2.15 × 104 1000 1.34 2.39 × 104 2000 2.67 4.78 × 104 3000 4.01 7.17 × 104 4000 5.34 9.56 × 104 5000 6.68 1.19 × 105 6000 8.01 1.43 × 105 7000 9.35 1.67 × 105 8000 10.7 1.91 × 105 9000 12.0 2.15 × 105 1.00 × 104 13.4 2.39 × 105 1.24 × 104 16.6 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 0.152 1530 40.0 0.169 1700 50.0 0.211 2120 60.0 0.253 2550 70.0 0.295 2970 80.0 0.338 3400 90.0 0.380 3820 100 0.422 4250 200 0.844 8500 300 1.27 1.27 × 104 400 1.69 1.70 × 104 500 2.11 2.12 × 104 600 2.53 2.55 × 104 700 2.95 2.97 × 104 800 3.38 3.40 × 104 900 3.80 3.82 × 104 1000 4.22 4.25 × 104 2000 8.44 8.50 × 104 3000 12.7 1.27 × 105 3760 15.9 1.60 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 0.371 2390 40.0 0.412 2660 50.0 0.515 3320 60.0 0.618 3980 70.0 0.721 4650 80.0 0.824 5310 90.0 0.928 5970 100 1.03 6640 200 2.06 1.33 × 104 300 3.09 1.99 × 104 400 4.12 2.66 × 104 500 5.15 3.32 × 104 600 6.18 3.98 × 104 700 7.21 4.65 × 104 800 8.24 5.31 × 104 900 9.28 5.97 × 104 1000 10.3 6.64 × 104 1540 15.9 1.02 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 0.769 3440 40.0 0.855 3820 50.0 1.07 4780 60.0 1.28 5740 70.0 1.50 6690 80.0 1.71 7650 90.0 1.92 8600 100 2.14 9560 200 4.27 1.91 × 104 300 6.41 2.87 × 104 400 8.55 3.82 × 104 500 10.7 4.78 × 104 600 12.8 5.74 × 104 700 15.0 6.69 × 104 742 15.9 7.09 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 1.43 4680 40.0 1.58 5200 50.0 1.98 6510 60.0 2.38 7810 70.0 2.77 9110 80.0 3.17 1.04 × 104 90.0 3.56 1.17 × 104 100 3.96 1.30 × 104 200 7.92 2.60 × 104 300 11.9 3.90 × 104 400 15.8 5.20 × 104 401 15.9 5.21 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 2.43 6120 40.0 2.70 6800 50.0 3.38 8500 60.0 4.05 1.02 × 104 70.0 4.73 1.19 × 104 80.0 5.40 1.36 × 104 90.0 6.08 1.53 × 104 100 6.75 1.70 × 104 200 13.5 3.40 × 104 235 15.9 3.99 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 90.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 3.89 7740 40.0 4.33 8600 50.0 5.41 1.08 × 104 60.0 6.49 1.29 × 104 70.0 7.57 1.51 × 104 80.0 8.65 1.72 × 104 90.0 9.74 1.94 × 104 100 10.8 2.15 × 104 147 15.9 3.15 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 100 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 5.94 9560 40.0 6.60 1.06 × 104 50.0 8.24 1.33 × 104 60.0 9.89 1.59 × 104 70.0 11.5 1.86 × 104 80.0 13.2 2.12 × 104 90.0 14.8 2.39 × 104 96.2 15.9 2.55 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 125 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 14.5 1.49 × 104 39.4 15.9 1.63 × 104