Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W6 × 12

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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 = 22.1 in4) for the W6 × 12 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: W6 × 12 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 12 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 12.0 3.25 × 10-5 22.1 20.0 5.42 × 10-5 36.8 30.0 8.12 × 10-5 55.3 40.0 1.08 × 10-4 73.7 50.0 1.35 × 10-4 92.1 60.0 1.62 × 10-4 111 70.0 1.90 × 10-4 129 80.0 2.17 × 10-4 147 90.0 2.44 × 10-4 166 100 2.71 × 10-4 184 200 5.42 × 10-4 368 300 8.12 × 10-4 553 400 0.00108 737 500 0.00135 921 600 0.00162 1110 700 0.00190 1290 800 0.00217 1470 900 0.00244 1660 1000 0.00271 1840 2000 0.00542 3680 3000 0.00812 5530 4000 0.0108 7370 5000 0.0135 9210 6000 0.0162 1.11 × 104 7000 0.0190 1.29 × 104 8000 0.0217 1.47 × 104 9000 0.0244 1.66 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.0271 1.84 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.0542 3.68 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0812 5.53 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.108 7.37 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.135 9.21 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.162 1.11 × 105 7.00 × 104 0.190 1.29 × 105 8.00 × 104 0.217 1.47 × 105 9.00 × 104 0.244 1.66 × 105 1.00 × 105 0.271 1.84 × 105 1.61 × 105 0.437 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W6 × 12 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 12 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 12.0 2.51 × 10-4 61.4 20.0 4.18 × 10-4 102 30.0 6.27 × 10-4 153 40.0 8.36 × 10-4 205 50.0 0.00104 256 60.0 0.00125 307 70.0 0.00146 358 80.0 0.00167 409 90.0 0.00188 460 100 0.00209 512 200 0.00418 1020 300 0.00627 1530 400 0.00836 2050 500 0.0104 2560 600 0.0125 3070 700 0.0146 3580 800 0.0167 4090 900 0.0188 4600 1000 0.0209 5120 2000 0.0418 1.02 × 104 3000 0.0627 1.53 × 104 4000 0.0836 2.05 × 104 5000 0.104 2.56 × 104 6000 0.125 3.07 × 104 7000 0.146 3.58 × 104 8000 0.167 4.09 × 104 9000 0.188 4.60 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.209 5.12 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.418 1.02 × 105 3.00 × 104 0.627 1.53 × 105 4.00 × 104 0.836 2.05 × 105 5.00 × 104 1.04 2.56 × 105 5.81 × 104 1.21 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W6 × 12 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 12 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 12.0 0.00401 246 20.0 0.00669 409 30.0 0.0100 614 40.0 0.0134 819 50.0 0.0167 1020 60.0 0.0201 1230 70.0 0.0234 1430 80.0 0.0267 1640 90.0 0.0301 1840 100 0.0334 2050 200 0.0669 4090 300 0.100 6140 400 0.134 8190 500 0.167 1.02 × 104 600 0.201 1.23 × 104 700 0.234 1.43 × 104 800 0.267 1.64 × 104 900 0.301 1.84 × 104 1000 0.334 2.05 × 104 2000 0.669 4.09 × 104 3000 1.00 6.14 × 104 4000 1.34 8.19 × 104 5000 1.67 1.02 × 105 6000 2.01 1.23 × 105 7000 2.34 1.43 × 105 8000 2.67 1.64 × 105 9000 3.01 1.84 × 105 1.00 × 104 3.34 2.05 × 105 1.45 × 104 4.85 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W6 × 12 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 12 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 12.0 0.0203 553 20.0 0.0338 921 30.0 0.0508 1380 40.0 0.0677 1840 50.0 0.0846 2300 60.0 0.102 2760 70.0 0.118 3220 80.0 0.135 3680 90.0 0.152 4140 100 0.169 4600 200 0.338 9210 300 0.508 1.38 × 104 400 0.677 1.84 × 104 500 0.846 2.30 × 104 600 1.02 2.76 × 104 700 1.18 3.22 × 104 800 1.35 3.68 × 104 900 1.52 4.14 × 104 1000 1.69 4.60 × 104 2000 3.38 9.21 × 104 3000 5.08 1.38 × 105 3560 6.03 1.64 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W6 × 12 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 12 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 12.0 0.0642 982 20.0 0.107 1640 30.0 0.160 2460 40.0 0.214 3270 50.0 0.267 4090 60.0 0.321 4910 70.0 0.374 5730 80.0 0.428 6550 90.0 0.481 7370 100 0.535 8190 200 1.07 1.64 × 104 300 1.60 2.46 × 104 400 2.14 3.27 × 104 500 2.67 4.09 × 104 600 3.21 4.91 × 104 700 3.74 5.73 × 104 800 4.28 6.55 × 104 900 4.81 7.37 × 104 1000 5.35 8.19 × 104 1130 6.03 9.23 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W6 × 12 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 12 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 12.0 0.157 1530 20.0 0.261 2560 30.0 0.392 3840 40.0 0.522 5120 50.0 0.653 6390 60.0 0.783 7670 70.0 0.914 8950 80.0 1.04 1.02 × 104 90.0 1.18 1.15 × 104 100 1.31 1.28 × 104 200 2.61 2.56 × 104 300 3.92 3.84 × 104 400 5.22 5.12 × 104 462 6.03 5.91 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W6 × 12 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 12 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 12.0 0.325 2210 20.0 0.542 3680 30.0 0.812 5530 40.0 1.08 7370 50.0 1.35 9210 60.0 1.62 1.11 × 104 70.0 1.90 1.29 × 104 80.0 2.17 1.47 × 104 90.0 2.44 1.66 × 104 100 2.71 1.84 × 104 200 5.42 3.68 × 104 223 6.03 4.10 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W6 × 12 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 12 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 12.0 1.03 3930 20.0 1.71 6550 30.0 2.57 9820 40.0 3.42 1.31 × 104 50.0 4.28 1.64 × 104 60.0 5.13 1.96 × 104 70.0 5.99 2.29 × 104 70.5 6.03 2.31 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W6 × 12 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 12 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 12.0 2.51 6140 20.0 4.18 1.02 × 104 28.9 6.03 1.48 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W6 × 12 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 12 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 12.0 5.20 8840 13.9 6.03 1.03 × 104