Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W6 × 16

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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 = 32.1 in4) for the W6 × 16 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 × 16 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 16 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 16.0 2.98 × 10-5 21.1 20.0 3.73 × 10-5 26.4 30.0 5.59 × 10-5 39.6 40.0 7.46 × 10-5 52.8 50.0 9.32 × 10-5 66.0 60.0 1.12 × 10-4 79.2 70.0 1.30 × 10-4 92.4 80.0 1.49 × 10-4 106 90.0 1.68 × 10-4 119 100 1.86 × 10-4 132 200 3.73 × 10-4 264 300 5.59 × 10-4 396 400 7.46 × 10-4 528 500 9.32 × 10-4 660 600 0.00112 792 700 0.00130 924 800 0.00149 1060 900 0.00168 1190 1000 0.00186 1320 2000 0.00373 2640 3000 0.00559 3960 4000 0.00746 5280 5000 0.00932 6600 6000 0.0112 7920 7000 0.0130 9240 8000 0.0149 1.06 × 104 9000 0.0168 1.19 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.0186 1.32 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.0373 2.64 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0559 3.96 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0746 5.28 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0932 6.60 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.112 7.92 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.130 9.24 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.149 1.06 × 105 9.00 × 104 0.168 1.19 × 105 1.00 × 105 0.186 1.32 × 105 2.00 × 105 0.373 2.64 × 105 2.25 × 105 0.419 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W6 × 16 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 16 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 16.0 2.30 × 10-4 58.7 20.0 2.88 × 10-4 73.4 30.0 4.31 × 10-4 110 40.0 5.75 × 10-4 147 50.0 7.19 × 10-4 183 60.0 8.63 × 10-4 220 70.0 0.00101 257 80.0 0.00115 293 90.0 0.00129 330 100 0.00144 367 200 0.00288 734 300 0.00431 1100 400 0.00575 1470 500 0.00719 1830 600 0.00863 2200 700 0.0101 2570 800 0.0115 2930 900 0.0129 3300 1000 0.0144 3670 2000 0.0288 7340 3000 0.0431 1.10 × 104 4000 0.0575 1.47 × 104 5000 0.0719 1.83 × 104 6000 0.0863 2.20 × 104 7000 0.101 2.57 × 104 8000 0.115 2.93 × 104 9000 0.129 3.30 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.144 3.67 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.288 7.34 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.431 1.10 × 105 4.00 × 104 0.575 1.47 × 105 5.00 × 104 0.719 1.83 × 105 6.00 × 104 0.863 2.20 × 105 7.00 × 104 1.01 2.57 × 105 8.00 × 104 1.15 2.93 × 105 8.10 × 104 1.16 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W6 × 16 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 16 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 16.0 0.00368 235 20.0 0.00460 293 30.0 0.00690 440 40.0 0.00921 587 50.0 0.0115 734 60.0 0.0138 880 70.0 0.0161 1030 80.0 0.0184 1170 90.0 0.0207 1320 100 0.0230 1470 200 0.0460 2930 300 0.0690 4400 400 0.0921 5870 500 0.115 7340 600 0.138 8800 700 0.161 1.03 × 104 800 0.184 1.17 × 104 900 0.207 1.32 × 104 1000 0.230 1.47 × 104 2000 0.460 2.93 × 104 3000 0.690 4.40 × 104 4000 0.921 5.87 × 104 5000 1.15 7.34 × 104 6000 1.38 8.80 × 104 7000 1.61 1.03 × 105 8000 1.84 1.17 × 105 9000 2.07 1.32 × 105 1.00 × 104 2.30 1.47 × 105 2.00 × 104 4.60 2.93 × 105 2.02 × 104 4.66 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W6 × 16 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 16 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 16.0 0.0186 528 20.0 0.0233 660 30.0 0.0350 990 40.0 0.0466 1320 50.0 0.0583 1650 60.0 0.0699 1980 70.0 0.0816 2310 80.0 0.0932 2640 90.0 0.105 2970 100 0.117 3300 200 0.233 6600 300 0.350 9900 400 0.466 1.32 × 104 500 0.583 1.65 × 104 600 0.699 1.98 × 104 700 0.816 2.31 × 104 800 0.932 2.64 × 104 900 1.05 2.97 × 104 1000 1.17 3.30 × 104 2000 2.33 6.60 × 104 3000 3.50 9.90 × 104 4000 4.66 1.32 × 105 5000 5.83 1.65 × 105 5390 6.28 1.78 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W6 × 16 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 16 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 16.0 0.0589 939 20.0 0.0736 1170 30.0 0.110 1760 40.0 0.147 2350 50.0 0.184 2930 60.0 0.221 3520 70.0 0.258 4110 80.0 0.295 4700 90.0 0.331 5280 100 0.368 5870 200 0.736 1.17 × 104 300 1.10 1.76 × 104 400 1.47 2.35 × 104 500 1.84 2.93 × 104 600 2.21 3.52 × 104 700 2.58 4.11 × 104 800 2.95 4.70 × 104 900 3.31 5.28 × 104 1000 3.68 5.87 × 104 1710 6.28 1.00 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W6 × 16 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 16 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 16.0 0.144 1470 20.0 0.180 1830 30.0 0.270 2750 40.0 0.360 3670 50.0 0.449 4590 60.0 0.539 5500 70.0 0.629 6420 80.0 0.719 7340 90.0 0.809 8250 100 0.899 9170 200 1.80 1.83 × 104 300 2.70 2.75 × 104 400 3.60 3.67 × 104 500 4.49 4.59 × 104 600 5.39 5.50 × 104 699 6.28 6.41 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W6 × 16 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 16 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 16.0 0.298 2110 20.0 0.373 2640 30.0 0.559 3960 40.0 0.746 5280 50.0 0.932 6600 60.0 1.12 7920 70.0 1.30 9240 80.0 1.49 1.06 × 104 90.0 1.68 1.19 × 104 100 1.86 1.32 × 104 200 3.73 2.64 × 104 300 5.59 3.96 × 104 337 6.28 4.45 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W6 × 16 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 16 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 16.0 0.943 3760 20.0 1.18 4700 30.0 1.77 7040 40.0 2.36 9390 50.0 2.95 1.17 × 104 60.0 3.53 1.41 × 104 70.0 4.12 1.64 × 104 80.0 4.71 1.88 × 104 90.0 5.30 2.11 × 104 100 5.89 2.35 × 104 107 6.28 2.50 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W6 × 16 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 16 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 16.0 2.30 5870 20.0 2.88 7340 30.0 4.31 1.10 × 104 40.0 5.75 1.47 × 104 43.7 6.28 1.60 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W6 × 16 (Wide Flange 6 inch tall × 16 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 16.0 4.77 8450 20.0 5.97 1.06 × 104 21.1 6.28 1.11 × 104