Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W8 × 35

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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 = 127 in4) for the W8 × 35 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: W8 × 35 (Wide Flange 8 inch tall × 35 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 35.0 1.65 × 10-5 15.1 40.0 1.88 × 10-5 17.3 50.0 2.36 × 10-5 21.6 60.0 2.83 × 10-5 25.9 70.0 3.30 × 10-5 30.2 80.0 3.77 × 10-5 34.5 90.0 4.24 × 10-5 38.8 100 4.71 × 10-5 43.2 200 9.42 × 10-5 86.3 300 1.41 × 10-4 129 400 1.88 × 10-4 173 500 2.36 × 10-4 216 600 2.83 × 10-4 259 700 3.30 × 10-4 302 800 3.77 × 10-4 345 900 4.24 × 10-4 388 1000 4.71 × 10-4 432 2000 9.42 × 10-4 863 3000 0.00141 1290 4000 0.00188 1730 5000 0.00236 2160 6000 0.00283 2590 7000 0.00330 3020 8000 0.00377 3450 9000 0.00424 3880 1.00 × 104 0.00471 4320 2.00 × 104 0.00942 8630 3.00 × 104 0.0141 1.29 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0188 1.73 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0236 2.16 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0283 2.59 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0330 3.02 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0377 3.45 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0424 3.88 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0471 4.32 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0942 8.63 × 104 3.00 × 105 0.141 1.29 × 105 4.00 × 105 0.188 1.73 × 105 5.00 × 105 0.236 2.16 × 105 6.00 × 105 0.283 2.59 × 105 6.88 × 105 0.324 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W8 × 35 (Wide Flange 8 inch tall × 35 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 35.0 1.27 × 10-4 42.0 40.0 1.45 × 10-4 48.0 50.0 1.82 × 10-4 59.9 60.0 2.18 × 10-4 71.9 70.0 2.54 × 10-4 83.9 80.0 2.91 × 10-4 95.9 90.0 3.27 × 10-4 108 100 3.64 × 10-4 120 200 7.27 × 10-4 240 300 0.00109 360 400 0.00145 480 500 0.00182 599 600 0.00218 719 700 0.00254 839 800 0.00291 959 900 0.00327 1080 1000 0.00364 1200 2000 0.00727 2400 3000 0.0109 3600 4000 0.0145 4800 5000 0.0182 5990 6000 0.0218 7190 7000 0.0254 8390 8000 0.0291 9590 9000 0.0327 1.08 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.0364 1.20 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.0727 2.40 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.109 3.60 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.145 4.80 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.182 5.99 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.218 7.19 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.254 8.39 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.291 9.59 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.327 1.08 × 105 1.00 × 105 0.364 1.20 × 105 2.00 × 105 0.727 2.40 × 105 2.48 × 105 0.901 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W8 × 35 (Wide Flange 8 inch tall × 35 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 35.0 0.00204 168 40.0 0.00233 192 50.0 0.00291 240 60.0 0.00349 288 70.0 0.00407 336 80.0 0.00465 384 90.0 0.00524 432 100 0.00582 480 200 0.0116 959 300 0.0175 1440 400 0.0233 1920 500 0.0291 2400 600 0.0349 2880 700 0.0407 3360 800 0.0465 3840 900 0.0524 4320 1000 0.0582 4800 2000 0.116 9590 3000 0.175 1.44 × 104 4000 0.233 1.92 × 104 5000 0.291 2.40 × 104 6000 0.349 2.88 × 104 7000 0.407 3.36 × 104 8000 0.465 3.84 × 104 9000 0.524 4.32 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.582 4.80 × 104 2.00 × 104 1.16 9.59 × 104 3.00 × 104 1.75 1.44 × 105 4.00 × 104 2.33 1.92 × 105 5.00 × 104 2.91 2.40 × 105 6.00 × 104 3.49 2.88 × 105 6.19 × 104 3.60 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W8 × 35 (Wide Flange 8 inch tall × 35 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 35.0 0.0103 378 40.0 0.0118 432 50.0 0.0147 539 60.0 0.0177 647 70.0 0.0206 755 80.0 0.0236 863 90.0 0.0265 971 100 0.0294 1080 200 0.0589 2160 300 0.0883 3240 400 0.118 4320 500 0.147 5390 600 0.177 6470 700 0.206 7550 800 0.236 8630 900 0.265 9710 1000 0.294 1.08 × 104 2000 0.589 2.16 × 104 3000 0.883 3.24 × 104 4000 1.18 4.32 × 104 5000 1.47 5.39 × 104 6000 1.77 6.47 × 104 7000 2.06 7.55 × 104 8000 2.36 8.63 × 104 9000 2.65 9.71 × 104 1.00 × 104 2.94 1.08 × 105 2.00 × 104 5.89 2.16 × 105 2.75 × 104 8.11 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W8 × 35 (Wide Flange 8 inch tall × 35 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 35.0 0.0326 671 40.0 0.0372 767 50.0 0.0465 959 60.0 0.0558 1150 70.0 0.0651 1340 80.0 0.0745 1530 90.0 0.0838 1730 100 0.0931 1920 200 0.186 3840 300 0.279 5750 400 0.372 7670 500 0.465 9590 600 0.558 1.15 × 104 700 0.651 1.34 × 104 800 0.745 1.53 × 104 900 0.838 1.73 × 104 1000 0.931 1.92 × 104 2000 1.86 3.84 × 104 3000 2.79 5.75 × 104 4000 3.72 7.67 × 104 5000 4.65 9.59 × 104 6000 5.58 1.15 × 105 7000 6.51 1.34 × 105 8000 7.45 1.53 × 105 8720 8.12 1.67 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W8 × 35 (Wide Flange 8 inch tall × 35 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 35.0 0.0795 1050 40.0 0.0909 1200 50.0 0.114 1500 60.0 0.136 1800 70.0 0.159 2100 80.0 0.182 2400 90.0 0.204 2700 100 0.227 3000 200 0.454 5990 300 0.682 8990 400 0.909 1.20 × 104 500 1.14 1.50 × 104 600 1.36 1.80 × 104 700 1.59 2.10 × 104 800 1.82 2.40 × 104 900 2.04 2.70 × 104 1000 2.27 3.00 × 104 2000 4.54 5.99 × 104 3000 6.82 8.99 × 104 3570 8.12 1.07 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W8 × 35 (Wide Flange 8 inch tall × 35 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 35.0 0.165 1510 40.0 0.188 1730 50.0 0.236 2160 60.0 0.283 2590 70.0 0.330 3020 80.0 0.377 3450 90.0 0.424 3880 100 0.471 4320 200 0.942 8630 300 1.41 1.29 × 104 400 1.88 1.73 × 104 500 2.36 2.16 × 104 600 2.83 2.59 × 104 700 3.30 3.02 × 104 800 3.77 3.45 × 104 900 4.24 3.88 × 104 1000 4.71 4.32 × 104 1720 8.12 7.44 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W8 × 35 (Wide Flange 8 inch tall × 35 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 35.0 0.521 2690 40.0 0.596 3070 50.0 0.745 3840 60.0 0.893 4600 70.0 1.04 5370 80.0 1.19 6140 90.0 1.34 6910 100 1.49 7670 200 2.98 1.53 × 104 300 4.47 2.30 × 104 400 5.96 3.07 × 104 500 7.45 3.84 × 104 545 8.12 4.18 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W8 × 35 (Wide Flange 8 inch tall × 35 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 35.0 1.27 4200 40.0 1.45 4800 50.0 1.82 5990 60.0 2.18 7190 70.0 2.54 8390 80.0 2.91 9590 90.0 3.27 1.08 × 104 100 3.64 1.20 × 104 200 7.27 2.40 × 104 223 8.12 2.68 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W8 × 35 (Wide Flange 8 inch tall × 35 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 35.0 2.64 6040 40.0 3.02 6910 50.0 3.77 8630 60.0 4.52 1.04 × 104 70.0 5.28 1.21 × 104 80.0 6.03 1.38 × 104 90.0 6.78 1.55 × 104 100 7.54 1.73 × 104 108 8.12 1.86 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W8 × 35 (Wide Flange 8 inch tall × 35 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 35.0 4.89 8220 40.0 5.59 9400 50.0 6.98 1.17 × 104 58.1 8.12 1.37 × 104