Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W12 × 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 = 204 in4) for the W12 × 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: W12 × 26 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 7.63 × 10-6 10.5 30.0 8.80 × 10-6 12.1 40.0 1.17 × 10-5 16.2 50.0 1.47 × 10-5 20.2 60.0 1.76 × 10-5 24.3 70.0 2.05 × 10-5 28.3 80.0 2.35 × 10-5 32.3 90.0 2.64 × 10-5 36.4 100 2.93 × 10-5 40.4 200 5.87 × 10-5 80.9 300 8.80 × 10-5 121 400 1.17 × 10-4 162 500 1.47 × 10-4 202 600 1.76 × 10-4 243 700 2.05 × 10-4 283 800 2.35 × 10-4 323 900 2.64 × 10-4 364 1000 2.93 × 10-4 404 2000 5.87 × 10-4 809 3000 8.80 × 10-4 1210 4000 0.00117 1620 5000 0.00147 2020 6000 0.00176 2430 7000 0.00205 2830 8000 0.00235 3230 9000 0.00264 3640 1.00 × 104 0.00293 4040 2.00 × 104 0.00587 8090 3.00 × 104 0.00880 1.21 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0117 1.62 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0147 2.02 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0176 2.43 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0205 2.83 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0235 3.23 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0264 3.64 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0293 4.04 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0587 8.09 × 104 3.00 × 105 0.0880 1.21 × 105 4.00 × 105 0.117 1.62 × 105 5.00 × 105 0.147 2.02 × 105 6.00 × 105 0.176 2.43 × 105 7.00 × 105 0.205 2.83 × 105 7.35 × 105 0.215 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 26 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 5.88 × 10-5 29.2 30.0 6.79 × 10-5 33.7 40.0 9.05 × 10-5 44.9 50.0 1.13 × 10-4 56.2 60.0 1.36 × 10-4 67.4 70.0 1.58 × 10-4 78.6 80.0 1.81 × 10-4 89.9 90.0 2.04 × 10-4 101 100 2.26 × 10-4 112 200 4.53 × 10-4 225 300 6.79 × 10-4 337 400 9.05 × 10-4 449 500 0.00113 562 600 0.00136 674 700 0.00158 786 800 0.00181 899 900 0.00204 1010 1000 0.00226 1120 2000 0.00453 2250 3000 0.00679 3370 4000 0.00905 4490 5000 0.0113 5620 6000 0.0136 6740 7000 0.0158 7860 8000 0.0181 8990 9000 0.0204 1.01 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.0226 1.12 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.0453 2.25 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0679 3.37 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0905 4.49 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.113 5.62 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.136 6.74 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.158 7.86 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.181 8.99 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.204 1.01 × 105 1.00 × 105 0.226 1.12 × 105 2.00 × 105 0.453 2.25 × 105 2.64 × 105 0.599 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 26 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 9.42 × 10-4 117 30.0 0.00109 135 40.0 0.00145 180 50.0 0.00181 225 60.0 0.00217 270 70.0 0.00253 314 80.0 0.00290 359 90.0 0.00326 404 100 0.00362 449 200 0.00724 899 300 0.0109 1350 400 0.0145 1800 500 0.0181 2250 600 0.0217 2700 700 0.0253 3140 800 0.0290 3590 900 0.0326 4040 1000 0.0362 4490 2000 0.0724 8990 3000 0.109 1.35 × 104 4000 0.145 1.80 × 104 5000 0.181 2.25 × 104 6000 0.217 2.70 × 104 7000 0.253 3.14 × 104 8000 0.290 3.59 × 104 9000 0.326 4.04 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.362 4.49 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.724 8.99 × 104 3.00 × 104 1.09 1.35 × 105 4.00 × 104 1.45 1.80 × 105 5.00 × 104 1.81 2.25 × 105 6.00 × 104 2.17 2.70 × 105 6.61 × 104 2.39 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 26 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.00477 263 30.0 0.00550 303 40.0 0.00733 404 50.0 0.00917 505 60.0 0.0110 607 70.0 0.0128 708 80.0 0.0147 809 90.0 0.0165 910 100 0.0183 1010 200 0.0367 2020 300 0.0550 3030 400 0.0733 4040 500 0.0917 5050 600 0.110 6070 700 0.128 7080 800 0.147 8090 900 0.165 9100 1000 0.183 1.01 × 104 2000 0.367 2.02 × 104 3000 0.550 3.03 × 104 4000 0.733 4.04 × 104 5000 0.917 5.05 × 104 6000 1.10 6.07 × 104 7000 1.28 7.08 × 104 8000 1.47 8.09 × 104 9000 1.65 9.10 × 104 1.00 × 104 1.83 1.01 × 105 2.00 × 104 3.67 2.02 × 105 2.94 × 104 5.39 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 26 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.0151 467 30.0 0.0174 539 40.0 0.0232 719 50.0 0.0290 899 60.0 0.0348 1080 70.0 0.0406 1260 80.0 0.0464 1440 90.0 0.0521 1620 100 0.0579 1800 200 0.116 3590 300 0.174 5390 400 0.232 7190 500 0.290 8990 600 0.348 1.08 × 104 700 0.406 1.26 × 104 800 0.464 1.44 × 104 900 0.521 1.62 × 104 1000 0.579 1.80 × 104 2000 1.16 3.59 × 104 3000 1.74 5.39 × 104 4000 2.32 7.19 × 104 5000 2.90 8.99 × 104 6000 3.48 1.08 × 105 7000 4.06 1.26 × 105 8000 4.64 1.44 × 105 9000 5.21 1.62 × 105 1.00 × 104 5.79 1.80 × 105 1.65 × 104 9.58 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 26 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.0368 730 30.0 0.0424 842 40.0 0.0566 1120 50.0 0.0707 1400 60.0 0.0849 1680 70.0 0.0990 1970 80.0 0.113 2250 90.0 0.127 2530 100 0.141 2810 200 0.283 5620 300 0.424 8420 400 0.566 1.12 × 104 500 0.707 1.40 × 104 600 0.849 1.68 × 104 700 0.990 1.97 × 104 800 1.13 2.25 × 104 900 1.27 2.53 × 104 1000 1.41 2.81 × 104 2000 2.83 5.62 × 104 3000 4.24 8.42 × 104 4000 5.66 1.12 × 105 5000 7.07 1.40 × 105 6000 8.49 1.68 × 105 7000 9.90 1.97 × 105 8000 11.3 2.25 × 105 8640 12.2 2.43 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 26 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.0763 1050 30.0 0.0880 1210 40.0 0.117 1620 50.0 0.147 2020 60.0 0.176 2430 70.0 0.205 2830 80.0 0.235 3230 90.0 0.264 3640 100 0.293 4040 200 0.587 8090 300 0.880 1.21 × 104 400 1.17 1.62 × 104 500 1.47 2.02 × 104 600 1.76 2.43 × 104 700 2.05 2.83 × 104 800 2.35 3.23 × 104 900 2.64 3.64 × 104 1000 2.93 4.04 × 104 2000 5.87 8.09 × 104 3000 8.80 1.21 × 105 4000 11.7 1.62 × 105 4170 12.2 1.68 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 26 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.241 1870 30.0 0.278 2160 40.0 0.371 2880 50.0 0.464 3590 60.0 0.556 4310 70.0 0.649 5030 80.0 0.742 5750 90.0 0.834 6470 100 0.927 7190 200 1.85 1.44 × 104 300 2.78 2.16 × 104 400 3.71 2.88 × 104 500 4.64 3.59 × 104 600 5.56 4.31 × 104 700 6.49 5.03 × 104 800 7.42 5.75 × 104 900 8.34 6.47 × 104 1000 9.27 7.19 × 104 1320 12.2 9.48 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 26 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.588 2920 30.0 0.679 3370 40.0 0.905 4490 50.0 1.13 5620 60.0 1.36 6740 70.0 1.58 7860 80.0 1.81 8990 90.0 2.04 1.01 × 104 100 2.26 1.12 × 104 200 4.53 2.25 × 104 300 6.79 3.37 × 104 400 9.05 4.49 × 104 500 11.3 5.62 × 104 540 12.2 6.06 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 26 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 1.22 4210 30.0 1.41 4850 40.0 1.88 6470 50.0 2.35 8090 60.0 2.82 9700 70.0 3.29 1.13 × 104 80.0 3.75 1.29 × 104 90.0 4.22 1.46 × 104 100 4.69 1.62 × 104 200 9.39 3.23 × 104 260 12.2 4.21 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 26 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 2.26 5720 30.0 2.61 6600 40.0 3.48 8810 50.0 4.35 1.10 × 104 60.0 5.22 1.32 × 104 70.0 6.09 1.54 × 104 80.0 6.96 1.76 × 104 90.0 7.83 1.98 × 104 100 8.69 2.20 × 104 141 12.2 3.09 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 26 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 3.86 7480 30.0 4.45 8630 40.0 5.93 1.15 × 104 50.0 7.42 1.44 × 104 60.0 8.90 1.73 × 104 70.0 10.4 2.01 × 104 80.0 11.9 2.30 × 104 82.4 12.2 2.37 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 26 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 90.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 6.18 9460 30.0 7.13 1.09 × 104 40.0 9.50 1.46 × 104 50.0 11.9 1.82 × 104 51.4 12.2 1.87 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W12 × 26 (Wide Flange 12 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 100 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 9.42 1.17 × 104 30.0 10.9 1.35 × 104 33.7 12.2 1.52 × 104