Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W14 × 38

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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 = 385 in4) for the W14 × 38 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: W14 × 38 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 38 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 38.0 5.91 × 10-6 9.39 40.0 6.22 × 10-6 9.89 50.0 7.77 × 10-6 12.4 60.0 9.33 × 10-6 14.8 70.0 1.09 × 10-5 17.3 80.0 1.24 × 10-5 19.8 90.0 1.40 × 10-5 22.2 100 1.55 × 10-5 24.7 200 3.11 × 10-5 49.4 300 4.66 × 10-5 74.2 400 6.22 × 10-5 98.9 500 7.77 × 10-5 124 600 9.33 × 10-5 148 700 1.09 × 10-4 173 800 1.24 × 10-4 198 900 1.40 × 10-4 222 1000 1.55 × 10-4 247 2000 3.11 × 10-4 494 3000 4.66 × 10-4 742 4000 6.22 × 10-4 989 5000 7.77 × 10-4 1240 6000 9.33 × 10-4 1480 7000 0.00109 1730 8000 0.00124 1980 9000 0.00140 2220 1.00 × 104 0.00155 2470 2.00 × 104 0.00311 4940 3.00 × 104 0.00466 7420 4.00 × 104 0.00622 9890 5.00 × 104 0.00777 1.24 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.00933 1.48 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0109 1.73 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0124 1.98 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0140 2.22 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0155 2.47 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0311 4.94 × 104 3.00 × 105 0.0466 7.42 × 104 4.00 × 105 0.0622 9.89 × 104 5.00 × 105 0.0777 1.24 × 105 6.00 × 105 0.0933 1.48 × 105 7.00 × 105 0.109 1.73 × 105 8.00 × 105 0.124 1.98 × 105 9.00 × 105 0.140 2.22 × 105 1.00 × 106 0.155 2.47 × 105 1.20 × 106 0.187 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 38 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 38 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 38.0 4.56 × 10-5 26.1 40.0 4.80 × 10-5 27.5 50.0 6.00 × 10-5 34.3 60.0 7.20 × 10-5 41.2 70.0 8.39 × 10-5 48.1 80.0 9.59 × 10-5 54.9 90.0 1.08 × 10-4 61.8 100 1.20 × 10-4 68.7 200 2.40 × 10-4 137 300 3.60 × 10-4 206 400 4.80 × 10-4 275 500 6.00 × 10-4 343 600 7.20 × 10-4 412 700 8.39 × 10-4 481 800 9.59 × 10-4 549 900 0.00108 618 1000 0.00120 687 2000 0.00240 1370 3000 0.00360 2060 4000 0.00480 2750 5000 0.00600 3430 6000 0.00720 4120 7000 0.00839 4810 8000 0.00959 5490 9000 0.0108 6180 1.00 × 104 0.0120 6870 2.00 × 104 0.0240 1.37 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0360 2.06 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0480 2.75 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0600 3.43 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0720 4.12 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0839 4.81 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0959 5.49 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.108 6.18 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.120 6.87 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.240 1.37 × 105 3.00 × 105 0.360 2.06 × 105 4.00 × 105 0.480 2.75 × 105 4.33 × 105 0.519 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 38 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 38 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 38.0 7.29 × 10-4 104 40.0 7.68 × 10-4 110 50.0 9.59 × 10-4 137 60.0 0.00115 165 70.0 0.00134 192 80.0 0.00154 220 90.0 0.00173 247 100 0.00192 275 200 0.00384 549 300 0.00576 824 400 0.00768 1100 500 0.00959 1370 600 0.0115 1650 700 0.0134 1920 800 0.0154 2200 900 0.0173 2470 1000 0.0192 2750 2000 0.0384 5490 3000 0.0576 8240 4000 0.0768 1.10 × 104 5000 0.0959 1.37 × 104 6000 0.115 1.65 × 104 7000 0.134 1.92 × 104 8000 0.154 2.20 × 104 9000 0.173 2.47 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.192 2.75 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.384 5.49 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.576 8.24 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.768 1.10 × 105 5.00 × 104 0.959 1.37 × 105 6.00 × 104 1.15 1.65 × 105 7.00 × 104 1.34 1.92 × 105 8.00 × 104 1.54 2.20 × 105 9.00 × 104 1.73 2.47 × 105 1.00 × 105 1.92 2.75 × 105 1.08 × 105 2.07 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 38 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 38 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 38.0 0.00369 235 40.0 0.00389 247 50.0 0.00486 309 60.0 0.00583 371 70.0 0.00680 433 80.0 0.00777 494 90.0 0.00874 556 100 0.00971 618 200 0.0194 1240 300 0.0291 1850 400 0.0389 2470 500 0.0486 3090 600 0.0583 3710 700 0.0680 4330 800 0.0777 4940 900 0.0874 5560 1000 0.0971 6180 2000 0.194 1.24 × 104 3000 0.291 1.85 × 104 4000 0.389 2.47 × 104 5000 0.486 3.09 × 104 6000 0.583 3.71 × 104 7000 0.680 4.33 × 104 8000 0.777 4.94 × 104 9000 0.874 5.56 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.971 6.18 × 104 2.00 × 104 1.94 1.24 × 105 3.00 × 104 2.91 1.85 × 105 4.00 × 104 3.89 2.47 × 105 4.81 × 104 4.67 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 38 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 38 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 38.0 0.0117 418 40.0 0.0123 439 50.0 0.0154 549 60.0 0.0184 659 70.0 0.0215 769 80.0 0.0246 879 90.0 0.0276 989 100 0.0307 1100 200 0.0614 2200 300 0.0921 3300 400 0.123 4390 500 0.154 5490 600 0.184 6590 700 0.215 7690 800 0.246 8790 900 0.276 9890 1000 0.307 1.10 × 104 2000 0.614 2.20 × 104 3000 0.921 3.30 × 104 4000 1.23 4.39 × 104 5000 1.54 5.49 × 104 6000 1.84 6.59 × 104 7000 2.15 7.69 × 104 8000 2.46 8.79 × 104 9000 2.76 9.89 × 104 1.00 × 104 3.07 1.10 × 105 2.00 × 104 6.14 2.20 × 105 2.70 × 104 8.30 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 38 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 38 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 38.0 0.0285 652 40.0 0.0300 687 50.0 0.0375 858 60.0 0.0450 1030 70.0 0.0525 1200 80.0 0.0600 1370 90.0 0.0675 1550 100 0.0750 1720 200 0.150 3430 300 0.225 5150 400 0.300 6870 500 0.375 8580 600 0.450 1.03 × 104 700 0.525 1.20 × 104 800 0.600 1.37 × 104 900 0.675 1.55 × 104 1000 0.750 1.72 × 104 2000 1.50 3.43 × 104 3000 2.25 5.15 × 104 4000 3.00 6.87 × 104 5000 3.75 8.58 × 104 6000 4.50 1.03 × 105 7000 5.25 1.20 × 105 8000 6.00 1.37 × 105 9000 6.75 1.55 × 105 1.00 × 104 7.50 1.72 × 105 1.73 × 104 13.0 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 38 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 38 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 38.0 0.0591 939 40.0 0.0622 989 50.0 0.0777 1240 60.0 0.0933 1480 70.0 0.109 1730 80.0 0.124 1980 90.0 0.140 2220 100 0.155 2470 200 0.311 4940 300 0.466 7420 400 0.622 9890 500 0.777 1.24 × 104 600 0.933 1.48 × 104 700 1.09 1.73 × 104 800 1.24 1.98 × 104 900 1.40 2.22 × 104 1000 1.55 2.47 × 104 2000 3.11 4.94 × 104 3000 4.66 7.42 × 104 4000 6.22 9.89 × 104 5000 7.77 1.24 × 105 6000 9.33 1.48 × 105 7000 10.9 1.73 × 105 8000 12.4 1.98 × 105 9000 14.0 2.22 × 105 9070 14.1 2.24 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 38 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 38 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 38.0 0.187 1670 40.0 0.196 1760 50.0 0.246 2200 60.0 0.295 2640 70.0 0.344 3080 80.0 0.393 3520 90.0 0.442 3960 100 0.491 4390 200 0.982 8790 300 1.47 1.32 × 104 400 1.96 1.76 × 104 500 2.46 2.20 × 104 600 2.95 2.64 × 104 700 3.44 3.08 × 104 800 3.93 3.52 × 104 900 4.42 3.96 × 104 1000 4.91 4.39 × 104 2000 9.82 8.79 × 104 2870 14.1 1.26 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 38 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 38 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 38.0 0.456 2610 40.0 0.480 2750 50.0 0.600 3430 60.0 0.720 4120 70.0 0.839 4810 80.0 0.959 5490 90.0 1.08 6180 100 1.20 6870 200 2.40 1.37 × 104 300 3.60 2.06 × 104 400 4.80 2.75 × 104 500 6.00 3.43 × 104 600 7.20 4.12 × 104 700 8.39 4.81 × 104 800 9.59 5.49 × 104 900 10.8 6.18 × 104 1000 12.0 6.87 × 104 1180 14.1 8.07 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 38 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 38 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 38.0 0.945 3760 40.0 0.995 3960 50.0 1.24 4940 60.0 1.49 5930 70.0 1.74 6920 80.0 1.99 7910 90.0 2.24 8900 100 2.49 9890 200 4.97 1.98 × 104 300 7.46 2.97 × 104 400 9.95 3.96 × 104 500 12.4 4.94 × 104 567 14.1 5.61 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 38 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 38 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 38.0 1.75 5110 40.0 1.84 5380 50.0 2.30 6730 60.0 2.76 8080 70.0 3.22 9420 80.0 3.69 1.08 × 104 90.0 4.15 1.21 × 104 100 4.61 1.35 × 104 200 9.21 2.69 × 104 300 13.8 4.04 × 104 306 14.1 4.12 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 38 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 38 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 38.0 2.99 6680 40.0 3.14 7030 50.0 3.93 8790 60.0 4.72 1.05 × 104 70.0 5.50 1.23 × 104 80.0 6.29 1.41 × 104 90.0 7.07 1.58 × 104 100 7.86 1.76 × 104 179 14.1 3.15 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 38 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 38 lbf/ft) L = 90.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 38.0 4.78 8450 40.0 5.04 8900 50.0 6.29 1.11 × 104 60.0 7.55 1.33 × 104 70.0 8.81 1.56 × 104 80.0 10.1 1.78 × 104 90.0 11.3 2.00 × 104 100 12.6 2.22 × 104 112 14.1 2.49 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 38 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 38 lbf/ft) L = 100 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 38.0 7.29 1.04 × 104 40.0 7.68 1.10 × 104 50.0 9.59 1.37 × 104 60.0 11.5 1.65 × 104 70.0 13.4 1.92 × 104 73.5 14.1 2.02 × 104