Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W14 × 48

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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 = 485 in4) for the W14 × 48 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 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 48.0 5.92 × 10-6 9.21 50.0 6.17 × 10-6 9.60 60.0 7.40 × 10-6 11.5 70.0 8.64 × 10-6 13.4 80.0 9.87 × 10-6 15.4 90.0 1.11 × 10-5 17.3 100 1.23 × 10-5 19.2 200 2.47 × 10-5 38.4 300 3.70 × 10-5 57.6 400 4.93 × 10-5 76.8 500 6.17 × 10-5 96.0 600 7.40 × 10-5 115 700 8.64 × 10-5 134 800 9.87 × 10-5 154 900 1.11 × 10-4 173 1000 1.23 × 10-4 192 2000 2.47 × 10-4 384 3000 3.70 × 10-4 576 4000 4.93 × 10-4 768 5000 6.17 × 10-4 960 6000 7.40 × 10-4 1150 7000 8.64 × 10-4 1340 8000 9.87 × 10-4 1540 9000 0.00111 1730 1.00 × 104 0.00123 1920 2.00 × 104 0.00247 3840 3.00 × 104 0.00370 5760 4.00 × 104 0.00493 7680 5.00 × 104 0.00617 9600 6.00 × 104 0.00740 1.15 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.00864 1.34 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.00987 1.54 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0111 1.73 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0123 1.92 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0247 3.84 × 104 3.00 × 105 0.0370 5.76 × 104 4.00 × 105 0.0493 7.68 × 104 5.00 × 105 0.0617 9.60 × 104 6.00 × 105 0.0740 1.15 × 105 7.00 × 105 0.0864 1.34 × 105 8.00 × 105 0.0987 1.54 × 105 9.00 × 105 0.111 1.73 × 105 1.00 × 106 0.123 1.92 × 105 1.55 × 106 0.191 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 48.0 4.57 × 10-5 25.6 50.0 4.76 × 10-5 26.7 60.0 5.71 × 10-5 32.0 70.0 6.66 × 10-5 37.3 80.0 7.62 × 10-5 42.6 90.0 8.57 × 10-5 48.0 100 9.52 × 10-5 53.3 200 1.90 × 10-4 107 300 2.86 × 10-4 160 400 3.81 × 10-4 213 500 4.76 × 10-4 267 600 5.71 × 10-4 320 700 6.66 × 10-4 373 800 7.62 × 10-4 426 900 8.57 × 10-4 480 1000 9.52 × 10-4 533 2000 0.00190 1070 3000 0.00286 1600 4000 0.00381 2130 5000 0.00476 2670 6000 0.00571 3200 7000 0.00666 3730 8000 0.00762 4260 9000 0.00857 4800 1.00 × 104 0.00952 5330 2.00 × 104 0.0190 1.07 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0286 1.60 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0381 2.13 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0476 2.67 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0571 3.20 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0666 3.73 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0762 4.26 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0857 4.80 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0952 5.33 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.190 1.07 × 105 3.00 × 105 0.286 1.60 × 105 4.00 × 105 0.381 2.13 × 105 5.00 × 105 0.476 2.67 × 105 5.57 × 105 0.530 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 48.0 7.31 × 10-4 102 50.0 7.62 × 10-4 107 60.0 9.14 × 10-4 128 70.0 0.00107 149 80.0 0.00122 171 90.0 0.00137 192 100 0.00152 213 200 0.00305 426 300 0.00457 640 400 0.00609 853 500 0.00762 1070 600 0.00914 1280 700 0.0107 1490 800 0.0122 1710 900 0.0137 1920 1000 0.0152 2130 2000 0.0305 4260 3000 0.0457 6400 4000 0.0609 8530 5000 0.0762 1.07 × 104 6000 0.0914 1.28 × 104 7000 0.107 1.49 × 104 8000 0.122 1.71 × 104 9000 0.137 1.92 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.152 2.13 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.305 4.26 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.457 6.40 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.609 8.53 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.762 1.07 × 105 6.00 × 104 0.914 1.28 × 105 7.00 × 104 1.07 1.49 × 105 8.00 × 104 1.22 1.71 × 105 9.00 × 104 1.37 1.92 × 105 1.00 × 105 1.52 2.13 × 105 1.39 × 105 2.12 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 48.0 0.00370 230 50.0 0.00386 240 60.0 0.00463 288 70.0 0.00540 336 80.0 0.00617 384 90.0 0.00694 432 100 0.00771 480 200 0.0154 960 300 0.0231 1440 400 0.0308 1920 500 0.0386 2400 600 0.0463 2880 700 0.0540 3360 800 0.0617 3840 900 0.0694 4320 1000 0.0771 4800 2000 0.154 9600 3000 0.231 1.44 × 104 4000 0.308 1.92 × 104 5000 0.386 2.40 × 104 6000 0.463 2.88 × 104 7000 0.540 3.36 × 104 8000 0.617 3.84 × 104 9000 0.694 4.32 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.771 4.80 × 104 2.00 × 104 1.54 9.60 × 104 3.00 × 104 2.31 1.44 × 105 4.00 × 104 3.08 1.92 × 105 5.00 × 104 3.86 2.40 × 105 6.00 × 104 4.63 2.88 × 105 6.19 × 104 4.77 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 48.0 0.0117 409 50.0 0.0122 426 60.0 0.0146 512 70.0 0.0171 597 80.0 0.0195 682 90.0 0.0219 768 100 0.0244 853 200 0.0487 1710 300 0.0731 2560 400 0.0975 3410 500 0.122 4260 600 0.146 5120 700 0.171 5970 800 0.195 6820 900 0.219 7680 1000 0.244 8530 2000 0.487 1.71 × 104 3000 0.731 2.56 × 104 4000 0.975 3.41 × 104 5000 1.22 4.26 × 104 6000 1.46 5.12 × 104 7000 1.71 5.97 × 104 8000 1.95 6.82 × 104 9000 2.19 7.68 × 104 1.00 × 104 2.44 8.53 × 104 2.00 × 104 4.87 1.71 × 105 3.00 × 104 7.31 2.56 × 105 3.48 × 104 8.49 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 48.0 0.0286 640 50.0 0.0297 666 60.0 0.0357 800 70.0 0.0416 933 80.0 0.0476 1070 90.0 0.0535 1200 100 0.0595 1330 200 0.119 2670 300 0.178 4000 400 0.238 5330 500 0.297 6660 600 0.357 8000 700 0.416 9330 800 0.476 1.07 × 104 900 0.535 1.20 × 104 1000 0.595 1.33 × 104 2000 1.19 2.67 × 104 3000 1.78 4.00 × 104 4000 2.38 5.33 × 104 5000 2.97 6.66 × 104 6000 3.57 8.00 × 104 7000 4.16 9.33 × 104 8000 4.76 1.07 × 105 9000 5.35 1.20 × 105 1.00 × 104 5.95 1.33 × 105 2.00 × 104 11.9 2.67 × 105 2.23 × 104 13.3 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 48.0 0.0592 921 50.0 0.0617 960 60.0 0.0740 1150 70.0 0.0864 1340 80.0 0.0987 1540 90.0 0.111 1730 100 0.123 1920 200 0.247 3840 300 0.370 5760 400 0.493 7680 500 0.617 9600 600 0.740 1.15 × 104 700 0.864 1.34 × 104 800 0.987 1.54 × 104 900 1.11 1.73 × 104 1000 1.23 1.92 × 104 2000 2.47 3.84 × 104 3000 3.70 5.76 × 104 4000 4.93 7.68 × 104 5000 6.17 9.60 × 104 6000 7.40 1.15 × 105 7000 8.64 1.34 × 105 8000 9.87 1.54 × 105 9000 11.1 1.73 × 105 1.00 × 104 12.3 1.92 × 105 1.55 × 104 19.1 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 48.0 0.187 1640 50.0 0.195 1710 60.0 0.234 2050 70.0 0.273 2390 80.0 0.312 2730 90.0 0.351 3070 100 0.390 3410 200 0.780 6820 300 1.17 1.02 × 104 400 1.56 1.36 × 104 500 1.95 1.71 × 104 600 2.34 2.05 × 104 700 2.73 2.39 × 104 800 3.12 2.73 × 104 900 3.51 3.07 × 104 1000 3.90 3.41 × 104 2000 7.80 6.82 × 104 3000 11.7 1.02 × 105 3540 13.8 1.21 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 48.0 0.457 2560 50.0 0.476 2670 60.0 0.571 3200 70.0 0.666 3730 80.0 0.762 4260 90.0 0.857 4800 100 0.952 5330 200 1.90 1.07 × 104 300 2.86 1.60 × 104 400 3.81 2.13 × 104 500 4.76 2.67 × 104 600 5.71 3.20 × 104 700 6.66 3.73 × 104 800 7.62 4.26 × 104 900 8.57 4.80 × 104 1000 9.52 5.33 × 104 1450 13.8 7.72 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 48.0 0.948 3680 50.0 0.987 3840 60.0 1.18 4610 70.0 1.38 5370 80.0 1.58 6140 90.0 1.78 6910 100 1.97 7680 200 3.95 1.54 × 104 300 5.92 2.30 × 104 400 7.90 3.07 × 104 500 9.87 3.84 × 104 600 11.8 4.61 × 104 699 13.8 5.36 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 48.0 1.76 5020 50.0 1.83 5220 60.0 2.19 6270 70.0 2.56 7310 80.0 2.93 8360 90.0 3.29 9400 100 3.66 1.04 × 104 200 7.31 2.09 × 104 300 11.0 3.13 × 104 377 13.8 3.94 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 48.0 2.99 6550 50.0 3.12 6820 60.0 3.74 8190 70.0 4.37 9550 80.0 4.99 1.09 × 104 90.0 5.61 1.23 × 104 100 6.24 1.36 × 104 200 12.5 2.73 × 104 221 13.8 3.02 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft) L = 90.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 48.0 4.80 8290 50.0 5.00 8640 60.0 6.00 1.04 × 104 70.0 7.00 1.21 × 104 80.0 7.99 1.38 × 104 90.0 8.99 1.55 × 104 100 9.99 1.73 × 104 138 13.8 2.38 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft) L = 100 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 48.0 7.31 1.02 × 104 50.0 7.62 1.07 × 104 60.0 9.14 1.28 × 104 70.0 10.7 1.49 × 104 80.0 12.2 1.71 × 104 90.0 13.7 1.92 × 104 90.5 13.8 1.93 × 104