Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W10 × 26

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For a simply supported beam in three equal spans, we compute the displacement at the middle of the first and the third spans, and the maximum normal stress occuring at the second and third supports of the beam.
The tabulated data listed in this page are calculated based on the area moment of inertia (Ixx = 144 in4) for the W10 × 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: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 5.64 × 10-6 10.1 30.0 6.51 × 10-6 11.6 40.0 8.68 × 10-6 15.5 50.0 1.09 × 10-5 19.4 60.0 1.30 × 10-5 23.2 70.0 1.52 × 10-5 27.1 80.0 1.74 × 10-5 31.0 90.0 1.95 × 10-5 34.9 100 2.17 × 10-5 38.7 200 4.34 × 10-5 77.5 300 6.51 × 10-5 116 400 8.68 × 10-5 155 500 1.09 × 10-4 194 600 1.30 × 10-4 232 700 1.52 × 10-4 271 800 1.74 × 10-4 310 900 1.95 × 10-4 349 1000 2.17 × 10-4 387 2000 4.34 × 10-4 775 3000 6.51 × 10-4 1160 4000 8.68 × 10-4 1550 5000 0.00109 1940 6000 0.00130 2320 7000 0.00152 2710 8000 0.00174 3100 9000 0.00195 3490 1.00 × 104 0.00217 3870 2.00 × 104 0.00434 7750 3.00 × 104 0.00651 1.16 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.00868 1.55 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0109 1.94 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0130 2.32 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0152 2.71 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0174 3.10 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0195 3.49 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0217 3.87 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0434 7.75 × 104 3.00 × 105 0.0651 1.16 × 105 4.00 × 105 0.0868 1.55 × 105 5.00 × 105 0.109 1.94 × 105 6.00 × 105 0.130 2.32 × 105 7.00 × 105 0.152 2.71 × 105 7.67 × 105 0.166 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 4.35 × 10-5 28.0 30.0 5.02 × 10-5 32.3 40.0 6.70 × 10-5 43.0 50.0 8.37 × 10-5 53.8 60.0 1.00 × 10-4 64.6 70.0 1.17 × 10-4 75.3 80.0 1.34 × 10-4 86.1 90.0 1.51 × 10-4 96.8 100 1.67 × 10-4 108 200 3.35 × 10-4 215 300 5.02 × 10-4 323 400 6.70 × 10-4 430 500 8.37 × 10-4 538 600 0.00100 646 700 0.00117 753 800 0.00134 861 900 0.00151 968 1000 0.00167 1080 2000 0.00335 2150 3000 0.00502 3230 4000 0.00670 4300 5000 0.00837 5380 6000 0.0100 6460 7000 0.0117 7530 8000 0.0134 8610 9000 0.0151 9680 1.00 × 104 0.0167 1.08 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.0335 2.15 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0502 3.23 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0670 4.30 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0837 5.38 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.100 6.46 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.117 7.53 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.134 8.61 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.151 9.68 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.167 1.08 × 105 2.00 × 105 0.335 2.15 × 105 2.76 × 105 0.462 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 6.97 × 10-4 112 30.0 8.04 × 10-4 129 40.0 0.00107 172 50.0 0.00134 215 60.0 0.00161 258 70.0 0.00188 301 80.0 0.00214 344 90.0 0.00241 387 100 0.00268 430 200 0.00536 861 300 0.00804 1290 400 0.0107 1720 500 0.0134 2150 600 0.0161 2580 700 0.0188 3010 800 0.0214 3440 900 0.0241 3870 1000 0.0268 4300 2000 0.0536 8610 3000 0.0804 1.29 × 104 4000 0.107 1.72 × 104 5000 0.134 2.15 × 104 6000 0.161 2.58 × 104 7000 0.188 3.01 × 104 8000 0.214 3.44 × 104 9000 0.241 3.87 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.268 4.30 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.536 8.61 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.804 1.29 × 105 4.00 × 104 1.07 1.72 × 105 5.00 × 104 1.34 2.15 × 105 6.00 × 104 1.61 2.58 × 105 6.90 × 104 1.85 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.00353 252 30.0 0.00407 291 40.0 0.00543 387 50.0 0.00678 484 60.0 0.00814 581 70.0 0.00949 678 80.0 0.0109 775 90.0 0.0122 872 100 0.0136 968 200 0.0271 1940 300 0.0407 2910 400 0.0543 3870 500 0.0678 4840 600 0.0814 5810 700 0.0949 6780 800 0.109 7750 900 0.122 8720 1000 0.136 9680 2000 0.271 1.94 × 104 3000 0.407 2.91 × 104 4000 0.543 3.87 × 104 5000 0.678 4.84 × 104 6000 0.814 5.81 × 104 7000 0.949 6.78 × 104 8000 1.09 7.75 × 104 9000 1.22 8.72 × 104 1.00 × 104 1.36 9.68 × 104 2.00 × 104 2.71 1.94 × 105 3.00 × 104 4.07 2.91 × 105 3.07 × 104 4.16 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.0111 448 30.0 0.0129 517 40.0 0.0171 689 50.0 0.0214 861 60.0 0.0257 1030 70.0 0.0300 1210 80.0 0.0343 1380 90.0 0.0386 1550 100 0.0429 1720 200 0.0857 3440 300 0.129 5170 400 0.171 6890 500 0.214 8610 600 0.257 1.03 × 104 700 0.300 1.21 × 104 800 0.343 1.38 × 104 900 0.386 1.55 × 104 1000 0.429 1.72 × 104 2000 0.857 3.44 × 104 3000 1.29 5.17 × 104 4000 1.71 6.89 × 104 5000 2.14 8.61 × 104 6000 2.57 1.03 × 105 7000 3.00 1.21 × 105 8000 3.43 1.38 × 105 9000 3.86 1.55 × 105 1.00 × 104 4.29 1.72 × 105 1.73 × 104 7.40 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.0272 699 30.0 0.0314 807 40.0 0.0419 1080 50.0 0.0523 1350 60.0 0.0628 1610 70.0 0.0733 1880 80.0 0.0837 2150 90.0 0.0942 2420 100 0.105 2690 200 0.209 5380 300 0.314 8070 400 0.419 1.08 × 104 500 0.523 1.35 × 104 600 0.628 1.61 × 104 700 0.733 1.88 × 104 800 0.837 2.15 × 104 900 0.942 2.42 × 104 1000 1.05 2.69 × 104 2000 2.09 5.38 × 104 3000 3.14 8.07 × 104 4000 4.19 1.08 × 105 5000 5.23 1.35 × 105 6000 6.28 1.61 × 105 7000 7.33 1.88 × 105 8000 8.37 2.15 × 105 9000 9.42 2.42 × 105 9870 10.3 2.66 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.0564 1010 30.0 0.0651 1160 40.0 0.0868 1550 50.0 0.109 1940 60.0 0.130 2320 70.0 0.152 2710 80.0 0.174 3100 90.0 0.195 3490 100 0.217 3870 200 0.434 7750 300 0.651 1.16 × 104 400 0.868 1.55 × 104 500 1.09 1.94 × 104 600 1.30 2.32 × 104 700 1.52 2.71 × 104 800 1.74 3.10 × 104 900 1.95 3.49 × 104 1000 2.17 3.87 × 104 2000 4.34 7.75 × 104 3000 6.51 1.16 × 105 4000 8.68 1.55 × 105 4760 10.3 1.84 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.178 1790 30.0 0.206 2070 40.0 0.274 2750 50.0 0.343 3440 60.0 0.412 4130 70.0 0.480 4820 80.0 0.549 5510 90.0 0.617 6200 100 0.686 6890 200 1.37 1.38 × 104 300 2.06 2.07 × 104 400 2.74 2.75 × 104 500 3.43 3.44 × 104 600 4.12 4.13 × 104 700 4.80 4.82 × 104 800 5.49 5.51 × 104 900 6.17 6.20 × 104 1000 6.86 6.89 × 104 1510 10.3 1.04 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.435 2800 30.0 0.502 3230 40.0 0.670 4300 50.0 0.837 5380 60.0 1.00 6460 70.0 1.17 7530 80.0 1.34 8610 90.0 1.51 9680 100 1.67 1.08 × 104 200 3.35 2.15 × 104 300 5.02 3.23 × 104 400 6.70 4.30 × 104 500 8.37 5.38 × 104 600 10.0 6.46 × 104 617 10.3 6.64 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.903 4030 30.0 1.04 4650 40.0 1.39 6200 50.0 1.74 7750 60.0 2.08 9300 70.0 2.43 1.08 × 104 80.0 2.78 1.24 × 104 90.0 3.12 1.39 × 104 100 3.47 1.55 × 104 200 6.94 3.10 × 104 298 10.3 4.61 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 1.67 5480 30.0 1.93 6330 40.0 2.57 8440 50.0 3.22 1.05 × 104 60.0 3.86 1.27 × 104 70.0 4.50 1.48 × 104 80.0 5.15 1.69 × 104 90.0 5.79 1.90 × 104 100 6.43 2.11 × 104 161 10.3 3.39 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 2.85 7160 30.0 3.29 8260 40.0 4.39 1.10 × 104 50.0 5.49 1.38 × 104 60.0 6.58 1.65 × 104 70.0 7.68 1.93 × 104 80.0 8.78 2.20 × 104 90.0 9.88 2.48 × 104 94.1 10.3 2.59 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 90.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 4.57 9060 30.0 5.27 1.05 × 104 40.0 7.03 1.39 × 104 50.0 8.79 1.74 × 104 58.8 10.3 2.05 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 100 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 6.97 1.12 × 104 30.0 8.04 1.29 × 104 38.6 10.3 1.66 × 104