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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 stress_max 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 = 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 Yield 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.
L = 3 ft
L = 5 ft
L = 10 ft
L = 15 ft
L = 20 ft
L = 25 ft
L = 30 ft
L = 40 ft
L = 50 ft
L = 60 ft
L = 70 ft
L = 80 ft
L = 90 ft
L = 100 ft
L = 125 ft
  
Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft)
L = 3.00 ft
P (lbf/ft) w_max (in) stress_max (psi)
48.0 3.09 × 10-6 7.37
50.0 3.22 × 10-6 7.68
60.0 3.87 × 10-6 9.21
70.0 4.51 × 10-6 10.7
80.0 5.15 × 10-6 12.3
90.0 5.80 × 10-6 13.8
100 6.44 × 10-6 15.4
200 1.29 × 10-5 30.7
300 1.93 × 10-5 46.1
400 2.58 × 10-5 61.4
500 3.22 × 10-5 76.8
600 3.87 × 10-5 92.1
700 4.51 × 10-5 107
800 5.15 × 10-5 123
900 5.80 × 10-5 138
1000 6.44 × 10-5 154
2000 1.29 × 10-4 307
3000 1.93 × 10-4 461
4000 2.58 × 10-4 614
5000 3.22 × 10-4 768
6000 3.87 × 10-4 921
7000 4.51 × 10-4 1070
8000 5.15 × 10-4 1230
9000 5.80 × 10-4 1380
1.00 × 104 6.44 × 10-4 1540
2.00 × 104 0.00129 3070
3.00 × 104 0.00193 4610
4.00 × 104 0.00258 6140
5.00 × 104 0.00322 7680
6.00 × 104 0.00387 9210
7.00 × 104 0.00451 1.07 × 104
8.00 × 104 0.00515 1.23 × 104
9.00 × 104 0.00580 1.38 × 104
1.00 × 105 0.00644 1.54 × 104
2.00 × 105 0.0129 3.07 × 104
3.00 × 105 0.0193 4.61 × 104
4.00 × 105 0.0258 6.14 × 104
5.00 × 105 0.0322 7.68 × 104
6.00 × 105 0.0387 9.21 × 104
7.00 × 105 0.0451 1.07 × 105
8.00 × 105 0.0515 1.23 × 105
9.00 × 105 0.0580 1.38 × 105
1.00 × 106 0.0644 1.54 × 105
1.93 × 106 0.125 2.97 × 105
Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft)
L = 5.00 ft
P (lbf/ft) w_max (in) stress_max (psi)
48.0 2.39 × 10-5 20.5
50.0 2.49 × 10-5 21.3
60.0 2.98 × 10-5 25.6
70.0 3.48 × 10-5 29.9
80.0 3.98 × 10-5 34.1
90.0 4.47 × 10-5 38.4
100 4.97 × 10-5 42.6
200 9.94 × 10-5 85.3
300 1.49 × 10-4 128
400 1.99 × 10-4 171
500 2.49 × 10-4 213
600 2.98 × 10-4 256
700 3.48 × 10-4 299
800 3.98 × 10-4 341
900 4.47 × 10-4 384
1000 4.97 × 10-4 426
2000 9.94 × 10-4 853
3000 0.00149 1280
4000 0.00199 1710
5000 0.00249 2130
6000 0.00298 2560
7000 0.00348 2990
8000 0.00398 3410
9000 0.00447 3840
1.00 × 104 0.00497 4260
2.00 × 104 0.00994 8530
3.00 × 104 0.0149 1.28 × 104
4.00 × 104 0.0199 1.71 × 104
5.00 × 104 0.0249 2.13 × 104
6.00 × 104 0.0298 2.56 × 104
7.00 × 104 0.0348 2.99 × 104
8.00 × 104 0.0398 3.41 × 104
9.00 × 104 0.0447 3.84 × 104
1.00 × 105 0.0497 4.26 × 104
2.00 × 105 0.0994 8.53 × 104
3.00 × 105 0.149 1.28 × 105
4.00 × 105 0.199 1.71 × 105
5.00 × 105 0.249 2.13 × 105
6.00 × 105 0.298 2.56 × 105
6.96 × 105 0.346 2.97 × 105
Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft)
L = 10.0 ft
P (lbf/ft) w_max (in) stress_max (psi)
48.0 3.82 × 10-4 81.9
50.0 3.98 × 10-4 85.3
60.0 4.77 × 10-4 102
70.0 5.57 × 10-4 119
80.0 6.36 × 10-4 136
90.0 7.16 × 10-4 154
100 7.95 × 10-4 171
200 0.00159 341
300 0.00239 512
400 0.00318 682
500 0.00398 853
600 0.00477 1020
700 0.00557 1190
800 0.00636 1360
900 0.00716 1540
1000 0.00795 1710
2000 0.0159 3410
3000 0.0239 5120
4000 0.0318 6820
5000 0.0398 8530
6000 0.0477 1.02 × 104
7000 0.0557 1.19 × 104
8000 0.0636 1.36 × 104
9000 0.0716 1.54 × 104
1.00 × 104 0.0795 1.71 × 104
2.00 × 104 0.159 3.41 × 104
3.00 × 104 0.239 5.12 × 104
4.00 × 104 0.318 6.82 × 104
5.00 × 104 0.398 8.53 × 104
6.00 × 104 0.477 1.02 × 105
7.00 × 104 0.557 1.19 × 105
8.00 × 104 0.636 1.36 × 105
9.00 × 104 0.716 1.54 × 105
1.00 × 105 0.795 1.71 × 105
1.74 × 105 1.38 2.97 × 105
Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft)
L = 15.0 ft
P (lbf/ft) w_max (in) stress_max (psi)
48.0 0.00193 184
50.0 0.00201 192
60.0 0.00242 230
70.0 0.00282 269
80.0 0.00322 307
90.0 0.00362 345
100 0.00403 384
200 0.00805 768
300 0.0121 1150
400 0.0161 1540
500 0.0201 1920
600 0.0242 2300
700 0.0282 2690
800 0.0322 3070
900 0.0362 3450
1000 0.0403 3840
2000 0.0805 7680
3000 0.121 1.15 × 104
4000 0.161 1.54 × 104
5000 0.201 1.92 × 104
6000 0.242 2.30 × 104
7000 0.282 2.69 × 104
8000 0.322 3.07 × 104
9000 0.362 3.45 × 104
1.00 × 104 0.403 3.84 × 104
2.00 × 104 0.805 7.68 × 104
3.00 × 104 1.21 1.15 × 105
4.00 × 104 1.61 1.54 × 105
5.00 × 104 2.01 1.92 × 105
6.00 × 104 2.42 2.30 × 105
7.00 × 104 2.82 2.69 × 105
7.74 × 104 3.12 2.97 × 105
Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft)
L = 20.0 ft
P (lbf/ft) w_max (in) stress_max (psi)
48.0 0.00611 328
50.0 0.00636 341
60.0 0.00764 409
70.0 0.00891 478
80.0 0.0102 546
90.0 0.0115 614
100 0.0127 682
200 0.0255 1360
300 0.0382 2050
400 0.0509 2730
500 0.0636 3410
600 0.0764 4090
700 0.0891 4780
800 0.102 5460
900 0.115 6140
1000 0.127 6820
2000 0.255 1.36 × 104
3000 0.382 2.05 × 104
4000 0.509 2.73 × 104
5000 0.636 3.41 × 104
6000 0.764 4.09 × 104
7000 0.891 4.78 × 104
8000 1.02 5.46 × 104
9000 1.15 6.14 × 104
1.00 × 104 1.27 6.82 × 104
2.00 × 104 2.55 1.36 × 105
3.00 × 104 3.82 2.05 × 105
4.00 × 104 5.09 2.73 × 105
4.35 × 104 5.54 2.97 × 105
Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft)
L = 25.0 ft
P (lbf/ft) w_max (in) stress_max (psi)
48.0 0.0149 512
50.0 0.0155 533
60.0 0.0186 640
70.0 0.0218 746
80.0 0.0249 853
90.0 0.0280 960
100 0.0311 1070
200 0.0621 2130
300 0.0932 3200
400 0.124 4260
500 0.155 5330
600 0.186 6400
700 0.218 7460
800 0.249 8530
900 0.280 9600
1000 0.311 1.07 × 104
2000 0.621 2.13 × 104
3000 0.932 3.20 × 104
4000 1.24 4.26 × 104
5000 1.55 5.33 × 104
6000 1.86 6.40 × 104
7000 2.18 7.46 × 104
8000 2.49 8.53 × 104
9000 2.80 9.60 × 104
1.00 × 104 3.11 1.07 × 105
2.00 × 104 6.21 2.13 × 105
2.79 × 104 8.66 2.97 × 105
Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft)
L = 30.0 ft
P (lbf/ft) w_max (in) stress_max (psi)
48.0 0.0309 737
50.0 0.0322 768
60.0 0.0387 921
70.0 0.0451 1070
80.0 0.0515 1230
90.0 0.0580 1380
100 0.0644 1540
200 0.129 3070
300 0.193 4610
400 0.258 6140
500 0.322 7680
600 0.387 9210
700 0.451 1.07 × 104
800 0.515 1.23 × 104
900 0.580 1.38 × 104
1000 0.644 1.54 × 104
2000 1.29 3.07 × 104
3000 1.93 4.61 × 104
4000 2.58 6.14 × 104
5000 3.22 7.68 × 104
6000 3.87 9.21 × 104
7000 4.51 1.07 × 105
8000 5.15 1.23 × 105
9000 5.80 1.38 × 105
1.00 × 104 6.44 1.54 × 105
1.93 × 104 12.5 2.97 × 105
Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft)
L = 40.0 ft
P (lbf/ft) w_max (in) stress_max (psi)
48.0 0.0977 1310
50.0 0.102 1360
60.0 0.122 1640
70.0 0.143 1910
80.0 0.163 2180
90.0 0.183 2460
100 0.204 2730
200 0.407 5460
300 0.611 8190
400 0.815 1.09 × 104
500 1.02 1.36 × 104
600 1.22 1.64 × 104
700 1.43 1.91 × 104
800 1.63 2.18 × 104
900 1.83 2.46 × 104
1000 2.04 2.73 × 104
2000 4.07 5.46 × 104
3000 6.11 8.19 × 104
4000 8.15 1.09 × 105
5000 10.2 1.36 × 105
6000 12.2 1.64 × 105
6770 13.8 1.85 × 105
Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft)
L = 50.0 ft
P (lbf/ft) w_max (in) stress_max (psi)
48.0 0.239 2050
50.0 0.249 2130
60.0 0.298 2560
70.0 0.348 2990
80.0 0.398 3410
90.0 0.447 3840
100 0.497 4260
200 0.994 8530
300 1.49 1.28 × 104
400 1.99 1.71 × 104
500 2.49 2.13 × 104
600 2.98 2.56 × 104
700 3.48 2.99 × 104
800 3.98 3.41 × 104
900 4.47 3.84 × 104
1000 4.97 4.26 × 104
2000 9.94 8.53 × 104
2770 13.8 1.18 × 105
Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft)
L = 60.0 ft
P (lbf/ft) w_max (in) stress_max (psi)
48.0 0.495 2950
50.0 0.515 3070
60.0 0.619 3680
70.0 0.722 4300
80.0 0.825 4910
90.0 0.928 5530
100 1.03 6140
200 2.06 1.23 × 104
300 3.09 1.84 × 104
400 4.12 2.46 × 104
500 5.15 3.07 × 104
600 6.19 3.68 × 104
700 7.22 4.30 × 104
800 8.25 4.91 × 104
900 9.28 5.53 × 104
1000 10.3 6.14 × 104
1340 13.8 8.22 × 104
Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft)
L = 70.0 ft
P (lbf/ft) w_max (in) stress_max (psi)
48.0 0.917 4010
50.0 0.955 4180
60.0 1.15 5020
70.0 1.34 5850
80.0 1.53 6690
90.0 1.72 7520
100 1.91 8360
200 3.82 1.67 × 104
300 5.73 2.51 × 104
400 7.64 3.34 × 104
500 9.55 4.18 × 104
600 11.5 5.02 × 104
700 13.4 5.85 × 104
722 13.8 6.04 × 104
Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft)
L = 80.0 ft
P (lbf/ft) w_max (in) stress_max (psi)
48.0 1.56 5240
50.0 1.63 5460
60.0 1.95 6550
70.0 2.28 7640
80.0 2.61 8730
90.0 2.93 9830
100 3.26 1.09 × 104
200 6.52 2.18 × 104
300 9.77 3.28 × 104
400 13.0 4.37 × 104
423 13.8 4.62 × 104
Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft)
L = 90.0 ft
P (lbf/ft) w_max (in) stress_max (psi)
48.0 2.51 6630
50.0 2.61 6910
60.0 3.13 8290
70.0 3.65 9670
80.0 4.18 1.11 × 104
90.0 4.70 1.24 × 104
100 5.22 1.38 × 104
200 10.4 2.76 × 104
264 13.8 3.65 × 104
Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft)
L = 100 ft
P (lbf/ft) w_max (in) stress_max (psi)
48.0 3.82 8190
50.0 3.98 8530
60.0 4.77 1.02 × 104
70.0 5.57 1.19 × 104
80.0 6.36 1.36 × 104
90.0 7.16 1.54 × 104
100 7.95 1.71 × 104
173 13.8 2.96 × 104
Steel I Beam: W14 × 48 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 48 lbf/ft)
L = 125 ft
P (lbf/ft) w_max (in) stress_max (psi)
48.0 9.32 1.28 × 104
50.0 9.71 1.33 × 104
60.0 11.7 1.60 × 104
70.0 13.6 1.87 × 104
71.0 13.8 1.89 × 104
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