Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W16 × 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 = 301 in4) for the W16 × 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: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 2.70 × 10-6 7.32 30.0 3.11 × 10-6 8.44 40.0 4.15 × 10-6 11.3 50.0 5.19 × 10-6 14.1 60.0 6.23 × 10-6 16.9 70.0 7.27 × 10-6 19.7 80.0 8.31 × 10-6 22.5 90.0 9.34 × 10-6 25.3 100 1.04 × 10-5 28.1 200 2.08 × 10-5 56.3 300 3.11 × 10-5 84.4 400 4.15 × 10-5 113 500 5.19 × 10-5 141 600 6.23 × 10-5 169 700 7.27 × 10-5 197 800 8.31 × 10-5 225 900 9.34 × 10-5 253 1000 1.04 × 10-4 281 2000 2.08 × 10-4 563 3000 3.11 × 10-4 844 4000 4.15 × 10-4 1130 5000 5.19 × 10-4 1410 6000 6.23 × 10-4 1690 7000 7.27 × 10-4 1970 8000 8.31 × 10-4 2250 9000 9.34 × 10-4 2530 1.00 × 104 0.00104 2810 2.00 × 104 0.00208 5630 3.00 × 104 0.00311 8440 4.00 × 104 0.00415 1.13 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.00519 1.41 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.00623 1.69 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.00727 1.97 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.00831 2.25 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.00934 2.53 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0104 2.81 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0208 5.63 × 104 3.00 × 105 0.0311 8.44 × 104 4.00 × 105 0.0415 1.13 × 105 5.00 × 105 0.0519 1.41 × 105 6.00 × 105 0.0623 1.69 × 105 7.00 × 105 0.0727 1.97 × 105 8.00 × 105 0.0831 2.25 × 105 9.00 × 105 0.0934 2.53 × 105 1.00 × 106 0.104 2.81 × 105 1.06 × 106 0.110 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 2.08 × 10-5 20.3 30.0 2.40 × 10-5 23.5 40.0 3.20 × 10-5 31.3 50.0 4.01 × 10-5 39.1 60.0 4.81 × 10-5 46.9 70.0 5.61 × 10-5 54.7 80.0 6.41 × 10-5 62.6 90.0 7.21 × 10-5 70.4 100 8.01 × 10-5 78.2 200 1.60 × 10-4 156 300 2.40 × 10-4 235 400 3.20 × 10-4 313 500 4.01 × 10-4 391 600 4.81 × 10-4 469 700 5.61 × 10-4 547 800 6.41 × 10-4 626 900 7.21 × 10-4 704 1000 8.01 × 10-4 782 2000 0.00160 1560 3000 0.00240 2350 4000 0.00320 3130 5000 0.00401 3910 6000 0.00481 4690 7000 0.00561 5470 8000 0.00641 6260 9000 0.00721 7040 1.00 × 104 0.00801 7820 2.00 × 104 0.0160 1.56 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0240 2.35 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0320 3.13 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0401 3.91 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0481 4.69 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0561 5.47 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0641 6.26 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0721 7.04 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0801 7.82 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.160 1.56 × 105 3.00 × 105 0.240 2.35 × 105 3.80 × 105 0.304 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 3.33 × 10-4 81.3 30.0 3.85 × 10-4 93.8 40.0 5.13 × 10-4 125 50.0 6.41 × 10-4 156 60.0 7.69 × 10-4 188 70.0 8.97 × 10-4 219 80.0 0.00103 250 90.0 0.00115 281 100 0.00128 313 200 0.00256 626 300 0.00385 938 400 0.00513 1250 500 0.00641 1560 600 0.00769 1880 700 0.00897 2190 800 0.0103 2500 900 0.0115 2810 1000 0.0128 3130 2000 0.0256 6260 3000 0.0385 9380 4000 0.0513 1.25 × 104 5000 0.0641 1.56 × 104 6000 0.0769 1.88 × 104 7000 0.0897 2.19 × 104 8000 0.103 2.50 × 104 9000 0.115 2.81 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.128 3.13 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.256 6.26 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.385 9.38 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.513 1.25 × 105 5.00 × 104 0.641 1.56 × 105 6.00 × 104 0.769 1.88 × 105 7.00 × 104 0.897 2.19 × 105 8.00 × 104 1.03 2.50 × 105 9.00 × 104 1.15 2.81 × 105 9.50 × 104 1.22 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.00169 183 30.0 0.00195 211 40.0 0.00260 281 50.0 0.00324 352 60.0 0.00389 422 70.0 0.00454 493 80.0 0.00519 563 90.0 0.00584 633 100 0.00649 704 200 0.0130 1410 300 0.0195 2110 400 0.0260 2810 500 0.0324 3520 600 0.0389 4220 700 0.0454 4930 800 0.0519 5630 900 0.0584 6330 1000 0.0649 7040 2000 0.130 1.41 × 104 3000 0.195 2.11 × 104 4000 0.260 2.81 × 104 5000 0.324 3.52 × 104 6000 0.389 4.22 × 104 7000 0.454 4.93 × 104 8000 0.519 5.63 × 104 9000 0.584 6.33 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.649 7.04 × 104 2.00 × 104 1.30 1.41 × 105 3.00 × 104 1.95 2.11 × 105 4.00 × 104 2.60 2.81 × 105 4.22 × 104 2.74 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.00533 325 30.0 0.00615 375 40.0 0.00820 500 50.0 0.0103 626 60.0 0.0123 751 70.0 0.0144 876 80.0 0.0164 1000 90.0 0.0185 1130 100 0.0205 1250 200 0.0410 2500 300 0.0615 3750 400 0.0820 5000 500 0.103 6260 600 0.123 7510 700 0.144 8760 800 0.164 1.00 × 104 900 0.185 1.13 × 104 1000 0.205 1.25 × 104 2000 0.410 2.50 × 104 3000 0.615 3.75 × 104 4000 0.820 5.00 × 104 5000 1.03 6.26 × 104 6000 1.23 7.51 × 104 7000 1.44 8.76 × 104 8000 1.64 1.00 × 105 9000 1.85 1.13 × 105 1.00 × 104 2.05 1.25 × 105 2.00 × 104 4.10 2.50 × 105 2.37 × 104 4.87 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.0130 508 30.0 0.0150 586 40.0 0.0200 782 50.0 0.0250 977 60.0 0.0300 1170 70.0 0.0350 1370 80.0 0.0401 1560 90.0 0.0451 1760 100 0.0501 1950 200 0.100 3910 300 0.150 5860 400 0.200 7820 500 0.250 9770 600 0.300 1.17 × 104 700 0.350 1.37 × 104 800 0.401 1.56 × 104 900 0.451 1.76 × 104 1000 0.501 1.95 × 104 2000 1.00 3.91 × 104 3000 1.50 5.86 × 104 4000 2.00 7.82 × 104 5000 2.50 9.77 × 104 6000 3.00 1.17 × 105 7000 3.50 1.37 × 105 8000 4.01 1.56 × 105 9000 4.51 1.76 × 105 1.00 × 104 5.01 1.95 × 105 1.52 × 104 7.61 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.0270 732 30.0 0.0311 844 40.0 0.0415 1130 50.0 0.0519 1410 60.0 0.0623 1690 70.0 0.0727 1970 80.0 0.0831 2250 90.0 0.0934 2530 100 0.104 2810 200 0.208 5630 300 0.311 8440 400 0.415 1.13 × 104 500 0.519 1.41 × 104 600 0.623 1.69 × 104 700 0.727 1.97 × 104 800 0.831 2.25 × 104 900 0.934 2.53 × 104 1000 1.04 2.81 × 104 2000 2.08 5.63 × 104 3000 3.11 8.44 × 104 4000 4.15 1.13 × 105 5000 5.19 1.41 × 105 6000 6.23 1.69 × 105 7000 7.27 1.97 × 105 8000 8.31 2.25 × 105 9000 9.34 2.53 × 105 1.00 × 104 10.4 2.81 × 105 1.06 × 104 11.0 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.0853 1300 30.0 0.0984 1500 40.0 0.131 2000 50.0 0.164 2500 60.0 0.197 3000 70.0 0.230 3500 80.0 0.262 4000 90.0 0.295 4500 100 0.328 5000 200 0.656 1.00 × 104 300 0.984 1.50 × 104 400 1.31 2.00 × 104 500 1.64 2.50 × 104 600 1.97 3.00 × 104 700 2.30 3.50 × 104 800 2.62 4.00 × 104 900 2.95 4.50 × 104 1000 3.28 5.00 × 104 2000 6.56 1.00 × 105 3000 9.84 1.50 × 105 4000 13.1 2.00 × 105 4780 15.7 2.39 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.208 2030 30.0 0.240 2350 40.0 0.320 3130 50.0 0.401 3910 60.0 0.481 4690 70.0 0.561 5470 80.0 0.641 6260 90.0 0.721 7040 100 0.801 7820 200 1.60 1.56 × 104 300 2.40 2.35 × 104 400 3.20 3.13 × 104 500 4.01 3.91 × 104 600 4.81 4.69 × 104 700 5.61 5.47 × 104 800 6.41 6.26 × 104 900 7.21 7.04 × 104 1000 8.01 7.82 × 104 1960 15.7 1.53 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.432 2930 30.0 0.498 3380 40.0 0.664 4500 50.0 0.831 5630 60.0 0.997 6760 70.0 1.16 7880 80.0 1.33 9010 90.0 1.49 1.01 × 104 100 1.66 1.13 × 104 200 3.32 2.25 × 104 300 4.98 3.38 × 104 400 6.64 4.50 × 104 500 8.31 5.63 × 104 600 9.97 6.76 × 104 700 11.6 7.88 × 104 800 13.3 9.01 × 104 900 14.9 1.01 × 105 945 15.7 1.06 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.800 3980 30.0 0.923 4600 40.0 1.23 6130 50.0 1.54 7660 60.0 1.85 9200 70.0 2.15 1.07 × 104 80.0 2.46 1.23 × 104 90.0 2.77 1.38 × 104 100 3.08 1.53 × 104 200 6.15 3.07 × 104 300 9.23 4.60 × 104 400 12.3 6.13 × 104 500 15.4 7.66 × 104 510 15.7 7.81 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 1.36 5200 30.0 1.57 6000 40.0 2.10 8010 50.0 2.62 1.00 × 104 60.0 3.15 1.20 × 104 70.0 3.67 1.40 × 104 80.0 4.20 1.60 × 104 90.0 4.72 1.80 × 104 100 5.25 2.00 × 104 200 10.5 4.00 × 104 299 15.7 5.98 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 90.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 2.19 6590 30.0 2.52 7600 40.0 3.36 1.01 × 104 50.0 4.20 1.27 × 104 60.0 5.05 1.52 × 104 70.0 5.89 1.77 × 104 80.0 6.73 2.03 × 104 90.0 7.57 2.28 × 104 100 8.41 2.53 × 104 187 15.7 4.73 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 100 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 3.33 8130 30.0 3.85 9380 40.0 5.13 1.25 × 104 50.0 6.41 1.56 × 104 60.0 7.69 1.88 × 104 70.0 8.97 2.19 × 104 80.0 10.3 2.50 × 104 90.0 11.5 2.81 × 104 100 12.8 3.13 × 104 122 15.7 3.83 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 125 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 8.14 1.27 × 104 30.0 9.39 1.47 × 104 40.0 12.5 1.95 × 104 50.0 15.6 2.44 × 104 50.1 15.7 2.45 × 104