Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W10 × 15

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For a simply supported beam in two equal spans, we compute the displacement at the middle of each span and the maximum normal stress occuring at the center support of the beam.
The tabulated data listed in this page are calculated based on the area moment of inertia (Ixx = 68.9 in4) for the W10 × 15 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 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 5.21 × 10-6 14.7 20.0 6.95 × 10-6 19.6 30.0 1.04 × 10-5 29.4 40.0 1.39 × 10-5 39.1 50.0 1.74 × 10-5 48.9 60.0 2.08 × 10-5 58.7 70.0 2.43 × 10-5 68.5 80.0 2.78 × 10-5 78.3 90.0 3.13 × 10-5 88.1 100 3.47 × 10-5 97.9 200 6.95 × 10-5 196 300 1.04 × 10-4 294 400 1.39 × 10-4 391 500 1.74 × 10-4 489 600 2.08 × 10-4 587 700 2.43 × 10-4 685 800 2.78 × 10-4 783 900 3.13 × 10-4 881 1000 3.47 × 10-4 979 2000 6.95 × 10-4 1960 3000 0.00104 2940 4000 0.00139 3910 5000 0.00174 4890 6000 0.00208 5870 7000 0.00243 6850 8000 0.00278 7830 9000 0.00313 8810 1.00 × 104 0.00347 9790 2.00 × 104 0.00695 1.96 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0104 2.94 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0139 3.91 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0174 4.89 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0208 5.87 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0243 6.85 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0278 7.83 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0313 8.81 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0347 9.79 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0695 1.96 × 105 3.00 × 105 0.104 2.94 × 105 3.04 × 105 0.105 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 4.02 × 10-5 40.8 20.0 5.36 × 10-5 54.4 30.0 8.04 × 10-5 81.6 40.0 1.07 × 10-4 109 50.0 1.34 × 10-4 136 60.0 1.61 × 10-4 163 70.0 1.88 × 10-4 190 80.0 2.14 × 10-4 217 90.0 2.41 × 10-4 245 100 2.68 × 10-4 272 200 5.36 × 10-4 544 300 8.04 × 10-4 816 400 0.00107 1090 500 0.00134 1360 600 0.00161 1630 700 0.00188 1900 800 0.00214 2170 900 0.00241 2450 1000 0.00268 2720 2000 0.00536 5440 3000 0.00804 8160 4000 0.0107 1.09 × 104 5000 0.0134 1.36 × 104 6000 0.0161 1.63 × 104 7000 0.0188 1.90 × 104 8000 0.0214 2.17 × 104 9000 0.0241 2.45 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.0268 2.72 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.0536 5.44 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0804 8.16 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.107 1.09 × 105 5.00 × 104 0.134 1.36 × 105 6.00 × 104 0.161 1.63 × 105 7.00 × 104 0.188 1.90 × 105 8.00 × 104 0.214 2.17 × 105 9.00 × 104 0.241 2.45 × 105 1.00 × 105 0.268 2.72 × 105 1.09 × 105 0.293 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 6.43 × 10-4 163 20.0 8.58 × 10-4 217 30.0 0.00129 326 40.0 0.00172 435 50.0 0.00214 544 60.0 0.00257 652 70.0 0.00300 761 80.0 0.00343 870 90.0 0.00386 979 100 0.00429 1090 200 0.00858 2170 300 0.0129 3260 400 0.0172 4350 500 0.0214 5440 600 0.0257 6520 700 0.0300 7610 800 0.0343 8700 900 0.0386 9790 1000 0.0429 1.09 × 104 2000 0.0858 2.17 × 104 3000 0.129 3.26 × 104 4000 0.172 4.35 × 104 5000 0.214 5.44 × 104 6000 0.257 6.52 × 104 7000 0.300 7.61 × 104 8000 0.343 8.70 × 104 9000 0.386 9.79 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.429 1.09 × 105 2.00 × 104 0.858 2.17 × 105 2.73 × 104 1.17 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 0.00326 367 20.0 0.00434 489 30.0 0.00651 734 40.0 0.00868 979 50.0 0.0109 1220 60.0 0.0130 1470 70.0 0.0152 1710 80.0 0.0174 1960 90.0 0.0195 2200 100 0.0217 2450 200 0.0434 4890 300 0.0651 7340 400 0.0868 9790 500 0.109 1.22 × 104 600 0.130 1.47 × 104 700 0.152 1.71 × 104 800 0.174 1.96 × 104 900 0.195 2.20 × 104 1000 0.217 2.45 × 104 2000 0.434 4.89 × 104 3000 0.651 7.34 × 104 4000 0.868 9.79 × 104 5000 1.09 1.22 × 105 6000 1.30 1.47 × 105 7000 1.52 1.71 × 105 8000 1.74 1.96 × 105 9000 1.95 2.20 × 105 1.00 × 104 2.17 2.45 × 105 1.21 × 104 2.64 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 0.0103 652 20.0 0.0137 870 30.0 0.0206 1300 40.0 0.0274 1740 50.0 0.0343 2170 60.0 0.0412 2610 70.0 0.0480 3040 80.0 0.0549 3480 90.0 0.0618 3910 100 0.0686 4350 200 0.137 8700 300 0.206 1.30 × 104 400 0.274 1.74 × 104 500 0.343 2.17 × 104 600 0.412 2.61 × 104 700 0.480 3.04 × 104 800 0.549 3.48 × 104 900 0.618 3.91 × 104 1000 0.686 4.35 × 104 2000 1.37 8.70 × 104 3000 2.06 1.30 × 105 4000 2.74 1.74 × 105 5000 3.43 2.17 × 105 6000 4.12 2.61 × 105 6830 4.69 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 0.0251 1020 20.0 0.0335 1360 30.0 0.0503 2040 40.0 0.0670 2720 50.0 0.0838 3400 60.0 0.101 4080 70.0 0.117 4760 80.0 0.134 5440 90.0 0.151 6120 100 0.168 6800 200 0.335 1.36 × 104 300 0.503 2.04 × 104 400 0.670 2.72 × 104 500 0.838 3.40 × 104 600 1.01 4.08 × 104 700 1.17 4.76 × 104 800 1.34 5.44 × 104 900 1.51 6.12 × 104 1000 1.68 6.80 × 104 2000 3.35 1.36 × 105 3000 5.03 2.04 × 105 4000 6.70 2.72 × 105 4370 7.32 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 0.0521 1470 20.0 0.0695 1960 30.0 0.104 2940 40.0 0.139 3910 50.0 0.174 4890 60.0 0.208 5870 70.0 0.243 6850 80.0 0.278 7830 90.0 0.313 8810 100 0.347 9790 200 0.695 1.96 × 104 300 1.04 2.94 × 104 400 1.39 3.91 × 104 500 1.74 4.89 × 104 600 2.08 5.87 × 104 700 2.43 6.85 × 104 800 2.78 7.83 × 104 900 3.13 8.81 × 104 1000 3.47 9.79 × 104 2000 6.95 1.96 × 105 2880 9.99 2.81 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 0.165 2610 20.0 0.220 3480 30.0 0.329 5220 40.0 0.439 6960 50.0 0.549 8700 60.0 0.659 1.04 × 104 70.0 0.769 1.22 × 104 80.0 0.878 1.39 × 104 90.0 0.988 1.57 × 104 100 1.10 1.74 × 104 200 2.20 3.48 × 104 300 3.29 5.22 × 104 400 4.39 6.96 × 104 500 5.49 8.70 × 104 600 6.59 1.04 × 105 700 7.69 1.22 × 105 800 8.78 1.39 × 105 900 9.88 1.57 × 105 910 9.99 1.58 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 0.402 4080 20.0 0.536 5440 30.0 0.804 8160 40.0 1.07 1.09 × 104 50.0 1.34 1.36 × 104 60.0 1.61 1.63 × 104 70.0 1.88 1.90 × 104 80.0 2.14 2.17 × 104 90.0 2.41 2.45 × 104 100 2.68 2.72 × 104 200 5.36 5.44 × 104 300 8.04 8.16 × 104 373 9.99 1.01 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 0.834 5870 20.0 1.11 7830 30.0 1.67 1.17 × 104 40.0 2.22 1.57 × 104 50.0 2.78 1.96 × 104 60.0 3.33 2.35 × 104 70.0 3.89 2.74 × 104 80.0 4.45 3.13 × 104 90.0 5.00 3.52 × 104 100 5.56 3.91 × 104 180 9.99 7.04 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 1.54 7990 20.0 2.06 1.07 × 104 30.0 3.09 1.60 × 104 40.0 4.12 2.13 × 104 50.0 5.15 2.66 × 104 60.0 6.18 3.20 × 104 70.0 7.21 3.73 × 104 80.0 8.24 4.26 × 104 90.0 9.27 4.80 × 104 97.0 9.99 5.17 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 2.63 1.04 × 104 20.0 3.51 1.39 × 104 30.0 5.27 2.09 × 104 40.0 7.03 2.78 × 104 50.0 8.78 3.48 × 104 56.9 9.99 3.96 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 90.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 4.22 1.32 × 104 20.0 5.63 1.76 × 104 30.0 8.44 2.64 × 104 35.5 9.99 3.13 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 15 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 15 lbf/ft) L = 100 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 15.0 6.43 1.63 × 104 20.0 8.58 2.17 × 104 23.3 9.99 2.53 × 104