Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W10 × 26

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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 = 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 4.32 × 10-6 12.6 30.0 4.99 × 10-6 14.5 40.0 6.65 × 10-6 19.4 50.0 8.31 × 10-6 24.2 60.0 9.97 × 10-6 29.1 70.0 1.16 × 10-5 33.9 80.0 1.33 × 10-5 38.7 90.0 1.50 × 10-5 43.6 100 1.66 × 10-5 48.4 200 3.32 × 10-5 96.8 300 4.99 × 10-5 145 400 6.65 × 10-5 194 500 8.31 × 10-5 242 600 9.97 × 10-5 291 700 1.16 × 10-4 339 800 1.33 × 10-4 387 900 1.50 × 10-4 436 1000 1.66 × 10-4 484 2000 3.32 × 10-4 968 3000 4.99 × 10-4 1450 4000 6.65 × 10-4 1940 5000 8.31 × 10-4 2420 6000 9.97 × 10-4 2910 7000 0.00116 3390 8000 0.00133 3870 9000 0.00150 4360 1.00 × 104 0.00166 4840 2.00 × 104 0.00332 9680 3.00 × 104 0.00499 1.45 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.00665 1.94 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.00831 2.42 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.00997 2.91 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0116 3.39 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0133 3.87 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0150 4.36 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0166 4.84 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0332 9.68 × 104 3.00 × 105 0.0499 1.45 × 105 4.00 × 105 0.0665 1.94 × 105 5.00 × 105 0.0831 2.42 × 105 6.00 × 105 0.0997 2.91 × 105 6.13 × 105 0.102 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 3.33 × 10-5 35.0 30.0 3.85 × 10-5 40.4 40.0 5.13 × 10-5 53.8 50.0 6.41 × 10-5 67.3 60.0 7.70 × 10-5 80.7 70.0 8.98 × 10-5 94.2 80.0 1.03 × 10-4 108 90.0 1.15 × 10-4 121 100 1.28 × 10-4 135 200 2.57 × 10-4 269 300 3.85 × 10-4 404 400 5.13 × 10-4 538 500 6.41 × 10-4 673 600 7.70 × 10-4 807 700 8.98 × 10-4 942 800 0.00103 1080 900 0.00115 1210 1000 0.00128 1350 2000 0.00257 2690 3000 0.00385 4040 4000 0.00513 5380 5000 0.00641 6730 6000 0.00770 8070 7000 0.00898 9420 8000 0.0103 1.08 × 104 9000 0.0115 1.21 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.0128 1.35 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.0257 2.69 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0385 4.04 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0513 5.38 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0641 6.73 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0770 8.07 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0898 9.42 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.103 1.08 × 105 9.00 × 104 0.115 1.21 × 105 1.00 × 105 0.128 1.35 × 105 2.00 × 105 0.257 2.69 × 105 2.21 × 105 0.283 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 5.34 × 10-4 140 30.0 6.16 × 10-4 161 40.0 8.21 × 10-4 215 50.0 0.00103 269 60.0 0.00123 323 70.0 0.00144 377 80.0 0.00164 430 90.0 0.00185 484 100 0.00205 538 200 0.00410 1080 300 0.00616 1610 400 0.00821 2150 500 0.0103 2690 600 0.0123 3230 700 0.0144 3770 800 0.0164 4300 900 0.0185 4840 1000 0.0205 5380 2000 0.0410 1.08 × 104 3000 0.0616 1.61 × 104 4000 0.0821 2.15 × 104 5000 0.103 2.69 × 104 6000 0.123 3.23 × 104 7000 0.144 3.77 × 104 8000 0.164 4.30 × 104 9000 0.185 4.84 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.205 5.38 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.410 1.08 × 105 3.00 × 104 0.616 1.61 × 105 4.00 × 104 0.821 2.15 × 105 5.00 × 104 1.03 2.69 × 105 5.52 × 104 1.13 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 0.00270 315 30.0 0.00312 363 40.0 0.00416 484 50.0 0.00519 605 60.0 0.00623 726 70.0 0.00727 847 80.0 0.00831 968 90.0 0.00935 1090 100 0.0104 1210 200 0.0208 2420 300 0.0312 3630 400 0.0416 4840 500 0.0519 6050 600 0.0623 7260 700 0.0727 8470 800 0.0831 9680 900 0.0935 1.09 × 104 1000 0.104 1.21 × 104 2000 0.208 2.42 × 104 3000 0.312 3.63 × 104 4000 0.416 4.84 × 104 5000 0.519 6.05 × 104 6000 0.623 7.26 × 104 7000 0.727 8.47 × 104 8000 0.831 9.68 × 104 9000 0.935 1.09 × 105 1.00 × 104 1.04 1.21 × 105 2.00 × 104 2.08 2.42 × 105 2.45 × 104 2.55 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 0.00854 560 30.0 0.00985 646 40.0 0.0131 861 50.0 0.0164 1080 60.0 0.0197 1290 70.0 0.0230 1510 80.0 0.0263 1720 90.0 0.0295 1940 100 0.0328 2150 200 0.0657 4300 300 0.0985 6460 400 0.131 8610 500 0.164 1.08 × 104 600 0.197 1.29 × 104 700 0.230 1.51 × 104 800 0.263 1.72 × 104 900 0.295 1.94 × 104 1000 0.328 2.15 × 104 2000 0.657 4.30 × 104 3000 0.985 6.46 × 104 4000 1.31 8.61 × 104 5000 1.64 1.08 × 105 6000 1.97 1.29 × 105 7000 2.30 1.51 × 105 8000 2.63 1.72 × 105 9000 2.95 1.94 × 105 1.00 × 104 3.28 2.15 × 105 1.38 × 104 4.53 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 0.0208 874 30.0 0.0240 1010 40.0 0.0321 1350 50.0 0.0401 1680 60.0 0.0481 2020 70.0 0.0561 2350 80.0 0.0641 2690 90.0 0.0721 3030 100 0.0802 3360 200 0.160 6730 300 0.240 1.01 × 104 400 0.321 1.35 × 104 500 0.401 1.68 × 104 600 0.481 2.02 × 104 700 0.561 2.35 × 104 800 0.641 2.69 × 104 900 0.721 3.03 × 104 1000 0.802 3.36 × 104 2000 1.60 6.73 × 104 3000 2.40 1.01 × 105 4000 3.21 1.35 × 105 5000 4.01 1.68 × 105 6000 4.81 2.02 × 105 7000 5.61 2.35 × 105 8000 6.41 2.69 × 105 8830 7.08 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.0432 1260 30.0 0.0499 1450 40.0 0.0665 1940 50.0 0.0831 2420 60.0 0.0997 2910 70.0 0.116 3390 80.0 0.133 3870 90.0 0.150 4360 100 0.166 4840 200 0.332 9680 300 0.499 1.45 × 104 400 0.665 1.94 × 104 500 0.831 2.42 × 104 600 0.997 2.91 × 104 700 1.16 3.39 × 104 800 1.33 3.87 × 104 900 1.50 4.36 × 104 1000 1.66 4.84 × 104 2000 3.32 9.68 × 104 3000 4.99 1.45 × 105 4000 6.65 1.94 × 105 5000 8.31 2.42 × 105 6000 9.97 2.91 × 105 6130 10.2 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.137 2240 30.0 0.158 2580 40.0 0.210 3440 50.0 0.263 4300 60.0 0.315 5170 70.0 0.368 6030 80.0 0.420 6890 90.0 0.473 7750 100 0.525 8610 200 1.05 1.72 × 104 300 1.58 2.58 × 104 400 2.10 3.44 × 104 500 2.63 4.30 × 104 600 3.15 5.17 × 104 700 3.68 6.03 × 104 800 4.20 6.89 × 104 900 4.73 7.75 × 104 1000 5.25 8.61 × 104 1970 10.3 1.69 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.333 3500 30.0 0.385 4040 40.0 0.513 5380 50.0 0.641 6730 60.0 0.770 8070 70.0 0.898 9420 80.0 1.03 1.08 × 104 90.0 1.15 1.21 × 104 100 1.28 1.35 × 104 200 2.57 2.69 × 104 300 3.85 4.04 × 104 400 5.13 5.38 × 104 500 6.41 6.73 × 104 600 7.70 8.07 × 104 700 8.98 9.42 × 104 800 10.3 1.08 × 105 805 10.3 1.08 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.691 5040 30.0 0.798 5810 40.0 1.06 7750 50.0 1.33 9680 60.0 1.60 1.16 × 104 70.0 1.86 1.36 × 104 80.0 2.13 1.55 × 104 90.0 2.39 1.74 × 104 100 2.66 1.94 × 104 200 5.32 3.87 × 104 300 7.98 5.81 × 104 388 10.3 7.52 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 1.28 6850 30.0 1.48 7910 40.0 1.97 1.05 × 104 50.0 2.46 1.32 × 104 60.0 2.96 1.58 × 104 70.0 3.45 1.85 × 104 80.0 3.94 2.11 × 104 90.0 4.43 2.37 × 104 100 4.93 2.64 × 104 200 9.85 5.27 × 104 210 10.3 5.53 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 2.19 8950 30.0 2.52 1.03 × 104 40.0 3.36 1.38 × 104 50.0 4.20 1.72 × 104 60.0 5.04 2.07 × 104 70.0 5.88 2.41 × 104 80.0 6.72 2.75 × 104 90.0 7.56 3.10 × 104 100 8.41 3.44 × 104 123 10.3 4.23 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 90.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 3.50 1.13 × 104 30.0 4.04 1.31 × 104 40.0 5.39 1.74 × 104 50.0 6.73 2.18 × 104 60.0 8.08 2.61 × 104 70.0 9.42 3.05 × 104 76.7 10.3 3.34 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 26 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 100 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 5.34 1.40 × 104 30.0 6.16 1.61 × 104 40.0 8.21 2.15 × 104 50.0 10.3 2.69 × 104 50.3 10.3 2.71 × 104