Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W16 × 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 = 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 2.07 × 10-6 9.15 30.0 2.39 × 10-6 10.6 40.0 3.18 × 10-6 14.1 50.0 3.98 × 10-6 17.6 60.0 4.77 × 10-6 21.1 70.0 5.57 × 10-6 24.6 80.0 6.36 × 10-6 28.1 90.0 7.16 × 10-6 31.7 100 7.95 × 10-6 35.2 200 1.59 × 10-5 70.4 300 2.39 × 10-5 106 400 3.18 × 10-5 141 500 3.98 × 10-5 176 600 4.77 × 10-5 211 700 5.57 × 10-5 246 800 6.36 × 10-5 281 900 7.16 × 10-5 317 1000 7.95 × 10-5 352 2000 1.59 × 10-4 704 3000 2.39 × 10-4 1060 4000 3.18 × 10-4 1410 5000 3.98 × 10-4 1760 6000 4.77 × 10-4 2110 7000 5.57 × 10-4 2460 8000 6.36 × 10-4 2810 9000 7.16 × 10-4 3170 1.00 × 104 7.95 × 10-4 3520 2.00 × 104 0.00159 7040 3.00 × 104 0.00239 1.06 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.00318 1.41 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.00398 1.76 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.00477 2.11 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.00557 2.46 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.00636 2.81 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.00716 3.17 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.00795 3.52 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0159 7.04 × 104 3.00 × 105 0.0239 1.06 × 105 4.00 × 105 0.0318 1.41 × 105 5.00 × 105 0.0398 1.76 × 105 6.00 × 105 0.0477 2.11 × 105 7.00 × 105 0.0557 2.46 × 105 8.00 × 105 0.0636 2.81 × 105 8.44 × 105 0.0671 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 1.60 × 10-5 25.4 30.0 1.84 × 10-5 29.3 40.0 2.45 × 10-5 39.1 50.0 3.07 × 10-5 48.9 60.0 3.68 × 10-5 58.6 70.0 4.29 × 10-5 68.4 80.0 4.91 × 10-5 78.2 90.0 5.52 × 10-5 88.0 100 6.14 × 10-5 97.7 200 1.23 × 10-4 195 300 1.84 × 10-4 293 400 2.45 × 10-4 391 500 3.07 × 10-4 489 600 3.68 × 10-4 586 700 4.29 × 10-4 684 800 4.91 × 10-4 782 900 5.52 × 10-4 880 1000 6.14 × 10-4 977 2000 0.00123 1950 3000 0.00184 2930 4000 0.00245 3910 5000 0.00307 4890 6000 0.00368 5860 7000 0.00429 6840 8000 0.00491 7820 9000 0.00552 8800 1.00 × 104 0.00614 9770 2.00 × 104 0.0123 1.95 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0184 2.93 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0245 3.91 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0307 4.89 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0368 5.86 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0429 6.84 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0491 7.82 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0552 8.80 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0614 9.77 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.123 1.95 × 105 3.00 × 105 0.184 2.93 × 105 3.04 × 105 0.186 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 2.55 × 10-4 102 30.0 2.95 × 10-4 117 40.0 3.93 × 10-4 156 50.0 4.91 × 10-4 195 60.0 5.89 × 10-4 235 70.0 6.87 × 10-4 274 80.0 7.85 × 10-4 313 90.0 8.84 × 10-4 352 100 9.82 × 10-4 391 200 0.00196 782 300 0.00295 1170 400 0.00393 1560 500 0.00491 1950 600 0.00589 2350 700 0.00687 2740 800 0.00785 3130 900 0.00884 3520 1000 0.00982 3910 2000 0.0196 7820 3000 0.0295 1.17 × 104 4000 0.0393 1.56 × 104 5000 0.0491 1.95 × 104 6000 0.0589 2.35 × 104 7000 0.0687 2.74 × 104 8000 0.0785 3.13 × 104 9000 0.0884 3.52 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.0982 3.91 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.196 7.82 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.295 1.17 × 105 4.00 × 104 0.393 1.56 × 105 5.00 × 104 0.491 1.95 × 105 6.00 × 104 0.589 2.35 × 105 7.00 × 104 0.687 2.74 × 105 7.60 × 104 0.746 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 0.00129 229 30.0 0.00149 264 40.0 0.00199 352 50.0 0.00248 440 60.0 0.00298 528 70.0 0.00348 616 80.0 0.00398 704 90.0 0.00447 792 100 0.00497 880 200 0.00994 1760 300 0.0149 2640 400 0.0199 3520 500 0.0248 4400 600 0.0298 5280 700 0.0348 6160 800 0.0398 7040 900 0.0447 7920 1000 0.0497 8800 2000 0.0994 1.76 × 104 3000 0.149 2.64 × 104 4000 0.199 3.52 × 104 5000 0.248 4.40 × 104 6000 0.298 5.28 × 104 7000 0.348 6.16 × 104 8000 0.398 7.04 × 104 9000 0.447 7.92 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.497 8.80 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.994 1.76 × 105 3.00 × 104 1.49 2.64 × 105 3.38 × 104 1.68 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 0.00408 407 30.0 0.00471 469 40.0 0.00628 626 50.0 0.00785 782 60.0 0.00942 938 70.0 0.0110 1090 80.0 0.0126 1250 90.0 0.0141 1410 100 0.0157 1560 200 0.0314 3130 300 0.0471 4690 400 0.0628 6260 500 0.0785 7820 600 0.0942 9380 700 0.110 1.09 × 104 800 0.126 1.25 × 104 900 0.141 1.41 × 104 1000 0.157 1.56 × 104 2000 0.314 3.13 × 104 3000 0.471 4.69 × 104 4000 0.628 6.26 × 104 5000 0.785 7.82 × 104 6000 0.942 9.38 × 104 7000 1.10 1.09 × 105 8000 1.26 1.25 × 105 9000 1.41 1.41 × 105 1.00 × 104 1.57 1.56 × 105 1.90 × 104 2.98 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 0.00997 635 30.0 0.0115 733 40.0 0.0153 977 50.0 0.0192 1220 60.0 0.0230 1470 70.0 0.0268 1710 80.0 0.0307 1950 90.0 0.0345 2200 100 0.0383 2440 200 0.0767 4890 300 0.115 7330 400 0.153 9770 500 0.192 1.22 × 104 600 0.230 1.47 × 104 700 0.268 1.71 × 104 800 0.307 1.95 × 104 900 0.345 2.20 × 104 1000 0.383 2.44 × 104 2000 0.767 4.89 × 104 3000 1.15 7.33 × 104 4000 1.53 9.77 × 104 5000 1.92 1.22 × 105 6000 2.30 1.47 × 105 7000 2.68 1.71 × 105 8000 3.07 1.95 × 105 9000 3.45 2.20 × 105 1.00 × 104 3.83 2.44 × 105 1.22 × 104 4.66 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 0.0207 915 30.0 0.0239 1060 40.0 0.0318 1410 50.0 0.0398 1760 60.0 0.0477 2110 70.0 0.0557 2460 80.0 0.0636 2810 90.0 0.0716 3170 100 0.0795 3520 200 0.159 7040 300 0.239 1.06 × 104 400 0.318 1.41 × 104 500 0.398 1.76 × 104 600 0.477 2.11 × 104 700 0.557 2.46 × 104 800 0.636 2.81 × 104 900 0.716 3.17 × 104 1000 0.795 3.52 × 104 2000 1.59 7.04 × 104 3000 2.39 1.06 × 105 4000 3.18 1.41 × 105 5000 3.98 1.76 × 105 6000 4.77 2.11 × 105 7000 5.57 2.46 × 105 8000 6.36 2.81 × 105 8440 6.71 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 0.0653 1630 30.0 0.0754 1880 40.0 0.101 2500 50.0 0.126 3130 60.0 0.151 3750 70.0 0.176 4380 80.0 0.201 5000 90.0 0.226 5630 100 0.251 6260 200 0.503 1.25 × 104 300 0.754 1.88 × 104 400 1.01 2.50 × 104 500 1.26 3.13 × 104 600 1.51 3.75 × 104 700 1.76 4.38 × 104 800 2.01 5.00 × 104 900 2.26 5.63 × 104 1000 2.51 6.26 × 104 2000 5.03 1.25 × 105 3000 7.54 1.88 × 105 4000 10.1 2.50 × 105 4750 11.9 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.160 2540 30.0 0.184 2930 40.0 0.245 3910 50.0 0.307 4890 60.0 0.368 5860 70.0 0.429 6840 80.0 0.491 7820 90.0 0.552 8800 100 0.614 9770 200 1.23 1.95 × 104 300 1.84 2.93 × 104 400 2.45 3.91 × 104 500 3.07 4.89 × 104 600 3.68 5.86 × 104 700 4.29 6.84 × 104 800 4.91 7.82 × 104 900 5.52 8.80 × 104 1000 6.14 9.77 × 104 2000 12.3 1.95 × 105 2560 15.7 2.50 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.331 3660 30.0 0.382 4220 40.0 0.509 5630 50.0 0.636 7040 60.0 0.763 8440 70.0 0.891 9850 80.0 1.02 1.13 × 104 90.0 1.15 1.27 × 104 100 1.27 1.41 × 104 200 2.54 2.81 × 104 300 3.82 4.22 × 104 400 5.09 5.63 × 104 500 6.36 7.04 × 104 600 7.63 8.44 × 104 700 8.91 9.85 × 104 800 10.2 1.13 × 105 900 11.5 1.27 × 105 1000 12.7 1.41 × 105 1230 15.7 1.74 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 0.613 4980 30.0 0.707 5750 40.0 0.943 7660 50.0 1.18 9580 60.0 1.41 1.15 × 104 70.0 1.65 1.34 × 104 80.0 1.89 1.53 × 104 90.0 2.12 1.72 × 104 100 2.36 1.92 × 104 200 4.71 3.83 × 104 300 7.07 5.75 × 104 400 9.43 7.66 × 104 500 11.8 9.58 × 104 600 14.1 1.15 × 105 666 15.7 1.28 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 1.05 6510 30.0 1.21 7510 40.0 1.61 1.00 × 104 50.0 2.01 1.25 × 104 60.0 2.41 1.50 × 104 70.0 2.81 1.75 × 104 80.0 3.22 2.00 × 104 90.0 3.62 2.25 × 104 100 4.02 2.50 × 104 200 8.04 5.00 × 104 300 12.1 7.51 × 104 390 15.7 9.76 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 90.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 1.67 8230 30.0 1.93 9500 40.0 2.58 1.27 × 104 50.0 3.22 1.58 × 104 60.0 3.86 1.90 × 104 70.0 4.51 2.22 × 104 80.0 5.15 2.53 × 104 90.0 5.80 2.85 × 104 100 6.44 3.17 × 104 200 12.9 6.33 × 104 244 15.7 7.71 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 100 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 2.55 1.02 × 104 30.0 2.95 1.17 × 104 40.0 3.93 1.56 × 104 50.0 4.91 1.95 × 104 60.0 5.89 2.35 × 104 70.0 6.87 2.74 × 104 80.0 7.85 3.13 × 104 90.0 8.84 3.52 × 104 100 9.82 3.91 × 104 160 15.7 6.25 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 125 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 6.23 1.59 × 104 30.0 7.19 1.83 × 104 40.0 9.59 2.44 × 104 50.0 12.0 3.05 × 104 60.0 14.4 3.67 × 104 65.5 15.7 4.00 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 26 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 26 lbf/ft) L = 150 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 26.0 12.9 2.29 × 104 30.0 14.9 2.64 × 104 31.6 15.7 2.78 × 104