Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W16 × 36

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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 = 448 in4) for the W16 × 36 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 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 1.92 × 10-6 8.60 40.0 2.14 × 10-6 9.56 50.0 2.67 × 10-6 11.9 60.0 3.21 × 10-6 14.3 70.0 3.74 × 10-6 16.7 80.0 4.27 × 10-6 19.1 90.0 4.81 × 10-6 21.5 100 5.34 × 10-6 23.9 200 1.07 × 10-5 47.8 300 1.60 × 10-5 71.7 400 2.14 × 10-5 95.6 500 2.67 × 10-5 119 600 3.21 × 10-5 143 700 3.74 × 10-5 167 800 4.27 × 10-5 191 900 4.81 × 10-5 215 1000 5.34 × 10-5 239 2000 1.07 × 10-4 478 3000 1.60 × 10-4 717 4000 2.14 × 10-4 956 5000 2.67 × 10-4 1190 6000 3.21 × 10-4 1430 7000 3.74 × 10-4 1670 8000 4.27 × 10-4 1910 9000 4.81 × 10-4 2150 1.00 × 104 5.34 × 10-4 2390 2.00 × 104 0.00107 4780 3.00 × 104 0.00160 7170 4.00 × 104 0.00214 9560 5.00 × 104 0.00267 1.19 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.00321 1.43 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.00374 1.67 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.00427 1.91 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.00481 2.15 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.00534 2.39 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0107 4.78 × 104 3.00 × 105 0.0160 7.17 × 104 4.00 × 105 0.0214 9.56 × 104 5.00 × 105 0.0267 1.19 × 105 6.00 × 105 0.0321 1.43 × 105 7.00 × 105 0.0374 1.67 × 105 8.00 × 105 0.0427 1.91 × 105 9.00 × 105 0.0481 2.15 × 105 1.00 × 106 0.0534 2.39 × 105 1.24 × 106 0.0664 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 1.48 × 10-5 23.9 40.0 1.65 × 10-5 26.6 50.0 2.06 × 10-5 33.2 60.0 2.47 × 10-5 39.8 70.0 2.89 × 10-5 46.5 80.0 3.30 × 10-5 53.1 90.0 3.71 × 10-5 59.7 100 4.12 × 10-5 66.4 200 8.24 × 10-5 133 300 1.24 × 10-4 199 400 1.65 × 10-4 266 500 2.06 × 10-4 332 600 2.47 × 10-4 398 700 2.89 × 10-4 465 800 3.30 × 10-4 531 900 3.71 × 10-4 597 1000 4.12 × 10-4 664 2000 8.24 × 10-4 1330 3000 0.00124 1990 4000 0.00165 2660 5000 0.00206 3320 6000 0.00247 3980 7000 0.00289 4650 8000 0.00330 5310 9000 0.00371 5970 1.00 × 104 0.00412 6640 2.00 × 104 0.00824 1.33 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0124 1.99 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0165 2.66 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0206 3.32 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0247 3.98 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0289 4.65 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0330 5.31 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0371 5.97 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0412 6.64 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0824 1.33 × 105 3.00 × 105 0.124 1.99 × 105 4.00 × 105 0.165 2.66 × 105 4.47 × 105 0.184 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 2.37 × 10-4 95.6 40.0 2.64 × 10-4 106 50.0 3.30 × 10-4 133 60.0 3.96 × 10-4 159 70.0 4.62 × 10-4 186 80.0 5.28 × 10-4 212 90.0 5.94 × 10-4 239 100 6.60 × 10-4 266 200 0.00132 531 300 0.00198 797 400 0.00264 1060 500 0.00330 1330 600 0.00396 1590 700 0.00462 1860 800 0.00528 2120 900 0.00594 2390 1000 0.00660 2660 2000 0.0132 5310 3000 0.0198 7970 4000 0.0264 1.06 × 104 5000 0.0330 1.33 × 104 6000 0.0396 1.59 × 104 7000 0.0462 1.86 × 104 8000 0.0528 2.12 × 104 9000 0.0594 2.39 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.0660 2.66 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.132 5.31 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.198 7.97 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.264 1.06 × 105 5.00 × 104 0.330 1.33 × 105 6.00 × 104 0.396 1.59 × 105 7.00 × 104 0.462 1.86 × 105 8.00 × 104 0.528 2.12 × 105 9.00 × 104 0.594 2.39 × 105 1.00 × 105 0.660 2.66 × 105 1.12 × 105 0.738 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 0.00120 215 40.0 0.00134 239 50.0 0.00167 299 60.0 0.00200 358 70.0 0.00234 418 80.0 0.00267 478 90.0 0.00301 538 100 0.00334 597 200 0.00668 1190 300 0.0100 1790 400 0.0134 2390 500 0.0167 2990 600 0.0200 3580 700 0.0234 4180 800 0.0267 4780 900 0.0301 5380 1000 0.0334 5970 2000 0.0668 1.19 × 104 3000 0.100 1.79 × 104 4000 0.134 2.39 × 104 5000 0.167 2.99 × 104 6000 0.200 3.58 × 104 7000 0.234 4.18 × 104 8000 0.267 4.78 × 104 9000 0.301 5.38 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.334 5.97 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.668 1.19 × 105 3.00 × 104 1.00 1.79 × 105 4.00 × 104 1.34 2.39 × 105 4.97 × 104 1.66 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 0.00380 382 40.0 0.00422 425 50.0 0.00528 531 60.0 0.00633 637 70.0 0.00739 743 80.0 0.00844 850 90.0 0.00950 956 100 0.0106 1060 200 0.0211 2120 300 0.0317 3190 400 0.0422 4250 500 0.0528 5310 600 0.0633 6370 700 0.0739 7430 800 0.0844 8500 900 0.0950 9560 1000 0.106 1.06 × 104 2000 0.211 2.12 × 104 3000 0.317 3.19 × 104 4000 0.422 4.25 × 104 5000 0.528 5.31 × 104 6000 0.633 6.37 × 104 7000 0.739 7.43 × 104 8000 0.844 8.50 × 104 9000 0.950 9.56 × 104 1.00 × 104 1.06 1.06 × 105 2.00 × 104 2.11 2.12 × 105 2.80 × 104 2.95 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 0.00928 597 40.0 0.0103 664 50.0 0.0129 830 60.0 0.0155 996 70.0 0.0180 1160 80.0 0.0206 1330 90.0 0.0232 1490 100 0.0258 1660 200 0.0515 3320 300 0.0773 4980 400 0.103 6640 500 0.129 8300 600 0.155 9960 700 0.180 1.16 × 104 800 0.206 1.33 × 104 900 0.232 1.49 × 104 1000 0.258 1.66 × 104 2000 0.515 3.32 × 104 3000 0.773 4.98 × 104 4000 1.03 6.64 × 104 5000 1.29 8.30 × 104 6000 1.55 9.96 × 104 7000 1.80 1.16 × 105 8000 2.06 1.33 × 105 9000 2.32 1.49 × 105 1.00 × 104 2.58 1.66 × 105 1.79 × 104 4.61 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 0.0192 860 40.0 0.0214 956 50.0 0.0267 1190 60.0 0.0321 1430 70.0 0.0374 1670 80.0 0.0427 1910 90.0 0.0481 2150 100 0.0534 2390 200 0.107 4780 300 0.160 7170 400 0.214 9560 500 0.267 1.19 × 104 600 0.321 1.43 × 104 700 0.374 1.67 × 104 800 0.427 1.91 × 104 900 0.481 2.15 × 104 1000 0.534 2.39 × 104 2000 1.07 4.78 × 104 3000 1.60 7.17 × 104 4000 2.14 9.56 × 104 5000 2.67 1.19 × 105 6000 3.21 1.43 × 105 7000 3.74 1.67 × 105 8000 4.27 1.91 × 105 9000 4.81 2.15 × 105 1.00 × 104 5.34 2.39 × 105 1.24 × 104 6.64 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 0.0608 1530 40.0 0.0675 1700 50.0 0.0844 2120 60.0 0.101 2550 70.0 0.118 2970 80.0 0.135 3400 90.0 0.152 3820 100 0.169 4250 200 0.338 8500 300 0.507 1.27 × 104 400 0.675 1.70 × 104 500 0.844 2.12 × 104 600 1.01 2.55 × 104 700 1.18 2.97 × 104 800 1.35 3.40 × 104 900 1.52 3.82 × 104 1000 1.69 4.25 × 104 2000 3.38 8.50 × 104 3000 5.07 1.27 × 105 4000 6.75 1.70 × 105 5000 8.44 2.12 × 105 6000 10.1 2.55 × 105 6990 11.8 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 0.148 2390 40.0 0.165 2660 50.0 0.206 3320 60.0 0.247 3980 70.0 0.289 4650 80.0 0.330 5310 90.0 0.371 5970 100 0.412 6640 200 0.824 1.33 × 104 300 1.24 1.99 × 104 400 1.65 2.66 × 104 500 2.06 3.32 × 104 600 2.47 3.98 × 104 700 2.89 4.65 × 104 800 3.30 5.31 × 104 900 3.71 5.97 × 104 1000 4.12 6.64 × 104 2000 8.24 1.33 × 105 3000 12.4 1.99 × 105 3850 15.9 2.55 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 0.308 3440 40.0 0.342 3820 50.0 0.427 4780 60.0 0.513 5740 70.0 0.598 6690 80.0 0.684 7650 90.0 0.769 8600 100 0.855 9560 200 1.71 1.91 × 104 300 2.56 2.87 × 104 400 3.42 3.82 × 104 500 4.27 4.78 × 104 600 5.13 5.74 × 104 700 5.98 6.69 × 104 800 6.84 7.65 × 104 900 7.69 8.60 × 104 1000 8.55 9.56 × 104 1860 15.9 1.77 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 0.570 4680 40.0 0.633 5200 50.0 0.792 6510 60.0 0.950 7810 70.0 1.11 9110 80.0 1.27 1.04 × 104 90.0 1.43 1.17 × 104 100 1.58 1.30 × 104 200 3.17 2.60 × 104 300 4.75 3.90 × 104 400 6.33 5.20 × 104 500 7.92 6.51 × 104 600 9.50 7.81 × 104 700 11.1 9.11 × 104 800 12.7 1.04 × 105 900 14.3 1.17 × 105 1000 15.8 1.30 × 105 1000 15.9 1.30 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 0.973 6120 40.0 1.08 6800 50.0 1.35 8500 60.0 1.62 1.02 × 104 70.0 1.89 1.19 × 104 80.0 2.16 1.36 × 104 90.0 2.43 1.53 × 104 100 2.70 1.70 × 104 200 5.40 3.40 × 104 300 8.10 5.10 × 104 400 10.8 6.80 × 104 500 13.5 8.50 × 104 587 15.9 9.98 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 90.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 1.56 7740 40.0 1.73 8600 50.0 2.16 1.08 × 104 60.0 2.60 1.29 × 104 70.0 3.03 1.51 × 104 80.0 3.46 1.72 × 104 90.0 3.89 1.94 × 104 100 4.33 2.15 × 104 200 8.65 4.30 × 104 300 13.0 6.45 × 104 366 15.9 7.88 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 100 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 2.37 9560 40.0 2.64 1.06 × 104 50.0 3.30 1.33 × 104 60.0 3.96 1.59 × 104 70.0 4.62 1.86 × 104 80.0 5.28 2.12 × 104 90.0 5.94 2.39 × 104 100 6.60 2.66 × 104 200 13.2 5.31 × 104 240 15.9 6.38 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 125 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 5.80 1.49 × 104 40.0 6.44 1.66 × 104 50.0 8.05 2.07 × 104 60.0 9.66 2.49 × 104 70.0 11.3 2.90 × 104 80.0 12.9 3.32 × 104 90.0 14.5 3.73 × 104 98.5 15.9 4.09 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W16 × 36 (Wide Flange 16 inch tall × 36 lbf/ft) L = 150 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 36.0 12.0 2.15 × 104 40.0 13.4 2.39 × 104 47.5 15.9 2.84 × 104