Wide Flange Steel I Beam: W5 × 19

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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 = 26.2 in4) for the W5 × 19 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: W5 × 19 (Wide Flange 5 inch tall × 19 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 19.0 1.74 × 10-5 25.2 20.0 1.83 × 10-5 26.5 30.0 2.74 × 10-5 39.8 40.0 3.65 × 10-5 53.1 50.0 4.57 × 10-5 66.3 60.0 5.48 × 10-5 79.6 70.0 6.39 × 10-5 92.9 80.0 7.31 × 10-5 106 90.0 8.22 × 10-5 119 100 9.14 × 10-5 133 200 1.83 × 10-4 265 300 2.74 × 10-4 398 400 3.65 × 10-4 531 500 4.57 × 10-4 663 600 5.48 × 10-4 796 700 6.39 × 10-4 929 800 7.31 × 10-4 1060 900 8.22 × 10-4 1190 1000 9.14 × 10-4 1330 2000 0.00183 2650 3000 0.00274 3980 4000 0.00365 5310 5000 0.00457 6630 6000 0.00548 7960 7000 0.00639 9290 8000 0.00731 1.06 × 104 9000 0.00822 1.19 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.00914 1.33 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.0183 2.65 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0274 3.98 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0365 5.31 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0457 6.63 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0548 7.96 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0639 9.29 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0731 1.06 × 105 9.00 × 104 0.0822 1.19 × 105 1.00 × 105 0.0914 1.33 × 105 2.00 × 105 0.183 2.65 × 105 2.24 × 105 0.205 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W5 × 19 (Wide Flange 5 inch tall × 19 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 19.0 1.34 × 10-4 70.0 20.0 1.41 × 10-4 73.7 30.0 2.11 × 10-4 111 40.0 2.82 × 10-4 147 50.0 3.52 × 10-4 184 60.0 4.23 × 10-4 221 70.0 4.93 × 10-4 258 80.0 5.64 × 10-4 295 90.0 6.34 × 10-4 332 100 7.05 × 10-4 369 200 0.00141 737 300 0.00211 1110 400 0.00282 1470 500 0.00352 1840 600 0.00423 2210 700 0.00493 2580 800 0.00564 2950 900 0.00634 3320 1000 0.00705 3690 2000 0.0141 7370 3000 0.0211 1.11 × 104 4000 0.0282 1.47 × 104 5000 0.0352 1.84 × 104 6000 0.0423 2.21 × 104 7000 0.0493 2.58 × 104 8000 0.0564 2.95 × 104 9000 0.0634 3.32 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.0705 3.69 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.141 7.37 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.211 1.11 × 105 4.00 × 104 0.282 1.47 × 105 5.00 × 104 0.352 1.84 × 105 6.00 × 104 0.423 2.21 × 105 7.00 × 104 0.493 2.58 × 105 8.00 × 104 0.564 2.95 × 105 8.06 × 104 0.568 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W5 × 19 (Wide Flange 5 inch tall × 19 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 19.0 0.00214 280 20.0 0.00226 295 30.0 0.00338 442 40.0 0.00451 590 50.0 0.00564 737 60.0 0.00677 885 70.0 0.00789 1030 80.0 0.00902 1180 90.0 0.0102 1330 100 0.0113 1470 200 0.0226 2950 300 0.0338 4420 400 0.0451 5900 500 0.0564 7370 600 0.0677 8850 700 0.0789 1.03 × 104 800 0.0902 1.18 × 104 900 0.102 1.33 × 104 1000 0.113 1.47 × 104 2000 0.226 2.95 × 104 3000 0.338 4.42 × 104 4000 0.451 5.90 × 104 5000 0.564 7.37 × 104 6000 0.677 8.85 × 104 7000 0.789 1.03 × 105 8000 0.902 1.18 × 105 9000 1.02 1.33 × 105 1.00 × 104 1.13 1.47 × 105 2.00 × 104 2.26 2.95 × 105 2.01 × 104 2.27 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W5 × 19 (Wide Flange 5 inch tall × 19 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 19.0 0.0108 630 20.0 0.0114 663 30.0 0.0171 995 40.0 0.0228 1330 50.0 0.0285 1660 60.0 0.0343 1990 70.0 0.0400 2320 80.0 0.0457 2650 90.0 0.0514 2990 100 0.0571 3320 200 0.114 6630 300 0.171 9950 400 0.228 1.33 × 104 500 0.285 1.66 × 104 600 0.343 1.99 × 104 700 0.400 2.32 × 104 800 0.457 2.65 × 104 900 0.514 2.99 × 104 1000 0.571 3.32 × 104 2000 1.14 6.63 × 104 3000 1.71 9.95 × 104 4000 2.28 1.33 × 105 5000 2.85 1.66 × 105 6000 3.43 1.99 × 105 7000 4.00 2.32 × 105 8000 4.57 2.65 × 105 8950 5.11 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W5 × 19 (Wide Flange 5 inch tall × 19 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 19.0 0.0343 1120 20.0 0.0361 1180 30.0 0.0541 1770 40.0 0.0722 2360 50.0 0.0902 2950 60.0 0.108 3540 70.0 0.126 4130 80.0 0.144 4720 90.0 0.162 5310 100 0.180 5900 200 0.361 1.18 × 104 300 0.541 1.77 × 104 400 0.722 2.36 × 104 500 0.902 2.95 × 104 600 1.08 3.54 × 104 700 1.26 4.13 × 104 800 1.44 4.72 × 104 900 1.62 5.31 × 104 1000 1.80 5.90 × 104 2000 3.61 1.18 × 105 2850 5.15 1.68 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W5 × 19 (Wide Flange 5 inch tall × 19 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 19.0 0.0837 1750 20.0 0.0881 1840 30.0 0.132 2760 40.0 0.176 3690 50.0 0.220 4610 60.0 0.264 5530 70.0 0.308 6450 80.0 0.352 7370 90.0 0.396 8290 100 0.441 9210 200 0.881 1.84 × 104 300 1.32 2.76 × 104 400 1.76 3.69 × 104 500 2.20 4.61 × 104 600 2.64 5.53 × 104 700 3.08 6.45 × 104 800 3.52 7.37 × 104 900 3.96 8.29 × 104 1000 4.41 9.21 × 104 1170 5.15 1.08 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W5 × 19 (Wide Flange 5 inch tall × 19 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 19.0 0.174 2520 20.0 0.183 2650 30.0 0.274 3980 40.0 0.365 5310 50.0 0.457 6630 60.0 0.548 7960 70.0 0.639 9290 80.0 0.731 1.06 × 104 90.0 0.822 1.19 × 104 100 0.914 1.33 × 104 200 1.83 2.65 × 104 300 2.74 3.98 × 104 400 3.65 5.31 × 104 500 4.57 6.63 × 104 564 5.15 7.48 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W5 × 19 (Wide Flange 5 inch tall × 19 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 19.0 0.549 4480 20.0 0.577 4720 30.0 0.866 7080 40.0 1.15 9440 50.0 1.44 1.18 × 104 60.0 1.73 1.42 × 104 70.0 2.02 1.65 × 104 80.0 2.31 1.89 × 104 90.0 2.60 2.12 × 104 100 2.89 2.36 × 104 178 5.15 4.21 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W5 × 19 (Wide Flange 5 inch tall × 19 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 19.0 1.34 7000 20.0 1.41 7370 30.0 2.11 1.11 × 104 40.0 2.82 1.47 × 104 50.0 3.52 1.84 × 104 60.0 4.23 2.21 × 104 70.0 4.93 2.58 × 104 73.1 5.15 2.69 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W5 × 19 (Wide Flange 5 inch tall × 19 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 19.0 2.78 1.01 × 104 20.0 2.92 1.06 × 104 30.0 4.38 1.59 × 104 35.2 5.15 1.87 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W5 × 19 (Wide Flange 5 inch tall × 19 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 19.0 5.15 1.37 × 104 19.0 5.15 1.37 × 104