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Glossary » Beams » Simply Supported » Uniformly Distributed Load » Four Equal Spans » Wide Flange Steel I Beam » W10 × 54
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For a simply supported beam in four equal spans, we compute the displacement at the middle of the first and fourth spans, and the maximum normal stress occuring at the second and fourth supports of the beam.
The tabulated data listed in this page are calculated based on the area moment of inertia (Ixx = 303 in4) for the W10 × 54 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 × 54 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 54 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 54.0 5.16 × 10-6 10.4 60.0 5.73 × 10-6 11.6 70.0 6.69 × 10-6 13.5 80.0 7.64 × 10-6 15.4 90.0 8.60 × 10-6 17.3 100 9.55 × 10-6 19.3 200 1.91 × 10-5 38.5 300 2.87 × 10-5 57.8 400 3.82 × 10-5 77.0 500 4.78 × 10-5 96.3 600 5.73 × 10-5 116 700 6.69 × 10-5 135 800 7.64 × 10-5 154 900 8.60 × 10-5 173 1000 9.55 × 10-5 193 2000 1.91 × 10-4 385 3000 2.87 × 10-4 578 4000 3.82 × 10-4 770 5000 4.78 × 10-4 963 6000 5.73 × 10-4 1160 7000 6.69 × 10-4 1350 8000 7.64 × 10-4 1540 9000 8.60 × 10-4 1730 1.00 × 104 9.55 × 10-4 1930 2.00 × 104 0.00191 3850 3.00 × 104 0.00287 5780 4.00 × 104 0.00382 7700 5.00 × 104 0.00478 9630 6.00 × 104 0.00573 1.16 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.00669 1.35 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.00764 1.54 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.00860 1.73 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.00955 1.93 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0191 3.85 × 104 3.00 × 105 0.0287 5.78 × 104 4.00 × 105 0.0382 7.70 × 104 5.00 × 105 0.0478 9.63 × 104 6.00 × 105 0.0573 1.16 × 105 7.00 × 105 0.0669 1.35 × 105 8.00 × 105 0.0764 1.54 × 105 9.00 × 105 0.0860 1.73 × 105 1.00 × 106 0.0955 1.93 × 105 1.54 × 106 0.147 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 54 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 54 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 54.0 3.98 × 10-5 28.9 60.0 4.42 × 10-5 32.1 70.0 5.16 × 10-5 37.4 80.0 5.90 × 10-5 42.8 90.0 6.64 × 10-5 48.1 100 7.37 × 10-5 53.5 200 1.47 × 10-4 107 300 2.21 × 10-4 160 400 2.95 × 10-4 214 500 3.69 × 10-4 267 600 4.42 × 10-4 321 700 5.16 × 10-4 374 800 5.90 × 10-4 428 900 6.64 × 10-4 481 1000 7.37 × 10-4 535 2000 0.00147 1070 3000 0.00221 1600 4000 0.00295 2140 5000 0.00369 2670 6000 0.00442 3210 7000 0.00516 3740 8000 0.00590 4280 9000 0.00664 4810 1.00 × 104 0.00737 5350 2.00 × 104 0.0147 1.07 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0221 1.60 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0295 2.14 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0369 2.67 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0442 3.21 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0516 3.74 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0590 4.28 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0664 4.81 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0737 5.35 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.147 1.07 × 105 3.00 × 105 0.221 1.60 × 105 4.00 × 105 0.295 2.14 × 105 5.00 × 105 0.369 2.67 × 105 5.55 × 105 0.409 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 54 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 54 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 54.0 6.37 × 10-4 116 60.0 7.08 × 10-4 128 70.0 8.26 × 10-4 150 80.0 9.44 × 10-4 171 90.0 0.00106 193 100 0.00118 214 200 0.00236 428 300 0.00354 642 400 0.00472 856 500 0.00590 1070 600 0.00708 1280 700 0.00826 1500 800 0.00944 1710 900 0.0106 1930 1000 0.0118 2140 2000 0.0236 4280 3000 0.0354 6420 4000 0.0472 8560 5000 0.0590 1.07 × 104 6000 0.0708 1.28 × 104 7000 0.0826 1.50 × 104 8000 0.0944 1.71 × 104 9000 0.106 1.93 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.118 2.14 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.236 4.28 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.354 6.42 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.472 8.56 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.590 1.07 × 105 6.00 × 104 0.708 1.28 × 105 7.00 × 104 0.826 1.50 × 105 8.00 × 104 0.944 1.71 × 105 9.00 × 104 1.06 1.93 × 105 1.00 × 105 1.18 2.14 × 105 1.39 × 105 1.64 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 54 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 54 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 54.0 0.00322 260 60.0 0.00358 289 70.0 0.00418 337 80.0 0.00478 385 90.0 0.00537 433 100 0.00597 481 200 0.0119 963 300 0.0179 1440 400 0.0239 1930 500 0.0299 2410 600 0.0358 2890 700 0.0418 3370 800 0.0478 3850 900 0.0537 4330 1000 0.0597 4810 2000 0.119 9630 3000 0.179 1.44 × 104 4000 0.239 1.93 × 104 5000 0.299 2.41 × 104 6000 0.358 2.89 × 104 7000 0.418 3.37 × 104 8000 0.478 3.85 × 104 9000 0.537 4.33 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.597 4.81 × 104 2.00 × 104 1.19 9.63 × 104 3.00 × 104 1.79 1.44 × 105 4.00 × 104 2.39 1.93 × 105 5.00 × 104 2.99 2.41 × 105 6.00 × 104 3.58 2.89 × 105 6.17 × 104 3.68 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 54 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 54 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 54.0 0.0102 462 60.0 0.0113 514 70.0 0.0132 599 80.0 0.0151 685 90.0 0.0170 770 100 0.0189 856 200 0.0377 1710 300 0.0566 2570 400 0.0755 3420 500 0.0944 4280 600 0.113 5140 700 0.132 5990 800 0.151 6850 900 0.170 7700 1000 0.189 8560 2000 0.377 1.71 × 104 3000 0.566 2.57 × 104 4000 0.755 3.42 × 104 5000 0.944 4.28 × 104 6000 1.13 5.14 × 104 7000 1.32 5.99 × 104 8000 1.51 6.85 × 104 9000 1.70 7.70 × 104 1.00 × 104 1.89 8.56 × 104 2.00 × 104 3.77 1.71 × 105 3.00 × 104 5.66 2.57 × 105 3.47 × 104 6.55 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 54 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 54 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 54.0 0.0249 722 60.0 0.0276 802 70.0 0.0323 936 80.0 0.0369 1070 90.0 0.0415 1200 100 0.0461 1340 200 0.0922 2670 300 0.138 4010 400 0.184 5350 500 0.230 6690 600 0.276 8020 700 0.323 9360 800 0.369 1.07 × 104 900 0.415 1.20 × 104 1000 0.461 1.34 × 104 2000 0.922 2.67 × 104 3000 1.38 4.01 × 104 4000 1.84 5.35 × 104 5000 2.30 6.69 × 104 6000 2.76 8.02 × 104 7000 3.23 9.36 × 104 8000 3.69 1.07 × 105 9000 4.15 1.20 × 105 1.00 × 104 4.61 1.34 × 105 2.00 × 104 9.22 2.67 × 105 2.22 × 104 10.2 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 54 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 54 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 54.0 0.0516 1040 60.0 0.0573 1160 70.0 0.0669 1350 80.0 0.0764 1540 90.0 0.0860 1730 100 0.0955 1930 200 0.191 3850 300 0.287 5780 400 0.382 7700 500 0.478 9630 600 0.573 1.16 × 104 700 0.669 1.35 × 104 800 0.764 1.54 × 104 900 0.860 1.73 × 104 1000 0.955 1.93 × 104 2000 1.91 3.85 × 104 3000 2.87 5.78 × 104 4000 3.82 7.70 × 104 5000 4.78 9.63 × 104 6000 5.73 1.16 × 105 7000 6.69 1.35 × 105 8000 7.64 1.54 × 105 9000 8.60 1.73 × 105 1.00 × 104 9.55 1.93 × 105 1.54 × 104 14.7 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 54 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 54 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 54.0 0.163 1850 60.0 0.181 2050 70.0 0.211 2400 80.0 0.242 2740 90.0 0.272 3080 100 0.302 3420 200 0.604 6850 300 0.906 1.03 × 104 400 1.21 1.37 × 104 500 1.51 1.71 × 104 600 1.81 2.05 × 104 700 2.11 2.40 × 104 800 2.42 2.74 × 104 900 2.72 3.08 × 104 1000 3.02 3.42 × 104 2000 6.04 6.85 × 104 3000 9.06 1.03 × 105 3340 10.1 1.14 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 54 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 54 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 54.0 0.398 2890 60.0 0.442 3210 70.0 0.516 3740 80.0 0.590 4280 90.0 0.664 4810 100 0.737 5350 200 1.47 1.07 × 104 300 2.21 1.60 × 104 400 2.95 2.14 × 104 500 3.69 2.67 × 104 600 4.42 3.21 × 104 700 5.16 3.74 × 104 800 5.90 4.28 × 104 900 6.64 4.81 × 104 1000 7.37 5.35 × 104 1370 10.1 7.32 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 54 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 54 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 54.0 0.826 4160 60.0 0.917 4620 70.0 1.07 5390 80.0 1.22 6160 90.0 1.38 6930 100 1.53 7700 200 3.06 1.54 × 104 300 4.59 2.31 × 104 400 6.12 3.08 × 104 500 7.64 3.85 × 104 600 9.17 4.62 × 104 660 10.1 5.08 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 54 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 54 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 54.0 1.53 5660 60.0 1.70 6290 70.0 1.98 7340 80.0 2.27 8390 90.0 2.55 9440 100 2.83 1.05 × 104 200 5.66 2.10 × 104 300 8.50 3.15 × 104 356 10.1 3.74 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 54 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 54 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 54.0 2.61 7400 60.0 2.90 8220 70.0 3.38 9590 80.0 3.87 1.10 × 104 90.0 4.35 1.23 × 104 100 4.83 1.37 × 104 200 9.66 2.74 × 104 209 10.1 2.86 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 54 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 54 lbf/ft) L = 90.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 54.0 4.18 9360 60.0 4.64 1.04 × 104 70.0 5.42 1.21 × 104 80.0 6.19 1.39 × 104 90.0 6.97 1.56 × 104 100 7.74 1.73 × 104 130 10.1 2.26 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 54 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 54 lbf/ft) L = 100 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 54.0 6.37 1.16 × 104 60.0 7.08 1.28 × 104 70.0 8.26 1.50 × 104 80.0 9.44 1.71 × 104 85.5 10.1 1.83 × 104
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