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Glossary » Beams » Simply Supported » Uniformly Distributed Load » Four Equal Spans » Wide Flange Steel I Beam » W14 × 53
Wide Flange Steel I Beam | Single Span | Two Equal Spans | Three Equal Spans | Four Equal Spans

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 = 541 in4) for the W14 × 53 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: W14 × 53 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 53 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 53.0 2.84 × 10-6 7.89 60.0 3.21 × 10-6 8.93 70.0 3.75 × 10-6 10.4 80.0 4.28 × 10-6 11.9 90.0 4.82 × 10-6 13.4 100 5.35 × 10-6 14.9 200 1.07 × 10-5 29.8 300 1.61 × 10-5 44.6 400 2.14 × 10-5 59.5 500 2.68 × 10-5 74.4 600 3.21 × 10-5 89.3 700 3.75 × 10-5 104 800 4.28 × 10-5 119 900 4.82 × 10-5 134 1000 5.35 × 10-5 149 2000 1.07 × 10-4 298 3000 1.61 × 10-4 446 4000 2.14 × 10-4 595 5000 2.68 × 10-4 744 6000 3.21 × 10-4 893 7000 3.75 × 10-4 1040 8000 4.28 × 10-4 1190 9000 4.82 × 10-4 1340 1.00 × 104 5.35 × 10-4 1490 2.00 × 104 0.00107 2980 3.00 × 104 0.00161 4460 4.00 × 104 0.00214 5950 5.00 × 104 0.00268 7440 6.00 × 104 0.00321 8930 7.00 × 104 0.00375 1.04 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.00428 1.19 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.00482 1.34 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.00535 1.49 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0107 2.98 × 104 3.00 × 105 0.0161 4.46 × 104 4.00 × 105 0.0214 5.95 × 104 5.00 × 105 0.0268 7.44 × 104 6.00 × 105 0.0321 8.93 × 104 7.00 × 105 0.0375 1.04 × 105 8.00 × 105 0.0428 1.19 × 105 9.00 × 105 0.0482 1.34 × 105 1.00 × 106 0.0535 1.49 × 105 2.00 × 106 0.107 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 53 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 53 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 53.0 2.19 × 10-5 21.9 60.0 2.48 × 10-5 24.8 70.0 2.89 × 10-5 28.9 80.0 3.30 × 10-5 33.1 90.0 3.72 × 10-5 37.2 100 4.13 × 10-5 41.3 200 8.26 × 10-5 82.7 300 1.24 × 10-4 124 400 1.65 × 10-4 165 500 2.06 × 10-4 207 600 2.48 × 10-4 248 700 2.89 × 10-4 289 800 3.30 × 10-4 331 900 3.72 × 10-4 372 1000 4.13 × 10-4 413 2000 8.26 × 10-4 827 3000 0.00124 1240 4000 0.00165 1650 5000 0.00206 2070 6000 0.00248 2480 7000 0.00289 2890 8000 0.00330 3310 9000 0.00372 3720 1.00 × 104 0.00413 4130 2.00 × 104 0.00826 8270 3.00 × 104 0.0124 1.24 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0165 1.65 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0206 2.07 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0248 2.48 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0289 2.89 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0330 3.31 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0372 3.72 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0413 4.13 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0826 8.27 × 104 3.00 × 105 0.124 1.24 × 105 4.00 × 105 0.165 1.65 × 105 5.00 × 105 0.206 2.07 × 105 6.00 × 105 0.248 2.48 × 105 7.00 × 105 0.289 2.89 × 105 7.19 × 105 0.297 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 53 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 53 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 53.0 3.50 × 10-4 87.6 60.0 3.96 × 10-4 99.2 70.0 4.62 × 10-4 116 80.0 5.29 × 10-4 132 90.0 5.95 × 10-4 149 100 6.61 × 10-4 165 200 0.00132 331 300 0.00198 496 400 0.00264 661 500 0.00330 827 600 0.00396 992 700 0.00462 1160 800 0.00529 1320 900 0.00595 1490 1000 0.00661 1650 2000 0.0132 3310 3000 0.0198 4960 4000 0.0264 6610 5000 0.0330 8270 6000 0.0396 9920 7000 0.0462 1.16 × 104 8000 0.0529 1.32 × 104 9000 0.0595 1.49 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.0661 1.65 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.132 3.31 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.198 4.96 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.264 6.61 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.330 8.27 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.396 9.92 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.462 1.16 × 105 8.00 × 104 0.529 1.32 × 105 9.00 × 104 0.595 1.49 × 105 1.00 × 105 0.661 1.65 × 105 1.80 × 105 1.19 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 53 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 53 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 53.0 0.00177 197 60.0 0.00201 223 70.0 0.00234 260 80.0 0.00268 298 90.0 0.00301 335 100 0.00334 372 200 0.00669 744 300 0.0100 1120 400 0.0134 1490 500 0.0167 1860 600 0.0201 2230 700 0.0234 2600 800 0.0268 2980 900 0.0301 3350 1000 0.0334 3720 2000 0.0669 7440 3000 0.100 1.12 × 104 4000 0.134 1.49 × 104 5000 0.167 1.86 × 104 6000 0.201 2.23 × 104 7000 0.234 2.60 × 104 8000 0.268 2.98 × 104 9000 0.301 3.35 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.334 3.72 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.669 7.44 × 104 3.00 × 104 1.00 1.12 × 105 4.00 × 104 1.34 1.49 × 105 5.00 × 104 1.67 1.86 × 105 6.00 × 104 2.01 2.23 × 105 7.00 × 104 2.34 2.60 × 105 7.98 × 104 2.67 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 53 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 53 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 53.0 0.00560 351 60.0 0.00634 397 70.0 0.00740 463 80.0 0.00846 529 90.0 0.00951 595 100 0.0106 661 200 0.0211 1320 300 0.0317 1980 400 0.0423 2650 500 0.0529 3310 600 0.0634 3970 700 0.0740 4630 800 0.0846 5290 900 0.0951 5950 1000 0.106 6610 2000 0.211 1.32 × 104 3000 0.317 1.98 × 104 4000 0.423 2.65 × 104 5000 0.529 3.31 × 104 6000 0.634 3.97 × 104 7000 0.740 4.63 × 104 8000 0.846 5.29 × 104 9000 0.951 5.95 × 104 1.00 × 104 1.06 6.61 × 104 2.00 × 104 2.11 1.32 × 105 3.00 × 104 3.17 1.98 × 105 4.00 × 104 4.23 2.65 × 105 4.49 × 104 4.75 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 53 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 53 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 53.0 0.0137 548 60.0 0.0155 620 70.0 0.0181 723 80.0 0.0206 827 90.0 0.0232 930 100 0.0258 1030 200 0.0516 2070 300 0.0774 3100 400 0.103 4130 500 0.129 5170 600 0.155 6200 700 0.181 7230 800 0.206 8270 900 0.232 9300 1000 0.258 1.03 × 104 2000 0.516 2.07 × 104 3000 0.774 3.10 × 104 4000 1.03 4.13 × 104 5000 1.29 5.17 × 104 6000 1.55 6.20 × 104 7000 1.81 7.23 × 104 8000 2.06 8.27 × 104 9000 2.32 9.30 × 104 1.00 × 104 2.58 1.03 × 105 2.00 × 104 5.16 2.07 × 105 2.87 × 104 7.42 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 53 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 53 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 53.0 0.0284 789 60.0 0.0321 893 70.0 0.0375 1040 80.0 0.0428 1190 90.0 0.0482 1340 100 0.0535 1490 200 0.107 2980 300 0.161 4460 400 0.214 5950 500 0.268 7440 600 0.321 8930 700 0.375 1.04 × 104 800 0.428 1.19 × 104 900 0.482 1.34 × 104 1000 0.535 1.49 × 104 2000 1.07 2.98 × 104 3000 1.61 4.46 × 104 4000 2.14 5.95 × 104 5000 2.68 7.44 × 104 6000 3.21 8.93 × 104 7000 3.75 1.04 × 105 8000 4.28 1.19 × 105 9000 4.82 1.34 × 105 1.00 × 104 5.35 1.49 × 105 2.00 × 104 10.7 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 53 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 53 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 53.0 0.0896 1400 60.0 0.101 1590 70.0 0.118 1850 80.0 0.135 2120 90.0 0.152 2380 100 0.169 2650 200 0.338 5290 300 0.507 7940 400 0.677 1.06 × 104 500 0.846 1.32 × 104 600 1.01 1.59 × 104 700 1.18 1.85 × 104 800 1.35 2.12 × 104 900 1.52 2.38 × 104 1000 1.69 2.65 × 104 2000 3.38 5.29 × 104 3000 5.07 7.94 × 104 4000 6.77 1.06 × 105 5000 8.46 1.32 × 105 6000 10.1 1.59 × 105 7000 11.8 1.85 × 105 8000 13.5 2.12 × 105 8230 13.9 2.18 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 53 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 53 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 53.0 0.219 2190 60.0 0.248 2480 70.0 0.289 2890 80.0 0.330 3310 90.0 0.372 3720 100 0.413 4130 200 0.826 8270 300 1.24 1.24 × 104 400 1.65 1.65 × 104 500 2.06 2.07 × 104 600 2.48 2.48 × 104 700 2.89 2.89 × 104 800 3.30 3.31 × 104 900 3.72 3.72 × 104 1000 4.13 4.13 × 104 2000 8.26 8.27 × 104 3000 12.4 1.24 × 105 3370 13.9 1.39 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 53 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 53 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 53.0 0.454 3150 60.0 0.514 3570 70.0 0.599 4170 80.0 0.685 4760 90.0 0.771 5360 100 0.856 5950 200 1.71 1.19 × 104 300 2.57 1.79 × 104 400 3.42 2.38 × 104 500 4.28 2.98 × 104 600 5.14 3.57 × 104 700 5.99 4.17 × 104 800 6.85 4.76 × 104 900 7.71 5.36 × 104 1000 8.56 5.95 × 104 1630 13.9 9.68 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 53 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 53 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 53.0 0.841 4290 60.0 0.952 4860 70.0 1.11 5670 80.0 1.27 6480 90.0 1.43 7290 100 1.59 8100 200 3.17 1.62 × 104 300 4.76 2.43 × 104 400 6.35 3.24 × 104 500 7.93 4.05 × 104 600 9.52 4.86 × 104 700 11.1 5.67 × 104 800 12.7 6.48 × 104 878 13.9 7.11 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 53 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 53 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 53.0 1.43 5610 60.0 1.62 6350 70.0 1.89 7410 80.0 2.16 8470 90.0 2.44 9520 100 2.71 1.06 × 104 200 5.41 2.12 × 104 300 8.12 3.17 × 104 400 10.8 4.23 × 104 500 13.5 5.29 × 104 514 13.9 5.44 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 53 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 53 lbf/ft) L = 90.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 53.0 2.30 7100 60.0 2.60 8040 70.0 3.03 9370 80.0 3.47 1.07 × 104 90.0 3.90 1.21 × 104 100 4.33 1.34 × 104 200 8.67 2.68 × 104 300 13.0 4.02 × 104 321 13.9 4.30 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 53 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 53 lbf/ft) L = 100 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 53.0 3.50 8760 60.0 3.96 9920 70.0 4.62 1.16 × 104 80.0 5.29 1.32 × 104 90.0 5.95 1.49 × 104 100 6.61 1.65 × 104 200 13.2 3.31 × 104 211 13.9 3.48 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W14 × 53 (Wide Flange 14 inch tall × 53 lbf/ft) L = 125 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 53.0 8.55 1.37 × 104 60.0 9.68 1.55 × 104 70.0 11.3 1.81 × 104 80.0 12.9 2.07 × 104 86.3 13.9 2.23 × 104