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Glossary » Beams » Simply Supported » Uniformly Distributed Load » Two Equal Spans » S Section Steel I Beam » S10 × 25.4
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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 = 124 in4) for the S10 × 25.4 S Section 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: S10 × 25.4 (S10 inch tall × 25.4 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 25.4 4.90 × 10-6 13.8 30.0 5.79 × 10-6 16.3 40.0 7.72 × 10-6 21.8 50.0 9.65 × 10-6 27.2 60.0 1.16 × 10-5 32.7 70.0 1.35 × 10-5 38.1 80.0 1.54 × 10-5 43.5 90.0 1.74 × 10-5 49.0 100 1.93 × 10-5 54.4 200 3.86 × 10-5 109 300 5.79 × 10-5 163 400 7.72 × 10-5 218 500 9.65 × 10-5 272 600 1.16 × 10-4 327 700 1.35 × 10-4 381 800 1.54 × 10-4 435 900 1.74 × 10-4 490 1000 1.93 × 10-4 544 2000 3.86 × 10-4 1090 3000 5.79 × 10-4 1630 4000 7.72 × 10-4 2180 5000 9.65 × 10-4 2720 6000 0.00116 3270 7000 0.00135 3810 8000 0.00154 4350 9000 0.00174 4900 1.00 × 104 0.00193 5440 2.00 × 104 0.00386 1.09 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.00579 1.63 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.00772 2.18 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.00965 2.72 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0116 3.27 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0135 3.81 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0154 4.35 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0174 4.90 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0193 5.44 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0386 1.09 × 105 3.00 × 105 0.0579 1.63 × 105 4.00 × 105 0.0772 2.18 × 105 5.00 × 105 0.0965 2.72 × 105 5.46 × 105 0.105 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: S10 × 25.4 (S10 inch tall × 25.4 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 25.4 3.78 × 10-5 38.4 30.0 4.47 × 10-5 45.4 40.0 5.96 × 10-5 60.5 50.0 7.45 × 10-5 75.6 60.0 8.94 × 10-5 90.7 70.0 1.04 × 10-4 106 80.0 1.19 × 10-4 121 90.0 1.34 × 10-4 136 100 1.49 × 10-4 151 200 2.98 × 10-4 302 300 4.47 × 10-4 454 400 5.96 × 10-4 605 500 7.45 × 10-4 756 600 8.94 × 10-4 907 700 0.00104 1060 800 0.00119 1210 900 0.00134 1360 1000 0.00149 1510 2000 0.00298 3020 3000 0.00447 4540 4000 0.00596 6050 5000 0.00745 7560 6000 0.00894 9070 7000 0.0104 1.06 × 104 8000 0.0119 1.21 × 104 9000 0.0134 1.36 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.0149 1.51 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.0298 3.02 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0447 4.54 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0596 6.05 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0745 7.56 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0894 9.07 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.104 1.06 × 105 8.00 × 104 0.119 1.21 × 105 9.00 × 104 0.134 1.36 × 105 1.00 × 105 0.149 1.51 × 105 1.96 × 105 0.293 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: S10 × 25.4 (S10 inch tall × 25.4 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 25.4 6.05 × 10-4 154 30.0 7.15 × 10-4 181 40.0 9.53 × 10-4 242 50.0 0.00119 302 60.0 0.00143 363 70.0 0.00167 423 80.0 0.00191 484 90.0 0.00214 544 100 0.00238 605 200 0.00477 1210 300 0.00715 1810 400 0.00953 2420 500 0.0119 3020 600 0.0143 3630 700 0.0167 4230 800 0.0191 4840 900 0.0214 5440 1000 0.0238 6050 2000 0.0477 1.21 × 104 3000 0.0715 1.81 × 104 4000 0.0953 2.42 × 104 5000 0.119 3.02 × 104 6000 0.143 3.63 × 104 7000 0.167 4.23 × 104 8000 0.191 4.84 × 104 9000 0.214 5.44 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.238 6.05 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.477 1.21 × 105 3.00 × 104 0.715 1.81 × 105 4.00 × 104 0.953 2.42 × 105 4.91 × 104 1.17 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: S10 × 25.4 (S10 inch tall × 25.4 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 25.4 0.00306 346 30.0 0.00362 408 40.0 0.00483 544 50.0 0.00603 680 60.0 0.00724 817 70.0 0.00844 953 80.0 0.00965 1090 90.0 0.0109 1220 100 0.0121 1360 200 0.0241 2720 300 0.0362 4080 400 0.0483 5440 500 0.0603 6800 600 0.0724 8170 700 0.0844 9530 800 0.0965 1.09 × 104 900 0.109 1.22 × 104 1000 0.121 1.36 × 104 2000 0.241 2.72 × 104 3000 0.362 4.08 × 104 4000 0.483 5.44 × 104 5000 0.603 6.80 × 104 6000 0.724 8.17 × 104 7000 0.844 9.53 × 104 8000 0.965 1.09 × 105 9000 1.09 1.22 × 105 1.00 × 104 1.21 1.36 × 105 2.00 × 104 2.41 2.72 × 105 2.18 × 104 2.63 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: S10 × 25.4 (S10 inch tall × 25.4 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 25.4 0.00968 615 30.0 0.0114 726 40.0 0.0153 968 50.0 0.0191 1210 60.0 0.0229 1450 70.0 0.0267 1690 80.0 0.0305 1940 90.0 0.0343 2180 100 0.0381 2420 200 0.0763 4840 300 0.114 7260 400 0.153 9680 500 0.191 1.21 × 104 600 0.229 1.45 × 104 700 0.267 1.69 × 104 800 0.305 1.94 × 104 900 0.343 2.18 × 104 1000 0.381 2.42 × 104 2000 0.763 4.84 × 104 3000 1.14 7.26 × 104 4000 1.53 9.68 × 104 5000 1.91 1.21 × 105 6000 2.29 1.45 × 105 7000 2.67 1.69 × 105 8000 3.05 1.94 × 105 9000 3.43 2.18 × 105 1.00 × 104 3.81 2.42 × 105 1.23 × 104 4.68 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: S10 × 25.4 (S10 inch tall × 25.4 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 25.4 0.0236 960 30.0 0.0279 1130 40.0 0.0372 1510 50.0 0.0465 1890 60.0 0.0559 2270 70.0 0.0652 2650 80.0 0.0745 3020 90.0 0.0838 3400 100 0.0931 3780 200 0.186 7560 300 0.279 1.13 × 104 400 0.372 1.51 × 104 500 0.465 1.89 × 104 600 0.559 2.27 × 104 700 0.652 2.65 × 104 800 0.745 3.02 × 104 900 0.838 3.40 × 104 1000 0.931 3.78 × 104 2000 1.86 7.56 × 104 3000 2.79 1.13 × 105 4000 3.72 1.51 × 105 5000 4.65 1.89 × 105 6000 5.59 2.27 × 105 7000 6.52 2.65 × 105 7860 7.31 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: S10 × 25.4 (S10 inch tall × 25.4 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 25.4 0.0490 1380 30.0 0.0579 1630 40.0 0.0772 2180 50.0 0.0965 2720 60.0 0.116 3270 70.0 0.135 3810 80.0 0.154 4350 90.0 0.174 4900 100 0.193 5440 200 0.386 1.09 × 104 300 0.579 1.63 × 104 400 0.772 2.18 × 104 500 0.965 2.72 × 104 600 1.16 3.27 × 104 700 1.35 3.81 × 104 800 1.54 4.35 × 104 900 1.74 4.90 × 104 1000 1.93 5.44 × 104 2000 3.86 1.09 × 105 3000 5.79 1.63 × 105 4000 7.72 2.18 × 105 5000 9.65 2.72 × 105 5460 10.5 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: S10 × 25.4 (S10 inch tall × 25.4 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 25.4 0.155 2460 30.0 0.183 2900 40.0 0.244 3870 50.0 0.305 4840 60.0 0.366 5810 70.0 0.427 6770 80.0 0.488 7740 90.0 0.549 8710 100 0.610 9680 200 1.22 1.94 × 104 300 1.83 2.90 × 104 400 2.44 3.87 × 104 500 3.05 4.84 × 104 600 3.66 5.81 × 104 700 4.27 6.77 × 104 800 4.88 7.74 × 104 900 5.49 8.71 × 104 1000 6.10 9.68 × 104 1640 10.0 1.59 × 105
 Steel I Beam: S10 × 25.4 (S10 inch tall × 25.4 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 25.4 0.378 3840 30.0 0.447 4540 40.0 0.596 6050 50.0 0.745 7560 60.0 0.894 9070 70.0 1.04 1.06 × 104 80.0 1.19 1.21 × 104 90.0 1.34 1.36 × 104 100 1.49 1.51 × 104 200 2.98 3.02 × 104 300 4.47 4.54 × 104 400 5.96 6.05 × 104 500 7.45 7.56 × 104 600 8.94 9.07 × 104 671 10.0 1.02 × 105
 Steel I Beam: S10 × 25.4 (S10 inch tall × 25.4 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 25.4 0.784 5530 30.0 0.927 6530 40.0 1.24 8710 50.0 1.54 1.09 × 104 60.0 1.85 1.31 × 104 70.0 2.16 1.52 × 104 80.0 2.47 1.74 × 104 90.0 2.78 1.96 × 104 100 3.09 2.18 × 104 200 6.18 4.35 × 104 300 9.27 6.53 × 104 324 10.0 7.05 × 104
 Steel I Beam: S10 × 25.4 (S10 inch tall × 25.4 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 25.4 1.45 7530 30.0 1.72 8890 40.0 2.29 1.19 × 104 50.0 2.86 1.48 × 104 60.0 3.43 1.78 × 104 70.0 4.01 2.07 × 104 80.0 4.58 2.37 × 104 90.0 5.15 2.67 × 104 100 5.72 2.96 × 104 175 10.0 5.18 × 104
 Steel I Beam: S10 × 25.4 (S10 inch tall × 25.4 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 25.4 2.48 9830 30.0 2.93 1.16 × 104 40.0 3.90 1.55 × 104 50.0 4.88 1.94 × 104 60.0 5.86 2.32 × 104 70.0 6.83 2.71 × 104 80.0 7.81 3.10 × 104 90.0 8.78 3.48 × 104 100 9.76 3.87 × 104 102 10.0 3.97 × 104
 Steel I Beam: S10 × 25.4 (S10 inch tall × 25.4 lbf/ft) L = 90.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 25.4 3.97 1.24 × 104 30.0 4.69 1.47 × 104 40.0 6.25 1.96 × 104 50.0 7.82 2.45 × 104 60.0 9.38 2.94 × 104 64.0 10.0 3.13 × 104
 Steel I Beam: S10 × 25.4 (S10 inch tall × 25.4 lbf/ft) L = 100 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 25.4 6.05 1.54 × 104 30.0 7.15 1.81 × 104 40.0 9.53 2.42 × 104 42.0 10.0 2.54 × 104
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