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Glossary » Beams » Simply Supported » Uniformly Distributed Load » Two Equal Spans » Wide Flange Steel I Beam » W10 × 60
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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 = 341 in4) for the W10 × 60 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 × 60 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 60 lbf/ft) L = 3.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 60.0 4.21 × 10-6 12.1 70.0 4.91 × 10-6 14.2 80.0 5.62 × 10-6 16.2 90.0 6.32 × 10-6 18.2 100 7.02 × 10-6 20.2 200 1.40 × 10-5 40.5 300 2.11 × 10-5 60.7 400 2.81 × 10-5 80.9 500 3.51 × 10-5 101 600 4.21 × 10-5 121 700 4.91 × 10-5 142 800 5.62 × 10-5 162 900 6.32 × 10-5 182 1000 7.02 × 10-5 202 2000 1.40 × 10-4 405 3000 2.11 × 10-4 607 4000 2.81 × 10-4 809 5000 3.51 × 10-4 1010 6000 4.21 × 10-4 1210 7000 4.91 × 10-4 1420 8000 5.62 × 10-4 1620 9000 6.32 × 10-4 1820 1.00 × 104 7.02 × 10-4 2020 2.00 × 104 0.00140 4050 3.00 × 104 0.00211 6070 4.00 × 104 0.00281 8090 5.00 × 104 0.00351 1.01 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.00421 1.21 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.00491 1.42 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.00562 1.62 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.00632 1.82 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.00702 2.02 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.0140 4.05 × 104 3.00 × 105 0.0211 6.07 × 104 4.00 × 105 0.0281 8.09 × 104 5.00 × 105 0.0351 1.01 × 105 6.00 × 105 0.0421 1.21 × 105 7.00 × 105 0.0491 1.42 × 105 8.00 × 105 0.0562 1.62 × 105 9.00 × 105 0.0632 1.82 × 105 1.00 × 106 0.0702 2.02 × 105 1.47 × 106 0.103 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 60 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 60 lbf/ft) L = 5.00 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 60.0 3.25 × 10-5 33.7 70.0 3.79 × 10-5 39.3 80.0 4.33 × 10-5 45.0 90.0 4.87 × 10-5 50.6 100 5.42 × 10-5 56.2 200 1.08 × 10-4 112 300 1.62 × 10-4 169 400 2.17 × 10-4 225 500 2.71 × 10-4 281 600 3.25 × 10-4 337 700 3.79 × 10-4 393 800 4.33 × 10-4 450 900 4.87 × 10-4 506 1000 5.42 × 10-4 562 2000 0.00108 1120 3000 0.00162 1690 4000 0.00217 2250 5000 0.00271 2810 6000 0.00325 3370 7000 0.00379 3930 8000 0.00433 4500 9000 0.00487 5060 1.00 × 104 0.00542 5620 2.00 × 104 0.0108 1.12 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.0162 1.69 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.0217 2.25 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.0271 2.81 × 104 6.00 × 104 0.0325 3.37 × 104 7.00 × 104 0.0379 3.93 × 104 8.00 × 104 0.0433 4.50 × 104 9.00 × 104 0.0487 5.06 × 104 1.00 × 105 0.0542 5.62 × 104 2.00 × 105 0.108 1.12 × 105 3.00 × 105 0.162 1.69 × 105 4.00 × 105 0.217 2.25 × 105 5.00 × 105 0.271 2.81 × 105 5.29 × 105 0.286 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 60 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 60 lbf/ft) L = 10.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 60.0 5.20 × 10-4 135 70.0 6.07 × 10-4 157 80.0 6.93 × 10-4 180 90.0 7.80 × 10-4 202 100 8.67 × 10-4 225 200 0.00173 450 300 0.00260 674 400 0.00347 899 500 0.00433 1120 600 0.00520 1350 700 0.00607 1570 800 0.00693 1800 900 0.00780 2020 1000 0.00867 2250 2000 0.0173 4500 3000 0.0260 6740 4000 0.0347 8990 5000 0.0433 1.12 × 104 6000 0.0520 1.35 × 104 7000 0.0607 1.57 × 104 8000 0.0693 1.80 × 104 9000 0.0780 2.02 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.0867 2.25 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.173 4.50 × 104 3.00 × 104 0.260 6.74 × 104 4.00 × 104 0.347 8.99 × 104 5.00 × 104 0.433 1.12 × 105 6.00 × 104 0.520 1.35 × 105 7.00 × 104 0.607 1.57 × 105 8.00 × 104 0.693 1.80 × 105 9.00 × 104 0.780 2.02 × 105 1.00 × 105 0.867 2.25 × 105 1.32 × 105 1.15 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 60 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 60 lbf/ft) L = 15.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 60.0 0.00263 303 70.0 0.00307 354 80.0 0.00351 405 90.0 0.00395 455 100 0.00439 506 200 0.00877 1010 300 0.0132 1520 400 0.0175 2020 500 0.0219 2530 600 0.0263 3030 700 0.0307 3540 800 0.0351 4050 900 0.0395 4550 1000 0.0439 5060 2000 0.0877 1.01 × 104 3000 0.132 1.52 × 104 4000 0.175 2.02 × 104 5000 0.219 2.53 × 104 6000 0.263 3.03 × 104 7000 0.307 3.54 × 104 8000 0.351 4.05 × 104 9000 0.395 4.55 × 104 1.00 × 104 0.439 5.06 × 104 2.00 × 104 0.877 1.01 × 105 3.00 × 104 1.32 1.52 × 105 4.00 × 104 1.75 2.02 × 105 5.00 × 104 2.19 2.53 × 105 5.87 × 104 2.58 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 60 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 60 lbf/ft) L = 20.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 60.0 0.00832 539 70.0 0.00971 629 80.0 0.0111 719 90.0 0.0125 809 100 0.0139 899 200 0.0277 1800 300 0.0416 2700 400 0.0555 3600 500 0.0693 4500 600 0.0832 5390 700 0.0971 6290 800 0.111 7190 900 0.125 8090 1000 0.139 8990 2000 0.277 1.80 × 104 3000 0.416 2.70 × 104 4000 0.555 3.60 × 104 5000 0.693 4.50 × 104 6000 0.832 5.39 × 104 7000 0.971 6.29 × 104 8000 1.11 7.19 × 104 9000 1.25 8.09 × 104 1.00 × 104 1.39 8.99 × 104 2.00 × 104 2.77 1.80 × 105 3.00 × 104 4.16 2.70 × 105 3.30 × 104 4.58 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 60 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 60 lbf/ft) L = 25.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 60.0 0.0203 843 70.0 0.0237 983 80.0 0.0271 1120 90.0 0.0305 1260 100 0.0338 1400 200 0.0677 2810 300 0.102 4210 400 0.135 5620 500 0.169 7020 600 0.203 8430 700 0.237 9830 800 0.271 1.12 × 104 900 0.305 1.26 × 104 1000 0.338 1.40 × 104 2000 0.677 2.81 × 104 3000 1.02 4.21 × 104 4000 1.35 5.62 × 104 5000 1.69 7.02 × 104 6000 2.03 8.43 × 104 7000 2.37 9.83 × 104 8000 2.71 1.12 × 105 9000 3.05 1.26 × 105 1.00 × 104 3.38 1.40 × 105 2.00 × 104 6.77 2.81 × 105 2.11 × 104 7.16 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 60 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 60 lbf/ft) L = 30.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 60.0 0.0421 1210 70.0 0.0491 1420 80.0 0.0562 1620 90.0 0.0632 1820 100 0.0702 2020 200 0.140 4050 300 0.211 6070 400 0.281 8090 500 0.351 1.01 × 104 600 0.421 1.21 × 104 700 0.491 1.42 × 104 800 0.562 1.62 × 104 900 0.632 1.82 × 104 1000 0.702 2.02 × 104 2000 1.40 4.05 × 104 3000 2.11 6.07 × 104 4000 2.81 8.09 × 104 5000 3.51 1.01 × 105 6000 4.21 1.21 × 105 7000 4.91 1.42 × 105 8000 5.62 1.62 × 105 9000 6.32 1.82 × 105 1.00 × 104 7.02 2.02 × 105 1.47 × 104 10.3 2.97 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 60 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 60 lbf/ft) L = 40.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 60.0 0.133 2160 70.0 0.155 2520 80.0 0.177 2880 90.0 0.200 3240 100 0.222 3600 200 0.444 7190 300 0.666 1.08 × 104 400 0.887 1.44 × 104 500 1.11 1.80 × 104 600 1.33 2.16 × 104 700 1.55 2.52 × 104 800 1.77 2.88 × 104 900 2.00 3.24 × 104 1000 2.22 3.60 × 104 2000 4.44 7.19 × 104 3000 6.66 1.08 × 105 4000 8.87 1.44 × 105 4610 10.2 1.66 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 60 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 60 lbf/ft) L = 50.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 60.0 0.325 3370 70.0 0.379 3930 80.0 0.433 4500 90.0 0.487 5060 100 0.542 5620 200 1.08 1.12 × 104 300 1.62 1.69 × 104 400 2.17 2.25 × 104 500 2.71 2.81 × 104 600 3.25 3.37 × 104 700 3.79 3.93 × 104 800 4.33 4.50 × 104 900 4.87 5.06 × 104 1000 5.42 5.62 × 104 1890 10.2 1.06 × 105
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 60 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 60 lbf/ft) L = 60.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 60.0 0.674 4860 70.0 0.786 5660 80.0 0.898 6470 90.0 1.01 7280 100 1.12 8090 200 2.25 1.62 × 104 300 3.37 2.43 × 104 400 4.49 3.24 × 104 500 5.62 4.05 × 104 600 6.74 4.86 × 104 700 7.86 5.66 × 104 800 8.98 6.47 × 104 900 10.1 7.28 × 104 910 10.2 7.36 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 60 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 60 lbf/ft) L = 70.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 60.0 1.25 6610 70.0 1.46 7710 80.0 1.66 8810 90.0 1.87 9910 100 2.08 1.10 × 104 200 4.16 2.20 × 104 300 6.24 3.30 × 104 400 8.32 4.41 × 104 491 10.2 5.41 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 60 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 60 lbf/ft) L = 80.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 60.0 2.13 8630 70.0 2.48 1.01 × 104 80.0 2.84 1.15 × 104 90.0 3.19 1.29 × 104 100 3.55 1.44 × 104 200 7.10 2.88 × 104 288 10.2 4.14 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 60 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 60 lbf/ft) L = 90.0 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 60.0 3.41 1.09 × 104 70.0 3.98 1.27 × 104 80.0 4.55 1.46 × 104 90.0 5.12 1.64 × 104 100 5.69 1.82 × 104 180 10.2 3.27 × 104
 Steel I Beam: W10 × 60 (Wide Flange 10 inch tall × 60 lbf/ft) L = 100 ft (lbf/ft) (in) (psi) 60.0 5.20 1.35 × 104 70.0 6.07 1.57 × 104 80.0 6.93 1.80 × 104 90.0 7.80 2.02 × 104 100 8.67 2.25 × 104 118 10.2 2.65 × 104