How do you size a wide flange beam?

Wide flange beams are designated by the letter W followed by the nminal depth in inches and the weight in pounds per foot. Thus W12 × 19 designates a wide flange beam with a depth of 12 inches and a nominal weight of 19 pounds per foot.

How wide is a W16 steel beam?

Wide Flange Beams – Misc Shapes

Size & Weight Per Foot B Flange Width Inches
W16 x 31 5.525
W16 x 36 6.985
W16 x 40 6.995
W16 x 45 7.035

How much weight can a wide flange beam hold?

Allowable uniform loads.

Designation (Width x lbs/ft) Nominal Size – Depth x Width (inches x inches) Allowable Uniform Load (lb)
Span (ft)
W8 x 15 8 x 4 10500
W8 x 18 8 x 5 1/2 13500
W8 x 21 8 x 5 1/2 16200

How wide is a W18x35 beam?

Wide Flange Beam Specifications Chart

W18x35 35 17.7
W18x40 40 17.9
W18x46 46 18.06

What is the difference between I-beam and wide flange?

An I-beam has tapered flanges with a narrower flange than most wide flange beams, making it a lighter building material. A wide flange beam, with wider flanges and web than the I-beam, can handle more weight, but this makes it heavier overall.

What size beam do I need for a 20 foot span?

For a 20-foot spans, the wood beam has to be at least 16 inches in depth and 8″ in width (4-2×16) used for residential building or projects.

What size steel beam do I need to span 15 feet?

What size beam to span 15 ft:- as per general thumb rule and guidelines, a 3 nailed 2×12 or 3-2×12 or 6×12 size of wood beam can allow to span 15 ft. Thus, for a 15 foot span, you will need atleast 3-2×12 or 6×12 size of wood beam.

How wide is a W8x18 beam?

Structural A36 Steel Wide Flange I Beam Section Properties Table

in × lb/ft Area (in2) d (in)
W8x24 7.08 7.93
W8x21 6.16 8.28
W8x18 5.26 8.14
W8x15 4.44 8.11

How tall is a W24x55 beam?

ASTM Steel Wide Channel H Beam Section Properties various sizes ranging W14 – W25

in × lb/ft Area (in2) d (in)
W24x55 16.2 23.57
W21x147 43.2 22.06
W21x132 38.8 21.83
W21x122 35.9 21.68