# What are the dimensions of a steel I beam?

## What are the dimensions of a steel I beam?

STANDARD STEEL I-BEAM SIZES CHART

Standard Steel I-Beam Sizes, Dimensions and Section Properties Chart | ||
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Desig- nation | Nom. Weight, lb/ft | Axis Y-Y |

S15 x 42.9 | 42.9 | 5.23 |

S12 x 50 | 50 | 5.74 |

S12 x 40.8 | 40.8 | 5.16 |

## How thick is a standard I Beam?

The standard range of hot-rolled I-beams includes beams with a height of 100-710 mm, flange width of 55-440 mm, web thickness of 3.8-100 mm and beam length of 4-12 m.

**Which is stronger H beam or I beam?**

The cross section of the H beam is stronger than the cross section of the I beam, meaning it can bear a greater load. In comparison, the cross section of an I beam can bear direct load and tensile but cannot resist twisting because the cross section is so narrow. This means that it can only bear force in one direction.

### How far can steel I beam span?

How far can a 12 inch i beam span:- as per general thumb rule and guidelines a 12 inch i steel beam or W12 or universal beam or w beam or I beam or UB’s or hot rolled section or Rolled steel joist (RSJ) can allow to span 20 feet far distance used for residential building projects or construction.

### How wide is a W16 steel beam?

Wide Flange Beams – Misc Shapes

Size & Weight Per Foot | B Flange Width Inches |
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W16 x 36 | 6.985 |

W16 x 40 | 6.995 |

W16 x 45 | 7.035 |

W16 x 50 | 7.070 |

**What size I-beam do I need?**

Wood beam size for a 18 foot span:– as per general thumb rule, for a 18 foot span, size of wood beam or lumber joist should be 2×12 which placed at 16″ apart from centre used for residential building or projects or construction in which depth of section of beam is 300mm (12″) and width of beam is 50 mm or 2″.

## What size steel beam do I need to span 12 feet?

What size beam to span 12 ft:- as per general thumb rule and guidelines, a 3 nailed 2×10 or 3-2×10 or 6×10 size of wood beam can allow to span 12 ft. Thus, for a 12 foot span, you will need atleast 3-2×10 or 6×10 size of wood beam.

## How do you make an I-beam stronger?

If your beam design is governed by yielding in bending (not lateral-torsional buckling/plate buckling, etc) then you need to increase the second moment of area (I) to increase the bending capacity. Usually this is done by fastening additional plates to the beam, typically onto the flanges.

**How wide is a W12 beam?**

Wide Flange Beams – Misc Shapes

Size & Weight Per Foot | B Flange Width Inches |
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W12 x 40 | 8.005 |

W12 x 45 | 8.045 |

W12 x 50 | 8.080 |

W12 x 53 | 9.995 |

### What size is a W12 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 do I calculate steel beam size?

Measure the distance in inches that you need the steel beam to fill. Write this figure down on a sheet of paper as your clear span for the beam. Measure the length in inches of the floor joist that the I-beam must support. Divide that number by two.

**What size beam do I need to span 16 feet?**

For a 16 foot span, you will need atleast 3-2×14 or 6×14 size of wood beam. Thus, a 3 nailed 2×14 or 3-2×14 or 6×14 wood beam can allow to span 16 feet. For a 16-foot spans, the wood beam has to be at least 14 inches in depth and 6″ in width (3-2×14) used for residential building, wood frame structure or projects.

## How do I know what size steel beam I need?

## What size steel beam do I need to span 24 feet?

What size beam to span 24 ft:- as per general thumb rule and guidelines, a 4 nailed 2×18 or 4-2×18 or 8×18 size of wood beam can allow to span 24 feet. Thus, for a 24 foot span, you will need atleast 4-2×18 or 8×18 size of wood beam.

**What is stronger C channel or I-beam?**

The C-beam maintains strength tolerances at a lower gauge than the I-beam, which results in thinner, lighter components. If you’ve never worked with C-beam profiles before, keep reading.

### What is the strongest shape for a beam?

The triangle is the strongest to as it holds it shape and has a base which is very strong a also has a strong support. The triangle is common in all sorts of building supports and trusses.

### What size beam do I need to span 21 feet?

Wood beam size for a 21 foot span:- as per general thumb rule, for a 21 foot span, size of wood beam or lumber joist should be 2×14 which placed at 16″ apart from centre used for residential building or projects or construction in which depth of section of beam is 350mm (14″) and width of beam is 50 mm or 2″.