American Wide Flange Beams - W Beam

Dimensions of American Wide Flange Beams ASTM A6 - Imperial units

american wide flange beam

Properties in imperial units of American Wide Flange Beams according ASTM A6 are indicated below.

DesignationDimensionsStatic Parameters
Moment of InertiaElastic Section Modulus
Imperial
(in x lb/ft)
Depth
h
(in)
Width
w
(in)
Web Thickness
tw
(in)
Flange Thicness
tf
(in)
Sectional Area
(in2)
Weight
(lb/ft)
Ix
(in4)
Iy
(in4)
Wx
(in3)
Wy
(in3)
W 27 x 178 27.8 14.09 0.725 1.190 52.3 178 6990 555 502 78.8
W 27 x 161 27.6 14.02 0.660 1.080 47.4 161 6280 497 455 70.9
W 27 x 146 27.4 14 0.605 0.975 42.9 146 5630 443 411 63.5
W 27 x 114 27.3 10.07 0.570 0.930 33.5 114 4090 159 299 31.5
W 27 x 102 27.1 10.02 0.515 0.830 30.0 102 3620 139 267 27.8
W 27 x 94 26.9 10 0.490 0.745 27.7 94 3270 124 243 24.8
W 27 x 84 26.7 9.96 0.460 0.640 24.8 84 2850 106 213 21.2
                   
W 24 x 162 25 13 0.705 1.220 47.7 162 5170 443 414 68.4
W 24 x 146 24.7 12.9 0.650 1.090 43.0 146 4580 391 371 60.5
W 24 x 131 24.5 12.9 0.605 0.960 38.5 131 4020 340 329 53.0
W 24 x 117 24.3 12.8 0.55 0.850 34.4 117 3540 297 291 46.5
W 24 x 104 24.1 12.75 0.500 0.750 30.6 104 3100 259 258 40.7
W 24 x 94 24.1 9.07 0.515 0.875 27.7 94 2700 109 222 24.0
W 24 x 84 24.1 9.02 0.470 0.770 24.7 84 2370 94.4 196 20.9
W 24 x 76 23.9 9 0.440 0.680 22.4 76 2100 82.5 176 18.4
W 24 x 68 23.7 8.97 0.415 0.585 20.1 68 1830 70.4 154 15.7
W 24 x 62 23.7 7.04 0.430 0.590 18.2 62 1550 34.5 131 9.8
W 24 x 55 23.6 7.01 0.395 0.505 16.2 55 1350 29.1 114 8.3
                   
W 21 x 147 22.1 12.51 0.720 1.150 43.2 147 3630 376 329 60.1
W 21 x 132 21.8 12.44 0.650 1.035 38.8 132 3220 333 295 53.5
W 21 x 122 21.7 12.39 0.600 0.960 35.9 122 2960 305 273 49.2
W 21 x 111 21.5 12.34 0.550 0.875 32.7 111 2670 274 249 44.5
W 21 x 101 21.4 12.29 0.500 0.800 29.8 101 2420 248 227 40.3
W 21 x 93 21.6 8.42 0.580 0.930 27.3 93 2070 92.9 192 22.1
W 21 x 83 21.4 8.36 0.515 0835 24.3 83 1830 81.4 171 19.5
W 21 x 73 21.2 8.3 0.455 0.740 21.5 73 1600 70.6 151 17.0
W 21 x 68 21.1 8.27 0.430 0.685 20.0 68 1480 64.7 140 15.7
W 21 x 62 21 8.24 0.400 0.615 18.3 62 1330 57.5 127 13.9
W 21 x 57 21.1 6.56 0.405 0.650 16.7 57 1170 30.6 111 9.4
W 21 x 50 20.8 6.53 0.380 0.535 14.7 50 984 24.9 94.5 7.6
W 21 x 44 20.7 6.5 0.350 0.450 13.0 44 843 20.7 81.6 6.4
                   
W 18 x 119 19 11.27 0.655 1.060 35.1 119 2190 253 231 44.9
W 18 x 106 18.7 11.2 0.590 0.940 31.1 106 1910 220 204 39.4
W 18 x 97 18.6 11.15 0.535 0.870 28.5 97 1750 201 188 36.1
W 18 x 86 18.4 11.09 0.480 0.770 25.3 86 1530 175 166 31.6
W 18 x 76 18.2 11.04 0.425 0.680 22.3 76 1330 152 146 27.6
W 18 x 71 18.5 7.64 0.495 0.810 20.8 71 1170 60.3 127 15.8
W 18 x 65 18.4 7.59 0.450 0.750 19.1 65 1070 54.8 117 14.4
W 18 x 60 18.2 7.56 0.415 0.695 17.6 60 984 50.1 108 13.3
W 18 x 55 18.1 7.53 0.390 0.630 16.2 55 890 44.9 98.3 11.9
W 18 x 50 18 7.5 0.355 0.570 14.7 50 800 40.1 88.9 10.7
W 18 x 46 18.1 6.06 0.360 0.605 13.5 46 712 22.5 78.8 7.4
W 18 x 40 17.9 6.02 0.315 0.525 11.8 40 612 19.1 68.4 6.4
W 18 x 35 17.7 6 0.300 0.425 10.3 35 510 15.3 57.6 5.1
                   
W 16 x 100 16.97 10.425 0.585 0.985 29.4 100 1490 186 175 35.7
W 16 x 89 16.75 10.365 0.525 0.875 26.2 89 1300 163 155 31.4
W 16 x 77 16.52 10.295 0.455 0.760 22.6 77 1100 138 134 26.9
W 16 x 67 16.33 10.235 0.395 0.665 19.7 67 954 119 117 23.2
W 16 x 57 16.43 7.120 0.430 0.715 16.8 57 758 43.1 92.2 12.1
W 16 x 50 16.26 7.070 0.380 0.630 14.7 50 659 37.2 81 10.5
W 16 x 45 16.13 7.035 0.345 0.565 13.3 45 586 32.8 72.7 9.3
W 16 x 40 16.01 6.995 0.305 0.505 11.8 40 518 28.9 64.7 8.3
W 16 x 36 15.86 6.985 0.295 0.430 10.6 36 448 24.5 56.5 7
W 16 x 31 15.88 5.525 0.275 0.440 9.12 31 375 12.4 47.2 4.5
W 16 x 26 15.69 5.5 0.250 0.345 7.68 26 301 9.6 38.4 3.5
                   
W 14 x 132 14.66 14.725 0.645 1.030 38.8 132 1530 548 209 74.5
W 14 x 120 14.48 14.670 0.590 0.940 35.3 120 1380 495 190 67.5
W 14 x 109 14.32 14.605 0.525 0.860 32 109 1240 447 173 61.2
W 14 x 99 14.16 14.565 0.485 0.780 29.1 99 1110 402 157 55.2
W 14 x 90 14.02 14.520 0.440 0.710 26.5 90 999 362 143 49.9
W 14 x 82 14.31 10.130 0.510 0.855 24.1 82 882 148 123 29.3
W 14 x 74 14.17 10.070 0.450 0.785 21.8 74 796 134 112 26.6
W 14 x 68 14.04 10.035 0.415 0.720 20.0 68 723 121 103 24.2
W 14 x 61 13.89 9.995 0.375 0.645 17.9 61 640 107 92.2 21.5
W 14 x 53 13.92 8.060 0.370 0.660 15.6 53 541 57.7 77.8 14.3
W 14 x 48 13.79 8.030 0.340 0.595 14.1 48 485 51.4 70.3 12.8
W 14 x 43 13.66 7.995 0.305 0.530 12.6 43 428 45.2 62.7 11.3
W 14 x 38 14.10 6.770 0.310 0.515 11.2 38 385 26.7 54.6 7.9
W 14 x 34 13.98 6.745 0.285 0.455 10.0 34 340 23.3 48.6 6.9
W 14 x 30 13.84 6.730 0.270 0.385 8.85 30 291 19.6 42.0 5.8
W 14 x 26 13.91 5.025 0.255 0.420 7.69 26 245 8.9 35.3 3.5
W 14 x 22 13.74 5 0.230 0.335 6.49 22 199 7 29.0 2.8
                   
W 12 x 136 13.41 12.4 0.79 1.250 39.9 136 1240 398 186 64.2
W 12 x 120 13.12 12.32 0.71 1.105 35.3 120 1070 345 163 56.0
W 12 x 106 12.89 12.22 0.61 0.990 31.2 106 933 301 145 49.3
W 12 x 96 12.71 12.16 0.55 0.900 28.2 96 833 270 131 44.4
W 12 x 87 12.53 12.125 0.515 0.810 25.6 87 740 241 118 39.7
W 12 x 79 12.38 12.08 0.47 0.735 23.2 79 662 216 107 35.8
W 12 x 72 12.25 12.04 0.43 0.670 21.1 72 597 195 97.4 32.4
W 12 x 65 12.12 12 0.39 0.605 19.1 65 533 174 87.9 29.1
W 12 x 58 12.19 10.01 0.36 0.640 17.0 58 475 107 78 21.4
W 12 x 53 12.06 9.995 0.345 0.575 15.6 53 425 95.8 70.6 19.2
W 12 x 50 12.19 8.08 0.37 0.640 14.7 50 394 56.3 64.7 13.9
W 12 x 45 12.06 8.045 0.335 0.575 13.2 45 350 50.0 58.1 12.4
W 12 x 40 11.94 8.005 0.295 0.515 11.8 40 310 44.1 51.9 11.0
W 12 x 35 12.50 6.56 0.3 0.520 10.3 35 285 24.5 45.6 7.5
W 12 x 30 12.34 6.52 0.26 0.440 8.8 30 238 20.3 38.6 6.2
W 12 x 26 12.22 6.490 0.23 0.380 7.7 26 204 17.3 33.4 5.3
W 12 x 22 12.31 4.03 0.26 0.425 6.5 22 156 4.7 25.4 2.3
W 12 x 19 12.16 4.005 0.235 0.350 5.6 19 130 3.8 21.3 1.9
W 12 x 16 11.99 3.990 0.22 0.265 4.7 16 103 2.8 17.1 1.4
W 12 x 14 11.91 3.970 0.2 0.225 4.2 14 88.6 2.4 14.9 1.2
                   
W 10 x 112 11.36 10.415 0.755 1.250 32.9 112 716 236 126 45.3
W 10 x 100 11.1 10.340 0.680 1.1120 29.4 100 623 207 112 40.0
W 10 x 88 10.84 10.265 0.605 0.990 25.9 88 534 179 98.5 34.8
W 10 x 77 10.60 10.190 0.530 0.870 22.6 77 455 154 85.9 30.1
W 10 x 68 10.40 10.130 0.470 0770 20.0 68 394 134 75.7 26.4
W 10 x 60 10.22 10.080 0.420 0.680 17.6 60 341 116 66.7 23.0
W 10 x 54 10.09 10.030 0.370 0.615 15.8 54 303 103 60.0 20.6
W 10 x 49 9.98 10 0.340 0.560 14.4 49 272 93.4 54.6 18.7
W 10 x 45 10.10 8.020 0.350 0.620 13.3 45 248 53.4 49.1 13.3
W 10 x 39 9.92 7.985 0.315 0.530 11.5 39 209 45.0 42.1 11.3
W 10 x 33 9.73 7.960 0.290 0.435 9.71 33 170 36.6 35.0 9.2
W 10 x 30 10.47 5.81 0.3 0.510 8.84 30 170 16.7 32.4 5.8
W 10 x 26 10.33 5.770 0.26 0.440 7.6 26 144 14.1 27.9 4.9
W 10 x 22 10.17 5.750 0.240 0.360 6.5 22 118 11.4 23.2 4
W 10 x 19 10.24 4.020 0.250 0.395 5.6 19 96.3 3 18.8 2.1
W 10 x 17 10.11 4.010 0.240 0.330 5 17 81.9 3.6 16.2 1.8
W 10 x 15 9.99 4 0.230 0.270 4.4 15 68.9 2.9 13.8 1.5
W 10 x 12 9.87 3.960 0.190 0.210 3.5 12 53.8 2.2 10.9 1.1
                   
W 8 x 67 9.00 8.280 0.570 0.935 19.7 67 272 88.6 60.4 21.4
W 8 x 58 8.75 8.220 0.510 0.810 17.1 58 228 75.1 52.0 18.3
W 8 x 48 8.5 8.110 0.400 0.685 14.1 48 184 60.9 43.3 15.0
W 8 x 40 8.25 8.070 0.360 0.560 11.7 40 146 49.1 35.5 12.2
W 8 x 35 8.12 8.020 0.310 0.495 10.3 35 127 42.6 31.2 10.6
W 8 x 31 8.00 7.995 0.285 0.435 9.1 31 110 37.1 27.5 9.3
W 8 x 28 8.06 6.535 0.285 0.465 8.3 28 98.0 21.7 24.3 6.6
W 8 x 24 7.93 6.495 0.245 0.400 7.1 24 82.8 18.3 20.9 5.6
W 8 x 21 8.28 5.270 0.250 0.400 6.2 21 75.3 9.8 18.2 3.7
W 8 x 18 8.14 5.250 0.230 0.330 5.3 18 61.9 8 15.2 3
W 8 x 15 8.11 4.015 0.245 0.315 4.4 15 48.0 3.4 11.8 1.7
W 8 x 13 7.99 4 0.230 0.255 3.8 13 39.6 2.7 9.9 1.4
W 8 x 10 7.89 3.940 0.170 0.205 2.9 10 30.3 2.1 7.8 1.1
                   
W 6 x 25 6.38 6.080 0.320 0.455 7.3 25 53.4 17.1 16.7 5.6
W 6 x 20 6.20 6.020 0.260 0.365 5.9 20 41.4 13.3 13.4 4.4
W 6 x 16 6.28 4.030 0.260 0.405 4.7 16 32.1 4.4 10.2 2.2
W 6 x 15 5.99 5.990 0.230 0.260 4.4 15 29.1 9.3 9.7 3.1
W 6 x 12 6.03 4 0.230 0.280 3.6 12 22.1 3 7.3 1.5
W 6 x 9 5.90 3.940 0.170 0.215 2.7 9 16.4 2.2 5.6 1.1
                   
W 5 x 19 5.15 5.030 0.270 0.430 5.5 19 26.2 9.1 10.2 3.6
W 5 x 16 5.01 5 0.240 0.360 4.7 16 21.3 7.5 8.5 3
                   
W 4 x 13 4.16 4.060 0.280 0.345 3.8 13 11.3 3.9 5.5 1.9
  • 1 cm4 = 10-8 m = 104 mm
  • 1 in4 = 4.16x105 mm4 = 41.6 cm4
  • 1 cm3 = 10-6 m = 103 mm

The standard method for specifying the dimensions of a American Wide Flange Beam is for example W 6 x 25, which is  6 inches deep with a weight of 25 lb/ft.

I-shaped cross-section beams:

  • Britain : Universal Beams (UB) and Universal Columns (UC)
  • Europe : IPE. HE. HL. HD and other sections
  • US : Wide Flange (WF) and H sections

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