American Wide Flange Beams - W Beam

American Wide Flange Beams ASTM A6 in English units

american wide flange beam

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

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

Related Topics

  • Mechanics - Kinematics, forces, vectors, motion, momentum, energy and the dynamics of objects
  • Beams and Columns - Deflection and stress, moment of inertia, section modulus and technical information of beams and columns

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