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## What Is I Beam

I-beam is also called steel beam (Universal Beam), which is a long strip of steel with a cross-section of I-shaped. I-beam is divided into ordinary I-beam and light I-beam.

## What Is H Beam

H-beam is developed from the optimization of I-shaped steel. The name is derived from the fact that its section is the same as the English letter H. It is an economic section high-efficiency profile with more reasonable strength-to-weight ratio and more optimized cross-sectional area distribution.

Each part of the H-shaped steel is arranged at a right angle, so it has the advantages of strong bending resistance, cost saving, simple construction and lightweight in all directions.

It is often used in large buildings that require large interception capacity and good cross-section stability, such as high-rise buildings and workshops. In addition, it is also widely used in ships, bridges, lifting and transportation machinery, brackets, equipment foundations, foundation piles etc.

## H Beam vs. I Beam

As for the difference between H-beam and I-beam, you can refer to the article below.

H Beam vs. I Beam Steel (14 Difference Analysis)

## H Beam Weight & I Beam Weight Calculation

In this article, we mainly discuss how to calculate the weight of H-beam and I-beam.

For the convenience of calculation, we have created two calculators: H-beam weight calculator and I-beam weight calculator.

By using these two calculators, you can easily calculate the weight of H-beam and I-beam.

Of course, for more calculations of different metal weights, you can refer to the following article.

Theoretical Metal Weight Calculation Formula (30 Types of Metals)

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Now, start using the calculator to calculate the profile weight.

If you are tired of using a calculator to calculate the weight of the H beam and I beam, you can refer to the following H-beam weight table and I-beam weight table. It allows you to check the H-beam and I-beam weights of different sizes more quickly.

Daryl TurcotteI need a I-Beam for a small crane 24′ long to carry a max load of 3000lbs what size beam do I need

Wayne SandersonHi there

I have a garage with a flat roof

Im going to put a pitch roof on

Its seven metres total lengh

My question is what size rsj

Thank You

Wayne

Sherree Stifflemirehow do I measure end radius and fillet radius of I beam?

ShaneThe inner arc radius and end arc radius of standard I-beam of different specifications are stipulated by relevant national standards. Different countries have different regulations on the radius, which cannot be listed here. Therefore, please refer to relevant national standards or manuals.

Rich RadfordI want to use a 1 inch steel beam across a 12 foot span from a removed non load bearing wall and bolt the beam into side supports. My question is will that 1 inch steel beam sag in the middle supporting 6 to 7 hundred pounds or should it hold firm? Any help would be greatly appreciate.

TerryI need 2 H beams to span 80 ft across a creek and carry a load of 10000 pounds what size would I need and what would be the weight of 1 of them

Zaldy SyHi good day, pls, how to determined the load capacity of the H-Beam, 8mm X 150mm X 150mm X 1.5m, suspended @ both end of the Beam. Pls tnx. God bless.

Mark PaceHi there,

I would like to build a platform to support a 2 m wide bed with bedside tables. The platform would be 3 m X 4.4 m and would be supported by stone walls on 3 sides with a beam running along the 4.4 m span.

I can penetrate the walls up to 115 mm to form supporting concrete pads which would be cast flush to the wall. The maximum thickness of the platform would be 200 mm. Could you guide me as to what size beam I would require and same for size of joists and spacing ? And what would be the approximate cost for the steel?

Nicolas DurandHi,

I want to build a small bridge across a river. The span is 36 feet. I want 2 beam, what size of beam I need to go across with an ATV (500 lbs) a small trailer ( carrying wood ) and 2 persons (300 lbs). The deck will be made of 2 x 6 wood 4 feet wide.

Thanks

Pintuhi

I want to some weight formula H beam, I beam, Angle, Unequal Angle, C channel, T Bar, Triangular Bar, Triangular Pipe, in this material Stainless Steel, MS, Aluminum, GI, Brass, copper, Bronze, Alloy Steel, all about material weight formula

ShaneYou can refer to this post: http://www.machinemfg.com/steel-weight-calculation-formula/