H Beam & I Beam Weight Calculator & Chart (Free to Use)

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 (also know as wide flange beam) and I-beam.

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

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

H Beam Weight Calculator

Note:

If you want to get the h-beam sizes in inches, you can use our mm to inches calculator to get the results.

H Beam Weight Calculator

Note:

If you want to get the I-beam sizes in inches, you can use our mm to inches calculator to get the results.

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.

What Is I Beam

I-beam Steel

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 Steel

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 a 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.

How to calculate load bearing of I-beam?

For example:

How much can I-beam #25 bear when the span is 4m and the load is evenly distributed?

Calculation:

For #25 I-beam, W = 401.4cm3, [σ]=210N/mm2, overall stability coefficient φb=0.93

Bending moment formula M = QL2/8
Strength formula σ = M/W

According to the formula:
q=8σW/L2=8*210*401400/4*4=42.1kN/m

Overall stability requirement: 42.1 * 0.93 = 39.2kn/m

Partial factor requirement (safety factor): 39.2 / 1.4 = 28kN/m

Safe use: 28kN/m

The above calculation does not consider the self weight and deflection checking calculation of I-beam.

H Beam Load Capacity Calculation

I believe you still want to know how much weight can the steel beam support?

How to calculate the capacity of steel beam?

See also:

Or you may want to know what size of the H beam that you need for your construction project.

Therefore, we prepared you with this very powerful beam load capacity calculator as well as the load capacity chart as shown in the screenshot below:

beam load capacity calculator
H Beam Load Capacity

And it’s in Excel format which can be calculated automatically after input the data required.

You can download the tool by click the below link and remember to enable the macro function of your excel to make it function properly.

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