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

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

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.

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

beam load capacity calculator
H Beam Load Capacity

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: 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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28 thoughts on “H Beam & I Beam Weight Calculator & Chart (Free to Use)”

  1. Hi 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

    1. The 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.

  2. I 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.

  3. I 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

  4. Hi 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.

  5. Hi 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?

  6. Nicolas Durand


    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.


  7. hi
    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

  8. Hi I’m looking at a 24-foot span for a doc and I would like to know if an I-beam or an H beam would be better and with the weight of it would be

    thank you

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