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Steel beams

Steel beams

Steel beams

Could someone please tell me what choices there are in materials for steel beams (I-beams, angle irons). I am trying to select the right material for needed for a project. By knowing the exact material I would then be able to find its yield stregth. Thanks a lot.

RE: Steel beams

Here are some of the more common types.
ASTM A36, A572, A588, A242, A441, A992, A709, A576, A618, A387, A514, A668.

Hope this helps.

RE: Steel beams

The most commonly available structural steel materials depend on the shape you select.

For W-Shapes, it's A992 (50 ksi yield)and A36 (36 ksi yield) .

For M-Shapes and S-Shapes, A36 and A572 grade 50(50 ksi).  NOTE be careful - A572 comes in other grades that have different yields).

etc.  See a "Manual of Steel Construction" from the AISC for more.

And remember, a little knowledge is dangerous . . .

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