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I-beam charts

I-beam charts

I-beam charts

Does anyone know of any charts, or books out there that list structural properties for I-Beam loads, or wide flanged beams?  We used to have an old book that used to list different beam sizes for various loads.  Is there anythning like that available?

RE: I-beam charts

Yes....The book is AISC's Design Guide #15.  I have misplaced my copy so I don't havbe the exact title handy.  You should be able to find it on the AISC website, www.AISC.org.

RE: I-beam charts

AISC "Manual of Steel Construction - Allowable Stress Design - 9th Edition"

This will give you the properties of every common wide flange beam, trolley beam, channel, angle iron, square tubing, round tubing, t-section etc.  It will also give much more information on how to analyze loads and design welded and bolted connections. Make sure to note section F when it comes to the lateral bracing requirements.  Simply using the 60% yield stress of the material for the allowable stress may be misleading.  Unbraced spans of only 20ft can reduce the allowable stress in some beams by as much as 50%!

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