try this website it might help - http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/beams-support-forces-d_1311.html first off the calculations are based on beam size (example w14x26 [14=14" x26=lbs. ) which is around 5 3/16" wide x 13 7/8" high the flange thickness is around 3/8" thick and the web would be 1/4" wide you also must check the span and application (concrete Pier's, or schedule 40 columns (1/4" thick steel column) there are other factors which are involved in other words consult your engineer
Steel Cannot be calculated based on cft. Load bearing capacity is required to calculate steel.
with your face
Steel I beams
Beam bridges support weight or load on them by compressing to the area of the load pushing on the beams and the beams creating a reaction force that pushes back up on the load.
simply supported beams as we all know contain 2 supports at its ends, to support the beam.simply supported beams can be seen in several structure arounds us .the main thing to learn about simply supported beams is that the support reaction will be always equal to the point load concentrated on the beams.you can easily calc the rxn of the beams by applying the equilibrium condition into it
Among our handy steel beam tables you can find standard beams' dimensions and beams' weights, steel hollow sections tables and other steel profiles data.
Makes the load go down.
Just like your tummy slab tranfers your weight to your leg beams
The "W" in steel I-beam designations refers to wide-flanged beams. Most wide-flanged beams are symmetric about both the vertical and horizontal axes.