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Weight and Mass

How do you calculate the weight of structural steel beams?

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August 24, 2009 5:43PM

A simple way is to use the specification of the beam, most beams will have a specification saying how much it ways per meter or per foot.

Calculation.

weight = Area*Length*density

*Note that when calculating the weight of a beam for structures a safety factor which will be defined in you country design code