This page shows some common building jobs that the calculator can be used for.
This is a typical example where a steel beam is required to support a residential floor.
A single UDL (Uniform Distributed Load) was entered into the calculator:
Live: 40 psf, Dead: 15 psf
A steel beam (W8X12) 12 feet long was selected.
The calculator produced a report which shows the bending, shear and deflection for the beam are all within safe limits.View the report produced for this example