Example usage of the Steel Beam Calculator
Steel beam supporting residential floor
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 (W6X12) 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.