Steel Section Sizes
The above steel section sizes should give the user the ability to easily access the member properties and dimensions of commonly used sections in various libraries around the world. We hope engineers find a reference for these steel beam sizes and dimensions valuable to their work flow. Again, there are currently steel sizes and dimensions for Australian, US, UK, European and Canadian shapes. If a particular library that you use is not available, you can contact us here. We are open to improving and expanding our database. Another great aspect of this tool is that it can convert the beam dimensions from metric to imperial and vice versa. This saves the engineer time, if working across unit systems, and reduces the risk of an error in the calculations.
The section properties displayed by the above table includinig cross sectional area (A), ploar moment of inertia (J), moment of area (Iz, Iy), section modulus and warping constant (Iw). These results are extremely important when considering structural steel for your beam and column designs. They are the properties that control the amount and type of force a steel member can take.
Need to Design a Structure?
Here at SkyCiv, we have a range of software (free and paid) that allow engineers to model and design their structures. Our free beam calculator is an easy to use calculator to help analyse cantilever and simply-supported beams. You can also check out our truss calculator for quick analysis of 2D trusses. For small 2D frames, you can use our free structural frame calculator. For typical shapes of non-standard steel sizes, the free moment of inertia calculator is a good resource to obtaining their geometric and section properties.
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