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How do I calculate the weight of I-beams? What dimensions

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How do I calculate the weight of I-beams? What dimensions are needed to plug in to get the weight? Is there a formula that can be used?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

Do you know the specific beam you have, like W10x39, etc?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
18" wide, 120 feet long - that is all the information I have. Do I have to also look at the flange separately? If so, how do I calculate that?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
18" wide and 20 feet long - I Beam
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
waiting for the answer
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.
You said 120' long once and 20' long the next.
I can calculate it for you, but I would need the width and thickness (to the nearest 1/8") of each flange and of the web. Also the full depth to the nearest 1/8"
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.
Let me know when you get the dimensions I discussed above.

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