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Is this steel beam sufficient? A steel Beam span = 16 feet,

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Is this steel beam sufficient?A steel Beam span = 16 feet, and it is a W10 x 32 (maybe 35) pounds per foot, and it will support joist 33 feet , 17 feet on one side and from the other side 16' (but it's more like 10' considering there are some walls supporting this section in between )
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
I can help
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Hi
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
There is no W10x32 or 35. There is a W10x30 and a W10x33 and W10x39.
What is the exact depth, width, and flange thickness of the beam?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok sorry it is w10x33.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Here is a pic
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
Is it supporting one floor? One attic? Both? Something else?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Just one floor.Actually there will be posts standing on top of it , (on both ends) that will support steel supporting second floor but these posts have a direct path to foundation.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
Will it support any ceramic tile?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I would like to have that option. Yes.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
That beam just meets the deflection criteria required for ceramic tile.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ceramic tile on both sides?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
L/360?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
It doesn't matter where. It just sets the deflection limit to L/600 instead of L/360
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thanks. I guess I am good then. Going to 39 is not req'd I suppose.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
No, not required if you have the single floor only
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
If steel posts stand on top of it but directly on top of below posts then it's negligible, right?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
Correct
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.
No problem. I'm happy to help. Good luck with your project

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