Appropriate steel beam size?

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Old 07-10-08, 06:35 PM
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Appropriate steel beam size?

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I am looking for some guidance, I am building a room inside a pole barn. It will be 16' wide X 20' Deep. The Ceiling above will be for storage of normal household type items. One side of the room will have a stud wall the other needs to be open. I want to put a steel beam on that side to carry the ceiling load. I have found a sizing chart and have figured the beam size. I would like anyone to jump in and tell me what you think. The Formula I used I found on the web. the design loads are as follows:
Floor dead load - 10 psf
Floor live load - 40 psf
Roof dead load - 10 psf
Roof live load - 20 psf
vertical load one story = 62
Clear span x joist/2 x vertical factor = / 1000 = KIPS

I came up with a 9.92 kips
So it looks like a w8x13 (11 Kips) would be the one to go with unless
I could go with a w8x10 (9 Kips) because I have no roof load.

Any thoughts?


Thank you for your time
 
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Old 07-17-08, 10:07 AM
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Nobody wants to jump in here????

Anyone care to comment? there has to be someone here that has some knowledge of steel beams.
 
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I cant help ya myself,BUT, I found a great toolbox with some helpfull stuff...


http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/be...es-d_1311.html
 
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Old 07-18-08, 06:21 AM
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Hi Waterwelldude

That is going to take a lot smarter guy then me to use!
plus I dont think that will size the beam and thats what im looking for.

Thank you for your time
Knick



Originally Posted by waterwelldude View Post
I cant help ya myself,BUT, I found a great toolbox with some helpfull stuff...


http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/be...es-d_1311.html
 
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Old 07-31-08, 01:45 PM
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well I have software at home that sizes structural wood and steel so I could run that calc for you later. I am confused however you say you have 30 psf roof design load which is what I use, depends on your region, but further down in the post you said you have no roof load to carry. So I can't run a calc unless you clarify.
 
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Appropriate steel beam size?

Your description is really not complete and/or realistic. Is the room in a corner of the pole barn (2 sides) or in the center (3 sides) and what is the span for the beam you propose.

I only get what you think to plan on storing, but I don't know what could really be up there. Over-ceiling stroage areas of having a lot more the 40 psf in the real word depending on the habits of the occupants.

You should also provide information on what the beam is bearing on (end of a stud wall or a column?).

Dick
 
 

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