# Example usage of the Steel Beam Calculator

This page shows some common building jobs that the calculator can be used for.

This is a typical example of a removal of a load bearing wall at ground floor level, a steel beam is required to support the first floor joists and non load bearing timber stud partitions above the proposed opening in the wall.

A single UDL (Uniform Distributed Load) was entered into the calculator with two loadings:

### First Loading: 'Timber floor (domestic dwelling)'

**Variable:** 1.5kN/m2, **Permanent:** 0.6kN/m2

### Second Loading: 'Lightweight timber stud partitions, on floor plan'

**Variable:** 0.25kN/m2, **Permanent:** 0kN/m2

A steel beam (178 x 102 x 19 UB S275) 3m long was selected.

The calculator produced a report suitable for building regulation approval which shows the bending, shear and deflection for the beam are all within safe limits.

This is a typical example of a removal of a load bearing wall at ground floor level, a steel beam is required to support the ceiling joists, non load bearing timber stud partitions, first floor joists and brick wall above the proposed opening in the wall.

A single UDL (Uniform Distributed Load) was entered into the calculator with four loads:

### Load 1: 'Ceiling beneath sloping roof'

**Variable:** 0.25kN/m2 **Permanent:** 0.3kN/m2
Width of load perpendicular to beam, or height of load supported by beam: 3.5m

### Load 2: '102.5mm Brickwork + Plaster or render on BOTH sides'

**Variable:** 0kN/m2, **Permanent:** 2.45kN/m2
Width of load perpendicular to beam, or height of load supported by beam: 2.8m

### Load 3: 'Lightweight timber stud partitions, on floor plan'

**Variable:** 0.25kN/m2, **Permanent:** 0kN/m2
Width of load perpendicular to beam, or height of load supported by beam: 3.5m

### Load 4: 'Timber floor (domestic dwelling)'

**Variable:** 1.5kN/m2, **Permanent:** 0.6kN/m2
Width of load perpendicular to beam, or height of load supported by beam: 3.5m

A steel beam (178 x 102 x 19 UB S275) 3m long was selected.

The calculator produced a report suitable for building regulation approval which shows the bending, shear and deflection for the beam are all within safe limits.