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Properties of British Universal Steel Columns and Beams

Properties of some British Column and Beams according BS 4.


Dimensions

Static Parameters
Moment of Inertia

Section Modulus

Designation Depth
h
(mm)

Width
w
(mm)

Web
Sectional
Thickness
Weight
Area
s
(kg/m)
(cm2)
(mm)

Ix
(cm4)

Iy
(cm4)

Wx
(cm3)

Wy
(cm3)

UB 127 x
76 x 13

127

76

16.5

13

473

55.7

74.5

14.7

UB 152 x
89 x 16

152.4

88.7

4.5

20.3

16

834

89.6

109.5

20.2

UB 178 x
102 x 19

177.8

101.2

4.8

24.3

19

1356

137

152.5

27

203.2

101.8

5.4

29.4

23.1

2105

163.9

207.2

32.2

203.2

133.2

5.7

32

25.1

2340

307.6

230.3

46.2

206.8

133.9

6.4

38.2

30

2896

384.7

280

57.5

254

101.6

5.7

28

22

2841

119.3

223.7

23.5

257.2

101.9

32

25.2

3415

148.7

265.5

29.2

260.4

102.2

6.3

36.1

28.3

4005

178.5

307.6

34.9

UB 203 x
102 x 23
UB 203 x
133 x 25
UB 203 x
133 x 30
UB 254 x
102 x 22
UB 254 x
102 x 25
UB 254 x
102 x 28

Dimensions

UB 305 x
102 x 25
UB 305 x
102 x 28
UB 305 x
102 x 33
UB 305 x
127 x 37
UB 305 x
127 x 42
UB 305 x
127 x 48
UB 305 x
165 x 40
UB 305 x
165 x 46
UB 305 x
165 x 54
UB 356 x
127 x 33
UB 356 x
127 x 39
UB 356 x
171 x 45
UB 356 x
171 x 51
UB 356 x
171 x 57
UB 356 x
171 x 67

Section Modulus

Width
w
(mm)

Web
Sectional
Thickness
Weight
Area
s
(kg/m)
2
(cm )
(mm)

Ix
(cm4)

Iy
(cm4)

Wx
(cm3)

Wy
(cm3)

251.4

146.1

39.7

31.1

4413

447.5

351.1

61.3

256

146.4

6.3

47.2

37

5537

570.6

432.6

78

259.6

147.3

7.2

54.8

43

6544

677.4

504.1

92

305.1

101.6

5.8

31.6

24.8

4455

122.9

292.1

24.2

308.7

101.8

35.9

28.2

5366

155.4

347.6

30.5

312.7

102.4

6.6

41.8

32.8

6501

194.1

415.8

37.9

304.4

123.4

7.1

47.2

37

7171

336.2

471.1

54.5

307.2

124.3

53.4

41.9

8196

388.8

533.6

62.6

311

125.3

61.2

48.1

9575

461

615.7

73.6

303.4

165

51.3

40.3

8503

764.4

560.5

92.6

306.6

165.7

6.7

58.8

46.1

9899

895.7

645.7

108.1

310.4

166.9

7.9

68.8

54

11700

1063

753.6

127.4

349

125.4

42.1

33.1

8249

280.2

472.7

44.7

353.4

126

6.6

49.8

39.1

10172

357.8

575.6

56.8

351.4

171.1

57.3

45

12070

811.1

686.7

94.8

355

171.5

7.4

64.9

51

14140

968.3

796.4

112.9

358

172.2

8.1

72.6

57

16040

1108

896

128.7

363.4

173.2

9.1

85.5

67.1

19460

1362

1071

157.3

Designation Depth
h
(mm)
UB 254 x
146 x 31
UB 254 x
146 x 37
UB 254 x
146 x 43

Static Parameters
Moment of Inertia

Dimensions

UB 457 x
152 x 52
UB 457 x
152 x 60
UB 457 x
152 x 67
UB 457 x
152 x 74
UB 457 x
152 x 82
UB 457 x
191 x 67
UB 457 x
191 x 74
UB 457 x
191 x 82
UB 457 x
191 x 89
UB 457 x
191 x 98
UB 533 x
210 x 82
UB 533 x
210 x 92
UB 533 x

Section Modulus

Width
w
(mm)

Web
Sectional
Thickness
Weight
Area
s
(kg/m)
2
(cm )
(mm)

Ix
(cm4)

Iy
(cm4)

Wx
(cm3)

Wy
(cm3)

398

141.8

6.4

49.7

39

12508

409.8

628.6

57.8

403.2

142.2

6.8

58.6

46

15685

538.1

778

75.6

402.6

177.7

7.7

69

54.1

18720

1021

930

114.9

406.4

177.9

7.9

76.5

60.1

21600

1203

1063

135.3

409.4

178.8

8.8

85.5

67.1

24330

1365

1189

152.7

412.8

179.5

9.5

94.5

74.2

27310

1545

1323

172.2

449.8

152.4

7.6

66.6

52.3

21370

645

950

84.6

454.6

152.9

8.1

76.2

59.8

25500

794.6

1122

103.9

458

153.8

85.6

67.2

28930

912.6

1263

118.7

462

154.4

9.6

94.5

74.2

32670

1047

1414

135.6

465.8

155.3

10.5

104.5

82.1

36590

1185

1571

152.5

453.4

189.9

8.5

85.5

67.1

29380

1452

1296

152.9

457

190.4

94.6

74.3

33320

1671

1458

175.5

460

191.3

9.9

104.5

82

37050

1871

1611

195.6

463.4

191.9

10.5

113.8

89.3

41020

2089

1770

217.8

467.2

192.8

11.4

125.3

98.3

45730

2347

1957

243.5

528.3

208.8

9.6

104.7

82.2

47540

2007

1800

192.3

533.1

209.3

10.1

117.4

92.1

55230

2389

2072

228.3

536.7

210

10.8

128.7

101

61520

2692

2292

256.4

Designation Depth
h
(mm)
UB 406 x
140 x 39
UB 406 x
140 x 46
UB 406 x
178 x 54
UB 406 x
178 x 60
UB 406 x
178 x 67
UB 406 x
178 x 74

Static Parameters
Moment of Inertia

Dimensions

UB 610 x
229 x 101
UB 610 x
229 x 113
UB 610 x
229 x 125
UB 610 x
229 x 140
UB 610 x
305 x 149
UB 610 x
305 x 179
UB 610 x
305 x 238

Section Modulus

Width
w
(mm)

Web
Sectional
Thickness
Weight
Area
s
(kg/m)
2
(cm )
(mm)

Ix
(cm4)

Iy
(cm4)

Wx
(cm3)

Wy
(cm3)

539.5

210.8

11.6

138.9

109

66820

2943

2477

279.2

544.5

211.9

12.7

155.4

122

76040

3388

2793

319.7

602.6

227.6

10.5

128.9

101.2

45780

2915

2515

256.1

607.6

228.2

11.1

143.9

113

87320

3434

2874

301

612.2

229

11.9

159.3

125.1

98610

3932

3221

343.4

617.2

230.2

13.1

178.2

139.9

111800

4505

3622

391.4

612.4

304.8

11.8

190

149.1

125900

9308

4111

611

620.2

307.1

14.1

228.1

179

153000

11408

4935

743

635.8

311.4

18.4

303.3

238.1

209500

15837

6589

1017

Designation Depth
h
(mm)
210 x 101
UB 533 x
210 x 109
UB 533 x
210 x 122

Static Parameters
Moment of Inertia

1 cm4 = 10-8 m = 104 mm


1 in4 = 4.16x105 mm4 = 41.6 cm4
1 cm3 = 10-6 m = 103 mm

The standard method for specifying the dimensions of a standard hot rolled steel section includes
using initials to designate the type of section, for example: UB 457 x 152 x 60, is a Universal
Beam of nominal dimensions 457 mm deep, 152 mm wide and weight 60 kg/m.
I-shaped cross-section beams:

Britain : Universal Beams (UB) and Universal Columns (UC)


Europe : IPE. HE. HL. HD and other sections
US : Wide Flange (WF) and H sections