W8x24 is a rolled structural beam with wide flanges that is used in construction and other applications.

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## W8x24 Beam Size and Dimensions

The dimensions and specifications of this structural steel beam are below:

Depth |
7.93 in |

Width |
6.5 in |

Area |
7.1 in^{2 } |

Weight |
24 lb/ft |

Web Thickness |
0.25 in |

Flange Thickness |
0.4 in |

Area Moment of Inertia |
81.1 in^{4} |

Elastic Section Modulus |
20 in^{3} |

## W8x24 Profile

The depth of W8x24 beams may vary by 1/8” above and below the nominal value.

The flange width may vary by 1/4” above nominal and 3/16” below nominal. Flanges may be out of square by as much as 5/16”.

The distance from the center of the web to the center of the profile may be no greater than 3/16”.

The radii of fillets and toes for W-beams are not specified. Instead, these dimensions are left up to individual manufacturers.

## W8x24 Weight

Wide flange beams are designated by their depth x weight. The W8x24 designation indicates that the beam weighs 24 pounds per foot. A 10-foot section of W8x24 would weigh 240 pounds and a 50-foot section of W8x24 would weigh 1,200 pounds.

## W8x24 Conversion to Metric

The metric equivalent to W8x24 is W200x35.9. This metric beam has the following specifications:

Depth |
201 mm |

Width |
165 mm |

Area |
45.7 mm^{2} |

Weight |
35.9 kg/m |

Web Thickness |
6.2 mm |

Flange Thickness |
10.2 mm |

## W8x24 Section Properties

### W8x24 Area Moment of Inertia

The area moment of inertia (or second moment area) for a W8x24 beam about the x-axis (perpendicular to the flange) can be calculated from the equation below:

The area moment of inertia of the W8x24 profile about the x-axis is approximately 81.1 in^{4}.

### W8x24 Section Modulus

The elastic section modulus for a W8x24 beam about the X-axis is calculated from the following equation:

The elastic section modulus for the W8x24 profile about the X-axis is approximately 20 in^{3}.

## W8x24 Properties

The properties of W8x24 beams are specified by ASTM A6 “Standard Specifications for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes and Sheet Piling”