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## What is the standard length of a universal beam?

Mild Steel Universal Beam Available in 6, 8, 9.2, 9.5, 10.3, 11, 12.2, 12.5, 13, 14, 15.3, 15.5, 16 & 18 Metre (although not in all sizes) lengths and commonly in Grades 43A & 50D.

### What is universal beam and column?

Difference between Universal Columns and Beams A Universal column is structured to hold loads along its vertical axis and resist twisting, while universal beams are structured to hold loads along the length of the beam and are structured to resist bending from the weight of the load.

#### What is the difference between Ismb and UB?

British universal beam (UB) and universal coulmn (UC) sections are highly suitable for such structures. UC and UB sections are stiffer than ISMB (Indian Standard Medium Beam) or ISMC (Indian Standard Medium Channel) at web, which provides more stiffness in shear and buckling resistance.

**What is the difference between universal beam and I beam?**

Using I beams means that far fewer other support structures are required, which does help to save on costs and time, while also ensuring greater structural stability. Universal beams can handle a wide variety of loads when used horizontally, and the same can be said for universal columns as vertical supports.

**What do the numbers on a steel beam mean?**

The nomenclature for steel shapes follows two standards: For wide flange, bearing pile, S-shapes, channels, and tees: the letter indicates the shape, the first number indicates the nominal height, and the second number indicates the weight per 1 foot of length.

## What do beam numbers mean?

The number associated with the pile (i.e. W21) indicates that the flanges are 21 inches long. The second number (i.e. W21x44) indicates the weight per foot of the beam. So in this example, a wide flange beam that is W21x44 has two flanges that are each 21 inches long and a weight of 44 pounds per foot.

### How wide is a W18x35 beam?

Wide Flange Beam Specifications Chart

SIZE | LBS/FT | DEPTH |
---|---|---|

W18x35 | 35 | 17.7 |

W18x40 | 40 | 17.9 |

W18x46 | 46 | 18.06 |

W18x50 |