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What is H-beam steel?

H-Beam, as the name suggests, is a steel joist (RSJ) with a cross-sectional form of the capital letter H. It is one of the most commonly used and widely used structural steel components in residential and commercial buildings. Due to their superior mechanical properties and better strength-to-weight ratio, they have become the material of choice for interlayer, bridge and platform materials. In addition, they have wide flanges, which are usually used in residential construction projects.

What is an I-beam?

I-Beam, as the name suggests, is an I-shaped structural member whose cross-section is the capital letter "I". Unlike H-beams, they have elongated flanges and usually narrower tapered ends to increase strength. This gives them a good bearing load under direct pressure. Due to their high tensile strength, they are used in steel frame buildings and bridges and other civil projects.

Basic knowledge of H-beam and I-beam

The H-shaped beam, as the name suggests, is an H-shaped structural member made of rolled steel and is called a wide flange beam. It is one of the most commonly used structural members in the United States. It looks like an "H" in cross section, is very strong, and has a larger surface area on the cross section of the beam. On the other hand, I-beam is also called H-beam, but it looks like'I' from its cross section. It is basically a rolled steel beam or a joist with a cross section in the form of a capital letter I.

Design of H-beam and I-beam

In terms of design, H-beams have longer, wider, and heavier flanges than I-beams, but the terms H-beam and I-beam are used interchangeably in most cases, and are usually referred to as rolling. Steel joist (RSJ). The horizontal elements at the top and bottom of the beam are called flanges, which are usually narrower in I-beams, but are almost the same width. The height of the beams is the web, which is thicker in the H-shaped beams, which makes them relatively stronger than the I-shaped beams. On the other hand, I-beams have elongat.


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