October 03, 2004

Deflection Calculator for Square Tubing

Important Caveats:

This calculator may give you a rough idea of the deflection of metal tubing, but it's not accurate enough to do any more than estimate it.

The steel weights are tweaked for mechanical tubing, and will be less accurate for structural tubing.

Use at your own risk.     Or you'll be sorry.

square tube in inches      
decimal gauge                  
length of beam in inches  
center load in pounds      

type = steel   ends = free
est. weight = 1.7105# per foot
OD = 2"  ID = 1.87"
Moment of Inertia = 0.3143

Deflection = 1.9745"

Here's another place to find this calculator.

Posted by Hal Eckhart at October 3, 2004 09:08 PM | TrackBack
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