Wide Flange Section
Wide Flange Section Any beam, commonly metal, where two flanges are connected by a web. Wide Flange Sections are commonly called a W-Shape.

Wide Flange Sections differ from I-Beams in that wide flange sections are formed by welding together 3 metal plates (two for the flanges and one for the web), whereas I-Beams are formed by rolling or extrusion. As a result, the flanges in wide flange sections are typically not tapered.

Specifying Wide Flange Sections:
To specify a W-shape, begin with the prefix W, followed by the depth in inches (this is also the length of the web), an "x", and then the weight per linear foot in pounds. IE: W12x60

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