The HSS Steel Weight Calculator is designed to provide quick and accurate calculations of the weight of HSS steel sections based on their dimensions. This tool is invaluable for engineers, architects, and construction professionals who need to estimate material weights for planning and logistics.

## Formula of HSS Steel Weight Calculator

To calculate the weight of an HSS steel section, use the following formula:

Weight = (2 * t * (H + B - 2 * t) + 4 * r * t) * L * ρ

Where:

**t**is the thickness of the HSS section.**H**is the height of the HSS section.**B**is the width of the HSS section.**r**is the corner radius of the HSS section.**L**is the length of the HSS section.**ρ**is the density of steel, typically 7850 kg/m³ for carbon steel.

## Useful Table for Quick Reference

The following table provides a quick reference for common dimensions and their corresponding weights:

Height (H) | Width (B) | Thickness (t) | Length (L) | Weight |
---|---|---|---|---|

100 mm | 100 mm | 4 mm | 1 m | 15 kg |

150 mm | 150 mm | 5 mm | 1 m | 34 kg |

200 mm | 200 mm | 6 mm | 1 m | 57 kg |

This table is intended to help users quickly estimate the weight without performing detailed calculations every time.

## Example of HSS Steel Weight Calculator

To illustrate how the calculator works, let’s consider an HSS section with the following dimensions:

- Height (H): 150 mm
- Width (B): 150 mm
- Thickness (t): 5 mm
- Length (L): 2 m

Using the formula:

Weight = (2 * 5 * (150 + 150 - 2 * 5) + 4 * 10 * 5) * 2 * 7850 = 36975 kg/m³

This example shows how the calculator simplifies the process of calculating the weight of an HSS section.

## Most Common FAQs

**How accurate is the HSS Steel Weight Calculator?**

The calculator is highly accurate, provided the input values are correct. It uses standard formulas and steel densities to compute the weight.

**Can the calculator adjust for different steel densities?**

Yes, the calculator allows for adjustments in steel density to accommodate different types of steel, ensuring versatility in its applications.

**What should I do if my HSS section dimensions are not standard?**

For non-standard dimensions, it is recommended to use the formula provided to calculate the weight manually or consult with a specialist for precise calculations.