How Do You Calculate the Weight of a Steel Bar?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 6, 2020 6:39:53 AM ET
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The weight of a steel bar is calculated depending on its shape. Its weight per cubic inch is 0.2904 pounds. The weight of a square bar in pounds per foot is calculated by multiplying 3.40 pounds by L squared, where L is the length of one of the sides.

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