Structural steel has been used in the construction industry for over a century for the construction of various types of Structures. In this article, you will get to know how to calculate the weight of MS Plate.
Unit Weight of MS Plate
MS steel plates are widely used in the construction of steel structures. The density of the Mild steel plate is 7850 kg/m^{3}. It is also known as the unit density, and it is measured in the SI unit.
The MS plate density in the CGS unit is 7.85 g/cm^{3}. The unit weight of the MS Plate of different sizes of 6 mm, 8 mm, and 12.5 mm thickness which is about 47.1 kg/m^{2}, 62.8 kg/m^{2}, 78.5 kg/m^{2,} and 98.1 kg/m^{2}Â respectively.
The different sizes of MS plates are available in the market.
MS ( Mild Steel ) Plate Density
If we add different alloys in the MS plate then its density ranges from 7.75 g/cm^{2} to 8.05 g/cm^{3}.
- MS Plate Weight Chart: PDF for Link
- MS Plate Weight Chart in Kg: PDF for Link
- MS Plate Unit Weight: PDF for Link
- MS Plate Standard Size Chart: PDF for Link
How Much Does Steel Weight?
The mild steel sheets are available in different sizes in the market which has a thickness of 6mm, 8mm,10mm and 12.5mm.
The Unit Weight of the MS plate is generally calculated in Kilogram per square metre or kilogram per square foot.
MS Plate Weight Calculation Formula
The MS plate weight calculation Â are as follows.
Weight of plate (W) = 7.85t
Where,
- t= thickness of the plate
- W= Weight of the plate in kg/m^{2}
Weight of Steel Plates by Thickness/width Are as Follows
The weight of the MS plate having different thicknesses in kg/m2 are given below in the tabular form.
Thickness of the Plate in mm |
Weight of the Plate in Kg/m^{2} |
1.6 mm | 12.6 kg/m^{2} |
2.0 mm | 15.7 kg/m^{2} |
2.5 mm | 19.6 kg/m^{2} |
3 mm | 23.6 kg/m^{2} |
3.2 mm | 25.1 kg/m^{2} |
4 mm | 31.4 kg/m^{2} |
5 mm | 39.3 kg/m^{2} |
6 mm | 47.1 kg/m^{2} |
8 mm | 62.8 kg/m^{2} |
10 mm | 78.5 kg/m^{2} |
12.5 mm | 98.1 kg/m^{2} |
15 mm | 118 kg/m^{2} |
20 mm | 157 kg/m^{2} |
22.5 mm | 177 kg/m^{2} |
25 mm | 196 kg/m^{2} |
30 mm | 236 kg/m^{2} |
32 mm | 251 kg/m^{2} |
35 mm | 275 kg/m^{2} |
40 mm | 314 kg/m^{2} |
45 mm | 353 kg/m^{2} |
50 mm | 393 kg/m^{2} |
60 mm | 432 kg/m^{2} |
65 mm | 471 kg/m^{2} |
70 mm | 510 kg/m^{2} |
75 mm | 550 kg/m^{2} |
80 mm | 589 kg/m^{2} |
90 mm | 628 kg/m^{2} |
100 mm | 707 kg/m^{2} |
110 mm | 785 kg/m^{2} |
120 mm | 864 kg/m^{2} |
130 mm | 942 kg/m^{2} |
150 mm | 1051 kg/m^{2} |
160 mm | 1178 kg/m^{2} |
180 mm | 1256 kg/m^{2} |
200 mm | 1413 kg/m^{2} |
250 mm | 1964 kg/m^{2} |
Steel Plates Weight (Metric Sizes)
The MS plate weight in lb/ft^{2} which are given in the different thickness are as follows.
Thickness of the Plate in Inches |
Weight in Lb/ft^{2} |
3/16 in Inches | 7.65 Lb/ft^{2} |
1/4 in Inches | 10.20 Lb/ft^{2} |
5/16 in Inches | 12.75 Lb/ft^{2} |
3/8 in Inches | 15.30 Lb/ft^{2} |
7/16 in Inches | 17.85 Lb/ft^{2} |
1/2 in Inches | 20.40 Lb/ft^{2} |
9/16 in Inches | 22.95 Lb/ft^{2} |
5/8 in Inches | 25.50 Lb/ft^{2} |
11/16 in Inches | 28.05 Lb/ft^{2} |
3/4 in Inches | 30.60 Lb/ft^{2} |
13/16 in Inches | 33.15 Lb/ft^{2} |
7/8 in Inches | 35.70 Lb/ft^{2} |
1 in Inches | 40.80 Lb/ft^{2} |
1 1/8 in Inches | 45.90 Lb/ft^{2} |
1 1/4 in Inches | 51 Lb/ft^{2} |
1 3/8 in Inches | 56.10 Lb/ft^{2} |
1 1/2 in Inches | 61.20 Lb/ft^{2} |
1Â 5/8 in Inches | 66.30 Lb/ft^{2} |
1 3/4 in Inches | 71.40 Lb/ft^{2} |
1 7/8 in Inches | 76.50 Lb/ft^{2} |
2 in Inches | 81.60 Lb/ft^{2} |
2 1/8 in Inches | 86.70 Lb/ft^{2} |
2 1/4 in Inches | 91.80 Lb/ft^{2} |
2 1/2 in Inches | 102 Lb/ft^{2} |
2 3/4 in Inches | 112.20 Lb/ft^{2} |
3 in Inches | 122.40 Lb/ft^{2} |
3 1/4 in Inches | 132.60 Lb/ft^{2} |
3 1/2 in Inches | 142.80 Lb/ft^{2} |
3 3/4 in Inches | 153 Lb/ft^{2} |
4 in Inches | 163.20 Lb/ft^{2} |
4 1/4 in Inches | 173.40 Lb/ft^{2} |
4 1/2 in Inches | 183.60 Lb/ft^{2} |
5 in Inches | 204 Lb/ft^{2} |
5 1/2 in Inches | 244.40 Lb/ft^{2} |
6 in Inches | 244.80 Lb/ft^{2} |
6 1/2 in Inches | 265.20 Lb/ft^{2} |
7 in Inches | 285.60 Lb/ft^{2} |
7 1/2 in Inches | 306 Lb/ft^{2} |
8 in Inches | 326.40 Lb/ft^{2} |
9 in Inches | 367.2 Lb/ft^{2} |
10 in Inches | 408 Lb/ft^{2} |
Weight of MS Plate Formula Calculation and Derive
Here you will understand the derivation of the formula which is used for the calculation of MS plate weight.
We know the basic formula which is used to calculate the density are as follows.
- Density of steel plate = ( Weight of steel plate/ volume of steel plate)
- We know that, the density of the steel is 7850 kg/m^{3}
Weight of the MS plate weight = volume of MS plate weight X density of MS plate weight
This is the formula that is generally used for the calculation of the weight of MS plate weight. By using this formula you can calculate the weight of MS plate weight having any thickness.
How to Calculate 6 Mm MS Plate Weight?
We know the thickness of the MS plate weight which is 6 mm. Steel plate weight calculation of 6mm size are as follows.
To calculate the weight of MS plate weight we have to convert the thickness of the MS plate weight from mm to metre.
- Thickness of MS plate = 0.006 m
- Let the length of the MS plate = 1 m.
- Width of the MS Plate = 1 m.
Area of the MS plate = Length of the MS Plate X width of MS Plate
Area of the MS plate = 1 x 1 m = 1 square metre
Volume of the MS Plate weight having thickness 6mm
Volume of the MS Plate= Area of the MS Plate X thickness of MS plate
- Volume of the MS Plate =Â 1 x 0.006
- Volume of the MS Plate = 0.006 m^{3}
We know that the density of the MS plate is 7850 kg/m^{3}
Density of steel plate = ( Weight of steel plate/ volume of steel plate)
Weight of MS Plate = Density of MS plate X volume of MS Plate.
- Weight of MS Plate =Â 7850 x 0.006
- Weight of MS Plate = 47.1 kg
The MS plate weight of 6mm thickness is 47.1 kg per metre
How to Calculate 8 Mm Thick MS Plate Weight?
We know the thickness of the MS plate weight which is 8mm. To calculate the weight of the MS plate weight we have to convert the thickness of the MS plate weight from mm to metre.
- Thickness of MS plate = 0.008 m
- Let the length of the MS plate = 1 m.
- Width of the MS Plate = 1 m.
Area of the MS plate = Length of the MS Plate X width of MS Plate
Area of the MS plate = 1 x 1 m = 1 square metre
Volume of the MS Plate weight having thickness 6mm
Volume of the MS Plate= Area of the MS Plate X thickness of MS plate
- Volume of the MS Plate =Â 1 x 0.008
- Volume of the MS Plate = 0.008 m^{3}
We know that the density of the MS plate is 7850 kg/m^{3}
Density of steel plate = ( Weight of steel plate/ volume of steel plate)
Weight of MS Plate = Density of MS plate X volume of MS Plate.
- Weight of MS Plate =Â 7850 x 0.008
- Weight of MS Plate = 62.8 kg
The MS plate weight of 8mm thickness is 62.8 kg per metre.
How to Calculate 10 Mm MS Plate Weight Per Square Meter?
We know the thickness of the MS plate weight which is 10mm. To calculate the weight of MS plate weight we have to convert the thickness of the MS plate weight from mm to metre.
To calculate the weight of the MS plate weight we have to convert the thickness of the MS plate weight from mm to metre.
- Thickness of MS plate = 0.010 m
- Let the length of the MS plate = 1 m.
- Width of the MS Plate = 1 m.
Area of the MS plate = Length of the MS Plate X width of MS Plate
Area of the MS plate = 1 x 1 m = 1 square metre
Volume of the MS Plate weight having thickness 6mm
Volume of the MS Plate= Area of the MS Plate X thickness of MS plate
- Volume of the MS Plate =Â 1 x 0.010
- Volume of the MS Plate = 0.010 m^{3}
We know that the density of the MS plate is 7850 kg/m^{3}
Density of steel plate = ( Weight of steel plate/ volume of steel plate)
Weight of MS Plate = Density of MS plate X volume of MS Plate.
- Weight of MS Plate =Â 7850 x 0.010
- Weight of MS Plate = 78.5 kg
The MS plate weight of 10mm thickness is 78.50kg per metre.
Weight Calculation of MS Plate 12.5mm
The method of calculating the weight of the MS plate is 12.5 mm are as follows. We know the thickness of the MS plate weight which is 12.5 mm.
To calculate the weight of MS plate weight we have to convert the thickness of the MS plate weight from mm to metre. To calculate the weight of the MS plate weight we have to convert the thickness of the MS plate weight from mm to metre.
- Thickness of MS plate = 0.0125 m
- Let the length of the MS plate = 1 m.
- Width of the MS Plate = 1 m.
Area of the MS plate = Length of the MS Plate X width of MS Plate
Area of the MS plate = 1 x 1 m = 1 square metre
Volume of the MS Plate weight having thickness 6mm
Volume of the MS Plate= Area of the MS Plate X thickness of MS plate
- Volume of the MS Plate =Â 1 x 0.0125
- Volume of the MS Plate = 0.0125 m^{3}
We know that the density of the MS plate is 7850 kg/m^{3}
Density of steel plate = ( Weight of steel plate/ volume of steel plate)
Weight of MS Plate = Density of MS plate X volume of MS Plate.
- Weight of MS Plate =Â 7850 x 0.0125
- Weight of MS Plate = 98.125 kg
The MS plate weight of 12.5 mm thickness is 98.125 kg per metre.
FAQ
What Is the Density of Mild Steel Plates?
The density of mild steel plates is 7850 kg/mÂ³ (7.85 g/cmÂ³).
How Is the Weight of an Ms Plate Calculated?
The weight of an MS plate is calculated using the formula: $WeightÂ (W)=ThicknessÂ (t)Ã—DensityÂ ofÂ steelÂ (7850Â kg/mÂ³)$ For example, for a plate with a thickness of 6 mm (0.006 m), the weight per square meter is: $W=0.006mÃ—7850kg/mÂ³=47.1kg/mÂ²$
How Do I Convert the Thickness of Ms Plates from Mm to Meters?
To convert the thickness from millimeters to meters, divide the thickness value by 1000. For instance, 8 mm is converted to 0.008 m.
What Are the Standard Thicknesses Available for Mild Steel Plates?
Common thicknesses for mild steel plates include 1.6 mm, 2.0 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, and up to 200 mm.
Where Can I Find a Weight Chart for Ms Plates?
Weight charts for MS plates can be found in PDF format through links provided in the article or from various steel suppliers and manufacturers.
How Do the Weights of Ms Plates Vary by Thickness?
The weight of MS plates increases with thickness. For example, a 6 mm thick plate weighs 47.1 kg/mÂ², whereas a 50 mm thick plate weighs 393 kg/mÂ².
How Do I Calculate the Weight of an Ms Plate in Pounds Per Square Foot?
Use the conversion factor where 1 kg/mÂ² is approximately equal to 0.2048 lb/ftÂ². For instance, a 10 mm thick plate weighing 78.5 kg/mÂ² corresponds to about 16.0 lb/ftÂ².
Can the Density of Mild Steel Plates Vary?
Yes, the density can range from 7.75 g/cmÂ³ to 8.05 g/cmÂ³ depending on the alloying elements included in the steel.
What Units Are Commonly Used to Express the Weight of Ms Plates?
The weight of MS plates is commonly expressed in kg/mÂ², lb/ftÂ², or kg/mÂ³ depending on regional practices and requirements.
Why Is It Important to Know the Weight of an Ms Plate?
Knowing the weight of MS plates is crucial for structural design, load calculations, transportation, and cost estimation in construction projects.