# How to calculate the weight and quantity of steel bars in a lintel

In this construction video tutorial, one will come to know how to work out the weight and quantity of steel bars in a lintel.

Lintel is a small structural element that is constructed over the frame of door and windows. This calculation process will facilitate you to accelerate your work and the quality of your work.

Besides, one can also learn how to transform unit through a calculator.

The following dimensions are provided in the diagram :-

In main bar, there is 8 mm diameter.

Stirrup contains 6 mm diameter of the 10” center to center distance. The depth of the bar is 15” and width is 10”. The total length is taken as 8 feet. The clear over on all the sides is 1”.

Length of one single bar = 8 feet = 96” – 2” (subtracting clear cover 1” on both sides) = 94”

Length of four numbers of bars = 94” x 4 = 376” = 31.34’ = 9.55 m

The following formula is used to find out the weight of the steel in main bars with 8 mm dia :-

D^{2} x L/162 = 82 x 9.55/162 = 3.77 kg

To get complete details, watch the following construction video tutorial.