Select the size of the barbed wire and the length into the calculator to determine the barbed wire weight.

Barbed Wire Weight Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Barbed Wire Weight.

BWW = W/L * L 
  • Where BWW is the barbed wire weight (lbs)
  • W/L is the weight per unit length of the barbed wire. This is dependent on the size of the barbed wire and has the following values.
    • 2 X 2 = .082 lbs/ft
    • 13 x 13 = .0974 lbs/ft
    • 12 x 12 = .110 lbs/ft
    • 14 x 14 = .062 lbs/ft

To calculate the barbed wire weight, multiply the weight per unit length by the total length.

What is the weight of barbed wire ?


The weight of the barbed wire depends on the thickness and length of the wire, as well as the density of the wire.

How to Calculate Barbed Wire Weight?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Barbed Wire Weight.

First, determine the wire size. In this case, we will use 13×13 wire. This is a linear density of .0974 lbs/ft.

Next, determine the length of the wire in feet. For this example, the length is measured to be 500 ft.

Finally, calculate the barbed wire weight using the formula above:

BWW = W/L * L

BWW = .0974 * 500

BWW = 48.7 lbs