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- Subject: Re: Curved Steel Beams
- From: Parkerres(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 10:29:20 EST
Tom - I think I'd try to do your roof with TS, tube sections. I think they're easier to bend, and they are also torsionally more stable than wide flange beams. I always feel that a double curved roof will get some torsion in the members, even if we don't design for it. I would also cross frame between the main tubes with cross tubes connecting the main tubes at regular intervals. I would weld all the connections together. Hopefully, this will create a steel framework that acts like the turtle shell you are trying to build. As they say in school, "Form follows function". Bruce Resnick, SE Parker Resnick Str. Eng.
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