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RE: Crane rails crossing expansion joints

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There's been a lot of discussion of adopting other engineers typical details
lately.  This is an example of a typical detail used by engineers doing
industrial design that is almost identical from firm to firm.  It's been
around probably for a 100 years.  Basically provide a sharply skewed joint
in the rail and reinforce the rail head with web filler plates.  Maybe
someone can share an example of this typical detail with you.

Ed Marshall, PE
Atlanta

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	WILLIAM R. KEEN [SMTP:wrk(--nospam--at)clarknexsen.com]
> Sent:	Friday, October 16, 1998 9:04 AM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject:	Crane rails crossing expansion joints
> 
> Does anyone have any experience with overhead cranes in industrial
> facilities 
> where the runway beams & rails cross a building expansion joint? How do
> you 
> provide continuity of the rail, yet allow the joint to open and close? Low
> 
> friction clips?
> 
> 
>