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RE: Built-up Columns

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An additional aspect of this problem is to consider the potential of beam-column behavior, resulting from incidental eccentricity of the load, p-delta effects or other moments that may be applied to the member. In this case the compression-side sub-members may require an even lower kl/r than the built-up column criteria specifies.
Steve Smith, PE,SE
Systems Stress 

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> From: 	Chanel1096(--nospam--at)[SMTP:Chanel1096(--nospam--at)]
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> Sent: 	Tuesday, May 11, 1999 6:33 AM
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> Subject: 	Re: Built-up Columns
> I'll repost my question a little differently.
> I have two steel members which I want to have act as a built-up member.
> Now per section E4 (AISC-ASD) for a built up member the spacing of the 
> connections of the members should be such that the l/r < 3/4  of the 
> governing ratio of the combined member.
> My question came in that say the actual kl/r value of the combined member was 
> 80 meaning that the required l/r for the smaller members be less that 60. If 
> this ratio was not readily obtainable but lets assume 75 is, what if I base 
> the strength of the combined member on a kl/r of at least 100, rather like a 
> partially composite beam.  Any comments or suggestions would be very helpful.
> Bill King, EIT