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RE: Bracing the compression flange on steel beam?

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Refer to item 4.3.1 on Stability Bracing in "A Guide to Engineering and
Quality Criteria for Steel Structures: Common Questions Answered," 4th Ed.,
1997, published by AISC.  The Guide states if a "...brace connection, such
as the simple shear connection for an infill beam, that is located within
one-third depth of the beam web that is closest to the compression flange
can be considered to provide a direct brace."  With that said, I would say
your case does not have an effective brace. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Costello [mailto:acost(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, October 29, 1999 9:14 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Bracing the compression flange on steel beam?

How about a technical question, for a change.
Is a lateral brace that is attached from the tension flange 
to half way up the web considered an effective brace?
Some would say that the stiffness of the web can support its comp flange,
and keep the beam section from twisting, hence Lc reduced.
I have some references but still not clear, your option is appreciated.