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RE: Compression flange bracing

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I have to admit that thought occurred to me as well. The "friction"
component is probably more properly considered to the the friction of the
EDGE of the rafter interacting with the roof plate (I know the lingo; I've
designed a few "flat bottoms" m'self).

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Greenlaw [mailto:cgreenlaw(--nospam--at)speedlink.com]
> Sent: Friday, October 29, 1999 3:33 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: Compression flange bracing
>
>
> Might it be that it is not friction after all, but the width
> of the beam's
> top flange, which has the relatively rigid load-bearing
> grating or tank roof
> bearing down on it, that is the source of supporting beam's stability?