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Re: AISC Floor plate bending capacity table

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> a member that
>deflects more than 1/2 of its depth, (I believe I am quoting this
>correctly) will begin to develop significant membrane stresses
Only if it's tied at the ends solidly enough to resist the tension 
without substantial deformation. 

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)