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I have also heard of and used this approach before. I believe you are right
that the spec. for allowable stress design does not cover this condition.

However, the LRFD spec. does cover this condition. Look at equations F1-5 and

Chris Harris wrote:

> I do not think that the allowable bending stress of rectangular plates in
> bending about their strong axis is explicitly addressed in the AISC code.
> Roy Becker presented a solution to this in his SE exam review course.  The
> procedure, if I am not mistaken, is to look at the plate in strong axis
> bending as a compression element, calculate the allowable F sub a, and
> treat the allowable F sub a as the allowable bending stress, F sub b.