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RE: unbraced comp flange

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Simply check to see if that particular section will work for that particular
unbraced span length. You're going to HAVE to fix it torsionally at each
end, but between the supports, get one big enough, and you're in business.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Jordan [mailto:MattJ(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 11:08 AM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
> Subject: RE: unbraced comp flange
> A curios situation: Can you have a WF beam with a completely unbraced
> compression flange? A WF sits on top of a column at each end 
> and has plate
> supported on the bottom flange and loads hung off the bottom 
> of the beam.
> nothing attaches to the top. Is this even allowed? The only 
> way lateral
> buckling is resisted is by bending of the web as the bot. 
> flng is held in
> place by the ceiling plate. Is that ok?
> matt jordan