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Roger hit it on the head, which is what I was getting at. I know the
unbraced length is the length of the beam but forgot to add that the design
in question has no end plates or stiffeners shown at the column. I too think
this is a problem. Thanks to all who responded.
matt jordan (SE)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Turk [mailto:73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 12:34 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: unbraced comp flange
> 
> 
> PROVIDED (yes, I did want to shout), the ends of the member are held 
> vertical!  If the ends of the member are not held in a 
> vertical position, 
> there is NO solution to the problem as torsion cannot