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RE: Curved Steel Members

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I checked into this in December.  As a rule of thumb, figure $1.00 per pound
for bending.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rafael Sabelli [mailto:Sabelli(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2000 11:46 AM
Subject: Curved Steel Members

Dear all:

I am designing a structure with a curved roof.  The framing will consist of 
wide-flange girders and curved wide-flange beams.  I would like references 
and opinions concerning the design of steel members curved about their 
major axes.  Specific areas of concern are:

Appropriate Sections  (I assume slender sections are costly to bend, and 
that shallower, compact members may save money.  Does anyone have 
Residual Stresses  (should any strengths be reduced?)
Chord and Collector Design
Stability During Construction  (What special notes are appropriate?)
Special Specifications

Thank you,

Rafael Sabelli