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- Subject: Re: Shear Flow
- From: "Rick Byrd" <Rbyrd(--nospam--at)rmbyrd.com>
- Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 13:03:03 -0800
If you are fastening the channels to the side of the GLB, then shear flow is not necessarily the calculation you require. Shear flow calculates the horizontal shear through the width of the, as an example, the glue joint between laminations of a GLB resists the shear calculated by shear flow. Side plates will strengthen the beam. It will add capacity based on stiffness of the origional member vs the stiffness of the side plates added. The amount of load carried through the steel side plates needs to have that reaction transferred back into the GLB at the end of the beam, unless the plates bear on the GLB support. This load is a vertical load, not a shear flow load. If the plates bear on the GLB support then the bolts only need be designed for the transfer of the vertical load to the plates. If you are bolting the plates to the top and the bottom of the beam, then yes, shear flow is the required calculation. >>> "Gobo, Gina" <ggobo(--nospam--at)DLRGROUP.com> 02/14 11:42 AM >>> I have question about composite beams: I have a wood glulam beam that I would like to reinforce by adding a steel channel to both sides. I am trying to find the shear flow at the channel to wd beam contact area so that I may figure our how many bolts I need to faster the composite beam together. I am using the formula f = QV/I, where V is the maximum shear load on the beam, I is the moment of inertia for the composite section, and Q the first moment of inertia of the glulam beam that is in contact with the channel = yA where, y is the distance from the centroid of the block of wd in contact with the channels to the neutral axis and A is the area of the same block of wd. If I am using a channel that is a C12X20.7 and a 6.75X31.5 glulam, Q = ((12/2)-dist to neutral axis of entire section)*6.75*12=248in3. I = 17964.83 in4 and V = 48kips. f = 8kip/ft which seems very high. The shear flow that I get seems very high. Do I have to use the transformed section in order to get the shear flow? (i.e. transform the wd beam into an equivalent steel member in order to get the correct shear flow). Or, is using I of the composite section based on the geometry of the cross section ok? Gina T. Gobo, E.I.T. Structural Engineering DLR Group Seattle Ph. 206.461.6000 Fax 206.461.6049 ggobo(--nospam--at)dlrgroup.com
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