From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 09:40:45 -0400
A "penetration" is where something goes thru another object. For example, a
bullet can "penetrate" (go thru) a piece of wood, wires can "penetrate" (go
thru) a wall, heating/cooling ducts can "penetrate" (go thru) a beam.
"Penetrations" in the original message refer to "holes" cut in the web of a
steel beam so that *something* can go thru.
Hope this helps.
A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
>>Penetration is the connection between the beam and the column?<<