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Trevor,

Two percent of the compressive force that is in the beam that you are bracing 
at the section where the brace is installed.

Hope that helps.

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona

Trevor wrote:

>>What is everyone using for the needed capacity of compression flange bracing
(against Lateral Torsional Buckling)  on steel beams?  ie: What force is
induced in the brace that needs to be resisted?  Is there an easy rule of
thumb?<<