I believe this clause is equivalent to using the form factor (Cf = 1.18)
specified for round bending members in NDS section 2.3.8.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter McCormack" <pmac(--nospam--at)realloghomes.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2000 8:00 AM
Subject: UBC Chp.23, Div III
Out of interest, does anyone know the background to this clause?
"A beam of circular cross section may be assumed to have the
same strength as a square beam of the same cross sectional area"
Dennis, may be you can enlighten me