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Re: UBC Chp.23, Div III

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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.

Jason Emoto

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter McCormack" <pmac(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
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

Peter McCormack