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Thanks for your good points! The plans were drawn in
1947. Structural sections show that beams are real
composite sections, but there is no detail to show
dimensions. Taking concrete out is the easiest way to
measure the steel section dimensions, however there
are a lot of composite beams there and there is
nothing that shows how many beam types do we have.
Besides how can we check the yield stress?
Thanks again,

--- Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)> wrote:
> Frank (and others),
> It would really help us narrow down our search (and
> answers) if you could 
> give an idea of the approximate date that the
> building was constructed.  For 
> example, I found one 27WF91 that was rolled in 1902,
> and another that was 
> rolled in 1933.  Design strength would probably be
> more affected by the 
> difference in the two dates than section properties,
> though.
> As far as determining beam size of steel sections of
> composite beams, make 
> sure that they really have been designed as
> composite beams.  Encasing beams 
> in concrete was one very common method of providing
> fire resistance.  You 
> might have some small holes cut in the floor to see
> if there are channels or 
> a spiral rod or other device welded to the top
> flange.  If you don't have 
> channels or a spiral rod welded to the top flange,
> then you can bet that the 
> concrete was for fire resistance.  If you do have
> these welded to the top 
> flange, then remove concrete from a section of the
> beam sufficient to get 
> measurements.
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona
> Frank Tehrani wrote:
> >>Hi everybody,
> 1- I have call out for three steel sections in an
> old
> structural plan which I couldn't find in my
> references:
> i- 10WF37
> ii- 12WF25
> iii- 27WF91
> I appreciate if somebody would help me please to get
> properties of these sections.
> 2- On the same set of plans, some steel sections for
> composite beams are not specified (actually that
> part
> of plans is missed). Is there any non-destructive &
> non-expensive procedure to figure out steel
> dimensions
> inside the concrete?
> 3- What about Fy? How can we validate yield stress
> of
> those sections?<<
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