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RE: Welding across the flange?

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The main objection I have heard to welding across the flange of a beam is if
it is a field weld on a loaded member. During welding the flange will become
weakened, which is a concern if the beam is under load. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jwhitty(--nospam--at)itac-net.com [mailto:jwhitty(--nospam--at)itac-net.com]
> Sent: Friday, February 23, 2001 7:38 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Welding across the flange?
> 
> 
> Quick question....
> 
> Problems with welding across the flange of a steel member?
> 
> I know its done with moment connections  and when you do this 
> with other
> materials such as aluminum you must take reductions in allowables.
> 
> But with steel?  Why would an inspector caution against 
> welding across a
> flange?
> 
> Any thoughts would be appreciated.
> 
> John Whitty, P.E.
> 
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