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GENTLEMEN
HS20 IS A STANDARD TRUCK-TRAILER LOAD COVERED BY AASHTO. THIS IS THE LOAD YOU MUST CONSIDER IF THE MEMBER IS SUBJECTED TO VEHICULAR LOADS. NO, I DON'T THINK YOU NEED TO REDUCE THE ALLOWABLE LOAD FOR THE STEEL JUST BECAUSE ITS GALAVANIZED. GALVANIZATION, AS YOU KNOW INHIBITS CORROSION WITHOUT IMPAIRING STRENGTH REALLY.
SYED FAIZ AHMAD
SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
SAUDI OGER LTD
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA.


From: ken kirkland <kenmail234(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
Reply-To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Galvanized Steel Beam?
Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 12:49:54 -0700 (PDT)



I have a beam length is about 20'-0 and support HS20 load. I forgot what is HS-20 stand for. My second question is - do I need to reduce the steel beam strength because the galvanized? Thanks in advance



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