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Re: Ring Beams/Ring Girders

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In building design, these would be called tension rings.  I don't follow where
the torsion load is applied.
--- GSKWY(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:
> Although terminology is not really standard,  ring beams and ring girders 
> usually refer to a thickening or stiffening of a section of a circular wall 
> or foundation to resist, among other things, outward thrust.
> 
> When you analyze ring beams/ring girders, you are usually concerned about 
> things like torsional loading.
> 
> 
> Gail S. Kelley, P.E.
> 


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