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According to A. Astaneh-Asl from the December 1998 "Steel Tips" Mr. R.E. Whitmore of the University of Tennessee performed some gusset plate testing with strain gages in 1952 and came up with the 30 degree lines which became known in the design community as the "Whitmore Method" or more commonly known as the "Whitmore Section".

Thomas Hunt, S.E.
ABS Consulting

Clifford Schwinger <clifford234(--nospam--at)>

12/24/2002 08:22 AM
Please respond to seaint

        To:        seaint(--nospam--at)
        Subject:        just wondering: Who was Whitmore?

Does anyone know who this Whitmore fellow is (was),
and why did they name the Whitmore section after him?

Was he the one who developed the Whitmore section and
was this his "15 minutes of fame" or did he make other
contributions to the structural engineering profession
that I don't know about?

Just wondering...

Cliff Schwinger

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