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Paul Feather PE, SE
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From: "Jay Shilstone" <j.s(--nospam--at)shilstone.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2003 12:53 PM
Subject: Steel naming conventions


> Would someone please explain to me the steel naming conventions for beams?
> I have a steel H-beam that has a designation W12x96. I assume the 12 is
the
> height of the beam, but I can't make any of the other dimensions or
> combinations thereof come out to 96. What does the 96 mean?
>
> Thanks,
> Jay Shilstone
>
>
>
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