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Re: ANGLE IRON LOAD/DEFLECT QUESTION

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Matt,

I am not sure I understand your scenario exactly, but a 1.5x1.5x.125 angle
spanning 25 feet will sag more than 4" under it's own weight.

Paul Feather PE, SE
pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net
www.SE-Solutions.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt Wright" <matt13421342(--nospam--at)yahoo.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2003 10:32 AM
Subject: ANGLE IRON LOAD/DEFLECT QUESTION


> I have some questions regarding load. I have a series
> of 25-foot spans that need to support an aluminum
> bar-grating platform and light pedestrian traffic. The
> bar grating will not be welded to the frame, it needs
> to be removed for cleaning. We are trying to find the
> material which will allow us to span the length with
> the fewest number of floor-to-platform supports
> possible(none at all if it is possible). We would like
> to use a 1-1/2"x1-1/2"x1/8" angle steel. If it is
> possible to span the entire length with a single
> length of angle and no intermediate floor to platform
> vertical support, that would be best. I am also
> wondering about flexing/bouncing, which needs to be
> minimal.
>
> Please let me know what advice you can give. Great
> threads on this board, by the way.
>
> Thanks,
> Matt Wright
>
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