Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

Re: PS CONCRETE: Torsion in Double-Tees

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] In a message dated 5/25/05 8:39:57 AM, bill.polhemus(--nospam--at)tyson.com writes:
But I can't help but view this as a loaded SINGLE-TEE beam half the width of the double tee, with the only needed check being the flexure induced in the continuous flange between the stems.

Just as one can't ignore the FACT that a kid can/will climb a railing that s/he shouldn't, one can't ignore the FACT that the other leg of the DT exists and will impart an upward load on its side of the DT when the single leg you're considering deflects--resulting in torsion.

Ralph Hueston Kratz, S.E.
Richmond CA USA



Ralph
Ralph Hueston Kratz

Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)aol.com

510-236-6668
Fax 510-215-2430

724 McLaughlin Street
Richmond CA 94805-1402 USA