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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) 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

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