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From: Rich Lewis [mailto:seaint02(--nospam--at)lewisengineering.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 9:14 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Fork Truck on elevated slab

They treat effective width differently for shear and bending.  The effective width is based on how far away from the support the load is placed.

This is consistent with both the AASHTO code specification (at least for "effective width being different for shear and moment") and my own FEA from times past.



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