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Re: Braced Length of Steel Beam W/ Formed Slab

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I would not consider bond bewtween the concrete and
steel to be bracing, so without mechanical attachment
of some sort, I'd use the beam span as the unbraced
length.

--- Rich Lewis <seaint03(--nospam--at)lewisengineering.com> wrote:

> What would be considered the unbraced length of a
> beam supporting a concrete
> slab if no steel deck is used?  How is lateral
> bracing of the compression
> flange achieved?  Is it through the cement bond of
> the concrete and the top
> surface of the beam flange?  Are mechanical anchors
> of some kind required?
> 
>  
> 
> Rich
> 
>  
> 
> 



		
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