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On Oct 13, 2005, at 9:30 AM, Jim Wilson wrote:

Can anyone help me with defining the coefficient of thermal expansion for steel? I'm drawing
blanks everywhere I look.
The number I've always used is 6.54E-6 in/in/F. It's also provided in the AISC handbooks. Keep in mind that it varies with temperature.
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chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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