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RE: cantilever T-beam

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That only refers to the distribution of steel in the tension flange. It does not mean the flange is available for strength determination. Your "b" distance is the width of the web. The compression block is at the bottom of the beam, not in the flange.

Mark E. Deardorff

Structural Engineer

3434 4th Ave

San Diego, CA 92103

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From: Jason Atwood [mailto:atwoodjason(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 3:02 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: cantilever T-beam

thanx but see ACI 318 10.6.6