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Likely a C8x11.5 channel section.  Section properties should be very similar to current.  Search the AISC website for section properties for that era.

 

David A. Topete, SE

 


From: Mauricio Castro [mailto:rico355(--nospam--at)hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 4:00 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Old Beam

 

I came across your email address while searching the internet for an old beam's dimensions (http://euken.com/group/seaoc/mailarchive/2003b/msg00317.html). I am currently doing a structural revision of a building built in the 1960's in which I encountered a beam by the name 8 U 11.5 (not actually a U, but its the closest character to it). Could you send me the properties of this beam or maybe its equivalent in todays standards? I have an AISC Steel Construction Manual, 13th edition. I really appreciated it. Thank you.

 

Mauricio Castro

Civil Engineering Student

LSU



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