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Can you model it in a FEA program like RISA or SAP?  Break it into small pieces if necessary.

HTH
MJ

--- On Tue, 1/13/09, Gautam Manandhar <Gautam_Manandhar(--nospam--at)ci.richmond.ca.us> wrote:
From: Gautam Manandhar <Gautam_Manandhar(--nospam--at)ci.richmond.ca.us>
Subject: RE: curved beams
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 4:35 PM

List members:

 

I have a curved beam (horizontal).  The center line of the beam layout is horizontally offset from the supporting post by about 10+ % of the span.  The arch wants a channel section and will not allow a tube section.  Can anyone suggest a quick method to check for flexure and torsion.  DL is 480plf , LL = 800 plf.  The project in under construction and the detail is due first thing to-morrow morning.

 

Gautam

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