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First the tatoo artist couldn't figure out what the architect had drawn for his tatoo.  It made absolutely no sense.  When she figured it out, she realized it was not possible to do it in line work.  So after figuring out what the Archie wanted, she completely redrew it for practicality, then went to work.  But the Architect was afraid to let just anyone know he had a tat, so he had her stop it short just above his short-sleeve line.  So you have this fantastic convoluted shape that just seems to stop with loose ends just above his sleeve line - imagine a skyscraper elevation cut off at about mid-level of the first floor with the columns dangling in space.  That's his tattoo.


From: David Topete [mailto:d.topete73(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 2:01 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: curved beams


was it the guggenheim they got on their forearm?

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 1:50 PM, Garner, Robert <rgarner(--nospam--at)> wrote:

Did anyone watch L.A. Ink where Kat tatoos an Architect?


From: Jimenez, Jorge A. [mailto:jajimenez(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 1:14 PM

To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: curved beams


We can ask to Stephen Hawking for an antimatter universe with other gravitational laws ideal for some architects, or help them to realize the limitations of our one.


Jorge Jimenez, PE

From: Harold Sprague [mailto:spraguehope(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 4:57 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: curved beams


There is another relatively painless method contained in Design of Welded Structures by Blodgett.

Regards, Harold Sprague

Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 11:37:38 -0800
From: prajendran(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: curved beams
To: seaint(--nospam--at)

The only reference that quickly comes to my mind is AISC's "Torsion Analysis of Steel Members".


--- On Wed, 1/14/09, Gautam Manandhar <Gautam_Manandhar(--nospam--at)> wrote:

From: Gautam Manandhar <Gautam_Manandhar(--nospam--at)>
Subject: RE: curved beams
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 12:35 AM

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.





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