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Bent Plate Versus Rolled Angle

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If a bent plate has the same dimensional sizes (i.e., leg lengths and 
thickess) as a rolled angle, do both shapes have the same structural 

I'd assume that the bent plate has slightly less strength than the angle 
based upon the "k" area not the same but not substationally less.

As usual, this question is posed in response to a reviewer's comment 
regarding a project where a bent plate is proposed for brick veneer 


Charles Canitz

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