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Re: Bent Plate Versus Rolled Angle

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For gross properties the bent plate will probably be adequately close to 
the mill angle. That's a quick check to confirm. The difference will 
exhibit in the k region where the angle thickens with increased moment 
resistance through the corner region (leg in flexure rotating about 
corner). The bent plate will actually have reduced thickness through the 
bend (and potential cracking) offset by strain hardening. So if leg bending 
 in the corner region is critical, look carefully.


Paul Ransom, P.Eng.

> Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:33:40 +0000
> From: "Polhemus, William" <wpolhemus(--nospam--at)>
> Subject: RE: Bent Plate Versus Rolled Angle
> As a general question, I'd answer "no," because "cold work" vs. "hot
> rolled" in addition to the other factors.
> However, for the purpose for which you are specifically proposing it be
> to use, I'd say there's virtually no difference. Doubt the "k" area will
> have any role to play in that case.

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