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Re: HSS thin gage section properties

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Just curious, but what kind of weld do you use on these thin walled 

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.

From: Drew Morris<mailto:dmorris(--nospam--at)>
Sent: ‎Wednesday‎, ‎January‎ ‎29‎, ‎2014 ‎6‎:‎46‎ 
‎PM To: Seaint<mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)>

I ended using the CFS program for the sections for now.  The actual
moments are much lower than the capacity even if I start making
corrections for the effective widths and section properties.

On 1/29/2014 2:50 PM, T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. wrote:
> Don't forget w/t ratios and possible resulting reductions when
> calculating section properties.
> T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA 2607)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On
> Behalf Of Drew Morris Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 3:37 PM
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] HSS thin gage section properties
> I need the section properties (A,S and I) for thin walled HSS shapes. The
> AISC shapes go down to 1/8" and I need the properties for 12 and 14 gage
> wall thicknesses.  I haven't found anything in North America, came across
> some European manufacturers who do thin walled down to 2.5 mm.

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