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Double Web Beam- AISC Specifications

Double Web Beam- AISC Specifications

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Solving for the shear strength Vn of a beam with two webs, should the web thickness be doubled because of two webs when performing h/tw?

RE: Double Web Beam- AISC Specifications

O divide the shear load by 2. Is this an HSS tube section?

Mike McCann
MMC Engineering

RE: Double Web Beam- AISC Specifications

No. The h/tw check is a buckling check, so you should use the thickness of one web.

When figuring the total shear area, you should use two web thicknesses.

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