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Girt Web check

Girt Web check

Girt Web check

I was reviewing this guy's calcs for girts.....and he didn't do a web check for the girt dead load transfer to the sag rod. (Putting bending stress in the web.) That's something I've always done (even though it typically is minimal for rolled shapes). He thinks it's overkill to check....do you normally check it for rolled shapes?

RE: Girt Web check

Rightly or wrongly, it's not something I've worried about in the past.

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RE: Girt Web check

@ Kootk: thanks.

@BAretired: I agree. But I'm not talking about bracing.....just the (self-weight) transfer to the sag rod.

RE: Girt Web check

Once upon a time, I did use sag rods. But never checked the web local stress.

RE: Girt Web check

@WARose: Not too sure how you would check the self-weight transfer. The worst case would be the uppermost girt where the sag rod supports all of the girts in the curtain wall. That could be significant in very tall curtain walls. Bending in the web would depend on the spacing between sag rods above and below the girt being checked.

Do you perform a yield line analysis on the web of the girt? Have you ever found this to be critical?


RE: Girt Web check

The sag in girts should be resisted by a stiff member at the top, not just by another girt. Another way is to use struts instead of ties, so the sag is resisted at the bottom.

RE: Girt Web check

Never checked it.

Sag rod hang from something stiff up the top.

RE: Girt Web check

I have always checked the girt for weak axis bending between sag rods but not for any local effects on the web.

RE: Girt Web check



Do you perform a yield line analysis on the web of the girt?

Nope. Just a regular elastic calculation/model.


Have you ever found this to be critical?

Not for a AISC shape.

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