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beam load rating

beam load rating

beam load rating

can someone help me out with a chart showing
length of distance that you can span a certain
size beam, channel, angle iron, etc.
without having to use the formulas for quick referencing???

RE: beam load rating

For a steel beam, it's not that simple....

The "load rating" of a beam depends, of course, on it's span.... however, the AISC Steel code also imposes corrections for the type of end connections selected for the beam. (are the considered "fixed" or "pinned")

Additionally, if the beam is narrow and deep, a correction must be imposed for local buckling of the web, or in some cases, bucking of the flange.

The loading type must be considered. Is it a uniform beam load or a concentrated load mid-span.

Timber and lumber charts are available with maximum loading for particular grades.... certain assumptions must be observed.

Hope this helps !!!??


RE: beam load rating

Try (rule of thumb) depth to span ratio D/L:

High load 1/10
Medium load 1/15
Light load 1/20

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