Beam – Strengthening

Under normal circumstances it’s generally unnecessary to strengthen a beam – it’s an expensive and time-consuming exercise and generally avoided, however, there will always be occasions where it’s necessary. Strengthening the Beam Flange The beam flange may be stiffened to improve the bending capacity of the beam, and to provide resistance to lateral forces. Fig …

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Beams – Introduction

The definition of a beam is; a horizontal member which spans between supports and supports loads at right-angles to the member. Almost any steel section can be classified as a beam provided it can be supported adequately and meets the duty requirements. A beam is usually designated according to the manner in which it’s supported, …

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