Beam-End Clearances

Beam-end clearances are necessary to to provide adequate assembly and erection tolerances. They take into account rolling mill and fabrication tolerances. The diagram below indicates the suggested clearance for flexible connections, including: Welded End-Plates Bolted End-Cleats Welded Fin-Plates, and Seating Connections When there are a string of beams erected along a single line, there is …

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