Users' questions

How do I know what size beam to use?

How do I know what size beam to use?

The distance across the center of the beam for which the irradiance (intensity) equals 1/e2 of the maximum irradiance (1/e2 = 0.135) is defined as the beam diameter. The spot size (w) of the beam is defined as the radial distance (radius) from the center point of maximum irradiance to the 1/e2 point.

What is a welded beam?

Welded beams are produced from a web and two flanges that are combined through deep penetration fillet weld to create a formidable product that can handle extraordinary loads. With a dramatically improved strength-to-weight ratio, welded beams are up to 20% stronger than their standard counterpart.

What are built up sections?

Sections made by combining two or more hot rolled sections, joined together at intervals are called built-up sections. This joining is done with the help of direct welding, stay plates or lacing. Examples are four angles section, double angles section and double channel section.

What is build up beam?

[′bilt‚əp ′bēm] (engineering) A structural steel member that is fabricated by welding or riveting rather than being rolled.

What are the different sizes of welded beams?

Welded beams and columns are available in a range of sizes typically for the heavier end of engineering construction, buildings, mining infrastructure and transport. Manufactured by BlueScope to Australian Standard AS/NZS 3679.2:2010 under a strict quality system to Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 9002:1994. b f WELDS

How to size stitched fillet welds for built up beam-structural?

A W6x25 deflects too much on it’s own, so I intend to build up the section with .25″ x 4″ plates welded to the top and bottom flanges. The fabricator says a continuous fillet weld will cause heat damage the W6. Is that true? If so, how do I size stitched fillet welds to avoid the heat damage?

How big is a web to flange weld?

A 10m span plate girder 600 mm deep by 300 mm wide with 30 mm thick flanges and a 10 mm thick web (steel grade S355) carries a central point load of 800 kN. The top flange of the beam is fully restrained. Size the web to flange welds. I z = 1/12(6003×300 – 5403×290) = 1.60 × 109mm4. W p = 30 × 300 × 285 × 2+ 270 × 10 × (270/2) × 2 = 5.86 × 106mm3.

What’s the best way to weld a beam?

You need to minimise the amount of weld and also get them to stagger the welds on alternat sides of each flange so any stress are evened out during the process.