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Allowable Uniform load on steel channel

  1. Aug 6, 2014 #1
    I am attempting to determine the allowable uniform load on a 8ft long C3x5 steel channel A36 steel.

    i got an answer of about 2,455lbs but idk if thats right.

    if there is an easy equation to follow or if you know of a table online somewhere that can help that would be awesome! thanks in advance!
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  3. Aug 6, 2014 #2


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    Does the channel run horizontally?
    Is it oriented on edge, i.e. open on one side?
    How is the channel supported?
  4. Aug 7, 2014 #3
    its horizontal so if you were looking at the end it would make [ that shape. The beam is also fixed at both ends.
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