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Is the I-beam still favored overall?

  1. Nov 8, 2009 #1
    Is the I-beam still favored by structural engineers?
     
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  3. Nov 8, 2009 #2

    DaveC426913

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    Where do you get your questions???

    Do you close your eyes, flip open an Encyclopedia, and point?

    :bugeye::rofl:
     
  4. Nov 8, 2009 #3

    Danger

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    Yes, because the G-beam is too expensive to produce. :uhh:
     
  5. Nov 8, 2009 #4

    DaveC426913

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    Oh come on, you missed a beautiful retort.


    The I-beam is not "still" preferred, it is "only recently" preferred. The I-beam is actually an evolution from an earlier form, the H-beam.

    Every kid learned in school that H came before I.
     
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  6. Nov 8, 2009 #5

    Danger

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    I thought that the I-beam was just a circumcised H-beam.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2009 #6

    Pengwuino

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    Finally someone says it!
     
  8. Nov 8, 2009 #7
    Wow, all my life I though the I-beam was a infelicitous l-beam.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2009 #8
    The I-beam is self-assured; it would have to be, balancing over 100 stories above the street!
     
  10. Nov 9, 2009 #9
    the old school of thought was the I beam.
    in the modern era of community spirit, world cooperation and non competition amongst individuals

    it is now either the WE-beam, or the US-beam

    there is no I in team (only AT ME)

    dr
     
  11. Nov 9, 2009 #10

    FredGarvin

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    I try not to use I-beams too much. They annoy other drivers.
     
  12. Nov 9, 2009 #11
    and as the thread slowly drifts away, we have to say,

    punny, very punny

    dr
     
  13. Nov 9, 2009 #12

    Danger

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    You have to have known the flightless one for a few years to understand why this is happening...
     
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