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Max Beam Length without a cap

  1. Mar 4, 2015 #1
    I just was hired as a junior engineer at a crane manufacturer. My boss asked me to determine the maximum length without a cap of each standard W beam we use. I know long slender beams fail by lateral torsional buckling. I guess I need to find at what length at a given load will a beam fail in this manner. Any help would greatly be appreciated! Thanks!
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  3. Mar 4, 2015 #2


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  4. Mar 4, 2015 #3
    My apologies. Thank you.
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