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Structural engineering question -- maximum load taken by beam

  1. Mar 8, 2016 #1
    dear all ,

    My question is what is the maximum load taken by beam of UB 610 x 229 x 125Kg/m for a span of 5 mtr?
    its supported on both side by anchoring on concrete beam.
     
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  3. Mar 8, 2016 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF.

    What is the application? What is your background in ME?
     
  4. Mar 9, 2016 #3
    its for roofing
     
  5. Mar 9, 2016 #4

    berkeman

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    What is your ME background? Why are you asking this on an Internet forum?
     
  6. Mar 9, 2016 #5

    CWatters

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    Beams bend before they break. In order to calculate the max load you typically need to know how much you can allow the beam to bend. Local codes/regulations vary a lot so it's one thing to know the maximum load a beam can carry and another knowing if the design meets local code/regulations. I don't pretend to know enough to design roof beams - we hired a Structural Engineer to design the beams in our roof.
     
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