I-beam


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I-beam

An iron or steel beam with a symmetrical I-shaped cross section. See also: Beam

I-beam

A rolled or extruded structural metal beam having a cross section resembling the letter I.

I-beam

A structure whose cross section resembles the letter I. It may be extruded from or built up from aluminum, magnesium, or titanium alloys, or it may be made of wood, plastic, or steel. See beam (iii).
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The test results showed that all the composite beams exhibited significant improvements in stiffness and strength properties, above those of simple HFRP I-beam without the UHPFRC slab," say Nguyen, Mutsuyoshi and Zatar.
8%) compared to more recently built I-beam bridges constructed of concrete and metal (0.
Does the ambivalence towards the closing of the I-Beam in Fargo signal a new and enlightened qualitative shift in the spaces and places of gay life or a mollification of queer social practices?
The incident could have been worse had a Marine been between that I-beam and the jet.
Louis ASCE team, capturing first place in Best Support Structure for their fabricated I-beams that incorporated the top flange of 2- by 8-inch SYP into a longitudinal deck with load transferred by 1- by 4-inch transverse purlins acting as floor beams.
At the heart of each float is a steel I-beam chassis with an RV engine specially modified to carry 40,000 pounds and travel at 2 1/2 mph without overheating.
The load was a metal I-beam that weighed 8,000 pounds.
and has features like an in-floor coolant system and I-beam reinforcements that simulate factory production conditions.
In addition, the I-Beam construction for strength and the standard 6 inches centers insure precise riser settings time and time again.
The sculpture is welded to the flange of an I-beam," said Morrel.
In one striking detail, Bruder replaces the top flange of a standard I-beam with an extruded cylinder designed so it barely appears to touch the purlin it supports; the move also maintains the horizontal plane of the bottom flange of the beam across the building's changing span.
There is no getting away from the passionate attachment to self, that I-beam set down in the dead centre of the world and holding the whole rickety edifice in place," our narrator observes early in Ghosts.