Unbraced length | Article about unbraced length by The Free Dictionary
The distance between ends of a structural member (such as a column) which are prevented from moving normal to the axis of the member, by bracing, by floor slabs, etc.
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However, further research to measure the CBLs of the full range of composite wood I-joist geometries, unbraced lengths
, and loading conditions is needed before a modified design specification can be recommended.
Further research including a more comprehensive study of different unbraced lengths
and loading conditions related to SCL materials should be conducted before specific changes to the wood design equations are proposed.