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box beam

[′bäks ‚bēm]
(civil engineering)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

box beam

One or more vertical plywood webs laminated to seasoned wood flanges. Vertical spacers separate the flanges at intervals along the length of the beam to distribute the loads and to provide stiffness. See also: Beam
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box beam, box girder

A hollow beam, usually rectangular in section; if fabricated of steel, the sides are steel plates welded together, or they may be riveted together by steel angles at the corners.
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Huang, "Distortional buckling calculation method of steel-concrete composite box beam in negative moment area," Steel and Composite Structures, vol.
The box beams were represented by a combination of beam and shell elements.
Working by himself or with a few friends, he also erected the four supporting pipe columns, bolted on the roof and floor box beams, and added the roof and floor decks, which extend 2-1/2 feet beyond the columns.
Box beams, perhaps around the perimeter of the upper walls in a ceiling "tray," add new dimensions to a room and allow for built-in lighting effects.
Kim, "A one-dimensional theory of thin-walled curved rectangular box beams under torsion and out--of-plane bending," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol.
The 6 foot deep fabricated box beams will support the roof and create the clear spans over the 25m competition pool.
On Wednesday morning, workers on the column-supported sections of the northbound bridge were putting in place metal rebar in preparation for pouring concrete box beams that will form the bridge's road surface.
Workers delivered all six of the 57-foot (17.4-meter)-long girders to the site on one tractor-trailer, a clear efficiency benefit compared to the one girder per trailer that would have been necessary for shipping prestressed concrete box beams. Workers erected the six 42-inch (107-centimeter)-deep girders in less than 3 hours, compared to the 12 hours the contractor said it typically would take to install this number of box beams.
Welsh softwood is used to create box beams for the building frame and then pre-insulated infill panels with voids for windows and doors are attached.
Eight weak spots were also identified on steel box beams which form part of the bridge into the Leigh Mills car park.
Constructed by Waagner Biro, the roof comprises a steel lattice of purpose-made steel box beams jointed at six-way nodes supporting 3312 triangular glass panels, each one differing in size and shape to accommodate the complex form.