open web beam

open web beam

1. A truss with parallel top and bottom chords formed by a pair of angles, employing a web of diagonal struts and used as a beam; the struts connecting the top and bottom chords are also composed of steel bars. See also: Beam
2. A truss with parallel top and bottom chords formed by a pair of angles, employing a web of diagonal struts and used as a beam; the struts connecting the top and bottom chords are also composed of steel bars.
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