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  • Main Title Stress distribution in and equivalent width of flanges of wide, thin-wall steel beams
  • Series Title NACA Technical Notes


  • Author: Winter, George
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Creation: 1940-01-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The use of different forms of wide-flange, thin-wall steel beams is becoming increasingly widespread. Part of the information necessary for a national design of such members is the knowledge of the stress distribution in and the equivalent width of the flanges of such beams. This problem is analyzed in this paper on the basis of the theory of plane stress. As a result, tables and curves are given from which the equivalent width of any given beam can be read directly for use in practical design. An investigation is given of the limitations of this analysis due to the fact that extremely wide and thin flanges tend to curve out of their plane toward the neutral axis. A summary of test data confirms very satisfactorily the analytical results.


  • Name: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Collection
    Code: NACA
  • Name: Technical Report Archive and Image Library
    Code: TRAIL


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: pd
  • Rights Statement: No Copyright, Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R14069
  • URL:
  • Report No.: NACA-TN-784
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930084779
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc56464