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(I-)beam

(ˈ(ɑɪ)bim)
n. IBM, International Business Machines stock shares. (see also big blue.) How much beam do you own?
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Lateral buckling resistance of inelastic I-beams under off-shear center loading, Thin-Walled Structures 49: 431-436.
The critical shear stress [[tau].sub.cr] and limit value of transverse forces [Q.sub.u] are calculated using the formulas from section 22 of State Standard DBN V.2.6-198:2014 for I-beams with flexible wall.
The LED strings (Philips Color Kinetics) are mounted on the short faces of the I-beams. They're installed within Unistrut channels with polycarbonate lenses, which mask glare from the nodes and protect the strings from vandalism, dust, sand and even pigeon droppings, as the team discovered during construction.
*Beam Anchors for I-beam use: Lightweight, yet strong, offering complete freedom of movement and superior performance on overhead I-beams.
* First shipment of 56 I-beams arrived in Valdez in November 2012.
Twenty feet by eight feet steel plates were placed between the vertical I-beams and pushed down by the excavator as it dug.
Clients from construction businesses wanted to use material types (I-Beams, T-Beams, etc).
Where newer shopping centers have decorative columns, White City has bare steel I-beams.
in the carpet's pile--are the structure, the I-beams supporting
The piece, which features three I-beams stacked on top of each other, will be on display at the park for the next three years.
The impetus for one Kaizen event was the purchase of a new structural drill for what employees call the stringer cell area, "where we weld up the stringers for the bleachers." The structural drill that processes raw I-beams before they move into the area was outdated and had become a bottleneck in the production process.
Ranjith Kumar Surana and his family, trades in various steel products such as thermo mechanically treated (TMT) bars, channels, angles, I-beams, billets, squares, blooms, and rounds.
From Broadway, the building's facade is defiantly mechanistic, an enormous tic-tac-toe board of projecting aluminum louvers, many set on the diagonal, meant to express the internal truss system that keeps it aloft (as Mies's I-beams do at the Seagram Building in midtown).
Here this research was extended to three-point bending fatigue of notched A572-G50 steel I-beams, which are typical structural members used in bridge construction.