On Sun, 04 Feb 2007 14:07:58 +0000, Austin Shackles
There is a program called "beamboy" that was written by Richard Getze. It's
available for free. That does a nice job of calculating stresses and
deflections for beams with combinations of loads and supports. I used it to
size the RSJ that holds up the workshop roof. I had to type in an assortment
of UK RSJ sizes and specifications in the config file, but that's a simple
job. Google should find it (and RSJ specs) for you.
British Steel/Corus/Tata/why-the-hell-can't-we-invest-in-British-industry make
monster economy sized zinc dipped corrugated iron for making concrete floors
out of. I used the lightest grade for making some over-engineered pit covers:-
look for composite floor decking.
On or around Sun, 04 Feb 2007 14:58:23 +0000, Mark Rand
sounds fun, I'll have a look. what was that game... oh yes, pontifex. not
a bridge design thing per se, but fun.
I've fired off a couple of speculative emails, one to a lot supplying ex-MOD
bridges (Bailey and similar) and one to the local large steel stockists
asking what sort of beams they'd recommend.
will see what if anything comes of it.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net my opinions are just that
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