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Compression load of steel angle

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by DSJC, 9 May 2020.

  1. DSJC

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    Without getting into complex engineering calculations, how can I make a reasonable assessment of the max compression load for an approx 2 M length of mild steel single angle 7mm thick and 80 mm each side. I would like to use it as a mid span "post" to give additional support to what appears to be an undersized bearer.
     
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    As structural engineers are more concerned with deflection, I would suggest some "complex calculations" from a structural engineer. I've seen many a botched job because people try to take short cuts. Also, steels are often designed to gain additional strength from the way they're bolted together so putting an angle under something probably won't have the desired effect.
     
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    Sistering with another timber is often method used .
     
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