Open Access Opinion

Wide Flange Beams: Trends Towards Higher Steel Performance

Riccardo Zanon*1 and Dario Zaganelli2

1Structural R&D Engineer, Luxembourg

2Technical Sales Engineer, Luxembourg

Corresponding Author

Received Date: February 01, 2019;  Published Date: February 06, 2019


Rolled structural shapes (L, I, H, U) were developed already in the 19th century, answering the need to simplify shapes built up from plates assembled together by rivets. The advantages in terms of weight savings, fabrication simplification, manpower time and cost reduction were integral to the acceptance of rolled shapes in every field of structural steelwork.

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