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Old 17th May 2011, 08:45 AM   #1
estwing
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Question Post supporting a beam midway??

Surprised I haven't had this problem before.

I have updated to the latest versions of Superbeam and Prosteel, so which ever offers a solution is fine.


I have a ridge beam 6 meters long, I wish to place a post under the beam at 4 meters, the post will bear onto a flitch beam, the ridge beam will have bearing at r1 and r2, it's not a canteliver.

How do I calc the ridge beam to show the post at 4 meters??

Tearing my hair out with this one, been right through the software and the manuals and the help section. Any pointers would be appreciated.
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Old 17th May 2011, 11:53 AM   #2
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Default Re: Post supporting a beam midway??

You could consider the ridge beam as a continuous beam with an intermediate support, but this falls outside the capabiltiies of SuperBeam and ProSteel. The recommended way is to just consider the 4m span and size the member accordingly. Obviously this will be suitable for the 2m span too. The additional stiffness provided by using one 6m long section will obviously be beneficial.
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Old 17th May 2011, 01:37 PM   #3
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Default Re: Post supporting a beam midway??

That's why i couldn't find a way of doing this.

I now have a solution and will enter the ridge beam as 4 meters instead of 6 meters and hope that the BCO, gets the idea!


Fingers crossed for a BCO with common sense


Thanks
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