Solution to Problem 560 | Built-up Beams

Problem 560
The wide-flange beam shown in Fig. P-560 is strengthened by bolting two cover plates 160 mm by 20 mm to the top and bottom flanges. If the maximum flexure stress is 140 MPa, compute the total force (a) in each cover plate and (b) in each flange. Neglect the weakening effect of the bolt holes.

Wide-flange reinforced by cover plates


Solution 560