Web of the steel beam

Discussion in 'Specialized Terminology' started by Nane BA, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Nane BA Senior Member

    Spanish English (Argentina)
    Hola a tod@s!

    I need to translate the following phrase:
    "when the beam is horizontal, the web of the beam must not exceed the fork tyne length"

    and I don't understand what is meant by web of the beam. Can anyone give me a hand? Even if you don't have the exact word, I might work it out if I know what it means.

    Thanks!
     
  2. eumenes Senior Member

    Español, Português
    Hola Nane BA

    Es la parte central de una viga, que en español se llama "alma". Las partes de arriba y abajo se llaman mesas...
     
  3. k-in-sc

    k-in-sc Senior Member

    (fork tine length)
    Yes, the web is the middle of the cross-section of a beam or girder and the flanges are the ends.
     
  4. Nane BA Senior Member

    Spanish English (Argentina)
    Thanks! You were both very helpful!
     

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