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Old 06-07-2017, 02:21 PM
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It is not the load on the beam that would concern me but, rather, the loads on the joint. Joints are far more complex to analyze than a beam. The design loads are based on intimate contact between flanges and you cannot guarantee that your shims are going to give you anything approaching full contact. For such a critical joint I would make sure the assembly matches the design.

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