I would like to double the shear capacity of an I beam by welding some steel plates. What strengthening schemes are available? How would you define the shear area for the strengthening scheme proposed?

  • $\begingroup$ Duplicate of : engineering.stackexchange.com/questions/15547/… $\endgroup$
    – Solar Mike
    Commented May 29, 2017 at 5:27
  • $\begingroup$ @SolarMike, my question here is for shear strengthening, the other question is moment strengthening. These are two different question. $\endgroup$
    – Jarard
    Commented May 29, 2017 at 5:40
  • $\begingroup$ Apply what you have been given then - and check out the applicable theory $\endgroup$
    – Solar Mike
    Commented May 29, 2017 at 5:50

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The web have almost all the resistance to shear. I recommend to review the basic texts of mechanics of materials, such as that of James M Gere.

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    $\begingroup$ Please put any required information in your answer. A recommendation to a book does not help very much. The answer should mainly stand on its own. $\endgroup$
    – hazzey
    Commented Nov 8, 2018 at 1:51

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