U-patt. steel

English translation: U cross-section steel beam, see also I, L, T, H cross-sections.

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English term or phrase:U-patt. steel
Selected answer:U cross-section steel beam, see also I, L, T, H cross-sections.
Entered by: juvera

06:58 Mar 23, 2005
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Metallurgy / Casting
English term or phrase: U-patt. steel
This is mentioned as an example of using Structural Steel in a table of materials. Here is part of the table:
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Structural Steel (below 0.5% C):
- Bolts
- ** U-patt. steel **
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Tool Steel (above 0.5% C):
- Drill bits
- Chisels
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etc.

Is this some form of sectional steel?

Thanks for your help.
Alaa Zeineldine
Egypt
Local time: 19:15
U section steel beam
Explanation:
It says, structural steel, so it is a steel beam. They come in various shapes, the most common ones are I, L, T, H, and U.
If you immagine these letters enlarged to 200-300mm size, with the dark shape thickened, that's how the cross-section of these beams look like. The can be various length, usually from about a meter to 6m long.
The U shape is slightly different from the letter, because it is not round, more square, and a bit short, but I can't type such a shape, and everybody uses the letter U to describe it anyway.
Here is a website to show some shapes.
http://www.efunda.com/math/areas/IBeamIndex.cfm

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Note added at 6 hrs 33 mins (2005-03-23 13:31:29 GMT)
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Some of the samples are in aluminium, also it says channel for U shape, but essentially it is the same, the steel has slightly rounded corners. I couldn\'t find a better webpage quickly.

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Note added at 7 hrs 34 mins (2005-03-23 14:33:06 GMT)
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The patt. should be pattern, and usually there is a four digit number after it to identify it.
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Local time: 18:15
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u-patt. steel
U section steel beam


Explanation:
It says, structural steel, so it is a steel beam. They come in various shapes, the most common ones are I, L, T, H, and U.
If you immagine these letters enlarged to 200-300mm size, with the dark shape thickened, that's how the cross-section of these beams look like. The can be various length, usually from about a meter to 6m long.
The U shape is slightly different from the letter, because it is not round, more square, and a bit short, but I can't type such a shape, and everybody uses the letter U to describe it anyway.
Here is a website to show some shapes.
http://www.efunda.com/math/areas/IBeamIndex.cfm

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Note added at 6 hrs 33 mins (2005-03-23 13:31:29 GMT)
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Some of the samples are in aluminium, also it says channel for U shape, but essentially it is the same, the steel has slightly rounded corners. I couldn\'t find a better webpage quickly.

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Note added at 7 hrs 34 mins (2005-03-23 14:33:06 GMT)
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The patt. should be pattern, and usually there is a four digit number after it to identify it.

juvera
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