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The beam shown in Figure P8. will be constructed from a standard steel W-shape, with an allowable bending stress of 165MPa165 \mathrm{MPa}. (a) Develop a list of four acceptable shapes that could be used for this beam. Include the most economical W310, W360, W410, and W460 shapes on the list of possibilities.

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Given:\bold{Given:}

  • Allowable bending stress that will be used in constructing a standard steel W-shape beam, σallow\sigma_{\text{allow}} = 165 MPa165~\text{MPa}

Required:\bold{Required:}

  • Develop a list of four acceptable shapes that could be used for this beam. On this list, include the most economical W310, W360, W410,\text{W310, W360, W410,} and W460\text{W460} shapes.
  • Select the most economical W shape for this beam.

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