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AD 378: Web resistance to transverse loads according to BS EN 1993-1-5

Web resistance (which used to be described as web bearing and web buckling) is covered by Section 6 of BS EN 1993-1-5[1]. Although this Eurocode covers plated elements, the resistance checks of Section 6 apply to the webs of both rolled beams and plated elements. Designers will generally use these checks to decide if stiffeners are required under concentrated loads.

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