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BETHLEHEM STRUCTURAL SHAPES INFORMATION AND TABLES FOR ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS AND DESIGNERS OF BUILDINGS AND OTHER STEEL STRUCTURES CATALOG $-51 BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY GENERAL OFFICES BETHLEHEM, PA. Copyright, 1938 Bethlehem Steel Company BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY FOREWORD ‘This catalog supersedes all previous publications relating to structural shapes. All shapes that are not noted as “Special” are rolled at frequent intervals and are readily procurable from the mill in any size lots. For this reason, the selection of these sizes is recommended. These shapes are shown under Part I. ‘Shapes noted as “‘Special”” are generally rolled only at irregular intervals and then through special arrangement. Where the required tonnage of any one “Special” shape is comparatively small, the use of the nearest size shown under Part I is recom- mended. These shapes are shown under Part II. Certain Bethlehem Wide Flange Sections have a 5 per cent slope on the inside faces of the flanges and others have flanges whose inside and outside faces are parallel to each other. The Light Beams, Joists and Stanchions have a 2 per cent slope on the inside faces of the flanges. ‘The radii of fillets and roundings shown, are those to which the rolls are turned. ‘The wear on rolls during process of rolling is likely to change these fillets and roundings so that proper allowance should be made for any fittings affected by such changes. In computing the weights and properties of Bethlehem Wide Flange Shapes, Beth- lehem Light Beams, Joists and Stanchions, the fillets have been included. In comput- ing the weights of Standard I Beams, channels and shipbuilding bulb angles, the actual profiles have been used, including the fillets and the roundings, while in computing the weights of angles, tees, zees and car building bulb angles, the fillets and the round- ings are not included. The properties of shipbuilding bulb angles and their areas are based upon the exact profiles. In computing the published areas and properties of Standard I Beams and channels and also of all angles, tees, zees and car building bulb angles, the fillets and the roundings are not included. ‘This method of calculation and expression of weights is in accordance with the practice adopted by the Association of American Steel Manufacturers. ‘The rolling and cutting tolerances shown in this catalog are in accordance with accepted standards. All structural shapes shown in this catalog are rolled of steel conforming to American Society for Testing Materials specifications. Material conforming to any other specification may be furnished by special arrangement. ‘Weights of rolled steel shapes are computed on the basis that one cubic foot of steel weighs 489.6 pounds, and 3.4 times the sectional area in square inches equals the weight per linear foot of the section. ‘The dimensions and weights of shapes published in this catalog are theoretical and are subject to the usual variations. In the tables under the caption “Section Number and Nominal Size”, the notations given in parentheses are the symbols previously published for the respective section groups. ‘These are shown for convenience of identification in estimating, ordering, and for rolling purposes.