Bending tests on box beams having solid- and open-construction webs

Aldie E. Johnson, Jr.
naca-tn-3231
Aug 1954


The results of an exploratory experimental investigation of the effects of replacing alternate webs in a multiweb beam by open, post-stringer construction are reported. Post-stringer (either upright or inclined posts) construction is shown to perform the function of comparable-weight, solid, fabricated webs in the stabilization of the compression cover of a beam in bending both before and after buckling.

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