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I have 40'wide by 96' pole barn. Open on one side, which

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I have 40'wide by 96'long pole barn. Open on one side, which currently has post 16' on center. I want to have a 24' up to a 28' opening. Need to know what size I-beam is required for each span. I live in west central Ohio.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you have any recommendations on my building modification?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

I apologize for the delay.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Are the roof members 40' long that the beam will support? This will affect the lateral capacity of the structure and that should be investigated

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you assist me with my project?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Roof members are a "W" truss design,4-12 pitch, spaced on 4' centers. I will keep on mind lateral capacity.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. I will size the beam now

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could you size both a 24' and 28' opening?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Steel is ASTM A992 Gr. 50 and assumed braced along the length

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

24' span is W14x43, 28' span is W14x53.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Acknowledged.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Great. Good luck with your project. Happy Thanksgiving

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