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Although every project is unique, we find that a lot of them use similar steel sections; universal columns for structural projects, circular hollow sections, stiffeners to avoid deformations, flitch plates for timber joists. Here’s a selection of the some of the most common ones.
Universal Columns (UC) are also known as Rolled Steel Joists (RSJ's), H Beams or Sections, and I beams or sections Beams. This steelwork has vertical "web" and the horizontal "flange" that are very similar in length. Columns amongst with beams are mainly used in structural applications.
Universal beams can be known as H-beam, W-beam (for "wide flange"), rolled steel joist (RSJ). The horizontal elements of the universal beam are called "flanges" and they are wider than vertical element "web". This steelwork is commonly used in construction and civil engineering.
Circular hollow section
A circular hollow section was the first and still common form of hollow section. Constant clean lines provides a very smooth surface appearance which is often used in many high-profile applications such as building construction and other structural areas.
Square hollow section
The "equal-sided" symmetry of a square hollow section is commonly used when a balance is required between strength and functionality. In terms of appearance it is positioned between a circular hollow section and rectangular hollow section. It is commonly used in structural and mechanical applications.
Rectangular hollow section
Rectangular Hollow Section which is also known as a RHS is very popular in construction and other structural & mechanical applications. This has been assisted by the section's inherent flat surfaces making it more economical for joining and other fabrication processes.
Rolled steel angle unequal
The shape of a rolled steeled angle unequal is commonly known for a high flexibility of composition and a fast and cost reduced construction. They have parallel legs and their tolerances are defined by EN 10056-2 (1993).
Rolled steel angle equal
Rolled Steeled Angle Equal, also known as Angles, Rolled Steel Angle, or RSA are mainly used in commerce and industry but also in machinery and equipment building.
A flat bar is described as a flat, rectangular section with square edges. This is cost-effective steel product that is suitable for a wide variety of applications and is distributed into the construction, manufacturing, fabrication, engineering and other industries.