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888 Forest Edge Drive ● Vernon Hills, IL 60061 ● www.TrusSteel.com ● info@TrusSteel.com ● (888) 565-9181 Symmetry by the Numbers Symmetry by the Numbers Competitive 600S162-46 50 ksi Cee Web TrusSteel 43Z1.5x3.62 Web Member To illustrate the importance of shape and symmetry, the two examples below compare TrusSteel web members to competitive products. The comparisons shown below are manufactured using virtually the same amount of steel. Notice how the Center of Gravity and Shear Center on TrusSteel's symmetrical web members coincide at the same location. This innovative design feature utilizes symmetry to eliminate torsional bucking, which in turn delivers strength. Pound for pound, in these examples, TrusSteel's web members are 98% stronger than its direct competitors'. ○ ○ │ │ │ │ □ □ Practical Applications of Symmetry 43Z1.5x3.62 600S162-46 0.043 Steel Thickness (in.) 0.046 40 Steel Yield Strength (ksi) 50 1.69 Weight (lb./ft.) 1.63 4,956 6'-0" Unbraced Web Capacity (lbs.) 3,267 2,845 8'-0" Unbraced Web Capacity (lbs.) 2,047 1,820 10'-0" Unbraced Web Capacity (lbs.) 1,423 3,711 14' Web with Brace Capacity (lbs.) 1,100 Example #1 - Tube vs. Proprietary Section Example #2 - Z-Web vs. Cee Section 33W1.5x1.5 30USW035 0.033 Steel Thickness (in.) 0.035 45 Steel Yield Strength (ksi) 50 0.70 Weight (lb./ft.) 0.72 3,274 4'-0" Unbraced Web Capacity (lbs.) 1,266 1,928 6'-0" Unbraced Web Capacity (lbs.) 625 1,085 8'-0"' Unbraced Web Capacity (lbs.) 352 1-1/2" 1-1/2" TrusSteel 33W1.5x1.5 Web Member Competitive 30USW035 50 Web Member 3-5/8" 1-1/2" 3" 15/16" 1-5/8" 6" □ ○ │ │ □ │ ○ │ □ ○ │ │ © Alpine, 2016, a division of ITW Building Components Group Inc. Form L1026-R1 1/16

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