05 - Support of Heavy Plant

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05 - Support of Heavy Plant

Postby cross » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:05 am

http://www.dbp.org.uk/cs/DBP00124.pdf

What inherent strength does a wastepaper bin hold?

Is it enough to support a mechanical unit?

Why the principle of using a bin as a support structure may or may not be a good idea.

Thanks to Brian Woodward of Cross Services Eng for this submission.
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Re: 05 - Support of Heavy Plant

Postby Chris Achilles » Tue May 20, 2008 11:23 pm

cross wrote:http://www.dbp.org.uk/cs/DBP00124.pdf

What inherent strength does a wastepaper bin hold?

Is it enough to support a mechanical unit?

Why the principle of using a bin as a support structure may or may not be a good idea.

Thanks to Brian Woodward of Cross Services Eng for this submission.


This is classic example of bad practice. Good spot Brian. When I get a few minutes I'll post the structural properties of the bin and work out what load it will support. There may be a market for structural bins after all! - Who needs columns when you can stack your bins up!
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