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IEVref:466-03-12ID:
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: equivalent span
Synonym1: ruling span
[Preferred]
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Definition: fictitious single span in which tension variations due to load or temperature changes are nearly the same as in the actual spans in a section

NOTE – The approximate value ac of the equivalent span is calculated from:

a c a i 3 a i MathType@MTEF@5@5@+= feaagKart1ev2aqatCvAUfeBSjuyZL2yd9gzLbvyNv2CaerbbjxAHX garuavP1wzZbItLDhis9wBH5garmWu51MyVXgaruWqVvNCPvMCG4uz 3bqee0evGueE0jxyaibaieYdi9WrpeeC0lXdi9qqqj=hEeeu0lXdbb a9frFj0xb9Lqpepeea0xd9s8qiYRWxGi6xij=hbba9q8aq0=yq=He9 q8qiLsFr0=vr0=vr0db8meaabaGacmGadiWaaiWabaabaiaafaaake aacaWGHbWaaSbaaSqaaiaabogaaeqaaOGaeS4qISZaaOaaaeaadaWc aaqaamaaqaeabaGaamyyamaaDaaaleaacaqGPbaabaGaaG4maaaaae qabeqdcqGHris5aaGcbaWaaabqaeaacaWGHbWaaSbaaSqaaiaabMga aeqaaaqabeqaniabggHiLdaaaaWcbeaaaaa@45C1@

where ai is the length of the span i in the section.


Publication date:1990-10
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Internal notes:2016-03-21: Editorial corrections: "i" corrected to be italic. See correspondence RS and JS. JGO

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