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What are different structural shapes used in steel structures amd its Importance and Function?

What are the different structural shapes used in steel structures? Kindly named it and explain the importance and function of these structural shapes?

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Ricardo Kuhn
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ANGLE SECTION - use for both compression and tension member. it is also used for a build-up beam.

equal angle unequal angle bulb angle - mostly use for ship and storage tank construction

CHANNEL SECTION - mostly used for the build-up column. also, use for tension members. I-SECTION - this kind of section widely use for beam construction due to its better stiffness.

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