sandwich beam

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sandwich beam

n
(General Engineering) a composite beam in which a viscoelastic layer is sandwiched between two elastic layers
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The team decided to raise the entire ceiling to 9 feet 3 inches by replacing a steel beam with a flitch beam over a longer span and raising this and an existing flitch beam.
Rockwood cut grooves in opposing mortar joints, inserted angle iron, then bolted C channel to the angle iron through the brick, sandwiching the brick in a flitch beam.