universal beam


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universal beam

n
(General Engineering) a broad-flanged rolled steel joist suitable for a stanchion (axial load) or beam (bending load)
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As a final refinement, the outer frames of the doors themselves are made from galvanised steel channels with a vertical central bar formed from a universal beam. The planks of the skin of the doors are very gently bent over the central member to be restrained on the back edges of the channels.
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