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Posted by: srtools1980y

11/13/2007, 12:58:44

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is thers any shortcuts/thumb rule to find weight of ms sheets and plates in kg/m2







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Posted by: randykimball

11/13/2007, 14:07:51

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There are simple values to use when figuring weights of materials that are easy to get. Simple math is all that is required to get real answers. Rule of Thumb methods do not provide true figures to use in any kind of engineering calculations. If you use a "Rule of Thumb" your final answer can never get any better than the error in your "guess-a-mation". If fact the error multiplies with each step of calculation. In engineering we should always be working to improve our calculations and not to form bad habbits which weaken our accuracy.

To answer your question, yes, trades may use rules of thumb, but they have no place in a serious engineering world.





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Posted by: CCR5600Design

11/13/2007, 15:12:10

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The best way I have found is to use a Ryerson book and the supplied metric conversion chart in the back. It's good information for anyone dealing with sheetmetal and plates.

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11/14/2007, 00:40:52

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thanks







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