Bren88 wrote:If your not a student, why are you sitting an arch. tech exam?
There are span/depth ratios, but as i said, there isn't a ratio simply for a beam, it varies depending on the beam type, tapered has one ratio, castellated has another, haunched another, solid web another,
i had a list of these last year for a project, but i dont know where there are now, but they vary so much.
Exactly, i understand completely what your saying, hence why Im having difficulity in answering the question. As to why Im sitting the exam, I did the course many years ago, but decided at the time that the profession was'nt for me and went to further my carreer doing something else. But recently, in the last year and half, I said I would go back and do my finals. Ive learnt to appreciate architecture. And yes Im doing this on my own merit,
Its the only question that Im having difficulty with and would hate to go into an exam without knowing the answer.
I can only assume for a steel beam the ratio would be 1/20, and simply supported truss would maybe be 1/15, or even space deck would be 1/15. but thats just an estimation on my part.