One product variation of the Castellated Beam type that is under Gunung Garuda's product range is the Honey Comb. Honey Comb is a castellated beam that is fabricated from a standard IWF. The beam is initially split along its length by a profile flame cut. The two halves of the beam are then separated, displaced by one profile and reconnected by welding, thus forming hexagonal holes along the web. Castellated beams have a deeper section than a comparable solid beam, which has a greater resistance to deflection. They are therefore most often used in long span applications with light or moderate loadings, particularly roofs. Since the weight of steel has not changed, the structural efficiency of the section in bending has been increased. A further advantage of castellated beams is the holes in the web which provide a route for services.
Another hot rolled under our range is the T-Beam. A T-Beam is a load-bearing structure with a t-shaped cross section. The top of the t-shaped cross section serves as a flange or compression member in resisting compressive stresses. The web of the beam below the compression flange serves to resist shear stress and to provide greater separation for the coupled forces of bending. Other uses for one way to make a T-beam to be more efficient structurally is to use an inverted T-beam with a floor slab or bridge deck joining the tops of the beams. Done properly, the slab acts as the compression flange.
Queen Cross is almost similar to King Cross but differ in shape. Standard sizes can be made by welding a T-Beam into the web of a hot rolled IWF while for non standards sizes are made from welded steel plates.
Just like King Cross, Queen Cross are also generally used for structural column for smaller axial load properties compared to King Cross and are still have a higher load values than standard IWF. Gunung Garuda's Queen Cross's are welded with partial joint penetration welding procedure while other procedures such as complete joint penetration and fillet can also be done on request. Other than our 12M length standard, non standard sizes are also available upon request and will subject to minimum quantity
Another form of Castellated Beam type under our product range is the Cell Form. The cell form beam is fabricated in a similar way to the Honey Comb castellated beam, with some additional cuts are made in the web to create circular holes when the cut sections are joined. Cell form beams offer users the benefit of flexibility, reduced weight, space and aesthetics, while lowering costs.
The use of cellular beams allows a new architectural expression. Structures are lightened and spans increased, pulling spaces together. This flexibility goes together with the functionality of allowing technical installations (pipes and ducts) to pass through the openings.
The lightweight appearance of cellular beams, combined with their high strength, never ceases to inspire architects to new structural forms.