The load being a verticle load pushing straight down from the top or being pulled straight down from the bottom.
Wheather the load is a point load or a uniform load.
My question is on an I shape or box shape what is the best way to reinforce this member.
On a beam is it stronger to add steel to the top and bottom flange or is it stronger to add a plate of steel to the webb part of the beam.
Or if the member was a box tube, is it stronger to plate the top and bottom flange or to plate the sides of the tube calling that part the webb.