I believe you can take X-ray photographs of the column and measure the photograph. Check with the people who do this sort of thing.
H. Daryl Richardson
----- Original Message -----From: IRV FRUCHTMANSent: Thursday, October 06, 2011 9:24 AMSubject: Identify steel I-beam
Is there a way to determine dimensions of an I-beam, encased in a square concrete column, to find its elastic properties, instead of chipping out the concrete?