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- From: Vincent_M_BRANNIGAN(--nospam--at)umail.umd.edu (vb15)
- Date: Thu, 19 Dec 96 11:32 EST
I am a law professor teaching builidng regulation in the Fire protection engineering department at the University of Maryland. I am trying to understand something about the "load factor" term used in limit state design. a commentary that I have indicates that the load factor is used "to account for those instances when the actual load may be greater than the Calculated load" and that it is the "safety factor" in the calculation. Is this correct? I would assume that variations in the expected load in the building were in Q the applied load, and that the load factor is designed to account for measurement and similar errors. My CE contact has left for the holidays. any ideas? Happy to trade legal opinions for technical info, Prof. Vincent M. BRANNIGAN College of Engineering University of Maryland at College Park College Park Md. 20742 Email:vb15(--nospam--at)umail.umd.edu Phone:301-405-6667 or 301 657 1410) ...
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