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- From: BVeit(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 14:55:35 -0400 (EDT)
There has been some discussion of conflicting values in the code with respect to nail values, which vary by 3 to 10 percent, and the resulting problems if liability were an issue. Does anyone really believe that our design is so tight that if the nails were only 90% of what we thought they were, the design would fail? A lot of engineers get excited by variability on the analysis/ capacity end, when in fact the gross variability is on the demand side -- estimating the chaotic forces of nature. Brian Veit, P.E.
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