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RE: Good ASD book?

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I agree.  This book is very confusing (3rd edition).  I picked it up after 
graduation and it is my LEAST favorite steel reference.  BTW, my boss 
recieved his Masters from Berkley and uses this book... go figure.

Kevin McCune




>>Personally, I favor Steel Structures - Design and Behavior by Salmon & 
>Johnson ...
>
>I tried teaching ASD from the 3rd edition of this book (as adjunct 
>faculty) and found it impossible!  While the book portends to cover both 
ASD 
>and LRFD, ASD is quickly submerged to where it can't be found.  Students 
>became so confused that I told them to put the book away and don't look at 
it 
>for the rest of the semester and for about 5 years afterward.  Then they 
>would be able to discern the differences and pick out what they wanted to 
>know.
>
>The one good thing about this book is that it has included copies of 
>reference material, word-for-word, that I have sought out from 
time-to-time 
>over the years.
>
>A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
>Tucson, Arizona