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- From: "Kevin McCune" <kmccune(--nospam--at)willdan.com>
- Date: Wed, 22 Oct 97 16:35:26 PDT
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
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