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Re: MISC - Mill Certification/Higher Yield Stress

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At 12:07 AM 12/10/97 EST, you wrote:
>Has anyone been involved with a structural steel design in which the
>corresponding mill certification indicated a yield stress greater than that
>assumed within your design? For example, you specified ASTM A572 Grade 50 and
>the mill certification indicates a 59 ksi yield stress. Does the 9th edition
>ASD or the 2nd edition LRFD specifications prohibit the use of the higher
>yield stress? Other issues such as serviceability would have to be considered
>but I occassionally encounter a situation(such as a field change, User
>revision, etc.) where use of the certified higher yield stress would prevent
>replacement/reinforcement of a member.
>Charlie Canitz, PE
>Bel Air, MD
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