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- From: "T" <vicpeng(--nospam--at)vtcg.com>
- Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 17:33:34 -0800
Surely you should be using the codes applicable to the area you are designing for!? Thor A. Tandy P.Eng., MCSCE Victoria, BC, Canada e-mail: <vicpeng(--nospam--at)vtcg.com> -----Original Message----- From: La Count, Curt <Curt.LaCount(--nospam--at)Jacobs.com> To: 'seaint' <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org> Date: Thursday, November 19, 1998 4:51 PM Subject: FW: LRFD Load Factors. >I believe that you can use the same LRFD load factors anywhere in the world. >The factors are not a function of location, but of load. The local >jurisdiction will prescribe the intensity of the load to match the perceived >risk (50 year wind, 10% exceedence in 50 years, ect). > >To deal with different materials or load effects, the phi factor is used. >As long as the material is the same, I don't believe that these would change >based on location either. > >I hope this helps. > >Curt La Count, P.E. >Jacobs Engineering >Portland, OR > ---------- >From: Adolfo Galvez >To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org >Subject: LRFD Load Factors. >Date: Thursday, November 19, 1998 3:37PM > >I will appreciate your comments about next topic: > >LRFD codes has Load Factors and Resistance Factors. Example AISC,AISI, etc. > >Question is: > >When you are designing for another place outside USA, do you still use the >same USA Load Factors in load combinations for Dead, Live, Earthquake and >Wind?, because Load Factors are function of the statistical data for a load >type in a determinate geographical area, and maybe using USA factors is not >in the safe side. > >Also, Resistance Factors for steel, concrete, aluminum, etc, are the same? > >Maybe a simple and safe approach is to use an ASD code? > >Thank You > >Adolfo Galvez MSc. >Lima, Peru. > > >
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