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RE: flag pole deflection

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That is interesting.  15% is about an h/7 deflection.  That is a huge
departure from the initial take of h/100. 

Harold Sprague
The Neenan Company

-----Original Message-----
From: RLFOLEY(--nospam--at) [mailto:RLFOLEY(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 1999 5:52 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: flag pole deflection

The 2.5% limit is for Group I loading (Dead loads or Transverse loads from 
cables).  AASHTO does not consider deflection critical for temporary loading

such as wind.  In the commentary Section 1.9.1(B), it states "For high-level

lighting (pole type) designs, deflections of 10 percent to 15 percent of the

pole height under design loads do not appear to be unreasonable."