To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org, James_F_Fulton(--nospam--at)RohmHaas.Com (James F Fulton)
Subject: Re: ASD vs LRFD
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 06:31:07 -0400
LRFD or ASD, you check for deflection for serviceability anyway.
I myself is more of an ASD user and would remain one for as long as it
is allowed in the codes. But that does not stop me from learning what
LRFD is really all about. Right now, there's limited oppurtunity for
me to apply LRFD and it is usually client's requirement that I use it.
The time to learn what LRFD can do is vast. I will consider the input
of the learned ones but I would be happy to learn first hand how it
could be "better" than ASD. Till then, I will plow away with ASD.
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Subject: ASD vs LRFD
Author: James_F_Fulton(--nospam--at)RohmHaas.Com (James F Fulton) at fdinet
Date: 6/15/99 9:25 AM
My limited exposure to LRFD (mainly AISC seminars) indicates deflection
checks now become much more important and necessary, which adds time to the
design effort. Then, if the design is too limber, which is more likely under
LRFD than ASD, a redesign becomes necessary. I don't see that LRFD saves