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RE: ASD vs. LRFD

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>And your point is...what? That they threw all such observations out when
>they went to LRFD?
>
>Is that plausible?
The point was that ASF design margins aren't arbitrary. I wasn't 
commenting on LRFD design margins. (Point offered in answer to the 
comment that there was something arbitrary in the choice of ASD allowable 
stress.)

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