Laurence Oeth wrote:
One More Thought: In seismic analysis/design, the Code pseudo-force
method obscures the fact that we are really designing for
deflection/rotation limitation and maintenance of continuity under
maximum deflections, not forces/stresses per-se.
Perhaps the discussion should not be ASD vs. LRFD, but displacement
force based analysis and design. Any thoughts out there?
Bill Cain, SE
Laurence Oeth, P.E.