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RE: ASD vs. LRFD

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Laurence Oeth wrote:
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	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
vs.
	force based analysis and design.  Any thoughts out there?
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[BC}  Amen!!

Bill Cain, SE
Oakland, CA

	

	Laurence Oeth, P.E.