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Re: Golf Course Bridge Design & AASHTO

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Design for pure Live Load.  People are heavier than ANYTHING!  Sooner or
later the bridge will probably be elbow to elbow with people and that will
be its test.  Tension is the same for all members in the bottom chord of a
bow string truss so you could get a good idea of the total plastic capacity
by AreaXYield and use that to find any load limitations. (Assuming that the
top chord is braced/compact).

Greg
-----Original Message-----
From: ASQUILALA(--nospam--at)aol.com <ASQUILALA(--nospam--at)aol.com>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Friday, July 23, 1999 9:49 PM
Subject: Re: Golf Course Bridge Design & AASHTO


>
>>How long would such a structure be in service? What equipment will be used
>>in the future? When do they switch to a different golf cart? How about
>>people who use their own?
>
>>The engineer is the "expert" in these matters. That's why the client hires
>>you.
>
>You know the best person who can answer this questions?  It's your Client!
>Better ask them first, if they don't know at least you tried.  You might be
>surprised how much they know.  They might not know structural designing but
>they might know the basic question that you mentioned above.
>
>Engr. Alfonso S. Quilala Jr., P.E.
>