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Re: Who's using ASD or LRFD?

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I'm using ASD.  I've not yet found a compelling reason to go to LRFD.  I
used a LRFD approach when working on ships in the early 60's.  Either way
can be made to work, and you can make blunders in either.

I recognize the politics and the implications for international design, but
that doesn't change the fact that ASD works, and is a rational approach for

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Maybe AISC should change its name.  I'd vote for Bureaucratic Union of
Steel Theorists, or something similar.  "BUST" has a nice ring to it, don't
you think?   :-)

Fountain E. Conner, P.E.
Gulf Breeze, Fl. 32561

> From: Randy Diviney <rsdiviney(--nospam--at)>
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Who's using ASD or LRFD?
> Date: Thursday, December 09, 1999 10:10 AM
> Does anyone have an idea of the split between these codes? How many
> engineers are using ASD and how many are using LRFD? Will everyone
> eventually have to make the switch?