> From: Christopher Wright[SMTP:chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com]
> Reply To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2000 11:53 PM
> To: SEAOC Newsletter
> Subject: RE: Steel Moment Frame - Channel to TS Colum
> >Possibly you are the only one who likes to criticize
> Not likely. I'm a great believer in the Einstein dictum, 'Simplify
> everything as much as possible but no more.' Corrolary to that is another
> firm belief, 'Complications may be warranted if the additional work shows
> benefit or clarifies understanding.'
> Actual stress distribution is always idealized. If we can have stress
> distribution, there is no problem to compute stiffness. You like to do
> nothing but criticization. Stress-strain relation is also a result from
> idealization, and is a sort of stiffness. You like to cirticize stiffness
> idealization. Do you criticize stress-strain relationship most structural
> professionals apply everyday?
> Additional work warrants a safer structure. Your design never satisfies
> the assumption you make in analysis. What is your warranty?