Anybody know when AISC is going to release LRFD 3rd edition?
I've decided that when it's released, I will be making the jump.
Dan Goodrich, P.E.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Polhemus" <bpolhem(--nospam--at)swbell.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: HSS vs. TS Properties For Design (WAS: Re: Copyright
> "David I. Ruby, P.E." wrote:
> > Davis, LRFD is only the ASD with mystic factors. What benefit to the
> > industry? the profession? The load is increased by 1.4 or more, the
> > are then factored down, Actually the original LRFD factors were
> > to insure the same results as ASD; in order that the method would be
> > accepted more readily.
> Here we go again...
> Speaking for myself, LRFD is much more than just razzmatazz.
> For one thing, it just makes more sense. Also, the continuing inquiry into
> structure behavior has been done in the research with LRFD in mind, so
> the way this information is disseminated. When I use the LRFD code, I am
> what is "state of the art" as far as practicable given the cautious
> the code adoption process.
> Finally, for me the best thing is that the load combinations are spelled
> plainly and make perfect sense.
> I used to use a TI calculator, but got tired of the fact that they broke
> time I turned around. So I finally bought an HP many years ago, and
> using it. It wasn't that difficult. Hey, it did the "same thing" as my TI,
> it made more sense.
> I used ASD for years. I just picked up LRFD and started using it. It
> difficult. Hey, it does the same thing as the old ASD spec, but it makes