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Re: Strength of Non-Compact HSS

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This isn't applicable though to building design. My recollection of the API
specification is that it's pretty conservative, reflecting the inclinations of
those engineer-contractors who specialize in that type of design, where
first-cost isn't nearly as important as high confidence against failure.

M Hariharan/engg wrote:
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> The American Petroleum Institute's API RP 2A (Working Stress Design, same as ASD,
> and LRFD versions) have formulae permissible stresses...