From: Bill Polhemus <bpolhem(--nospam--at)swbell.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 07:37:22 -0600
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:
> The American Petroleum Institute's API RP 2A (Working Stress Design, same as ASD,
> and LRFD versions) have formulae permissible stresses...