Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

ASCE 7-88 vs. 7-93

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Does anyone know of any changes in the WIND LOAD section of ASCE 7-93 when the code updated from the previous 1988 version?

I realize the most current edition of ASCE 7 is 1998.  I'm dealing with the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Specfications which indicate using "the fastest-mile-of-wind charts available in ASCE 7-88".  Fair enough but was confuses me a bit is that the aforementioned Bridge code is the 1999 edition, and there is a reference in this same code to ASCE7-93, so I don't think it's a matter of ASCE 7-93 not being around long enough to make it into the 1999 AASHTO code.

So, that's my long way of saying there must be something different in the ASCE 7-88 compared to the ASCE 7-93 wind load spec?


Michael LeComte, PE
FL Bridge Engineer

Make a difference, help support the relief efforts in the U.S.

******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* ***
*   Read list FAQ at:
*   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers 
*   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To 
*   subscribe (no fee) or UnSubscribe, please go to:
*   Questions to seaint-ad(--nospam--at) Remember, any email you 
*   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted 
*   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web 
*   site at: 
******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********