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Re: steel stress

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> I guess
>this is related to studies showing that steel does NOT exhibit an increase
>in steel strength when loaded for shorter periods of time (all that I
>learned in school , down the drain :)  ).
The 4/3 increase is related to the low likelihood that maximum wind + 
seismic and live load will occur simultaneously or very often. 

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___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)
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