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RE: NDS Equation 3.3-6 (CL)

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Roger- 

What about columns (when Fcperp doesn't govern)?

In either case, NDS allows the use of Cd.

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
ALLEN DESIGNS (http://www.AllenDesigns.com)
San Juan Capistrano, CA

:-----Original Message-----
:From: Roger Turk [mailto:73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com]
:Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 9:11 PM
:To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
:Subject: NDS Equation 3.3-6 (CL)
:
:Bill,
:
:Lateral stability is a function of EI and not stress, therefore, IMO, DOL
:should not be used.
:
:A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
:Tucson, Arizona
:
:Bill Allen wrote:
:
:. > Thanks everyone for your responses.
:
:. > I thought I was on track regarding the inclusion of CD.
:
:. > Just a word of caution: If you are using software to design your wood
:. > beams, you should probably check to ensure that these coefficients are
:. > used correctly. If your software program does not include CD when
:. > designing beams with Lu > 0, then your design might be overly
:. > conservative.
:
:
:. > T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
:
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