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Tarek -

It is a point load applied in a direction such that it causes the highest stress condition in the member in question.

Albert J. Meyer, Jr., P.E.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Tarek Mokhtar [mailto:tarooky(--nospam--at)earthlink.net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 4:18 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Deck rail


Ed and Charlie,

Thanx for your responses, my question is rather to what
length of rail should that 200# be applied, I do not think
it is per foot, but is it per shortest run of rail?

Tarek




>Tarek -
>
>My interpretation is that the rail is required to take 20plf
>and a 200lbf concentrated load located so as to generate maximum
>stress.  Think person falling against the rail (200#) versus a
>bunch of people already leaning against it (20 plf), although the
>code does not require these to be concurrently applied.
>
>Charley
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