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Re: ASCE 7-98 Kd Wind factor

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When you use for example the UBC 97 combinations, which are different than
ASCE 7-98, and therefore Kd should be 1.0.

Javier Encinas

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From: "richard lewis" <rlewistx(--nospam--at)juno.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 3:11 PM
Subject: ASCE 7-98 Kd Wind factor


> ASCE 7-98 added the directionality factor Kd.  The standard states the Kd
> factor is only to be used when sections 2.3 & 2.4 are used.  Sections 2.3
> & 2.4 are the factored and allowable stress load combinations.
>
> Can anybody tell me when I wouldn't use section 2.3 or 2.4 for design and
> therefore can't use the Kd factor?
>
> Thanks.
>
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