Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

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

Re: The 13th Ed. of AISC Manual

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
One conclusion I get so far is the 13th edition of AISC Specification is an equal-difficulty design for all  engineers who uses ASD or LRFD!
For example, specifications for bolt capacities are a total Greeks to all of us.  The "Fu" stress is out.  In with something called "Fnt" which carries a different kinds of values.
Gee, AISC's educational department must be so happy that all practicing engineers must be retooled.
Watch out,  may be we all get together and revolt against the 13th ed!
Sam Chang

On 12/17/05, Szuchuan Chang <szuchuan(--nospam--at)> wrote:
According with AISC, this new manual (LRFD/ASD) has a CD with shapes database.  It also "... design examples has been expanded and included in a companion CD."
Very interesting!
Has anybody checked the CD examples out?  Is it any good?  What kind of format (plateform Excel, Mathcad, pdf) is it on?
Sam Chang