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On Mar 14, 2007, at 11:02 AM, <William.Sherman(--nospam--at)> wrote:

In my opinion, the 1/4-in maximum deflection under a 100 psf live load appears to provide an easy criterion with reasonable results.
Be careful you don't confuse live load and mass--live load may comprise some mass but it's not necessarily all mass. The frequency of your floor will depend on the mass (including that of the floor itself) carried by the floor under any given condition.
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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