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Re: 3-D modeling
- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: Re: 3-D modeling
- From: "Steve Gordin" <sgordin(--nospam--at)sgeconsulting.com>
- Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 10:25:54 -0800
Have you guys noticed that - on top of a
ridiculously complicated procedure per ACI 318-05, you cannot really design a
reasonable anchor bolt anymore
(IBC/CBC 1908.1.16)? The problem is
that we really DID NOT HAVE ANY ANCHOR BOLT FAILURES TO TALK OF!
V. Steve Gordin, SE
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Subject: Re: 3-D modeling
You completely forgot about Al Core requiring government funding to
study ant farts contribution to global warming.
What put it in the code! Now that's a bad idea!
to provide an exact specification for the type of honey to be
the species of ant. Then provide funding for a phD so that can
the best combination of honey and ants to generate the
Then conduct an economic study, to see if the
required specification of
honey and ants are readily available to all.
Reduce the performance criteria
to allow more commercially available
honey and ants to be used.
Then it will need reviewing against
occupational health and safety
requirements to ensure that pain can be
inflicted without causing undue harm
or violating human
Then people will want to be innovative and adopt alternative
solutions, so a
performance based criterion will be required. A complex
mathematical model will be developed, to avoid expensive
testing; this will
permit assessing the performance of alternative
solutions: say eucalyptus
leaves and a rogue koala.
Then we need
an extra level of regulators to enforce the codified abuse of
reviewers, since they won't enforce it on themselves.
Once adopted in
the code. People will continue doing what they have always
declaring they've been doing it this way for 30 years without
Or the whole idea will be considered too complex, and people will
the concept altogether. Once it falls into disuse the code writers
delete it from the code as obsolete. Some five or so years later, it
be perceived as an innovative new idea, and there will be moves to put
back in the code, with an improved system of enforcement promised.
if you put it in the code it will just become too cumbersome to
practical. Or it will be taken to with enthusiasm and plan reviewers
become a rare and endangered species and the whole regulatory
B.Tech (mfg & mech), MIIE,
From: Bill Allen
Sent: Wednesday, 16 January 2008 12:34
Subject: RE: 3-D modeling
O.K., so when is this
provision going to make its way into the code?
(Bill) Allen, S.E.
> Also in my opinion there would be no benefit to
doing a 3-D finite element
> model for 1600 square foot two story
snoopy house with 2' simpson strong
> garage front piers
and if a plan reviewer makes you do one then they
smothered in honey and thrown on an ant
And we all know how deadly those Farts! can be........
Johnson & Nielsen Associates