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Re: Collateral - Dead or Live?

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        This is a good rational.
        Another consideration might be based on how well you know the magnitude of the load.  Some loads, like floor live loads for example, are quite arbitrary while others, like water in a swimming pool, are quite limited in magnitude.
        I think that whether you consider it live or dead load for analysis needs to be determined on a case-by-case basis.
H. Daryl Richardson
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Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2010 3:59 PM
Subject: RE: Collateral - Dead or Live?

I list it as a live load.  The reason I do is because it is possibly there, or possibly not.  The controlling load combination for footing design is usually 0.6D + W.  This keeps it from being used to resist wind uplift.





From: Jim Getaz [mailto:jgetaz(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 5:49 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Collateral - Dead or Live?



                Poll: If you use the term collateral load or if it is used on some of your projects, do you consider it a dead load or a live load?

        Thank you,

        Jim Getaz


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