SUBJECT: Elastic Design In Lieu of Overstrength Forces for Capacity Protection
This Design Memorandum describes WSDOT policy for use of elastic design forces in lieu of design using overstrength plastic hinging forces for capacity protection for members intended to remain essentially elastic at the displacement demand. Elastic response in this case means no inelastic action in any of the reinforcement. read more....
If you have any questions regarding these issues, please contact Chyuan-Shen Lee at 360-705-7441
or Bijan Khaleghi at 360-705-7181.
F. Posner, Bridge and Structures – 47340
cc: Mark Gaines, Bridge Construction – 47354