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RCC Design Philosophies | Comparison of Working Stress Method and Limit State Method | Example for WSM & LSM

Methods of RCC Design & Design Philosophies: RCC Structural Elements are designed by two methods or two Design Philosophies, Working Stress Method (WSM) Limit State Method (LSM) Working Stress method is the old way of designing, in present era structures are generally designed using Limit State Method. In WSM concrete is considered as elastic whereas… Read More »

3 Major Design Philosophies: Working Stress, Ultimate Load and Limit State

Three Major Design Philosophies A design philosophy is a set of assumptions and procedures which are used to meet the conditions of serviceability, safety, economy and functionality of the structure. Several design philosophies have been introduced from different parts of the world. Some of the design philosophies that has been used by engineers are Working… Read More »

How is Working Stress Method (ASD) different from Limit state method (LRFD or LFD)? Assumptions, Advantages and comparisons

How is Working Stress Method (ASD) different from Limit state method (LRFD or LFD)? Assumptions, Advantages and Comparisons Limit state method (LRFD or LFD) “A limit state is a condition beyond which a structural system or a structural component ceases to fulfill the function for which it is designed” Various limit states are Strength limit… Read More »