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Which method is better; working stress design or Limit state design and why?
Posted by info civil
Asked on February 27, 2016 11:32 am

General theory of WSD method is reduce the capacity of material. For example, in WSD method compressive capacity of conrete is considered as f’c=0.6*fc, but in USD method we cinsider the full capacity but a safety factor is always used in the equation.for example, f’u= fi * fc

Posted by Badhan Saha
Answered On January 28, 2017 12:07 am

deflection control requires working stress method better than limit state
yet, limit state saves quantity of material
but fire resistance on meterials suggest working strength is better
working strength is safer but lesser economical
now Euro code has removed all such resrictions
refer to Euro codes for better understanding

Posted by suraj
Answered On June 13, 2016 2:00 am

Working stress considers material strength only upto elastic limit whereas limit state considers the material strength upto ultimate value. so it gives economical results

Posted by Satish Kumar
Answered On February 28, 2016 8:58 pm

Limit state design is better as it gives you economical section for structural members.

Posted by civilweb
Answered On February 27, 2016 11:46 am