load factor design


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load factor design

A method of structural design based on the use of a given working load times a multiple; Also see limit design.
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The resulting document utilized load and resistance factor design and incorporated elements of working stress and load factor design.
At that time, however, State departments of transportation (DOTs) were still using load factor design or allowable stress design, so adopting LRFR was not an attractive option for many States.
Because most designers were then using load factor design, the load factor rating method was the logical and preferred system for rating bridges.