working stress design

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working stress design

A method of design in which structures or members are proportioned for prescribed working loads at stresses which are well below their ultimate values; linear distribution of flexural stresses is assumed.
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Code of Practice For The Structural Use Of Timber Part 3: Permissible stress design of glued laminated timber.
This edition is based on and updated to reflect the changes in British Standard BS 5268-2: 2002, "Code of Practice for permissible stress design, materials and workmanship," which brought design concepts closer to European practice and Eurocode 5, "Design of Timber Structures." The recent introduction of a range of composite solid timber sections and I-Beams from the US and Europe is reflected in chapters on thin web beams and structural composite lumber.
There are three draft ISO bamboo standards in respect of examining physical properties, and for limit state and permissible stress design. However, the ISO standards make reference to national codes--which in India don't currently exist.