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1616.7 The Specific Local Resistance Method
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Where the specific local resistance method is used key elements shall be designed using specific local loads as follows:
- Each compression element shall be designed for a concentrated load equal to 2 percent of its axial load but not less than 15 kips, applied at midspan in any direction, perpendicular to its longitudinal axis. This load shall be applied in combination with the full dead load and 50 percent of the live load in the compression element.
- Each bending element shall be designed for the combination of the principal acting moments plus an additional moment, equal to 10 percent of the principal acting moment applied in the perpendicular plane.
- Connections of each tension element shall be designed to develop the smaller of the ultimate tension capacity of the member or three times the force in the member.
- All structural elements shall be designed for a reversal of load. The reversed load shall be equal to 10 percent of the design load used in sizing the member.