D1.B.1.1 Allowables per AISC Code
For steel design, STAAD compares the actual stresses with the allowable stresses as defined by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Code. The ninth edition of the AISC Code, as published in 1989, is used as the basis of this design (except for tension stress). Because of the size and complexity of the AISC codes, it would not be practical to describe every aspect of the steel design in this manual. Instead, a brief description of some of the major allowable stresses are described herein.