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Allowable Strength Design: Allowable Strength Design is a term used by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) in the 14th Edition of the Manual of Steel Construction. Allowable Stress Design philosophy was left unsupported by AISC after the 9th edition of the manual which remained an acceptable reference design standard in evolving building codes (e.g.
Permissible stress design: Permissible stress design is a design philosophy used by civil engineers. The designer ensures that the stresses developed in a structure due to service loads do not exceed the elastic limit.