QOD for 10/28/04 (Foundation)

Originally Posted By: dbush
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Sorry for the sporadic QOD lately. It will be fixed.



Dave Bush


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Originally Posted By: dbush
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Congratulations, the majority rules AGAIN. The correct answer is D.



Dave


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Originally Posted By: mkober
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Sorry Dave, but I disagree with your answer (D), calling a crack which increases along its length (I assume you mean the width increases) a V-crack. In the structural inspection industry, the term V-crack typically refers to the cross-section of the crack, meaning the top (at the surface) is widest, tapering down to a small (or zero) opening at the bottom. This profile is typical of all cracks which are only partial-depth, not passing completely through a member The crack whose width appears to widen as it progresses might more appropriately be called “divergent” or “non-uniform.”


Michael J. Kober, P.E.