ASME VIII-2 code [1] and EN 13445 standard [2] give the design criterion against plastic collapse and gross plastic deformation respectively. Duan et al. [3] propose a new criterion combining the advantages of both. This paper introduces two characteristics of the new criterion, and points out that it is a dual criterion against gross plastic deformation and collapse. The Load and Resistance Factor Design form of the new criterion and an application example are given.

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