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- From: CarlS95(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Sat, 15 Jun 1996 21:15:02 -0400
For the condition you are talking about, I would use the term "grade beam", not "tie beam". I usually consider a tie beam as tying two footings together to resist outward thrust in a moment frame, such as a "pre-engineered" type frame. Grade beams aren't usually necessary for individual columns which take vertical load only. Since a column in a seismic moment frame can be loaded with a shear greater than the vertical load, a grade beam would be appropriate for that condition. Also, they are typically used for 1. supporting walls, 2. tying together footings which are part of the lateral load system to distribute the lateral load, 3. supporting a "suspended" slab where the soil is too weak or liquefaction could occur, 4. providing lateral support for pile footings. That's all I can think of now. Carl Sramek ...
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