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Re: MASN - Allowable Shear

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I stand corrected...the commentary for the code makes it very clear that Fv
should be reduced 50% 
and not f'm when working without continuous full-time inspection.  Thanks Roger!

Regards,
Joe McCormick

At 11:54 AM 10/6/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Richard Lewis
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>Your interpretation is correct.  You take one-half of the allowable
>stress that you calculate.  (That's what the code says, one-half of
>the *allowable stress*, not one-half of f'(m).)
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>Somehow, somewhere, someone started interpreting this to mean to take
>one-half of f'(m), which is *incorrect*.  Several years ago when the
>University of Arizona decided to inaugurate a masonry course, which
>was taught by a PhD with no masonry (or other) design experience, he
>taught it as using one-half f'(m).
>
>A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
>Tucson, Arizona  
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