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Re: Steel Building Bracing

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Tension bracing failure is a "worse failure mode" than:
a. buckling of a compression member?
b. shear failure of a wood beam?
c. all of the above?

Bill Allen
-----Original Message-----
From: PRSE(--nospam--at) <PRSE(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Thursday, October 30, 1997 6:42 PM
Subject: Re: Steel Building Bracing

>Notwithstanding that, I rarely use rod bracing, or any other
>tension only bracing because the performance, as shown in the Northridge
>earthquake is generally poor, and the failure mode is worse.
>Bruce Resnick