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Re: MISC: Reality Check - Dumb Question

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Dennis S. Wish wrote:

> The question is Why?  If the capacity of the
> cumulative anchors in the 100 foot wall grossly
> exceed 5 kips, why add anchorage in the
> shearwall panel section?
>
>

Couple of comments:

The wall may be continuous, but is the track you
are using continuous over the entire length of the
wall (i.e. each segment welded together).

Isn't it better to provide a very direct path
rather that creating an unnecessarily circuitous
route for the shear to take?


Stan Johnson, PE
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