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Re: WOOD MOMENT FRAMES, Rw = 3

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I believe the point is along the lines of a "weak link" theory. The Code
states that for mixed structural systems, the lowest Rw value shall be used
for the design of all elements in that direction.

Regards,
Bill Allen


-----Original Message-----
From: BVeit <BVeit(--nospam--at)aol.com>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org>
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 1998 12:35 PM
Subject: Re: WOOD MOMENT FRAMES, Rw = 3


>What was the point of the original provision that requires one consistent
Rw
>in the case of mixed structural systems?
>
>Brian Veit, P.E.
>
>
>