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RE: Axial Tension in Masonry

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The most recent ACI 530 is 1995. 

Harold Sprague, PE
Krawinkler, Luth & Assoc.

-----Original Message-----
From:	Lew Midlam [SMTP:Lew.Midlam(--nospam--at)]
Sent:	Friday, July 31, 1998 11:52 AM
To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject:	Re: Axial Tension in Masonry

I'm looking at the COMMENTARY on ACI-530-88 (and I assume the newer version is the same), para

"If axial tension develops in walls due to uplift of connected roofs or floors, the walls must
be reinforced to resist the tension."