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- From: Eddie Gonzalez <Eagonzal(--nospam--at)ENG.CI.LA.CA.US>
- Date: Thu, 01 Oct 1998 10:14:45 -0700
I was reading an old publication, "Seismic Design Handbook" Edited by Farzad Naeim, Chp 7, Seismic Design of Floor Diaphragms. In page 218 he states the following: "The weight of the walls parallel to the applied seismic force does not contribute to the diaphragm shear. However, in general, they are included conservatively in the design of concrete floor diaphragms" I am curious to find out if anyone can comment on whether they also include the wt of parallel walls in their base shear calculations for a shear wall bldg with rigid (assume concrete) diaphragm. If so, is it because of the monolithic connectivity they assume between the walls and the diaphragm, the relative stiffness/density of the diaphragm and the walls, or just as an added safety factor. Thanks in advance. ed gonzalez ps. Unrelated: the Wood Fair was enjoyable. Unfortunately, I did not get to meet as many list subscribers as I wished. Maybe next time.
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