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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 22 Oct 1998 20:36:06 GMT
I want to get so others opinions on design of reinforced CMU lintels above openings, specifically larger openings. In the past I have designed openings, say 9 feet wide for a garage door, by using the total depth of the wall above the opening. Since I almost always have a bond beam at the top of the wall I design the lintel as fixed ends using the bond beam reinforcing as top bars and the lintel reinforcing as bottom bars. I check the shear based on the entire depth of the wall above the opening and make sure it is sufficient for unreinforced shear on the face shell width only. I check the depth of the compression block to be sure it stays within the solidly grouted top of wall bond beam and the lintel bond beam. Does anyone see any problems with this design concept which I haven't taken into consideration? __________________________________________________ Richard Lewis, P.E. Missionary TECH Team rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org The service mission like-minded Christian organizations may turn to for technical assistance and know-how.
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