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- From: Robert Kazanjy <rkazanjy(--nospam--at)uci.edu>
- Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 14:48:00 -0800
I think Ralph is correct on this point. The photos I saw looked like the railing bracket at the floor attach point ripped out a chunk of the floor ... sudden failure, not a yielding one. regards Robert Kazanjy, PE **Disclaimer: I speak for myself not UC-Irvine** Senior Development Engineer Civil & Environmental Engineering UC Irvine E4130 EG, Zot: 2175 rkazanjy(--nospam--at)uci.edu Benson,Ralph wrote: > I saw some of the news footage on the collaspe, but don't remember > seeing > a mangled pile of railing on the ground. This leads me to suspect > (without > any further information) that the railing remained intact and the > connection to > the floor system failed. ......snip...... > > If the connections at the base held firmly, I would imagine the > railing > would have > deflected well beyond structural allowables before it collasped. > Since > it > appears to have been a sudden failure, I would investigate the > connections > (and the remains of the railing) before I cast any any stones.
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