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Re: FEMA 273 "First Draft" -- Equations F7-1 and -2

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Bill:

Yes.  I_g is the gross uncracked moment of inertia in the long 
direction of the wall (which is the direction that we normally 
consider shear wall to work).  The equations are based on the 
initial, elastic conditions.

Section C7.4.2.1 of the FEMA 274 Commentary says, "Because the 
unreduced forces are ficticious, they cannot be used to assess the 
expected amount of cracking in any component. ... Therefore, only 
initial, uncracked linear stiffnesses can be used with the equivalent 
linear procedures.  Any nonlinear action is accounted for by applying 
the m factor to expected strengths."

-Mike

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> From:          "Bill Polhemus" <polhemus(--nospam--at)insync.net>
> Subject:       FEMA 273 "First Draft" -- Equations F7-1 and -2
>
> These formulae, for "k" (stiffness of wall or 'pedestal') use I-sub-g
> (Moment of Inertia for gross uncracked section).
> 
> Since they are "in plane" stiffnesses, should this be the gross uncracked
> section of the LONG DIRECTION of the wall? (i.e. the shearwall or pedestal
> with forces acting horizontally in the in-plane direction)

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