To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org, rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
Subject: Re: Seismic - Isolating CMU infill wall
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 06:23:50 -0400
Provide a gap between the column and the wall; wall and upper floor
slab. At the top, provide two angles or channels attached to the upper
floor slab that will sandwich the wall. The angles or channels will
prevent the wall from collapsing sideways. That would leave three free
sides of the wall. The gap between column and wall could be filled by
lean concrete that would just yield in event of lateral loads.
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Subject: Seismic - Isolating CMU infill wall
Author: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis) at fdinet
Date: 6/15/99 4:05 AM
I am designing a 2 story concrete framed building in a seismic zone 3. There
will be some CMU infill walls at the building perimeter. I know if the CMU
is built tight to the concrete column it increases the shear in the column.
What are some good details for isolating the CMU infill wall from the
Richard Lewis, P.E.
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