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RE: 1997 UBC Masonry Wall Design

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Message text written by INTERNET:seaint(--nospam--at)
>But, if there is an "hx" term, why would you average?

Only because that's what they did in the example previously referenced,
i.e. it says "The force Fp is considered to be applied at the mid-height,
(centroid) of the panel, but this must be uniformly distributed between
base and top of parapet."  I personally think it should be a trapazoidal
load with 0.7Ca at base and 1.33Ca at roof, but his gives you almost an
identical moment as a uniformly distributed load, (for a 24' high wall

Larry Hauer SE