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From: Seaintonln(--nospam--at) <Seaintonln(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Thursday, July 29, 1999 4:08 PM
Subject: Displaced Center of Mass Question
>However, the Reinforced Masonry Engineering Handbook by James Amrhein (5th
>edition 1994 UBC compliant) simply adds the 5% of the diaphragm depth
>perpendicular to the direction of loading and adds it to the difference
>between the C.M. and C.R.. -
>Which is considered the standard of practice in rigid diaprhagm analysis

I consider the above to be standard practice, performed in two orthogonal
directions. In other words the x and y directions use different values of
torsion based on e plus 5% of the corresponding perpendicular direction.