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Re: H/b ratio for Low shear walls

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In a message dated 8/17/99 11:01:40 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
FSRahbar(--nospam--at)aol.com writes:

<< I am not sure how the geometry is. But, can you install a long strap over 
the 
 3'x8' door and try to reduce the height to the height of the door? 
Obviously, 
 the strap, etc., need to be designed.
 
 Farzin Rahbar >>

Let's be theoretical - assume that this is not possible. Would it not be 
valid, assuming that the shear is low, to simply design the wall for 
stiffness (deflection) and exempt it from the H/b requirments when supported 
by analysis?

Dennis