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Re: H/b ratio for Low shear walls

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In a message dated 8/17/99 5:14:24 PM Pacific Daylight Time, SDGSE(--nospam--at)aol.com 
writes:

<< I have been thinking about the same thing for some time. If the code 
limits 
 the h/d ratio to prevent excessive deflections, then why check the 
 deflection? or if deflection is kept at the allowable, why the h/d 
limitation?
 
 Oshin Tosounian, S.E. >>

Isn't this what caused the problem with the H/b<3.5. Most members designed to 
the limits without looking at stiffness. A wall can easily meet the H/b 
restrictions but also far exceed allowable story drift.

Dennis