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-----Original Message-----
From: Swingle, Mark <Mark.Swingle(--nospam--at)dgs.ca.gov>
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org' <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Cc: 'mswingle(--nospam--at)earthlink.net' <mswingle(--nospam--at)earthlink.net>
Date: Friday, September 24, 1999 12:01 PM
Subject: RE: '97 UBC Lateral Design - Envelope Solutions???? Calmed down
reply

 The most important piece in this puzzle is the
>stiffness of the WALLS, .....  I still don't
>know how one can determine the forces to the walls assuming .... rigid
>diaphragm when the shear wall deflection equations are so poorly defined,
>limited in scope, subject to interpretation, and non-linear.

This is the crux and should have been asked, and answered,  within and
without the committees long before this