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RE: Compression flange bracing

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lutz,James [mailto:JLUTZ(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Friday, October 29, 1999 12:03 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: RE: Compression flange bracing
> I agree that decades of successful
> performance is
> hard to argue with, but given the lack of a positive
> connection I don't
> really feel comfortable relying on friction for compression
> flange bracing.

I gotta agree with this. I can't ever get past the notion that, despite all
the wonderful empirical evidence to the contrary, I don't personally want to
be the textbook example of the case that didn't work!