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RE: Shear Wall Design

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Forget your technical question for a moment. I have to say that I am VERY
impressed that, as a "first year civil engineering graduate", you are the
principal of your own firm.


Bill Allen, S.E.
Laguna Niguel, CA

||-----Original Message-----
||From: BDWOLF123(--nospam--at) [mailto:BDWOLF123(--nospam--at)]
||Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 12:08 PM
||To: seaint(--nospam--at)
||Subject: Re: Shear Wall Design
||I am a first year civil engineering graduate and I have a few general
||questions about shear walls.
||1.  It is my general understanding that using dead load to
||resist overturning
||also increases the shear in plf on the wall, or else an
||element within the
||wall will not be in equilibrium.
||I have spoken to quite a few structural engineers about the
||topic and some
||believe in it and others don't.  Maybe someone out there
||could provide some
||Andrew Arnold
||Arnold Engineering