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By definition, however, the base story shear is defined for the entire level, not individual bents, irrespective of the load transferring ability of the diaphragm. Considering that the entire concept is screwed up, I would go for the letter of the code.

Anyway, buildings shouldn't penalized for lack of redundancy. Rather highly redundant structures should be rewarded with reduced shears.

Mark E. Deardorff, SE
Deardorff & Deardorff, Inc.
Ramona, CA 92065

> -----Original Message-----
> From: npitera(--nospam--at) [mailto:npitera(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Monday, February 21, 2000 12:04 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: Reliability/Redundancy Factor
> Arvind, I agree, if all the bays had horizontal bracing, then 
> one would
> much better redundancy.
> Since only every third bay has horizontal bracing, perhaps at 
> best r would
> be = (1/6V+1/6V)/ (6*1/6V)
> which would equal 1/3=0.33
> Regards,