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Paul and Jorge:

Refer to sections 1630.6 and 1630.7 of the 1997 UBC.  Note that in 1630.7,
the 5% accidential torsion is in addition to your calculated torsion.
Also, refer to sections C105.6 and C105.7 of the 1999 Blue Book
(Recommended Lateral Force Requirements and Commentary)

Neil Moore, S.E.


At 07:38 PM 07/03/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>We would like to know how could calculate "Accidental Torsion" in
>structures.
>
>Very truly of yours,
>Paul Gortaire & Jorge Ortega
>
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