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Axial load on stair stringers?

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Can anyone assist me in getting some literature concerning analysis of stair
stringers.  My understanding is that stair stringers have axial load due to
the slope.  Becuase of this axial load, we have to resist any thrust forces
that occurs at the bottom of the stairs.  Can anyone please correct me if I
am wrong.

Thanks in advance

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Marlou B. Rodriguez
Biggs Cardossa Associates Inc.
Structural Engineers
1871 The Alameda, Suite 200
San Jose, California 95126
408-296-5515
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