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A drag connection is required at reentrant corners and elsewhere to carry
roof and floor lateral loads to a shear wall or to distribute the lateral
loads into a sufficient portion of the diaphragm.

Stan Scholl, P.E.
Laguna Beach, CA

On Tue, 15 May 2001 09:02:10 -0500 "Bill Polhemus" <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc>
writes:
> Typically I use a "drag beam" as a combination member that spans 
> across an
> opening, and simultaneously carries the diaphragm forces across that
> opening.
> 
> The "Use 3/8" thick angles" note is vague. It may mean the drag 
> force
> connection of the beam to the walls at either end.
> 
> William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
> Polhemus Engineering Company
> Katy, Texas
> Phone 281-492-2251
> Fax 281-492-8203
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John P. Riley [mailto:jpriley485(--nospam--at)peoplepc.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 6:56 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Drag Connection?
> 
> 
> A steel detailer sent me this message:  "On this hospital project 
> there is a
> note that indicates several 'drag beam connections, use 3/8" thick 
> angles.'
> What does that mean?"
> 
> What's a DRAG BEAM?
> __________________
> John P. Riley, PE, SE
> Riley Engineering
> 20 Oakwood Drive, Blue Grass, Iowa 52726
> Tel & Fax:  319-381-3949
> jpriley485(--nospam--at)peoplepc.com
> 
> 
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