Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

RE: When is a wall a column?

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] must always use appropriate engineering
judgement.....and the provision of Chapter 21 are important


-----Original Message-----
From: Conrad Guymon [mailto:conrad(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, October 08, 2001 3:53 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: When is a wall a column?

Robert C. Rogers wrote:

"Also note that ACI 14.3.6 tells you that if the
predominant mode of loading is flexural and not compressive and the ties
are not needed for the compression reinforcement then they can be
ommitted (i.e., just vertical rebar and meeting the horizontal rebar
requirements per 14.3.4).  Hope this helps....

If you are in an area of seismic risk, I wouldn't omit the ties..."


******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* ***
*   Read list FAQ at:
*   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers 
*   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To 
*   subscribe (no fee) or UnSubscribe, please go to:
*   Questions to seaint-ad(--nospam--at) Remember, any email you 
*   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted 
*   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web 
*   site at: 
******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********