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I understand from the code that r shall be calculated
for the worth case in both floors.
Frank

--- Mark Baker <shake4bake(--nospam--at)earthlink.net> wrote:
> Seems we revisit this issue every couple months in
> our office...
> 
> Calculating rmax for rho:
> 
> rmax is defined as "the largest of the element story
> shear ratios which occurs in any of the story levels
> AT OR BELOW the 2/3 height level of the building".
> 
> In a 2 story building, "AT OR BELOW the 2/3 height
> level of the building" would lead one to calculate r
> at 2nd floor and 1st floor.
> 
> Agree or disagree?
> 
> TIA
> Mark
> 


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