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I consider connection also an element in this regard.
For example, if the beam supporting a discontinuous
S.W. is being supported by a hanger, it does not make
sense to select a weaker hanger.

--- Larry Hauer <lrhauer(--nospam--at)earthlink.net> wrote:
> Section 1630.8.2.1 says "elements supporting", so I
> think technically it is
> just that- it says nothing about connections.
>
> Larry Hauer, S.E.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gerard Madden" <gmadden(--nospam--at)duquette-eng.com>
> To: "SEAINT LISTSERVER (E-mail)" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 12:56 PM
> Subject: Omega for Wood Shearwall Hold-Downs
>
>
> > Seismic Design Manual Vol. II, in its example on
> page 74 shows that the
> > Hold-Down is designed for Omega Level force when
> it is a discontinuous
> > shearwall in an upper floor.
> >
> > My interpretation of the code language (UBC
> 1630.8.2.1) is that only the
> > Beam supporting the shearwall above needs to be
> designed for the
> compressive
> > and tension forces at the shearwall ends using
> Omega level forces.
> >
> > Anyone want to clarify this for me?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > -gerard
> >
> > Gerard Madden, PE
> > Design Group Manager
> >
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