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Scott Haan wrote:

. > The APA design guide [http://www.apawood.org/pdfs/managed/L350G.pdf] is 
. > very useful for showing an acceptable method on how to use dead load to 
. > resist bottom plate tension and tension at the outside ends of the outer 
. > usable wall segments.

But how does dead load resist tension when the vertical acceleration is in 
excess of 1g, as was first recorded/recognized in the 1971 San Fernando EQ?  
(Ref. USGS Professional Paper 733, pg 180, 181)

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona

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