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>If I remember the theory behind that properly, that assumes that one of the
>braces will be in compression while the other is in tension (the braces
>prevent sidesway).  Which means that you can use the effective length for
>both in and out of plane as half,
There are a couple of papers in the AISC Engineering Journal which both 
show this using analysis and test:
'Design of Diagonal Cross Bracings Part 1: Theoretical Study,' Picard and 
Beaulieu, Third Quarter 1987.
'Effective Length Factor for the Design of X-Bracing Systems,' El-Tayem 
and Goel, First Quarter, 1986.

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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