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Jose:

It might help if you enlightened us as to which document you are using
when you refer to equations 12-17 and 12-18.

Regards,

Scott
Ypsilanti, MI


On Tue, 25 Nov 2003, Jose Salinas wrote:

> I wanted to know if someone can show me how to apply the load combination
> equtations 12-17 and 12-18 to a beam design in a "plan offset discontinuous
> system".  The beam is supporting two 8 ft tall shear walls and is arranged
> as follows: 5ft shear wall - 3 foot window opening - 4 ft shear wall.
> Do the load combination equations give me a horizontal load at the top of
> the walls or a vertical load at the end of each shear walls?  Do I have to
> calculate the system as a perforated shear wall system or as individual
> shear wall system?  How do I apply the equations to the beam supporting the
> shear walls?
>
>
> Jose Salinas
>
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