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Yes, I expect the tension member to carry a higher portion of the load
burden. The compression member keeps trying to scare me with all sorts of
slenderness issues, mysterious residual stresses, effective length
adjustments and seemingly endless rhetoric surrounding Euler and the pending
doom of my system. I didn't know Euler was one of them?


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc]
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 7:34 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Bracing Requirements


Michel Blangy wrote:

>I have a two-story, none-building test frame. Vert. loads are applied at
the
>top of each of the two columns.  Columns are pinned top and bottom.
>Out-of-plane bracing is provided. I am seeking guidance on the
proportioning
>of in-plane cross braces.
>
>
Just remember: The "Left-wing" portion of the bracing will always be
weaker than the "right-wing" portion.

Configure accordingly.

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