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Re: Masonry Column, Ties Required?

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So they changed the definition, in that case you really have no recourse but to abide by the requirements.  Maybe the code writers thought that since axial tension decreases the shear strength of the section then providing ties is prudent.  I just wish the that they should have at least limited the use of ties to those stresses that are greater that one third of the shear capacity.
ASQuilala Jr., P.E.
In a message dated 09/19/05 6:28:46 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, gtg740p(--nospam--at) writes:

ACI 530 defines a columns as "an isolated vertical member whose horizontal dimension measured at right angles to its thickness does not exceed 3 times its thickness and whose height is greater than 4 times its thickness".  It doesn't say anything about load.