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Thank you Gary, I appreciate your help, now it is clear to me.

Eugenio


From:  Gary Grinstead <garyg(--nospam--at)structuralstuff.com>
Reply-To:  <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
To:  seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject:  Re: phi in both sides of formula 14-1
Date:  Thu, 30 Mar 2006 11:15:10 -0800
>Eugenio:
>    You are misinterpreting the equation.  It's not an algebra type equation that
>you solve for Pnw.  The design axial strength is phi(Pnw) and to calculate this
>you evaluate the right side of the formula.
>
>    I hope that makes sense.
>
>Gary Grinstead, SE
>www.structuralstuff.com
>
>
>
>Quoting Eugenio Aburto <aburtoeugenioarch(--nospam--at)hotmail.com>:
>
> > I am confused with the formula (14-1) "Design axial load strength" which
> > sowns a factor "phi" at the two sides of the formula.     In the 2001
> > California Building Code.
> > My recollection in algebra says that a value goes to the other side of the
> > formula with the oppossite sign. If I follow the rule, "phi" multiplying goes
> > dividing, means phi/phi=1.
> > Why in such Chapter 19, DIVII - 1914.5.1 even it gives a value of 0.70 to
> > phi?.
> >  
> > I will appreciate your comments, specially because I am an architect.
> >
> >
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