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On Jun 18, 2006, at 7:14 AM, Ganesh Thiagarajan wrote:

Do you have any thoughts for or against this concept?
If tightness and lack of a dissipating mechanism is an issue, the dampers could serve
 that purpose.
When connections break, connection strength and ductility is the issue, not damping.
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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