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-----Original Message-----
From: Ashraf, Mohammed (Qatar) [mailto:mohammed.ashraf(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 9:07 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Shear wall minimum size


Dear Refugio:

I think minimum is 150mm. This is from an Indian book.  But that Author

refers to "Notes on ACI 318 (1989) with Design Applications, PCA,

Illinios, 1990. I don't have PCA notes.




-----/Original Message/-----


That sounds like the "minimum thickness of a wall" in general, defined in ACI 318 14.5. Actually, if you design the wall as a "compression member" under ACI 318, there are no limits.