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Steel drag strut to masonry connection

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I have a wide flange steel drag strut (not sized yet) that I need to connect to an 8” masonry wall.  Drag force is 23,000 lbs (Em level).  I was wondering if anyone has a standard method for making a connection of this magnitude.  I could design the horizontal reinforcing to wrap around the embedded studs on the bottom of the bearing plate to achieve my tension resistance and make sure that the studs are welded to the plate adequately.  I could also run my beam along the wall until I get enough embedded studs on my bearing plate to resist the load, but I am not sure how the loading distribution would work on the studs as they get farther from the end of the wall.  Anyone have any better ideas, or reasons why these two items may not work too well.


Jeff Hedman , E.I.T.

L.R. Pope Engineers & Surveyors, Inc.

1240 East 100 South Suite # 15B

St. George, Utah  84790

Office: 435-628-1676

Fax: 435-628-1788


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