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RE: ASCE 7-05: RSA Procedure per 12.9

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I don't think that you can "scale down" RSA results under the current ASCE 7.  I don't have the article handy right now but I recently read an article in one of the structural magazines that discussed this.
Bill Sherman

From: bill(--nospam--at) [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 7:19 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: ASCE 7-05: RSA Procedure per 12.9

You know, it really doesn't TELL you to SCALE DOWN the RSA results, only to "scale up."

Can you point out to me where it says "scale down OR up?" And if "down," then "down" to what? V, or 0.85*V?


Get your total force in X & Y from Static Method and scale up your RSA results so they are matching (or take the reduction if allowed).