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Re: Main Wind Force vs C&C Wind Force

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If the global lateral stability of the structure depends on the member in question, it is Main Wind Force Resisting System.

If not, it is a component.

Regardless, members must be designed for the all the loads it needs to resist.


On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 8:32 AM, Jason Christensen <jason(--nospam--at)> wrote:

A senior associate and myself are having a debate. 


So please correct me if I am wrong: 


Desinging a wall element for out of plane force (be it masonry, wood, etc.)


When checking the element for forces that are combine, (i.e. axial + wind) one should use the MWFRS forces.  However that same element must then be checked for the C&C load, but that C&C load is not required to be in combination with any other loads.


If this is incorrect please let me know, also if anyone has a reference that would show an example of this I would be greatful.