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Which leads you to the User Note under Section 14.2.

Thomas Hunt, S.E.

07/14/2010 12:47 PM
Please respond to seaint
Re: Tension Only "X Bracing

See user note at end of section 13.1 of AISC 341-05.Ben Yousefi, SE
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From: Larry Hauer <lhauer(--nospam--at)>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:45:33 -0600
To: Struct. Eng. Assoc.<seaint(--nospam--at)>
ReplyTo: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Subject: Tension Only "X Bracing
To All,

I seem to remember that after the Northridge earthquake, "tension only "X"" bracing to resist seismic loads in high seismic areas became prohibited, (i.e. like a "tie rod" bracing system). But I can't find anything in the currect codes, (or even the '97 UBC), prohibiting this use to resist seismic forces, (seismic design catagory "D").

Can anyone shed some light on the use of "tension only" bracing?

Thanks in advance

Larry Hauer S.E.

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