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Re: Cantilever Wall Forces-ASCE 7-05, Ch 15

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Being highly susceptible to lateral loads, cantilever walls are the first and most wide-spread victims of earthquakes.  
Therefore, I would recommend to use ASCE 7 Section 13 (Formula 13.3.1 z=0, and Table 13.5-1 for cantilever elements). 

V. Steve Gordin SE 
SGE Consulting Structural Engineers

On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 9:47 AM, Steve Widmayer <swidmayer(--nospam--at)> wrote:

I’m trying to clarify the base shear requirement for a cantilever wall (concrete or masonry) using the “Nonbuilding Structures” section of ASCE 07.  Table 15.4-1 does not describe a cantilever wall as a Structure Type.  I assume that I would use this table to get the R value and that I wouldn’t use Sec. 12.11 (Structural Walls and their Anchorage), Ch. 13 (Nonstructural Components/Architectural Components).  If I’m going to use Table 15.4-1, what is the correct R & Omega values for a cantilever wall?  Thanks.


Steve Widmayer, PE