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Didly squat.

Is that a technical term?


T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)

University of Southern California, M.S.C.E., 1983

University of Texas at El Paso, B.S.C.E., 1977


Consulting Structural Engineers

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From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2013 
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Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Footing Tranverse Bars...Hooked???


Your peer reviewer is from another age or he has forgotten his theory.

Usually you have to develop anchorage in areas of high shear or high 
tension, e.g a beam with stirrups usually has the stirrups hooked over top 
compression bars as you can't develop enough anchorage in the depth of the 
beam. An example I have in one of my texts shows a slab cantilevering from 
a wall. There is insufficient wall thickness for anchorage and hence the 
top tension bars are hooked down into the wall.

Your footing has neither tension or shear out at the edge of the footing 
and hence a hook will do didly squat. Hope this helps.


On 2013/09/27 7:18 PM, Ricardo Gonzalez wrote:

> Hello Fellow Engineers,

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