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RE: Free Standing Walls

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Joe and Bill,

Thanks for your replies- not sure how Joe gets his value- can you reference 
 in the ASCE where you got that?

I agree with Bill, ASCE 13.3 gives a more reasonable value.

Thanks again,

Larry Hauer, S.E.

-----Original Message-----
> From: "T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E." <bill(--nospam--at)ALLENDESIGNS.COM>
> Sent: Jan 10, 2014 5:59 AM
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: RE: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Free Standing Walls
> I think using an inverted pendulum model for a wall with a distributed 
> mass is a conservative assumption.
> I recommend section 13.3 which would yield a value of .446 (ASD). Not 
> much of a savings, but some.
> Yes, 0.2 is too low, if you recall all the block fences that fell during
> the Northridge EQ.
> T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA 2607)
> A L L E N   D E S I G N S
> Consulting Structural Engineers
> 33171 Paseo Cerveza, Suite 221
> San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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