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Hi Thor-
I'd say it is very bad idea. It isn't hard to keep 1/2" ply from buckling using smooth shank nails. Consequently, the ring shank would provide zero benefit. OTOH the reduced shank would significantly reduce the nails' bending strength and increase the walls' deflection. I also think the ring shank is hardened by its production method & has less fatigue strength--maybe drastically less. Don't go there!
Chuck Utzman, P.E.

On 4/5/2015 8:47 AM, Thor Tandy wrote:
I was asked recently if ring shank nails are usable in shear wall design.
They have a smaller shank thank smooth but the thread is said to provide
better withdrawal capacity .?

Any comment?  If they are usable what equivalent shank diameter would one
use to compare the performance?


Thor A. Tandy P.Eng, C.Eng, Struct.Eng, MIStructE, FEC
Victoria, BC

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