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Help on allowable wall deflection
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Re: Help on allowable wall deflection By  DFB

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5/16/2000 9:04:00 PM

I think the L/600 your referring to is from Volume I (sec. 1403.6.2) or in Volume II (sec. 2106.2.9) which is required for horizontal supports of brick veneer. This does not apply to out-of-plane deflection, I don''t think, but I can''t find any other requirement. For what its worth, I think designing the wall for a deflection less than H/600 seems excessive for short-term loading.


Re: Help on allowable wall deflection By  engr1

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5/17/2000 7:24:00 AM

In previous designs, I have used .0025 x H for maximum story drift. I believe there is a story drift limit defined in Volume II of the 1997 UBC (I don''t have my code with me today).


Re: Help on allowable wall deflection By  Lou Marks

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5/17/2000 5:18:00 PM

Go to Brick Institute of America site at [URL=http://www.bia.org.]www.bia.org.[/URL] The 1/600 is the deflection limit they reference.


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