INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Jobs

Seismic Separation Joint Design Guidelines

Seismic Separation Joint Design Guidelines

(OP)
Hello,

I would like to request input with regards to designing seismic separation joints (or isolation joints) in a building. I have googled and found ACI 224.3R-95. Are there any cross referenced ACI books also available?

The common issues I have encountered are:

a.) Computing for the minimum (and efficient) gap width.
b.) Locating the seismic gaps.
c.) Materials possible to cover the gap and the maximum PSI allowed. ACI 224.3R-95 have identified some.
d.) Are seismic separation joints below grade be eliminated in design but retain the gap above grade.

Thank you and hoping for inputs on the above. I'm an architect by profession and I prefer to have the seismic joints as minimal as possible to save on cost and aesthetic purposes.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Resources


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close