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  • Calculation Modules > Shear Walls > Wood Shear Wall

    Calculation Modules > Shear Walls > Wood Shear Wall

    Basis. The NDS Special Design Provisions for Wind & Seismic allows for three approaches to wood shear wall design:. 1. Force Transfer Shear Walls. 2. Perforated Shear Walls . 3. Individual Full-Height Wall Segment Shear Walls. Force Transfer Shear Walls and Perforated Shear Walls allow the designer to use more favorable analysis assumptions, and offers some benefits in terms of construction ...

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  • Wood Shear Wall Design Example  STRUCTURE magazine

    Wood Shear Wall Design Example STRUCTURE magazine

    Wood Shear Wall Design Example. The following design assumptions are used for development of a comparison of shear wall designs using the 2015 WFCM and 2015 SDPWS. Gypsum is assumed as interior shear wall sheathing, but the approach will show the difference when not including its capacity.

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  • Shear Wall Analysis Made Easy: Force Transfer Around

    Shear Wall Analysis Made Easy: Force Transfer Around

    May 22, 2018 · Force transfer around openings (FTAO) is a popular method of shear wall analysis for wood-framed buildings. This recorded presentation includes an overview of APA - The Engineered Association ...

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  • Wood Shear Wall Design Examples For Wind

    Wood Shear Wall Design Examples For Wind

    Wood Shear Wall Design Example The following design assumptions are used for development of a comparison of shear wall designs using the 2015 WFCM and 2015 SDPWS. Gypsum is assumed as interior shear wall sheath-ing, but the approach will show the difference when not including its capacity. Both the seg-mented shear wall (SSW) approach and ...

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  • Wood Perforated Shear Wall Design

    Wood Perforated Shear Wall Design

    Wood Perforated Shear Wall Design This location is for Registered Users Only. ... This program may be used to design wood perforated shear walls in accordance with IBC 2003 & ANSI/AF&PA SDPWS-2005. Calculation Reference IBC 2003 Calculation Reference IBC 2003 Perforated Shear Wall

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  • Wood Shear Wall Design Example  Simpson StrongTie

    Wood Shear Wall Design Example Simpson StrongTie

    Two weeks ago, I had the chance to present to the Young Members Group of the Structural Engineering Association of Metro Washington on the topic of Multi-Story Light-Frame Shear Wall Design. With all of the large firms in the D.C. area, it wasn’t a big surprise to find out that only about one-third of the … Continue reading "Wood Shear Wall Design Example"

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  • Shear Walls  Diaphragms  APA  The Engineered Wood

    Shear Walls Diaphragms APA The Engineered Wood

    Learn more about the force transfer around openings (FTAO) method of shear wall analysis, including downloadable FTAO design tools. A diaphragm is a flat structural unit acting like a deep, thin beam. The term “diaphragm” is usually applied to roofs and floors. A shear wall…

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  • Wood Shear Wall Software or Spreadsheets  Structural

    Wood Shear Wall Software or Spreadsheets Structural

    You are getting into the nitty gritty of wood shear wall design. In my opinion, it is one of the most complicated designs that you can get into. There are a lot of assumptions that you can make that can make the design range greatly: Are shear values distributed assuming flexible or …

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  • STRUCTURAL DESIGN CALCULATIONS

    STRUCTURAL DESIGN CALCULATIONS

    2306.4.3 Particleboard shear walls. The design shear ca-pacity of particleboard shear walls shall be in accordance 2003 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE® 467 WOOD TABLE 2306.3.1—continued RECOMMENDED SHEAR (POUNDS PER FOOT) FOR WOOD STRUCTURAL PANEL DIAPHRAGMS WITH FRAMING OF DOUGLAS-FIR-LARCH, OR SOUTHERN PINEa FOR WIND OR SEISMIC LOADING For SI ...

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  • WoodFramed Shear Walls  Civil Engineering Community

    WoodFramed Shear Walls Civil Engineering Community

    Mar 06, 2018 · This article discusses the benefits of FTAO for wood-framed structures, illustrates the testing performed on wood structural panel sheathed wood-framed shear walls for the enhancement of FTAO methodology, and provides a design example for a wood-framed shear wall with multiple openings and asymmetric wall piers. Benefits of FTAO Wood Shear ...

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  • Nominal unit shear capacities from SDPWS Table 4.3A (Wood Frame Shear Walls) plf < Anchor Bolt Spacing psf lbs g ka = (concrete is rigid) Applying adjustment factors: ft ρ = (out-of-plane) (wind or seismic) Out-of-Plane Seismic Wall Hgt. = Vsperp is given as the seismic force of half the dead weight of the wall. Out-of-Plane Wind (MWFRS ...

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  • Simpson StrongTie WallBracingLength Calculator

    Simpson StrongTie WallBracingLength Calculator

    The Wall-Bracing-Length Calculator is a quick and easy tool to help calculate the required length of wall bracing per the 2009, 2012 or 2015 International Residential Code. You will need to provide the information requested in the drop-down menus that follow.

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  • ENERCALC : Wood Shear Wall  YouTube

    ENERCALC : Wood Shear Wall YouTube

    Apr 01, 2014 · This module provides force analysis and sheathing design for wood shear walls with and without openings. ... ENERCALC : Wood Shear Wall Michael Brooks. ... Wind Force Calculations per ASCE 7-10 ...

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  • Wood Perforated Shear Wall Design

    Wood Perforated Shear Wall Design

    Wood Perforated Shear Wall Design This location is for Registered Users Only. ... This program may be used to design wood perforated shear walls in accordance with IBC 2003 & ANSI/AF&PA SDPWS-2005. Calculation Reference IBC 2003 Calculation Reference IBC 2003 Perforated Shear Wall

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  • Diaphragm Basics Using SDPWS

    Diaphragm Basics Using SDPWS

    Structures using wood-frame shear walls or wood-frame diaphragms to resist wind, seismic or other lateral loads shall be designed and constructed in accordance with AF&PA SDPWS and the applicable provisions of Sections 2305, 2306 and 2307.

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  • Shear Wall Design Examples per 2015 WFCM and

    Shear Wall Design Examples per 2015 WFCM and

    • Identify and understand the basic shear wall system to resist lateral loads • Understand the difference between segmented and perforated shear wall design • Understand hold down design • Identify and analyze shear walls per the 2015 Wood Frame Construction Manualand 2015 5 Wood Frame Construction Manual

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  • Wall Framing Calculator with Stud Spacing Diagram Imperial

    Wall Framing Calculator with Stud Spacing Diagram Imperial

    Calculate Wall Framing Stud Placement and Quantities with Placement and End Sequence Diagram Imperial

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  • Shear wall Design in Residential Construction: A

    Shear wall Design in Residential Construction: A

    depth here will provide discussions and relative code provisions for wood shear wall design. Residential Wall Types and Configurations . Most residential and light commercial construction is based on a “box” design. Three types of loads can be imposed on walls for such designs. First are out-of-plane loads

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  • Deflection of Wood Shear Walls  Structural engineering

    Deflection of Wood Shear Walls Structural engineering

    I do very little work with wood. For concrete and masonry shear walls, the forces are typically distributed by the relative rigidity of the panels (piers, segments). So, all of the segments on a line deflect the same. I do not know what is typically done with wood shear walls.

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  • Wind Load Shear Wall Design Calculator | Building Design

    Wind Load Shear Wall Design Calculator | Building Design

    The Wind Load Shear Wall Calculator is a shear wall design calculator for the iPhone or iPod Touch. It is a tool for engineers, architects, and builders, as well as students to design shear walls to meet lateral wind load requirements on buildings.

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  • StrongWall Shearwalls | Simpson StrongTie

    StrongWall Shearwalls | Simpson StrongTie

    The original legacy Wood Strong-Wall shearwalls are being phased out. Simpson Strong-Tie will guarantee availability until December 31, 2018. We currently have two prefabricated shearwalls that can be used as replacements: the Strong-Wall Wood Shearwall and the Steel Strong-Wall.. Visit our Legacy Wood Strong-Wall® Rationalization FAQ for more information.

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  • ConcreteShearWallAnalysisDesignACI31814

    ConcreteShearWallAnalysisDesignACI31814

    Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Analysis and Design . A structural reinforced concrete shear wall in a 5-story building provides lateral and gravity load resistance for the applied load as shown in the figure below. Shear wall section and assumed reinforcement is investigated after analysis to verify suitability for the applied loads.

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  • Design Example 1 Fourstory Wood Lightframe Structure

    Design Example 1 Fourstory Wood Lightframe Structure

    Design Example 1 Four-story Wood Light-frame Structure OUTLINE 1. Building Geometry and Loads 2. Calculation of the Design Base Shear 3. Location of Shear Walls and Diaphragms 4. Mechanics of Multi-story Segmented Shear Walls and Load Combinations 5. Mechanics of Multi-story Shear Walls with Force Transfer around Openings 6. The Envelope Process 7.

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  • STRUCTURE magazine | WoodFramed Shear Walls

    STRUCTURE magazine | WoodFramed Shear Walls

    This article discusses the benefits of FTAO for wood-framed structures, illustrates the testing performed on wood structural panel sheathed wood-framed shear walls for the enhancement of FTAO methodology, and provides a design example for a wood-framed shear wall with multiple openings and asymmetric wall piers. Benefits of FTAO Wood Shear Walls

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  • Wind Load Shear Wall Design Calculator | Building Design

    Wind Load Shear Wall Design Calculator | Building Design

    The Wind Load Shear Wall Calculator is a shear wall design calculator for the iPhone or iPod Touch. It is a tool for engineers, architects, and builders, as well as students to design shear walls to meet lateral wind load requirements on buildings.

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  • WallBracingLength Calculator: Introduction

    WallBracingLength Calculator: Introduction

    Determining the wall-bracing requirements for a structure is a complex process. In an effort to simplify it, Simpson Strong-Tie has developed a Wall-Bracing-Length Calculator —a quick and easy tool that helps calculate the required length of wall bracing in accordance with the International Residential Code. The tool provides printed output ...

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  • Shear Walls  WoodWorks

    Shear Walls WoodWorks

    Braced wall panels serve the same function and have very similar detailing as some shear wall assemblies; however, the term “shear wall” is most frequently associated with an engineered structural system. Wood structural panel (WSP) sheathed shear walls are the most common shear wall system used in engineered wood-frame buildings.

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  • Design Example 1 Fourstory Wood Lightframe Structure

    Design Example 1 Fourstory Wood Lightframe Structure

    Design Example 1 Four-story Wood Light-frame Structure OUTLINE 1. Building Geometry and Loads 2. Calculation of the Design Base Shear 3. Location of Shear Walls and Diaphragms 4. Mechanics of Multi-story Segmented Shear Walls and Load Combinations 5. Mechanics of Multi-story Shear Walls with Force Transfer around Openings 6. The Envelope Process 7.

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  • METHODS FOR ANALYSIS OF SHEAR WALL RESISTANCE

    METHODS FOR ANALYSIS OF SHEAR WALL RESISTANCE

    vi = unit shear resistance of an individual shear wall segment determined from Appendix B or Section 4.4.2, D2.4 or D2.5; n = number of shear wall segments in a shear wall line. D2.4 Shear Through Panel Rotation - This method is used to determine shear resistance of a fully restrained light-frame nonperforated shear wall segment through modeling the rotation

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