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Title: Modelling Force Transfer Around Openings of Full-Scale Shear Walls

Author: Skaggs, Tom; Yeh, Borjen; Lam, Frank; Li, Minghao; Rammer, Doug; Wacker, James;

Date: 2011

Source: CIB-W18/44-15-3; INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION, WORKING COMMISSION W18 - TIMBER STRUCTURES, MEETING FORTY FOUR ALGHERO ITALY AUGUST 2011.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication (MISC)

Description: Wood structural panel (WSP) sheathed shear walls and diaphragms are the primary lateralload-resisting elements in wood-frame construction. The historical performance of lightframe structures in North America has been very good due, in part, to model building codes that are designed to preserve life safety. These model building codes have spawned continual improvement and refinement of engineering solutions. There is also an inherent redundancy of wood-frame construction using WSP shear walls and diaphragms. As wood-frame construction is continuously evolving, designers in many parts of North America are optimizing design solutions that require the understanding of force transfer between lateral load-resisting elements.

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Skaggs, Tom; Yeh, Borjen; Lam, Frank; Li, Minghao; Rammer, Doug; Wacker, James. 2011. Modeling force transfer around openings of full-scale shear walls. CIB-W18/44-15-3; International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, Working Commission W18 - Timber Structures meeting, Alghero, Italy. Karlsruhe, Germany: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

 


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