Part 2: Shear Wall Design in Cantilever Diaphragm Structures

Part 2 / Feb 6 – This webinar introduces an open front diaphragm design example that will be worked through for the rest of the series. Topics will include seismic force calculation and distribution, and preliminary shear wall design taking into account nominal shear wall stiffness. The impact of factors such as horizontal and torsional irregularities on force distribution to shear walls will be examined, and design of elements contributing to shear wall rotation and overturning will be discussed. The effect of gravity loads on shear walls will also be reviewed.