Shear Walls

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April 7, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

Understanding Out-of-Plane Shear Capacity of Concrete Wall Panels

Learn how RISA-3D utilizes shear friction when designing concrete walls for out-of-plane shear loading. Read More

June 20, 2019 | Tips & Tricks

Understanding Wall Panel Forces with Rigid Diaphragms

Rigid diaphragms represent a plane of very high rigidity and distribute load to elements which connect to them solely based on the stiffness of the elements. Read More

October 11, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

Wood Wall Panels - Straps vs Hold-Downs

RISA-3D v17 offers the user the option to use Chord Straps between floors of a wood shear wall building in lieu of using hold downs. Read More

March 22, 2018 | Tips & Tricks

Utilizing RISA-3D for Seismic Design of Concrete Walls

RISA-3D now includes the ability to design concrete shear walls for seismic forces according to ACI 318-14. Read More