SD-Lecture17-What-is-a-Shear-Wall

Sh ea r compression tension 1000 lbs moment

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Unformatted text preview: mpression on the right. sh ea r compression tension 1000 lbs MOMENT compression tension The shears at the center of the panel cancel out. However, the tension and compression forces create a couple which is equal to a moment. This is identical to a tall building that bends under wind and seismic loads. In a tall building, the columns on the windward side may go into tension, and the columns on the leeward side have an increase of compression. This is the same model we just saw for the stud wall. Because the tall building is subject to this force couple, it deflects primarily in flexu...
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course CEG 5905 taught by Professor Staff during the Summer '10 term at FIU.

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