The Analysis of Irregular Shaped Structures: Diaphragms and Shear Walls
The Analysis of Irregular Shaped Structures: Diaphragms and Shear Walls is a complete guide to solving lateral load path problems. It explains how to calculate the forces to be transferred across multiple discontinuities and reflect the design requirements on construction documents. Step-by-step examples offer progressive coverage, from basic to very advanced illustrations of load paths in complicated structures. The book is based on the 2009 International Building Code, ASCE/SEI 7-05, the 2005 Edition of the National Design Specification for Wood Construction and the 2008 Edition of the Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS-08).