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    The Analysis of Irregular Shaped Structures Diaphragms and Shear Walls

    By: Robert Rice, R. Terry Malone

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    A Complete Guide to Solving Lateral Load Path Problems

    The Analysis of Irregular Shaped Structures: Diaphragms and Shear Walls 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).


    Code sections and analysis

    Diaphragm basics

    Diaphragms with end horizontal offsets

    Diaphragms with intermediate offsets

    Diaphragms with openings

    Open front and cantilever diaphragms

    Diaphragms with vertical offsets

    Complex diaphragms with combined openings and offsets

    Standard shear walls

    Shear walls with openings

    Discontinous shear walls

    Horizontally offset shear walls

    The portal frame

    Rigid moment-resisting frame walls--the frame method of analysis

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