From: Francisco Duarte <fduarte(--nospam--at)LEASUNG.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 14:45:00 -0800
I have designed a two story single family dwelling in the Bay Area.
Now the owner wants to have a 15' x 15' glass conservatory (dinning area)
attach to the building.
The owner wants the three walls and roof of the conservatory to be build out
I am planing to design a moment frame at each side to take the lateral load.
My question is can glass
carry shear load? or how I go about the analysis of such structure? I know
that we use plywood to transfer load to frames, walls etc.
but how can I show the collection of shear load into steel frame and glass.
I appreciate any help, comment , better yet teaching on the subject.
Thanks in advance