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As it happens, there's a pretty good (to my eyes, anyway) article in the June 2000 issue of Structural Engineer magazine, titled
"Perforated Shearwall Design". It's by Jeffrey Stone, Philip Line and Brian Weeks of the American Forest & Paper Association (that
would be AFPA, wouldnt' it?)

It has a good design example in it as well.

My I suggest contacting AFP&A at:


Surely they could provide some references.

Attila Beres wrote:
> 1. Would somebody please recommend a good reference (maybe with numerical examples) for the analysis of rigid diaphragms with openings. I am primarily interested in concrete and composite decks with big holes, but also in concrete shear walls with door openings (I have the book by Paulay and Priestley).