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Re: Relative Rigity Calculations?

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Most modern 3D analysis software like STAAD, RAM, SAP, ETABS will do the
job. If you make an accurate 3D model with special emphasis on correct
modeling of your shear wall, these software will automatically distribute
the applied lateral force in proportion to relative rigidities to all the
lateral load carrying systems like chevron braces & shear walls.

Regards

Pankaj Gupta
Structures Online

----- Original Message -----
From: Dan Boltz <dboltz(--nospam--at)mckinleyassoc.com>
To: SEAINT <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 7:57 PM
Subject: Relative Rigity Calculations?


> How is the relative rigidity calculated for a chevron brace?  The building
> I'm looking at has masonry shearwalls and a possible chevron brace may be
> required in one corner of the building.
>
> What is the best software for calculating the relative rigidities of
> shearwalls and braces?  I've been told that RAM Steel will calculate
> relative rigidity for just about any lateral system and distribute the
> lateral loads accordingly.
>
> Any suggestions are appreciated.
>
> Thanks.
> Dan
>
>
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