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The copy of Faherty that I own just does an example of what is shown in APA
138.  APA 138 might be available on their web site.----- Original
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From: "chuckuc" <chuckuc(--nospam--at)pacbell.net>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 12:34 PM
Subject: Re: Perforated shear wall design


> Ed-
>  Check the "Wood Engineering & Construction Handbook" by Faherty. It is
> basically just constructing a bunch of free body diagrams.
>
> Ed Tornberg wrote:
>
> >Chuck,
> >Did Diekmann publish his analytical approach?  I take it you're saying
> >he didn't publish the test results only.  I'm thirsty for a good design
> >methodology for reinforced openings in walls, if you have any leads on
> >this.  Thanks.
> >
> >Roberto,
> >It's been mentioned in this thread, but I think it's very important to
> >emphasize that the perforated method is empirical, and so traditional
> >assumptions about segmented theory are sidestepped.
> >
> >And so the more testing the better.  Now that would make a worthwhile
> >thesis!
> >
> >Ed Tornberg
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: chuckuc [mailto:chuckuc(--nospam--at)pacbell.net]
> >Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 11:39 PM
> >To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> >Subject: Re: Perforated shear wall design
> >
> >
> >Dennis-
> >IIRC the testing methodolgy was exactly the same for the perforated
> >(unreinforced) walls, the Simpson Strongwall, Hardy Frame, et. al. None
> >of them have been through a real earthquake but I'd have to agree that
> >I'm not comfortable with unreinforced openings in Zone 4.
> >
> >Ed Diekmann oversaw a set of monotonic tests on reinforced, perforated
> >walls that were never published but supposedly validated  his analytical
> >apprach.  Maybe Charley will improve our knowledge on the subject.
> >Chuck Utzman, P.E.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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