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The Canadian Wood Council Manual has some direction as does the CWC Timber 
Framed Guide.

FWIW, I have analyzed "timber frames" using centerlines of the identified 
elements that compose the wall using simple elastic analysis.  I can generate 
 the section parameters of the elements and thence check element boundary 
compatibilities, apply the resulting reactions, element loads etc, to each 
element to design them (kinda-like free body design).  Nail slip is possibly 
 the biggest caveat on doing it this simply (because elastic analysis assumes 
 compatible elements) but it can be handled.  Details require struts and 
ties to carry the moments and shears around the openings.

Thor A. Tandy P.Eng, C.Eng, Struct.Eng, MIStructE, FEC
Victoria, BC
Email: vicpeng(--nospam--at)
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Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Wood Shear Wall Deflections?

Where can I find the formula and an example of a wood shear wall with an 
opening designed for force transfer around openings, not perforated?

Thank you,

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA 2607)
A L L E N   D E S I G N S
Consulting Structural Engineers
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