shear wall


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shear wall

A wall that resists shear forces in its own plane due to wind or earthquake forces. See also: screen wall

shear wall

1. A wall which in its own plane carries shear, 1 resulting from forces such as wind, blast, or earthquake.
2. A wall that abuts another wall at a right angle to it and supports it.
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Ceccotti and Karacabeyli (2002) conducted a shake table test of a two-story shear wall system to compare with design values from the Canadian design code.
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Plane stress elements and beam elements have been used to model the shear wall core and frames.
This office tower also features a 12-inch-thick concrete shear wall that completely encases the fire stair above the building's mezzanine floor.
The D-log wall specimens were mounted on the shear wall testing machine with bolts securing the bottom layer of the lumber element to the steel frame.
The lateral force resisting system efficiently incorporated the 12" flatplate with a 16" thick concrete shear wall which completely encases the fire stair from the ground floor.
Up at the top is one of the most moving spaces of the house: the studio that looks into a calm little patio where Typha Angustifolia grows against the white concrete shear wall, and looks out through a louvred screen over the more conventional houses around.