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Full-scale Shear Wall Tests for Force Transfer around Openings
November 13, 2013
10 am Pacific / 11 am Mountain / 12 pm Central / 1 pm Eastern
A joint research project of APA – The Engineered Wood Association, University of British Columbia (UBC), and USDA Forest Products Laboratory was initiated in 2009 to examine the variations of walls with code-allowable openings. This study examines the internal forces generated during these tests and evaluates the effects of size of openings, size of full-height piers, and different construction techniques by using the segmented method, the perforated shear wall method and the force transfer around openings method. Full-scale wall tests as well as analytical modeling were performed. The research results obtained from this study will be used to support design methodologies in estimating the forces around the openings. In this webinar, APA Manager of Product Evaluation Thomas D. Skaggs, Ph.D., P.E. will share test results from the (8 feet x 12 feet) full-scale wall configurations, which will be used in conjunction with the analytical results from a computer model developed by UBC to develop rational design methodologies for adoption in the U.S. design codes and standards. Eligible attendees will qualify for 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW) per webinar. Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for 1 PDH credit per webinar.
The findings from the research are published in Joint Research Report: Evaluation of Force Transfer Around Openings, Form M410, available for free download from APA.
This webinar is presented by WoodWorks, a nonresidential market growth program of the Wood Products Council that coordinates online training seminars, Wood Solution Fairs, trade shows and other educational programs that promote wood design to architects, engineers and others in the trade.
APA Webinar Archive:
Design Low-Rise Structures and K-12 with Wood
The following publications relate to this webinar topic:
- Technical Note: Wood Structural Panel Sheathing or Siding Used to Resist Combined and Shear Uplift, Form H335
- Case Study: The Village at Germantown, Form G110
- Case Study: Gunter Primary School, Form G170
- Engineered Wood in School Design: The Smart Choice, Form B210
For more than seventy years, APA - The Engineered Wood Association has focused on helping the industry create structural wood products of exceptional strength, versatility and reliability. Combining the research efforts of scientists at APA’s 42,000-square-foot Research Center with the knowledge gained from decades of field work, and cooperation with our member manufacturers, APA promotes new solutions and improved processes that benefit the entire industry. For more information: