Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Shear Wall design

Hi
Can anyone please explain how to use the finite element method analyse and design shear wall for a high rise (lift shaft) about 13 storey building
for a wind loading of 300 km/h assuming a factor of safety of 1.4 as per BS 6399

5 comments:

  1. Hi, welcome to the Mauritian blogosphere. Please view some other Mauritian blogs in the Mauritius Blog List. As for your question, I think that a civil engineering forum might be a better platform for asking for advice, than using a non-indexed blogger blog. Try to Google civil engineering forums, or maybe try Yahoo answers.

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  2. It's quite a tedious job.. and that would cost you money. It is not civil engineering. It is Mechanical / Manufacturing Engineering. As for the "how to" you are asking about, it is not a simple formula to input numbers. you need a sample of the material to build the thing you are asking for. As for the wind loading 300km/h !! .. I really don't know .. I suppose it should be acting on the base of the building. But you don't initially can guess the direction of the load, so where do you apply it ? It has more to do with load the pillars can withstand.
    regards,
    Ashfaq.

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  3. No am not asking about the mechanical part of the lift
    But the design of the shear walls into which the lift will be incorporated
    It is is a civil engineering issue
    I want to try the finite element method to solve for this

    Am design it for a wind speed of 285 km/h not 300 km/hr as stated before

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