Segmented Shear Wall Design
|Use of Allowable Shear Tables
The frame of a shear wall is made with 2x4 Douglas Fir-Larch studs at 16 inches on center. Determine intermediate (field) nail spacing, and maximum allowable unit shear for seismic loading if sheathing is 3/8 inch C-D grade plywood. 6d common nails are used, with nail spacing at panel edges of 4 inches on center.