Segmented Shear Wall Design
Unit
Shear 

You should now understand how to use the IBC and UBC Allowable Shear Tables for shear walls. Most of the parameters (nail size, sheathing thickness, etc.) from the allowable shear tables are relatively straightforward to understand. The allowable unit shear deserves some attention however. Unit shear (v) is the resultant lateral load (R) from the horizontal diaphragm, divided by the sum of the lengths of the fullheight sheathing segments.


Single Panel Shear Wall 
Multipanel Shear Wall (segmented) 
v = R / b 
v = R / (b_{1} + b_{2}) 




Topics of this module include:
Introduction,
Load
Path, Segmented
Design Method, UBC
Design Table, Dimension Ratios, Chord
Design, 
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