Current methods of Force Transfer Around Openings (FTAO) analysis only allow for openings of the same height in exterior shear walls. However, today’s penchant for more openings of different sizes requires a more flexible method that allows for more complex wall layouts.
This presentation will demonstrate another modification to FTAO analysis that will allow complex shear wall opening configurations. This will accommodate the addition of gravity loads, shorter tie straps, and any combination of opening heights using the transfer diaphragm approach.
FTAO Analysis for Complex Shear Wall Openings
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Photo Credit: Greg Folkins