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X-Braced Shear Wall Design

SteelSmart® System’s X-Brace Shear Wall design module enables users to quickly design the innovative StiffWall® shear wall system as an alternative shear wall system. The StiffWall shear wall provides clients with the industry’s most effective light steel framing shear wall solution, delivering enhanced value to a client’s overall project.

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The Boot-Column-Strap approach delivers efficiency by:

  • Reducing the amount of fasteners required
  • Minimizing the use of built-up column members
  • Providing guide holes for an accurate fastener placement to column, structure, and strap track
  • Anchor design to foundation or the next element in the structure is also provided, allowing for the selection of the optimal flat strap and the number of screw fasteners

Features of SSS Shear Wall Design:

  • Updated boot connection design
  • Flange dimension of 350, 362, and 400 StiffWall columns is 2”
  • Updated special seismic design requirements for StiffWall as outlined in AISI Lateral Design Standard 2007
  • Component design considers both strength and serviceability requirements

With the built-in shear wall grouping and export feature of the Load Generator, the design of shear walls within the X-Brace Shear Wall module is simplified further as the shear walls geometry and lateral loads can be automatically set.

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