Solve critical parts of shear walls

Webinar datum: 23-11-2022

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  • Why pay attention to coupling beams
  • How to model coupling beam
  • Proper input of loads
  • Interpretation of thorough results


Vlastimil Konecny
Vlastimil Konecny Product Engineer
IDEA StatiCa
Jan Kubicek
Jan Kubicek Product Engineer
IDEA StatiCa
Shear walls are essential elements of structures, especially in high-rise buildings. When designing a shear wall with openings, it’s crucial to focus on the coupling beams since they can significantly affect the building’s lateral resistance capacity.

Common 3D models in FEA software cannot fully capture the behavior of this critical part, especially in cases where the coupling beam is a deep beam or weakened by an opening.

Looking for safe and economical solution to this problem? Don't want to waste time with a complex assessment? Do you want to see the results for the ultimate limit state and the serviceable limit state, including, e.g., the crack width check?

Fast assessment of coupling beam? No problem for IDEA StatiCa Detail!

We will speak about the importance and possibilities of modeling the coupling beam. Then we will set the correct load on the selected cut-off beam, input the reinforcement, and go through the detailed results.

The ultimate solution for concrete details and structural parts

Common 3D FEA software considers the linear behavior of concrete. Design and code-checks of reinforcement are limited, especially for the serviceability limit state, which may lead to the development of excessive cracks. All of that is covered within the CSFM-based application IDEA StatiCa Detail. Now, all engineers can efficiently design and code-check structures of any shape and many more.

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