Help with shear wall/center of rigidity.

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Help with shear wall/center of rigidity.

Postby guiggster » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:41 am

I failed the SS exam 5 weeks ago and am retaking in one week. I passed all sections and must have failed on some critical error in the vignette (still don't know what). I'd like to bone up on areas of the test that I was weak on, in case they come up again and am looking for study sections/chapters/guides that might relate to a couple areas:

I'm trying to figure out how one would find the "resistance force location" or center of rigidity if you were given shear walls of certain lengths and configurations shown in plan view. I don't remember seeing that in my study materials. Can someone point me to a Kaplan or Ballast chapter or other materials?

Also trying to figure out 1) where I would find material on finding missing dimensions of a shear wall if only given lateral and downward forces, and 2) really good resources for studying up on metal fasteners/connectors. Any advice for strengthening those areas of content?
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