Diaphragm Analysis and Lateral Load Linking for Shear Wall Design


Wednesday, September 27, 2023
5:00 PM

Learn how to perform flexible diaphragm analysis with ClearCalcs.

About this event

Diaphragm analysis is a crucial aspect of structural design that involves the evaluation and assessment of the behavior and performance of diaphragms within a building or structure.

Diaphragms are horizontal or nearly horizontal elements, such as floors or roofs, that transfer loads between vertical elements, such as walls or columns. They are vital in distributing lateral forces, such as wind or seismic loads, throughout the structure. By analyzing the diaphragm's response to these forces, engineers can ensure that the structure remains stable, resilient, and capable of withstanding various external loads.

Accurate diaphragm analysis helps determine the appropriate design and reinforcement measures, ensuring the overall safety and integrity of the structure.

Join ClearCalcs structural expert, Tara Memarian, on Wednesday, September 27th, from 1 pm to 2 pm Eastern Time (ET) to learn step-by-step procedures to analyze flexible diaphragms and gain valuable insights into how you can speed up the analysis process using available tools in ClearCalcs..

In this webinar, we will cover:

  • Introduction to flexible diaphragm analysis and its role in structural design
  • Common use and applications of flexible diaphragms in residential and light commercial buildings
  • Methods for analyzing flexible diaphragm
  • How different tools can help speed up diaphragm analysis and related workflow, such as:
    • Designing and linking wind and seismic loads to diaphragms
    • Linking diaphragm loads into shear wall design
  • Worked examples using Diaphragm Analysis Calculator in ClearCalcs

All registered attendees will receive a recording of the webinar after the event.

Your speakers

Connor Conzelman, Director of Customer Success

Connor is an experienced Mechanical Engineer who found his passion in connecting his people and technical skills to help engineers in every step of their design process. Before joining ClearCalcs, Connor worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer focusing on energy-efficient designs at Elara Engineering in Chicago and completed his MBA from Western Illinois University.

Tara Memarian, Structural Engineer

Tara is a Structural Design Expert with five years of experience in building design. Before joining ClearCalcs, she specialized in structural analysis of complex formwork and scaffolding structures for mid and high-rise buildings. She has also designed a fair share of complex hydraulic climbing systems and tunnels from her time at PERI

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