Free tool to capacity-design the hold-down anchorsUse this free tool to check the connections against uplift of the timber shear walls for structures with dissipative behaviour in accordance with the rules of the capacity design approach. In framed and CLT walls designed for medium ductility class and in CLT walls designed for high ductility class the connections against uplift should be considered as dissipative zones. More precisely, the fasteners (screws or nails) represent the ductile components that dissipate the earthquake energy thanks to their high deformation capacity in the plastic field. On the other hand, the other components of the connection such as the metal angle bracket and the anchor for reinforced concrete, represent the brittle components, whose capacity must be designed considering adequate overstrength.
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