Is there a way to design masonry shear walls with flanges? I see that the flange option does not provide a wall design for the flange?
Is there a way to design the flange so that reinforcement is ineffective for compression and effective for tension?
Also the program seems to limit the flange to less than 6t, and adjusts based on the length of the wall, is this correct?
In regards to my previous questions. When I have beams parallel to the shear wall which bear on the shear wall I get a very strange moment diagram in the masonry module diagrams. When I remove the beams the diagram looks better (although still a bit strange at the top but I suspect due to torsion). The wall deformation and stress when viewed in the main program look similar and 'correct'. Any thoughts on what's happening or how to make the beam only transfer gravity load?
Moment diagram w/ beams:
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However you cannot attach a .etz model. So I could not post them. Is there a way to post these?
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