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shear wall footing

shear wall footing

shear wall footing


Any one can suggest me refrence material for shear wall footing design.
Any spread sheet.


RE: shear wall footing

Text book by Wang & Salmon.
Enercalc Engineering Software.
Are you doing the concrete design and detailing?
The toe and heel of the footing are designed as cantilever beams.
If you are trying to proportion the footing, soil properties must be known.

RE: shear wall footing

Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate this information.

RE: shear wall footing

I am doing concrete design and detailing. As i mentioned that I dealing with shear wall with in plane moment. Due to in plane moment e>L/6. how i am going to deal with it.  how would i proption its width and length. Thank you for helping out.

RE: shear wall footing

Design the foundation as you would do for any foundation that has overturning.  Enercalc or RISA footing are two programs I use.  Just make it wide enough and long enough to resist the overturning, given an allowable soil value.  Reinforce the sides and end for cantilever action.  Make sure that you have stability.  1.5 times Dead load resisting moment has to be greater then the Overturning moment.  

RE: shear wall footing

Check out Foundation Engineering Handbook by Joseph Bowles (excellent book). He has some formulas for checking overturning when you are outside the kern point

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