Masonry Shear Wall Design - 1 LU/HSW

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Presented by: FORSE Consulting

In structural engineering, a shear wall is a vertical element that resists lateral forces, typically from wind and seismic loads. Perforated shear walls are simply shear walls with openings in them. In this session, you’ll learn about the design of perforated masonry shear walls. See how finite element analysis (FEA) software solutions can generate efficient structural masonry wall designs, with a focus on RAM Elements and RISA 3D. Get inspired by a series of case studies that use FEA software to design masonry shear walls.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify types of masonry shear walls.
  • Learn methods to improve the effectiveness of masonry shear walls in structural masonry.
  • Acquire knowledge of various finite element analysis (FEA) software solutions for masonry shear walls.
  • Explore various case studies where FEA software was used to design masonry shear walls.

About the Speaker

Cathleen Jacinto, P.E., S.E.

Structural Engineer, FORSE Consulting

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Cathleen has 20 years of experience in the design industry as a structural engineer. Cathleen collaborated on a variety of building design projects while at Thornton Tomasetti and T.Y. Lin International in Chicago, Illinois, from small to large-scale project types in healthcare, aviation, commercial, infrastructure, cultural, and steel connection design located in the U.S. and abroad. Since joining FORSE in May 2015, Cathleen provides structural engineering design and modeling services in collaboration with other structural engineering firms and contributes to FORSE’s designs, seminars, and publications. She serves as a technical consultant to the Masonry Advisory Council. One topic Cathleen highlights is structural masonry analysis and design. Cathleen also served as an Adjunct Lecturer for Design of Masonry Structures course at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Cathleen has a Professional Masters in Structural Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is a licensed Structural Engineer (SE) and Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Illinois.

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