The Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Wall Shearwall Selector web application is designed to help the Designer select the appropriate shearwall solution for a given application in accordance with the latest code requirements.
Last updated: Summer, 2016
The Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Wall Shearwall Selector web application was created to help the Designer select the appropriate shearwall solution for a given application in accordance with the latest building code requirements. The Strong-Wall Shearwall Selector is intended to be used for engineered design. The web app performs a technical analysis that provides actual drift and uplift values for a wind or seismic lateral load.
The Strong-Wall analysis also considers simultaneous, vertically applied load. With multiple walls in a line, the program performs a rigidity analysis and determines the actual distributed shear to each wall. When walls are stacked in a two-story configuration, the program evaluates cumulative overturning effects to ensure that the wall, anchor bolt and anchorage to the foundation are not overstressed.
The web application provides two options for generating an engineered solution, Optimized In-Plane Shear or Manual In-Plane Shear. The Optimized tab lists several possible solutions for the selected criteria in the order of cost. The Manual tab evaluates any number or combination of walls for adequacy based on the selected criteria. The Designer will have the option to generate an Anchorage Solution based on the applications foundation type. Once a solution has been selected the program will generate a pdf output. Files can be saved and reused for future designs.
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This option only appears when "Header Thickness" of 4" is selected. It then provides an option to select a solid or double-ply header. Values for the Wood Strong-Wall panels will slightly decrease if the double-ply header option is selected. Steel Strong-Wall panels with multi-ply headers are limited to wind designs and SDC A-C (IBC & IRC).
Header by designer. Double 2x12 requires 1/2" plywood or OSB shim to make the header assembly flush with Strong-Wall panel. The shim shall match the header depth and Wood Strong-Wall panel width minimum. It may be placed on either face of the header or between plies directly over the Strong-Wall panel.
The saved file which was uploaded is not the correct format for this program. Correct saved files will have the file extension WSJ. For example, file_name.wsj
Please increase the number of wall segments or increase the maximum wall segment width. If this error continues to display, the solution requires more than 3 or 4 wall segments. Please use Manual In-Plane Shear mode to create solution.
Invalid axial load.
Please select Max # of Wall Segments (per wall line).
No selected row. You neeed to select Row you want to add from Available Products.
No selected row. You neeed to select Row you want to remove from Selected Products.
Strong-Wall SB, Steel Strong-Wall, and Wood Strong-Wall panels are now code listed under the 2015 IBC. Please update the building code on both the optimized and manual modes.
Please increase the maximum wall segment width.
Determined by the design criteria inputs, up to four possible solutions may be displayed and are designated under the "Solution" column. These are ranked in the order of relative cost (lowest to highest material cost). Select the solution that best fits your framing requirements and generate a solution output by clicking Generate PDF.
Determined by the design criteria inputs, the possible wall options will be listed below. From the Available Wall(s) list select a panel that best fits your framing requirements. Click the Add button to include the wall in the Selected Solution list. Your solution may require multiple walls. Add walls until the Generate PDF button is enabled. Click to generate output. To remove selected solutions, simply click Clear Selected Solutions.