30 November 1998
PROTOTYPE SHEAR PANELS FOR COLD-FORMED STEEL SEISMIC DESIGN
(English I-P units only)
E1. INTRODUCTION. This appendix provides tabular data for the selection of possible prototype
shear panels that may be used in the seismic design of cold-formed steel structures. These panels
were developed for an example problem presented in Appendix D using the design guidance
presented in Chapter 3 and Appendix C. Each shear panel given in Table E-1 is defined in Figures
D5, D8 and D9 as indicated in Table E-1.
E2. DEFINITION OF TERMS. The prototype shear panels given in Table E-1 shall be used based
on the following definition of terms:
Vx = the maximum story shear per shear panel, based on Equation C-27 in Appendix C.
GLmax = the maximum gravity load per shear panel, based on Equation C-17 in Appendix C.
GLmin = the minimum gravity load per shear panel, based on Equation C-18 in Appendix C.
E3. PROTOTYPE PANEL LOAD TABLE. Table E-1 provides the tabular data needed to select
prototype shear panels.
Table E-1. Prototype Shear Panel Load Capacities.