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07.2011 > Steel Plate Shear Walls - Performance Based Design

By Nabih Youssef, SE; Ryan Wilkerson, SE; Daniel Tunick, SE

Steel Plate Shear Walls - Performance Based Design

The Los Angeles Convention Center Hotel (LACCH)a 55 story high-rise, utilized steel plate shear walls (SPSW)as the main seismic energy dissipation system. This Steel TIPS provides a detailed case study of the success of this project using Performance Based Design for SPSW's.

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