Prescriptive Design Method (PrDM)

Technical Committee on Composite Construction of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE

Part of: Recommendations for Seismic Design of Hybrid Coupled Wall Systems


This chapter discusses the prescriptive design method (PrDM). Topics include classification according to current provisions; system analysis; vertical redistribution of coupling beam forces; beam and wall overstrength; and design process.

Subject Headings: System analysis | Beams | Coupling | Walls


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