Goal of reduced forces calculation


You can obtain results for panels in a quick and simple manner. The results can be used for other calculations such as reinforcement to be used in walls that maintain the stability of a building undergoing wind and seismic impact. In order to carry out such calculations, the reduced forces along different cross-sections must be known.



The cross-sections for which the reduced forces are to be calculated may have the following orientation: horizontal (at the wall base (Section AA and Section BB)), or vertical (Section CC and Section DD).

To obtain a system to calculate reduced forces that would be both simple for the user and quick in its use, the walls should be divided into rectangular panels according to the following scheme.

Reduced forces should be calculated only for two-dimensional panels with the shape of a convex quadrilateral. They will not be calculated for the following types of panels.

Convex, quadrilateral 2D panel