In our discusion of
the antomy of a building wall
we talked about wall structure as being the skeleton. Typically, the load bearing walls support the superstructure.
InputLoads from the superstructure support elements -- such as the roof trusses, the floor beams, non-load bearing partition walls, ...
WallsAs I discussed in the structural member configuration the wall structure has to be designed in such a way that it can safely transfer the input loads to the building foundation.
Ultimately, all the loding imposed on the walls has to be transfered to the building foundation and then to mother earth.
We need to ensure that the wall structure is capable of carrying and transfering the input loading safely to the supporting medium downstream.
The design of the wall-structure will depend on the major constituent materials as we discussed in the anatomy of a building wall. The more common wall types today are ...
OutputIn designing the load-bearing walls as a system, we have to ensure that the output loading from the walls can be safely carried by the supporting medium, the foundation.
beginning of Design-Build-Wall-Structure
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