INTRODUCTION


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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTIONAll structures must have some means of resisting lateral forces, such as wind or seismic, and transfer them to the ground. In the vertical plane, several types of force-resisting systems are commonly used to resist lateral loads, such as shear walls, braced frames, moment frames (also called rigid frames), or a combination of these called dual systems. These systems are commonly referred to as lateral force–resisting systems (LFRS). When used to resist wind forces, these systems are referred to as main wind force–resisting systems (MWFRS); they are called seismic …
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Narendra Taly, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE: Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, Second Edition. INTRODUCTION, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export