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MCEER Bulletin, Volume 21, Number 2, Summer 2007

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Volume 21, Number 2, Summer 2007

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MCEER Research on SPSWs Incorporated into AISC Design Guide

Recent NSF-sponsored MCEER research is featured in the American Institute of Steel Construction’s (AISC) Design Guide 20/Steel Plate Shear Walls, by Rafael Sabelli and Michel Bruneau. The Guide features a history of steel plate shear walls, a literature survey, system behavior and design methods, design examples for low and high seismic design, design of openings, and special considerations.

Rafael Sabelli is the Director of Technical Development of DASSE Design in San Francisco. Michel Bruneau is Director of MCEER and a professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSEE) at the University at Buffalo (UB). Members of MCEER’s SLC from UB’s Department of CSEE made significant contributions to the book, including Darren Vian, Jeff Berman, Diego Lopez-Garcia, Ramiro Vargas and Shuichi Fujikura.

The Design Guide, published in May 2007, is available from AISC for $40 (members) and $80 (non-members).