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Coupling Beam Design 2

Coupling Beam Design

A coupling beam is used to combine two shear walls or other elements that are used to resist lateral loads. The main purpose of the coupling beam is to increase the stiffness of the structural system. Due to high storey forces acting at the top of the structure, high stiffness needed to resist these forces so the coupling beam can help to resist lateral forces coming from earthquake or wind. For more detail please watch the full video.

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