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Coupling Beam Design Based on ACI 318-05 / IBC 2006 2

Coupling Beam Design Based on ACI 318-05 / IBC 2006

Coupling beams are beams typically added to a structure to improve its lateral force resistance.

They bridge two separate, independent items together (like shear walls) to add stiffness to the overall system. They are usually short and thick, similar to deep beams.

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