Structural Response Model for Wood Stud Wall Assemblies - User Manual

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction; Issue 129
Physical description34 p.
AbstractThe Structural Model program is a numerical model that provides a structural analysis of load-bearing, gypsum-protected, wood-stud wall assemblies. Given specific input data, the program predicts the deflection, load-bearing capacity, and graphically displays the extent of charring of a wood stud. The user is able to view the data in both text and graphical form. One feature of this program is that the data from the Database of Wall-2D1, a heat transfer model developed by Forintek Canada Corp., can be loaded. The user can then perform an analysis based on temperatures imported from Wall-2D. In addition, temperature from experimental data can also be imported for analysis. The Structural Model User Manual is designed to familiarize the user with the program. The system requirements and installation procedures are explained, as well as the input requirements and the process for running tests. Each of the menu items (i.e. File, Help, Print, etc.) is described. The program includes an index that allows the user to look up topics for additional help. This manual is not meant to provide technical specifications nor details of the theory used in the model. These aspects are explained in other documents.2,3
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number15215
NPARC number20386388
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Record identifier341261d9-e4cb-4510-ac0d-c58aced61b24
Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2016-10-03
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