1. ## Sheer wall

Last edited by dan orourke; 01-02-2008 at 09:34 AM.

2. ## Re: Sheer wall

It is a shear wall (not sheer).

A shear wall is a structural wall designed to resist lateral loads along the wall. These loads are typically wind or earthquake loads. Shear walls may or may not be load-bearing.

3. ## Re: Sheer wall

Here is a non-technical example.

Take a 30 foot by 50 foot building, no interior walls. The wind blows against the 50 foot walls and blows it in.

Now, build a shear wall perpendicular to, and against, the center of that 50 foot wall, effectively creating two 25 foot walls with a 'T' wall in the center. The same wind blows against that 50 foot wall and the shear wall in the center holds the wall up.

4. ## Re: Sheer wall

See the first four diagrams here:

YOSHINO GYPSUM CO., LTD. | About "Gypsum"/What's "Shear Wall"?

It's "shear" wall, BTW, a "sheer" wall is one is vertical or nearly so.

5. ## Re: Sheer wall

Try this: (click on the bulleted numbers 1, 2, 3, 4)

6. ## Re: Sheer wall

Why are all of Dan's posts edited so that we can not see the original question? Am I missing something here?

Eric

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