Moderately Ductile and Ductile shear walls can now be designed within MASS to satisfy the ductility verification (required by CSA S304-14)
Any designers struggling with post-disaster strictures or the axial load limitations of conventional construction masonry will be happy to know that MASS Version 4.0 has the ability to perform this check as part of the new seismic design process.
The software automatically detects when the ductility verification is required and in cases where boundary elements are used, can even take advantage of higher maximum compressive strains.
This post is part of a short series highlighting what is new to MASS Version 4.0. The full change log can be seen by clicking here.