Transfer girder

Shear wall

Column supports discontinuous wall

Cantilever girder supports column above

Figure 2.42. Examples of nonuniform ductility in structural systems due to vertical discontinuities. (Adapted from SEAOC Blue Book, 1999 Edition.)

The base shear is given by

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