In my thesis I review the analytical methods for design of wooden frame shear walls and
provide the knowledge acquired for comprehending these methods. In the first chapter I run
through the way of usage, functions and construction methods. Later on I describe the integral
problem, where the need for shear walls arises from; in the process I describe trajectories of
the forces as they travel through the structure between different structural assemblies. At the
end of the second chapter I point out possible problems which occur with this construction
method. In the final chapter I focus on explaining the analytical methods.