Elastically Founded Shearwalls with Two Rows of Openings


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Title: Elastically Founded Shearwalls with Two Rows of Openings

Author(s): Kent Arvidsson

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 73

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 151-154

Keywords: axial loads;beams (supports); bending moments;foundations; lateral pressure; reinforced concrete;shearwalls;struckal analysis; structural design.

Date: 3/1/1976

A practical hand method for the analysis of interacting coupled shearwalls with two rows of openings is presented. By basing the analysis on the continuous connection technique, the high degree of static indeterminacy of the system has been reduced to a fourth order differential equation. Elastic foundation conditions are taken into account for the system. Results, directly applicable for practical use, are given for a uniformly distributed load. Two examples have been analyzed to illustrate the method and show the effects of the foundations.