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Title: Flexible Foundation Effect on Coupled Shear Walls
Author(s): W. K. Tso and P. C. K. Chan
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 678-683
Keywords: axial loads;beams (supports);bending moments;deflection;foundations;lateral pressure;loads (forces);modulus of elasticity;shear walls;structural analysis; walls.
Abstract:Based on the continuum method of analysis, closed form solutions are obtained for the stresses and deflections of a coupled shear wall resting on flexible foundation. Both vertical and rotational foundation compliances are taken into consideration. The loadings considered include a point load at the top, a uniformly distributed load and a triangularly distributed load along the height of the building. An example is worked out in detail to show the effect of a flexible foundation on the stresses and deflection of the wall. The various degrees of foundation flexiblity are then related to common foundation conditions encountered in practice.
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