Bracing Walls for Multistory Buildings


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Title: Bracing Walls for Multistory Buildings

Author(s): Norman B. Green

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 49

Issue: 11

Appears on pages(s): 233-248

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 11/1/1952

Methods are developed for the stress analysis and design of the multistory reinforced concrete bracing wall, by treating it as a special type of beam and column frame having relatively wide members. Elastic requirements for a bracing wall are established. There is a discussion of the general problem of lateral load distribution to bracing walls and an intirely new method of distribution is presented, which equalizes wall deflections.