Title: Force Actions in Shear Wall Support Systems
Author(s): D.R. Green, I.A. Macleod, R.S. Girardau
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 241-256
Keywords: beams (supports); bending moments; columns (supports); loads (forces); openings; reinforced concrete; shear properties; shear walls; stresses; structural analysis; tension
Many shear walls are supported on beams which span onto columns. The redistribution of loading at the base of such a wall causes axial tension, shear and bending moments in the support beam. This paper develops equations whereby these force actions can be readily estimated.