Force Actions in Shear Wall Support Systems

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Title: Force Actions in Shear Wall Support Systems

Author(s): D.R. Green, I.A. Macleod, R.S. Girardau

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 36

Issue:

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

Date: 1/1/1972

Abstract:
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.