Ductile Shear Walls in Earthquake Resistant Multistory Buildings


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Title: Ductile Shear Walls in Earthquake Resistant Multistory Buildings

Author(s): Mark Fintel

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 53


Appears on pages(s): 117-126

Keywords: damage; ductility; dynamic loads; dynamic structural analysis; earthquake resistant structures; earthquakes; failures; high rise buildings; shear strength; shear walls; stiffness

Date: 1/1/1977

Slender sheer walls in multistory buildings are discussed in this paper and answers are given to such questions as "Why do we need them?" and "What do we know about their design?". Also discussed are the historical development of the use of shear walls, their performance in earthquakes of the past 10 years (both good and bad), and finally, the available design information and our future needs in the area of design of shear walls for strength, stiffness and ductility, as well as needs in the area of analysis for the dynamic response of shear wall structures.