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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Internal and Foundation Forces in Multistory Pierced Bearing Walls Under Gravity Loads
Author(s): Istvan Steven Varga and Robert I. Ratay
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 111-140
Keywords: bearing walls; lintels; live loads; loads (forces); modulus of elasticity; multistory buildings; openings; precast concrete; prefabrication; shear walls; static loads; structural design
Abstract:The paper deals with the distruibution of the internal and foundation forces in a stack of multi-storey pierced bearing walls when loaded vertically at their exterior ends.
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