Internal and Foundation Forces in Multistory Pierced Bearing Walls Under Gravity Loads

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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

Volume: 48

Issue:

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

Date: 1/1/1975

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.