Simplified method for structural analysis of wall-frame systems


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Title: Simplified method for structural analysis of wall-frame systems

Author(s): Manuel L. Gutierrez de Velasco R.

Publication: IMCYC

Volume: 1

Issue: 1

Appears on pages(s): 36-48

Keywords: Wall-frame structures, Structural analysis, Matrix methods, Flexibilities, Stiffness, Simplified matrix method, Concrete walls, Wang Method, Khan and Sbarounis Method, Wilbur Equations

Date: 7/1/2009

It is proposed an approximate solution procedure for distribution of horizontal loads in structural systems made up of shear walls and frames, using a simplified stiffness matrix, which can be easily implemented in a spreadsheet of a personal computer. The accuracy of the proposal is verified by comparing its results with those obtained from other methods. Some examples of application are also presented.

Mexican Institute of cement and concrete, International Partner Access.

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