Interaction Between Floor Slabs and Shearwalls in Tall Buildings


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Title: Interaction Between Floor Slabs and Shearwalls in Tall Buildings

Author(s): Y. C. Wong and A. Coull

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 63


Appears on pages(s): 543-574

Keywords: apartment buildings; bending; concrete slabs; floors; high-rise buildings; lateral pressure; loads (forces); mathematical models; multistory buildings; reinforced concrete; shear-walls; stiffness; structural analysis; structural design.

Date: 8/1/1980

An influence coefficient method is presented for the analysis of the interaction between laterally loaded walls, of different cross-sectional shapes, and their connecting floor slabs. The results have been tested for both convergence and accuracy against those obtained by the finite element and finite difference technique. The method yields accurate results for both slab stiffness and stresses, with a considerable saving in computer time over the other theoretical analyses.