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Title: Sidesway Analysis of Flat Plate
Author(s): Ziad M. Elias
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 421-442
Keywords: beams (supports); columns (supports);pressure; loads (forces); matrix methods; slabs;flat concrete plates; flat concrete slabs; lateral stiffness; structural analysis.
Abstract:The ACI Equivalent Frame Method is not appropriate for sidesway analysis of flat slab structures. A method is developed for discretizing a flat plate panel into an equivalent beam; practical formulas are presented for computing the stiffness matrix of the equivalent beam. An equivalent frame method for sidesway analysis is developed based on equivalent beams and unmodified columns.
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