Sidesway Analysis of Flat Plate Structures


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Title: Sidesway Analysis of Flat Plate Structures

Author(s): Ziad M. Elias

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 76

Issue: 3

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.

Date: 3/1/1979

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.