Program SUBWALL: Finite Element Analysis of Structural Walls

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Title: Program SUBWALL: Finite Element Analysis of Structural Walls

Author(s): Egor P. Popov, Dao Q. Le, and Hans Petersson

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 76

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 679-696

Keywords: computer programs; elastic analysis; finite element method; lateral pressure;rein-forced concrete; shearwalls; static loads; structural analysis; structural design; walls.

Date: 6/1/1979

Abstract:
This paper introduces an efficient and refined special purpose finite element computer program, SUBWALL, for linear elastic structural analysis and design of complex reinforced concrete walls under arbitrary in-plane static loadings. An application of the substructuring technique as a means of reducing computer cost and increasing versatility in the use of finite elements for analyzing very large and complex structural walls is emphasized. Two detailed numerical examples are presented to illustrate the usefulness of the program in a design office.