Shear Walls With Door Openings Near the Edge of the Wall

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Title: Shear Walls With Door Openings Near the Edge of the Wall

Author(s): Kent Arvidsson

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 71

Issue: 7

Appears on pages(s): 353-357

Keywords: axial loads; beams (supports); bending moments; frames; lateral pressure; shear walls; stiffness; struc-tural analysis; structural design.

Date: 7/1/1974

Abstract:
A method is presented for the analysis of coupled walls with door openings near the edge of the wall. By basing the analysis on the continuous connection technique, a closed solution to the problem is achieved. Results are presented for the case of a uniformly distributed lateral load. A comparison with frame analysis has given good agreement in the results.