Connected Shear Walls of Unequal Width

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Title: Connected Shear Walls of Unequal Width

Author(s): Iain A. MacLeod

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 67

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 408-412

Keywords: beams (supports) ; columns (sup-ports); connections; frames; openings; reinforced concrete; shear stress; shear walls; stiffness; structural analysis.

Date: 5/1/1970

Abstract:
The method of analyzing shear walls which treats a row of openings as a continuous connecting medium can show significant error when the bending stiffness of a wall section, which is flexible in comparison with the adiacent section, approaches that of the connecting beams. A criterion is developed for assessing when this effect may be important. Comparison is made with a more accurate frame analysis.