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Title: Analysis of Cellular Buildings
for Lateral Loads
Author(s): Michael G. T. Dickson and Arthur H. Nilson
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 963-966
Keywords: concrete slabs; deformation; finite element method; lateral pressure; mathematical models; multistory buildings; openings; reinforced
concrete; shear walls; stiffness; structural analysis; walls.
Abstract:A method is presented for the lateral load analysis of multistory buildings composed of vertical and horizontal concrete plates. Each floor or walI panel is idealized as a substructure of two-dimensional finite elements ioined to adiacent panels at discrete points along their common boundaries. Deformation of floor slabs in their own plane is considered, as well as that of the vertical walls. Holes of any size, shape, or location in floors and walls ma be accounted for. Loads may vary horizontally a ong the building as well as vertically, may be unsymmetrical, and may be applied at interior locations to represent inertial loads.
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