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Title: Design of Connecting Beams in Coupled Shear Wall Structures
Author(s): A. Coull and A. W. Irwin
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 205-209
Keywords: beams (support) ; multistory buildings; reinforced concrete; shear walIs; stresses;structural analysis; structural design; thickness.
Abstract:Curves are presented for the direct evaluation of the maximum shear force in any connecting beam of a coupled shear wall system. Supplementary tables yield the actual position of the most highly stressed beam. The curves can deal with a shear wall with one asymmetrical band or two symmetrical bands of openings, subjected to either a uniform or triangularly distributed load. Stepped variations in the wall thickness may be included in the analysis.
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