Lateral Load Analysis of Multistory Structures Comprising Shear Walls With Sudden Changes in Stiffness

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Title: Lateral Load Analysis of Multistory Structures Comprising Shear Walls With Sudden Changes in Stiffness

Author(s): Jacob Gluck

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 66

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 729-736

Keywords: deflections; lateral pressure: loads (forces) multistory buildings; reinforced concrete; shear walls; stiffness; structural analysis.

Date: 9/1/1969

Abstract:
A practical manual method is presented for determining the lateral load distribution in multi-story structures comprising shear walIs symmetrically arranged in plan, with sudden changes in stiffness. The proposed method consists of two parts: in the first (basic solution), the load distribution is determined on the assumption of a common deflection line, continuous throughout the height of the structure-: in the second, a correction (complementary solution) is applied, taking into account that the deflections of the shear walls are only equalized at floor levels.