Analysis of Coupled Shear Walls


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Title: Analysis of Coupled Shear Walls

Author(s): Alexander Coull and J. R. Choudhury

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 64

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 587-593

Keywords: deflection;earthquake resistant construction;lateral loads;multistory buildings; reinforced concrete;shear walls;stresses;structural analysis;structural design

Date: 9/1/1967

Curves are presented for the rapid evaluation of the stresses and maximum deflections in any system of coupled shear walls subjected to either a triangularly distributed lateral load or a point load at the top. The curves are derived from the continuous connection theory, in which the discrete system of connecting beams is replaced by an equivalent continuous medium.