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Title
Computed Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Coupled Shear Walls.
File
PB263129.pdf
Author(s)
Takayanagi, T.; Schnobrich, W. C.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., December 1976, 202 p.
Identifying Number(s)
['STRUCTURAL RESEARCH SER-434', 'UILU-ENG-76-2024']
Abstract
The nonlinear response history and failure mechanism of coupled shear wall systems under dynamic loads and static loads are investigated through an analytical model. The walls and coupling beams are replaced by flexural elements. The stiffness characteristics of each member are determined by inelastic properties. The suitable hysteresis loops to each constituent member are established to include the specific characteristics of coupled shear wall systems. The computed results are compared with the available test results.
Keywords
Dynamic response; Buildings; Earthquake engineering; Hysteresis; Loads (Forces); Earthquakes; Shear walls; Walls; Nonlinear systems; Stiffness methods; Dynamic structural analysis