Buckling of Multistory Buildings

by John E. Goldberg,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1965, Vol. 91, Issue 1, Pg. 51-70

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Lateral or sidesway buckling of multistory frames, considered as three-dimensional structures, is examined. The governing equations are written for structures with or without shear bracing and having floors that may function as deformable diaphragms. A method for obtaining a solution to the system of equations is described and is used to establish criteria for the critical magnitude of a specified set of applied loads. Extension of the theory to buckling in a lateral-torsional mode is evaluated. The theory may be especially relevant to buildings with girderless floors and shear walls, and to long, narrow multistory buildings, sometimes called slab buildings.

Subject Headings: Buckling | Mid-rise buildings | Floors | Shear walls | Frames | Shear deformation | Bracing |

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