General Analysis of Nonplanar Coupled Shear Walls

by Wai K. Tso, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg. and Engrg. Mech., McMaster Univ., Hamilton, ON, Canada,
Jayanta K. Biswas, Grad. Student; Dept. of Civ. Engrg. and Engrg. Mech., McMaster Univ., Hamilton, ON, Canada,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 3, Pg. 365-380


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: A theory to analyze nonplanar coupled shear walls subjected to lateral loading is presented. The theory is applicable to a pair of shear walls of arbitrary cross-sectional shapes connected by a band of evenly spaced connecting members. The lateral loadings can be completely general and are not restricted to act in certain planes. The theory gives the torsional deformation in addition to the flexural deformations of the structure. A test on a Plexiglas structural modal is carried out to verify the accuracy of the theory.

Subject Headings: Shear walls | Coupled walls | Lateral loads | Load factors | Deformation (mechanics) | Arbitration | Cross sections | Torsion

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