Shear of Light-Gage Partitions in Tall Buildings

by Wagih M. El-Dakhakhni, Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq (on leave from Assiut Univ., Egypt),

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 7, Pg. 1431-1445

Document Type: Journal Paper


Connection details of wall panels fabricated of light-gage corrugated sheets are described. The difference between these panels and other panels used in practice as shear diaphragms are explained. A method for calculating the shear flexibility of the proposed wall panels is developed using a strain energy approach. The method is applied to a typical wall panel having different connection details. The prime effect of these details on the shear flexibility of the panel is pointed out. Strength criteria of wall panels are also examined.

Subject Headings: Panels (structural) | Fabrication | Sheets | Diaphragms (structural) | Energy methods | Shear walls | Strain | Structural strength

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