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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 32
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper XIV.1

Elastic and Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Planar Coupled Shear Walls with Flexible Bases

A. Nadjai and D. Johnson

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

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A. Nadjai, D. Johnson, "Elastic and Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Planar Coupled Shear Walls with Flexible Bases", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Developments in Computational Techniques for Civil Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 359-373, 1995. doi:10.4203/ccp.32.14.1
This investigation examines the importance of base flexibility on the behaviour of planes shear walls subjected to lateral loading. The discrete force method is adopted, in which the base flexibility is modelled by vertical and rotational springs. The objective of the current work is to provide a theoretical treatment of foundation-structure interaction, suitable for implementation in the discrete force method. In addition, the work presents results obtained with the discrete force modelling of soil interaction, and discusses its applicability to some representative problems.

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