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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 63
Edited by: B. Kumar and B.H.V. Topping
Paper II.5

The Influence of Repaired Coupling Beams in Coupled Shear Walls

A. Nadjai, D. Johnson and A.I. Abutair

School of the Built Environment, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ulster, Belfast, Ireland

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
A. Nadjai, D. Johnson, A.I. Abutair, "The Influence of Repaired Coupling Beams in Coupled Shear Walls", in B. Kumar, B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Computing Developments in Civil and Structural Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 41-46, 1999. doi:10.4203/ccp.63.2.5
The aim of this paper is to investigate the response of planar coupled shear walls before and after the repair of the beams at the elasto-plastic wall joints using the discrete force method. The methhod is based on the force approach, using as redundants the shear forces not only at the contraflexural points of the connecting beams but also at the wall junction. The elasto-plastic condition is restricted to the connecting beams using a convenient perfectly elastic/perfectly plastic material model. The work presents the results obtained with the discrete force method and discusses their applicability to some representative problems.

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