Capacity Design of Coupled RC Walls

Matthew J. Fox, Timothy J. Sullivan, Katrin Beyer
2014 Journal of earthquake engineering  
Acknowledgements: The authors would like to thank Professor Nigel Priestley for his input at various stages of this research. The first author would also like to acknowledge the funding provided by the MEEES programme (www.meees.org). Capacity design aims to ensure controlled ductile response of structures when subjected to earthquakes. This research investigates the performance of existing capacity design equations for reinforced concrete coupled walls and then proposes a new simplified
more » ... w simplified capacity design method based on state-of-the-art-knowledge. The new method is verified through a case study in which a set of 15 coupled walls are subject to non-linear time-history analyses. The work includes examination of the maximum shear force in individual walls in relation to the total maximum shear force in the coupled wall system, and subsequently provides recommendations for design.
doi:10.1080/13632469.2014.904255 fatcat:vpxif27smbeovby6ooxe6zrv4m