Stiffened multi-bay coupled shear walls on elastic foundation



In this study, the static analysis of a multi-bay coupled shear wall on an elastic foundation, having any number of stiffening beams is studied using the continuous connection method (CCM). The shear wall is considered to be made up of a finite number of sections in the vertical direction, with or without stiffening beams between each pair of consecutive sections. This method of analysis, which accounts for thickness variation and elastic beam-wall connections, treats the discrete connecting beams as a continuous layered medium. To implement the foregoing analysis a computer program has been developed in the MATHEMATICA computer algebra system. To support the validity of the present method comparisons have been carried out with the results of SAP2000 structural analysis program and those in some references