The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 52 (1974) > Issues > Issue 1 > Stiffening of Coupled Shear Walls Against Foundation Movement
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Stiffening of Coupled Shear Walls Against Foundation Movement

An investigation is made of the feasibility of using a top connecting beam to stiffen a pair of coupled shear walls supported on elastic foundations. By basing the analysis on the continuous connection technique a closed solution to the problem is achieved. A numerical example illustrates the increase of structural efficiency which may be achieved for a pair of coupled shear walls situated on deformable foundations. A. Coull

Author(s): Coull, A

Keywords: shear walls;stiffening;foundations;movement