The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 68 (1990) > Issues > Issue 22 > An Investigation of the Beam-Wall Junction of Coupled Shear Walls by the Transfer Matrix Method
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An Investigation of the Beam-Wall Junction of Coupled Shear Walls by the Transfer Matrix Method

An investigation of coupled shear walls is carried out, using the transfer matrix technique, by considering the local flexibility at the wall-beam interface as well as the overall joint flexibility. The latter is investigated by treating the intermediate joint as a rectangular panel with a finite element-type displacement model. Finally, fully elastic joint models are obtained by combining the local with the overall flexibility of the beam-wall junction and also by considering the joint as a rigid joint of negligible vertical dimensions, i.e. a line connection of successive wall segments. I.A. Akintilo and S. Syngellakis