volume 16, issue 1, P63-73 1994
DOI: 10.1016/0141-0296(94)90105-8
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Domenico Capuani, Maurizio Merli, Marco Savoia

Abstract: This paper presents a continuum approach for the analysis of coupled shear walls. The rows of openings are modelled as homogeneous layers with elastic moduli defined through an energy balance condition, and the local deformations at the junctions between wall and lintel beams are taken into account. Hence, an equivalent continuous beam is obtained which is analysed by a displacement-based approach. The proposed model allows for the evaluation of the remarkable role played by the shear strains on the wall defor…

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