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Dynamic analysis of steel plate shear wall

Dynamic analysis of steel plate shear wall

Faramarzi, Asaad and Javadi, Akbar (2008) Dynamic analysis of steel plate shear wall. In: IStructE Young Researchers' Conference 2008, 19 March 2008, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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In the past three decades, steel shear walls have been used in numerous tall buildings to resist lateral forces induced by wind and earthquakes. Shear wall systems usually consist of a series of plane walls, often surrounding an interior service area, to form a central core. The perceived advantages of such shear walls, in seismic resistant structures, are enhanced stiffness, strength and ductility, stable hysteretic characteristics and a large capacity for plastic energy absorption. They are also much lighter than equivalent reinforced concrete shear walls, which reduces the dynamic forces and loads on the foundations.

Since this system is usually used to resist dynamic loads (e.g., from earthquake etc), a dynamic analysis should be carried out to study the behaviour of these systems. In previous studies steel plate shear wall has been idealised as a vertical cantilever plate girder and the governing differential equations of motion have been derived. The governing equations have been solved for discrete systems in which the mass of the shear wall and associated storey masses as well as the distributed dynamic loading are assumed to be concentrated at each storey level. In the present study a new approach is presented for solution of the the governing equations where the shear wall is considered as a continuous system. The results are compared with those of the discrete system approach.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: steel plate shear wall, dynamic analysis
Subjects: T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Engineering
School of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
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