Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2754

Full Length Research Paper

Static analysis of non-planar pierced shear walls with semi-rigid beam-wall connections using continuous connection technique

  R. Resatoglu1, O. Aksogan2, E. Emsen3* and M. Bikçe4
    1Department of Civil Engineering, Near East University, Nicosia, North Cyprus. 2Department of Civil Engineering, Maltepe University, 34845, Istanbul, Turkey. 3Department of Civil Engineering, Akdeniz University, 07058, Antalya, Turkey. 4Department of Civil Engineering, Mustafa Kemal University, 31024 Hatay, Turkey.  
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  •  Accepted: 11 November 2010
  •  Published: 31 December 2010




The lateral loads acting on high-rise reinforced concrete buildings are often resisted by specially arranged shear walls. Pierced shear walls weakened by doors, windows and corridors, necessitate particular attention, since they are highly indeterminate. In this study, the static analysis of non-planar pierced shear walls with yielded connections modelled as equivalent rotational springs is considered. To carry out a quick predesign of non-planar pierced shear walls, an elegant technique called Continuous Connection Technique (CCT) has been used in conjunction with Vlasov’s theory of thin-walled beams. The governing differential equations, in the CCT, are the compatibility equations written for the vertical displacements at the midpoints of the connecting beams. There is a contribution pertaining to the semi-rigid beam-wall connections in these equations. The connecting beams are assumed to have the same properties and spacing along the entire height of the wall and all rotational springs have equal constants.


Key words: Non-planar, pierced shear wall, continuous connection technique, rotational spring, thin-walled beam, Vlasov theory.