An Estimate of the Yield Displacement of Coupled Walls for Seismic Design
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Hernández-Montes, E.; Aschheim, M. An Estimate of the Yield Displacement of Coupled Walls for Seismic Design. International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, 11(2): 275-284 (2017). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/49603]
A formula to estimate the yield displacement observed in the pushover analysis of coupled wall lateral force-resisting systems is presented. The estimate is based on the results of an analytical study of coupled walls ranging from 8 to 20 stories in height, with varied amounts of reinforcement in the reinforced concrete coupling beams and walls, subjected to first-mode pushover analysis. An example illustrates the application of these estimates to the performance-based seismic design of coupled walls.