Accession Number : ADP003696

Title :   Random Vibration of Discrete, Periodic Coupled Frame-Wall Systems,

Corporate Author : CATANIA UNIV (ITALY) IST DI SCIENZA DELLE COSTRUZIONI

Personal Author(s) : Oliveto,G. ; Santini,A.

Report Date : 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The structural strength of tall buildings is often provided by a coupled frame-wall system with the frame supporting most of the vertical loads and the horizontal loads shared in some measure between the frame and the wall. For design purposes, the knowledge of the sher forces and bending moments in the frame and in the wall is of the utmost importance and also the knowledge of the displacements due to horizontal actions. The main sources of horizontal forces in buildings are wind and earthquake excitations. This paper will consider the response of coupled frame-wall systems to earthquake motions although, with minor alterations, the procedure may also be applied to wind excitations.

Descriptors :   *Structural mechanics, *Random vibration, *Walls, *Frames, Load distribution, Horizontal orientation, Vertical orientation, Shear strength, Bending, Earthquake engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE