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RE: Equivallent Frame Method for RC shear walls

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The equivalent frame method was initially described in ACI 318-77 for
analyzing reinforced concrete buildings.
I'm assuming you have a system of shear-walls and coupling beams and
you're considering translate/model the stiffness of your shear-walls
and coupling beams into stiffness of columns and beams.
Using this method to analyze a shear-wall/coupling beam system, would
yield inaccurate results.

Casey (Khashayar) Hemmatyar, SE

From: m.labafzadeh [mailto:m.labafzadeh(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 10:41 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Equivallent Frame Method for RC shear walls


1- Dose any one know how to model a RC single shear wall through
equivallent frame method?
2- in this method how can I model the material?

Thanks alot,

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