A Study on Nonlinear FEM Analysis for the Effective Widths of T-shaped Structural Walls with Different Aspect Ratios

형상비가 다른 T형벽체의 유효폭 산정을 위한 비선형 FEM 해석

  • Published : 2001.10.01


In domestic, irregular walls such as T, L, H and Box shapes are considered as rectangular wall in the design of bearing wall apartment building. The strengths of walls, therefore, can be underestimated in case of using the current design process. Irregular walls are connected to each other as rigid joint so that part of the load can be resisted by the wall perpendicular to the load direction. This resistance can be caused by the effective width of perpendicular wall. This additional resistance by the perpendicular wall increases the strength of structural walls. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effective widths of flanged walls with different aspect ratios by using FEM analyses. the results from finite element method are compared with effective flange widths of some code provisions.