A method for dynamic analysis of frame-hinged shear wall structures

  • Bozdogan, Kanat Burak (Department of Civil Engineering, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University) ;
  • Ozturk, Duygu (Department of Civil Engineering, Ege University)
  • Received : 2015.10.31
  • Accepted : 2016.06.10
  • Published : 2016.07.25


Structures with soft story irregularity have been seriously damaged in earthquakes. Therefore, the analysis of dynamic behavior of structures with soft story irregularity is of great value and relevance. In this study, a certain method will be used to discover the displacements and internal forces and to find out results about soft story irregularity. For this study, the multi-story frame-hinged shear wall system has been used as a model according to the continuous calculation system. The dynamic characteristics of the system have been obtained by analyzing the governing differential equation of the system. The dynamic characteristics have been calculated for a practical and quick analysis as indicated in tables. The suggested method is wholly based on manual calculation. A spectral analysis can be easily conducted with the help of Tables provided by this study. A sample has been solved and compared to the finite elements method to study the suitability of the method suggested at the end of this study.


dynamic analysis;continuous system;multistory structure;hinged shear wall;frame


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