Dynamic Analysis of 3-D Coupled Shear Walls with Changes in Cross-Section Using Continuous Connection Method
The paper considers the general dynamic analysis of a non-planar non-symmetrical coupled shear wall, resting on a rigid foundation. The analysis considers coupled shear walls with changes in cross-section, the properties of which vary from region to region along the height. In this study, Continuous Connection Method (CCM) and Vlasov's theory of thin-walled beams are employed to find the stiffness matrix. The structure mass matrix is found with the lumped mass idealization. An asymmetrical example has been solved and compared with the frame method and a perfect match has been observed.