A Performance-Based Design Method for Coupled Wall Structures

Chung Chan Hung, Wei Ting Lu

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A performance-based design (PBD) approach for coupled wall structures (CWSs) is presented to address the issues associated with the current strength-based design procedure. The design procedure consists of three primary elements, i.e., selection of performance objectives, determination of design base shears, and implementation of plastic design. The efficiency of the proposed PBD method is evaluated using four example structures. The results indicate that the proposed method is able to generate a CWS showing predictable seismic behavior under multiple seismic hazard levels. This design method also efficiently improves the global yielding mechanism of CWSs compared to the current design guidelines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-603
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Earthquake Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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