Coupled shear walls consist of two shear walls connected intermittently by beams along the height. The behavior of coupled shear walls is mainly governed by the coupling beams. The coupling beams are designed for ductile inelastic behavior in order to dissipate energy. The base of the shear walls may be designed for elastic or ductile inelastic behavior. The amount of energy dissipation depends on the yield moment capacity and plastic rotation capacity of the coupling beams. In this paper, an analytical model of coupling beam was developed to calculate the rotations and moment capacities of coupling beam with conventional reinforcement.<\/p>\r\n","references":"[1]\tApplied Technology Council: ATC-40 Report (1996): \"Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Concrete Buildings\u201d, Volume I, Redwood City, California.\r\n[2]\tATENA2D: Version 3.3.0.3 (2006), Nonlinear Finite Element Integrated Analysis, Cervenka Consulting, Praha, Czech Republic.\r\n[3]\tBureau of Indian Standards: IS-456 (1978) (SP-16), Design Aids for Reinforced Concrete, New Delhi, India.\r\n[4]\tBureau of Indian Standards: IS-13920 (1993), \"Ductile Detailing of Reinforced Concrete Structures Subjected to Seismic Forces \u2013 Code of Practice\u201d, New Delhi, India.\r\n[5]\tBureau of Indian Standards: IS-456 (2000), Plain and Reinforced Concrete \u2013 Code of Practice, New Delhi, India.\r\n[6]\tEnglekirk, R.E. (2003), \"Seismic Design of Reinforced and Precast Concrete Buildings\u201d, John Wiley, NY, ISBN.\r\n[7]\tFederal Emergency Management Agency: FEMA-273 (1997), \"NEHRP Guidelines for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings, Washington\u201d, DC, U.S.A.\r\n[8]\tFederal Emergency Management Agency: FEMA-356 (2000), \"Prestandard and Commentary for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings\u201d, Washington, DC, U.S.A.\r\n[9]\tGalano, L., and Vignoli, A. (2000), \"Seismic Behavior of Short Coupling Beams with Different Reinforcement Layouts\u201d, ACI Structural Journal, 97(6), 876-885.\r\n[10]\tHarries, K.A. (2001), \"Ductility and Deformability of Coupling Beams in Reinforced Concrete Coupled Walls\u201d, Earthquake Spectra, 17(3), 457-478.\r\n[11]\tHarries, K.A., Moulton, J. D., and Clemson, R.L. (2004), \"Parametric Study of Coupled Wall Behavior-Implications for the Design of Coupling Beams\u201d, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 130(3), 480-488.\r\n[12]\tHindi, R.A., and Hassan, M. A. (2004), \"Shear Capacity of Diagonally Reinforced Coupling Beams\u201d, Engineering Structures, 26, 1437\u20131446.\r\n[13]\tJ. Awrejcewicz, I. Andrianov, L. I. Manevitch, Asymptotical Mechanics of Thin-Walled Structures, Springer, Berlin, 2004.\r\n[14]\tJ. Awrejcewicz, D. Sendkowski, 'How to predict stick-slip chaos in R4', Physics Letters A, 330, 2004, 371-376.\r\n[15]\tJ. Awrejcewicz, A.V. Krysko, M.V. Zhigalov, O.A. Saltykova, V.A. Krysko, 'Chaotic vibrations in flexible multi-layered Bernoulli-Euler and Timoshenko type beams', Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures, 5 (4), 2008, 319-363.\r\n[16]\tJ. Awrejcewicz, V.A. Krysko, O.A. Saltykova, Yu. B. Chebotyrevskiy, 'Nonlinear vibrations of the Euler-Bernoulli beam subject to transversal load and impact actions', Nonlinear Studies, 18(3), 2011, 329-364.\r\n[17]\tMohr, D. S., Lehman, D. and Laura, L. (2007), \"Performance Based Design and Nonlinear Modeling of Coupled Shear Walls\u201d, Proceedings of the Structural Engineering Congress, ASCE, LA, California.\r\n[18]\tMunshi, J.A., and Ghosh, S.K. (2000), \"Displacement-Based Seismic Design for Coupled Wall Systems\u201d, Earthquake Spectra, 16(3), 621-642. \r\n[19]\tPaulay, T. (1971a), \"Coupling Beams of Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls\u201d, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 97(ST3), 843-862.\r\n[20]\tPaulay, T. and Binney, J.R. (1974), \"Diagonally Reinforced Coupling beams of Shear Walls\u201d, ACI Special Publication 42, Detroit, 2, 579-598.\r\n[21]\tPenelis, G.G., and Kappos, A.J. (1997), \"Earthquake-resistant concretestructures\u201d, E&FN SPON, NY, ISBN.\r\n[22]\tXuan, G., Shahrooz, B. M., Harries, K. A. and Rassati, G. A. (2008), \"A Performance-Based Design Approach for Coupled Core Wall Systems with Diagonally Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams\u201d, Advances in Structural Engineering, 11 (3), 265-280.\r\n[23]\tZhao, Z.Z., Kwan, A. K. H. and He, X. G. (2004), \"Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Deep Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams\u201d, Engineering Structures,13\u201325.\r\n","publisher":"World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology","index":"Open Science Index 84, 2013"}