|Author||Kent Harries, Patrick Fortney, and Sherif El-Tawil|
Hybrid Coupled Wall (HCW) systems are lateral-force-resisting systems composed of reinforced concrete walls coupled by steel beams. Extensive research has shown that HCW systems possess the necessary combination of stiffness, strength, and toughness for application in regions of moderate to high seismicity. ""Recommendations for Seismic Design of Hybrid Coupled Wall Systems"" synthesizes the existing information into helpful recommendations for engineers and practitioners involved with seismic analysis and design of HCW systems. This book offers two methods for system design - a prescriptive design method based on linear elastic analysis and an all-purpose performance-based design method that can be used in conjunction with linear or nonlinear analysis techniques. Guidelines for preliminary system proportioning are also provided along with recommendations for component design. This book will be valuable to engineers and professionals involved in seismic analysis.