Coupling elements of coupled walls

Anchorage Column Lap Length

1 P Coupling of walls by means of slabs shall not be taken into account, as it is not effective. 2 The provisions of 5.5.3.1 may only be applied to coupling beams, if either one of the following conditions is fulfilled a Cracking in both diagonal directions is unlikely. An acceptable application rule is b A prevailing flexural mode of failure is ensured. An acceptable application rule is l h gt 3. 3 If neither of the conditions in 2 is met, the resistance to seismic actions should be provided...