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Title
Earthquake Resistant Structural Walls. Tests of Isolated Walls.
File
PB271467.pdf
Author(s)
Oesterle, R. G.; Fiorato, A. E.; Johal, L. S.; Carpenter, J. E.; Russell, H. G.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. Research Applied to National Needs., November 1976, 328 p.
Identifying Number(s)
PCA-R/D-SER-1571
Abstract
The behavior of structural walls for use in earthquake resistant buildings is being studied experimentally. Isolated reinforced concrete walls are being subjected to reversing, in plane, lateral loads. The overall objective is to develop designs to insure adequate inelastic performance. This report describes the test program and the results from the first nine wall tests. Variables included shape of the wall cross section, amount of flexural reinforcement, and the use of confined boundary elements. One wall was subjected to monotonic loads and one wall was repaired and retested.
Keywords
; Plastic deformation; Earthquake resistant structures; Bend properties; Reinforced concrete; Shear properties; Walls; Concrete construction; Dynamic structural analysis