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Title
Hysteretic Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Structural Walls.
File
PB80165905.pdf
Author(s)
Vallenas, J. M.; Bertero, V. V.; Popov, E. P.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Engineering and Applied Science., August 1979, 268 p.
Identifying Number(s)
UCB/EERC-79/20
Abstract
The problem of understanding and modeling the behavior of reinforced concrete structural walls subjected to high shear earthquake loading conditions is studied. Results of eight earthquake simulation tests on 1/3 scale structural R/C wall subassemblage model specimens are presented. The prototypes were ten and seven-story buildings designed to current code provisions. Details of the test set up, the models tested, and the test procedure are summarized. The main experimental results are evaluated in terms of the hysteretic characteristics (strength, deformation, and energy dissipation capacity), the modes of failure, ease of construction, and effectiveness of repair. Present code design methods for walls are assessed, the seismic-resistant design implications of the results are discussed, and areas of further study are recommended.
Keywords
Dynamic response; Earthquake engineering; Earthquake resistant structures; Loads (Forces); Seismic design; Earthquakes; Reinforced concrete; Walls; Concrete construction; Stress strain diagrams; Dynamic structural analysis