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Title
Hysteresis Rules and Design Parameter Assessment of RC Low-Rise Shear Walls and Buildings with Openings.
File
PB97121362.pdf
Author(s)
Cheng, F. Y.; Yang, J. S.
Source
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA., August 1996, 378 p.
Identifying Number(s)
STRUCTURAL SER-96-1
Abstract
The objective of this research project is to investigate the inelastic behavior and hysteresis rules of lowrise RC perforated shear walls through experimental and analytical studies based on various types of monotonic and earthquake loads. Results derived are then applied to seismic response analysis of typical low-rise shear wall buildings. The studies also involve development of backbone curves and equivalent viscous damping of walls as well as sensitivity analysis of design parameters for building systems. Comparison between experimental and calculated results is favorable. Hysteresis rules are based on dissipated energy envelopes calculated from experimental data for different loading states.
Keywords
Ductility; Buildings; Loma Prieta earthquake; Earthquake engineering; Hysteresis; Building codes; Cracking (Fracturing); Shear walls; Walls; California; Shear stress; Dynamic structural analysis