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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Shear Strength of Structural Walls Subjected to Load Cycles
Author(s): Merve Usta, Abdallah Alhmood, Julian Carrillo, Antoni Cladera, Lucas Laughery, Santiago Pujol, Aishwarya Puranam, Jeffrey Rautenberg, Halil Sezen, Lesley H. Sneed, and Duy V. To
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 42-48
Keywords: reinforcement, yield, bond, failure
Abstract:Joint ACI-ASCE Subcommittee 445-B, Shear & Torsion-Seismic Shear, has compiled a database with results from more than 500 tests on reinforced concrete structural walls. The article provides a detailed review of the data within the database to test the sensitivity of shear strength of structural walls to lateral load reversals. The study focused on strength, not deformation capacity, to provide engineers with the means to avoid shear failure in structural walls before yielding of the longitudinal (vertical) reinforcement.
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