Investigation of Reinforced Concrete Walls


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Title: Investigation of Reinforced Concrete Walls

Author(s): Gerold D. Oberlender and Noel J. Everard

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 74

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 256-263

Keywords: axial loads; bearing walls; columns (supports);compressive strength failure; loads (forces); precast concrete;reinforced concrete;slenderness ratio; structural analysis; structural design; ultimate strength method; walls.

Date: 6/1/1977

Fifty-four precast concrete walls were tested to failure in order to obtain test data for comparison with analytical methods for wail design prescribed by the ACI Building Code (ACI 318-71). The empirical method of Chapter I4 and the method of designing walls as columns under Chapter IO of the ACI Building Code are both investigated.