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Title: Small Scale Model Tests of Structural Components and Assemblies
Author(s): B. Wallace and H. Krawinkler
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 305-346
Keywords: beam-column frame; cyclic loads; earthquake resistant structures; failure; microconcretes; models; reinforced concrete; reinforcing steels; scale (ratio); shear walls; tests.
Abstract:This paper presents the results of tests conducted on small-scale reinforced concrete models. Beam-column assemblies, an isolated shear wall, and a shear wall--frame unit were constructed to simulate portions of the full-scale test building at a scale of 1:12.5. Test results are used to determine the separate contributions of the wall, in-plane frame action, and transverse frame action in resisting lateral loads. Conclusions are drawn on the feasibility and limitations of small-scale model testing of reinforced concrete structures which are subjected to severe cyclic loading histories.
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