Ductility in Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls


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Title: Ductility in Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls

Author(s): C.M. Allen, L.G. Jaeger, V.C. Fenton

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 36


Appears on pages(s): 97-118

Keywords: axial loads; building codes; capacity; construction joints; cracking (fracturing); deflection; deformation; ductility; earthquake resistant structures; flexural strength; foundations; high rise buildings; hinges (structural); lateral pressure; moments

Date: 1/1/1972

This paper presents a study of the behavior and design of ductile shear walls, limiting the study to those walls which behave as flexural members, the ductility of flexural members having been generally proved in tests and in practice in seismic regions. . .This paper is intended as a design aid for structural designers who are considering the use of shear walls in seismic regions.