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Title: Seismic Design of Concrete Masonry Shearwalls
Author(s): M. J. N. Priestley
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 58-68
Keywords: building codes; ductility; earthquake resistant structures; flexural strength; masonry walls; shear strength; shearwalls; strains; strength method; structural design; tests; Structural Research
Abstract:The strength and ductility of concrete masonry shearwalls under seismic loading are discussed. Arguments are presented for using a capacity design approach involving ultimate strength design for flexure, detailed assessment of ductility capacity, and protection against shear failure. To support these arguments, reference is made to the results of theoretical and experimental research into the seismic performance of masonry shearwalls. The research described in the basis for a recent New Zealand masonry design code.
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