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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: Effects of Vertical Keyed Shear Joints on the Design of Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls
Author(s): S.O. Olesen
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 85-110
Keywords: bearing walls; concrete panels; joints (junctions); keys and keyways; loads (forces); precast concrete; prefabrication; reinforced concrete; shear properties; shear strength; shear walls; structural design; tests
Abstract:The design of large panel shear walls must take into account the fact that the strength and stiffness characteristicsof the vertical joints between panels are different from those of the wall panels themselves. . .This paper summarizes current knowledge of the behaviour of vertical, keyed shear joints as observed on small test specimens and outlines the implications of this knowledge on the design of a complete wall system. The paper os based primarily on reference (17), which was prepared under the auspices of CIB Commission W23A, Loadbearing walls.
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