Title: Observed Behavior of Slender Reinforced Concrete Walls Subjected to Cyclic Loading
Author(s): Sharon L. Wood
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 453-478
Keywords: cyclic loads; ductility; failure; flexural strength; lateral pressure; reinforced concrete; shear strength; structural design; tests; walls; Structural Research
The influence of the amount of reinforcement, axial stress, and loading history on the displacement capacity of slender reinforced concrete walls is discussed. Observations are based on the results of 27 laboratory tests of isolated walls. All walls sustained lateral displacements in excess of 1 percent of their height without appreciable loss in strength.