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Title: Experimental Investigation on Seismic Resistance of RC Shear Walls with CFRP Bars in Boundary Elements

Author(s): Jun Zhao, Fuqiang Shen , Chenzhe Si, Yuping Sun and Lu Yin

Publication: IJCSM

Volume: 14


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Keywords: shear wall, CFRP bar, seismic performance, residual deformation, axial load ratio, stirrup form

DOI: 10.1186/s40069-019-0377-5

Date: 1/31/2020

Experimental investigation on seismic performance of RC shear walls reinforced with CFRP bars in boundary ele-ments to enhance the resilience was presented which is expected for stable resistance capacity and small residual deformation. Six RC shear walls reinforced with CFRP bars as longitudinal tensile materials in boundary elements were tested under reversed cyclic lateral loading while subjected to constant axial compression with different axial load ratios of 0.17, 0.26 and 0.33, respectively. Two forms of stirrups were used for each axial load ratio, which were rectan-gular and circular stirrups in boundary elements. A reference specimen, ordinary RC shear walls, was also introduced to certify the excellence of CFRP bars. The test results indicated that the walls utilizing CFRP bars had small residual deformations and residual crack widths. Lower crack propagation height and larger concrete crushing region, bearing capacity and equivalent viscous damping coefficient (EVDC) could be observed with the increase of axial load ratios. The effects of stirrup forms on experimental results had a relation to the axial load ratio. When the axial load ratio was small, the shear walls with circular stirrups had better energy dissipation than that with rectangular stirrups at a given drift level, while the cumulative energy dissipation (CED) were similar. With the increase of axial load ratio, the walls exhibited similar energy dissipation at the same drift level, however, the shear walls with rectangular stirrups had larger CED.