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Title: SP-339-12: Interaction of Sliding, Shear, and Flexure for Earthquake Design of Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls

Author(s): Burkhart Trost, Harald Schuler, and Bozidar Stojadinovic

Publication: Symposium Paper

Volume: 339


Appears on pages(s): 196-216

Keywords: sliding, shear walls, crack, flexural crack, cold joint, friction, aggregate interlock, pushover

DOI: 10.14359/51724703

Date: 3/1/2020

Sliding failure of reinforced concrete shear walls was observed after the Chilean earthquakes in 1985 and 2010, during shaking table tests, and in many quasi-static cyclic shear walls tests. Sliding may occur along cold joints or flexural cracks that remain open due to permanent deformations induced during cyclic loading. If it occurs, sliding can significantly reduce the horizontal force resistance and change the deformation mechanism of reinforced concrete shear walls, and thereby markedly affect the seismic performance of shear wall buildings. This study provides the interaction diagrams intended to help reinforced concrete shear wall designers exclude the sliding failure mode. Regions where sliding, shear, and flexural failure modes are expected are delineated according to the shear wall shear span to length ratio, the axial force, the horizontal and vertical reinforcement ratios, and the concrete strength. These interaction diagrams are derived using a cyclic reinforced concrete wall response model that considers flexure, shear and sliding load-deformation relationships and the interaction between them. The inter-action diagram is used to develop design recommendations on how to avoid the sliding failure of reinforced concrete shear walls under earthquake loading.