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Title: Static and Dynamic Testing of Model Precast Concrete Shearwalls of Large Panel Buildings
Author(s): Harry G. Harris and George Jau-Jyh Wang
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 205-237
Keywords: concrete panels; cyclic loads; dynamic tests; earthquake resistant structures; loads (forces); models; precast concrete; shearwalls; static tests; structural analysis; vibration tests.
Abstract:This paper presents a methodology for designing, fabricating, and testing small-scale dynamic models of precast concrete shearwalls originating in the construction of large panel precast concrete buildings. Design and construction of a set of 3/32-scale models which satisfy dynamic similitude is presented. Resonent vibration testing of three-story and five-story precast concrete shearwall models on a small shake table is described. Additional monotonic and cyclic tests on six five-story shearwall models under simulated earthquake loading are presented. The main parameters in these tests were the amount of steel in the vertical ties and cyclic versus monotonic loading.
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