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Title: Strength, Stiffness, and Ductility
Required in Reinforced Concrete
Structural Walls for Earthquake
Author(s): A. T. Derecho, S. K. Ghosh, M. Iqbal, and M. Fintel
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 875-896
Keywords: deformation; ductility; dynamic structural analysis; earthquake-resistant structures;flexural strength; reinforced concrete; shearwalls; stiffness; structural design; walls.
Abstract:Observations of building performance in recent earthquakes have indicated that structures stiffened by properly proportioned and designed reinforced concrete structural walls (shearwalls) behaved better than relatively more flexible moment-resisting open frames. This paper presents some results of a combined analytical and experimental program to develop design information for earthquake- resistant reinforced concrete structural walls and wall sys-tems. The principal objective of the investigation is the development of a procedure for determining design force levels for earthquake-resistant structural walls. The results of over 300 analyses form the basis of the procedure, which involves a correlation with relevant results of the concurrent experimental investigation.
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