Non-rectangular reinforced concrete shear walls: Design issues and performance

B. L. Brueggen, C. W. French, N. Jung, S. D. Nakaki

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Abstract

Non-rectangular reinforced concrete shear walls are often used in building systems as a means of resisting lateral forces. Much of what is assumed about the behavior of these walls has been extrapolated from tests of rectangular walls or tests of non-rectangular walls subjected to unidirectional loading. A collaborative research effort is underway incorporating the National Science Foundation George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Multi-Axial Subassemblage Testing (MAST) System at the University of Minnesota to investigate the behavior of non-rectangular wall systems subjected to multi-directional loading. This paper discusses issues encountered in the design of a prototype T-shaped shear wall from a six-story office building assigned to Seismic Design Category D. Issues include investigation of the critical biaxial loading combination and direction, distribution of forces among individual walls in a floor level, and detailing of the wall to comply with the intent of the ACI 318-02 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006
Pages3108-3117
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 18 2006Apr 22 2006

Publication series

Name8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006
Volume6

Other

Other8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period4/18/064/22/06

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