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
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period4/18/064/22/06

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