Simplified modeling of non-rectangular RC structural walls

B. L. Brueggen, C. W. French

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Abstract

To facilitate development of performance-based engineering (PBE), a simplified modeling approach was developed for use by structural engineers to predict the load-deformation response of structures incorporating walls. In addition to determining the load-displacement response of walls, it associates predicted strain levels with expected degrees of damage, such as cracks requiring repair, concrete cover spalling, and imminent failure. The predicted load-displacement response is separated into components of deformation due to flexure, shear, and strain penetration to give further indication of types of expected damage, such as flexural or web shear cracks. To investigate the robustness of the model relative to the prediction of the force-deformation response of wall systems, results were compared to the response of several specimens tested by other researchers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium
Pages4026-4035
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Jul 25 2010Jul 29 2010

Publication series

Name9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium
Volume5

Other

Other9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period7/25/107/29/10

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