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Development of Simple and Transparent Non-Linear Analysis Methods for RC Walls

Nelson TK Lam, Scott J Menegon, John L Wilson, Emad F Gad

The Australian Earthquake Engineering Society | Published : 2018


Displacement-based seismic design procedures require knowledge of the force displacement behaviour of both the overall building and individual lateral load resisting elements, i.e. walls or building cores. This paper will introduce the development of a user-friendly and transparent analysis program for predicting the back-bone force displacement behaviour of slender (i.e. flexure controlled) RC walls and building cores. The program has been validated and bench marked theoretically against commonly and widely used analysis packages and experimental test data. The program, which is called WHAM, is written using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and the intent is to release the program free-of-charg..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the Brown family for their generous donation in establishing the Dr William Piper Brown AM Scholarship, of which the lead author is the recipient. Financial support from the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project DP140103350 entitled Collapse Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Buildings in Regions of Lower Seismicity is gratefully acknowledged.