Journal article

Shear Lag Effects in Reinforced Concrete C-Shaped Walls

Ryan D Hoult

JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING | ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS | Published : 2019

Abstract

Shear lag effects can significantly reduce the moment capacity of nonrectangular reinforced concrete walls. Although this phenomenon is recognized as an important component in the analysis and design of buildings, it is generally not well understood by practicing engineers. Furthermore, a paucity of experimental studies exists that have focused on the seismic performance of reinforced concrete C-shaped walls and virtually no studies that have investigated the shear lag effects for these types of walls. This research investigates shear lag effects in reinforced concrete C-shaped walls using an extensive number of finite element modeling results. The numerical analyses are conducted using VecT..

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