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Seismic Response of Thin, Singly Reinforced U-shaped Walls: Overview and Large-Scale Experimental Tests

Ryan Hoult, Aaron Appelle, João Almeida, Katrin Beyer

CIA Concrete Institute of Australia | Published : 2019


Reinforced concrete buildings typically utilise structural (or shear) walls as their primary lateral load resisting system. The U-shaped wall is a popular cross-sectional shape used in construction as it can enclose a service core, elevators (lifts), stairs and bathroom facilities. Although U-shaped walls are prevalent throughout the reinforced concrete building stock of both regions of high seismicity and low-to-moderate seismicity, there have been very few studies and experimental tests conducted on non-rectangular reinforced concrete walls. Some Latin American countries have recently moved to construction of mid- and high-rise reinforced concrete buildings with structural walls. In order ..

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