Journal article

Experimental testing of nonductile reinforced concrete wall boundary elements

SJ Menegon, JL Wilson, NTK Lam, EF Gad

ACI Structural Journal | American Concrete Institute | Published : 2019


This paper presents an overview and results of a recent experimental testing program of nonductile reinforced concrete (RC) wall boundary elements. The experimental program consisted of 17 boundary element prism specimens that are meant to represent the end regions of nonductile RC walls. The failure mechanisms of interest were global out‐of‐plane buckling and local bar buckling of the vertical reinforcement. The matrix of test specimens included: high and low slenderness ratios (that is, height-to-thickness ratio); cast-in‐place and precast wall construction methods; and specimens that were detailed with either a single central layer of vertical reinforcement or two layers of vertical reinf..

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