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..View full abstract
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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 was the recipient. Financial support from the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project DP140103350 titled "Collapse Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Buildings in Regions of Lower Seismicity" is gratefully acknowledged.