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Title: Behavior of reinforced concrete shear walls under static load : a report submitted to Office of the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army
Authors: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Sanitary Engineering.
Galletly, Gerard D.
Keywords: Concrete walls
Static loads
Shear walls
Reinforced concrete
Issue Date: Aug-1952
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Summary: This report describes the final phase of a research program conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to determine experimentally and analytically the behavior of reinforced concrete shear walls subjected to static loads. Test results for fifteen specimens are reported including: cracking load and crack pattern, ultimate load, and load-deflection curves for the uncracked and cracked ranges. A detailed description is given of the lattice analogy procedure, a method by which the shear panel and frame may be analyzed. The method consists essentially of replacing the frame and panel by a pin-connected lattice having the same resistance to deformation and analyzing the lattice by procedures discussed in Chapter 5. The lattice analogy procedure is then used to obtain theoretical load-deflection curves and the ultimate loads for the reinforced concrete shear walls. Comparison of theory and experiment reveals that: A.) There is very good correlation for load-deflection curves in the uncracked range. B.) There is reasonably good correlation for load-deflection curves in the cracked range. C.) Agreement for ultimate loads is within 10 percent. The lattice analogy procedure is tedious and difficult to apply and further simplifications will be necessary for its use as a working design or analysis procedure for full-scale structures unless a high-speed digital computer may be used. NOTE: This file is large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
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