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The design of ductile reinforced concrete structural walls for earthquake resistance

Thomas Paulay
The design of ductile reinforced concrete structural walls for earthquake resistance
Earthquake Spectra (October 1986) 2 (4): 783-823

Abstract

In the design of reinforced concrete multistorey buildings, in which lateral load resistance has been assigned to structural walls, the emphasis should be on a rational strategy in the positioning of walls and the establishment of a hierarchy in the development of strengths to ensure that in the event of a very large earthquake brittle failure will not occur. The preferred mode of energy dissipation should be flexure in a predictable region. Therefore failures due to diagonal tension or compression, crushing of concrete in compression, sliding along construction joints, instability of wall elements or reinforcing bars and breakdown of anchorages should be suppressed. These aims may be achieved with the application of a deterministic design philosophy and they necessitate special detailing and dimensioning of potentially plastic regions of walls. In several areas differences exist between code provisions and practices in the United States and New Zealand.


ISSN: 8755-2930
EISSN: 1944-8201
Serial Title: Earthquake Spectra
Serial Volume: 2
Serial Issue: 4
Title: The design of ductile reinforced concrete structural walls for earthquake resistance
Author(s): Paulay, Thomas
Affiliation: University of Canterbury, Department of Civil Engineering, Christchurch, New Zealand
Pages: 783-823
Published: 198610
Text Language: English
Publisher: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Berkeley, CA, United States
References: 33
Accession Number: 2021-001987
Categories: SeismologyEngineering geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
S47°30'00" - S34°30'00", E166°30'00" - E178°30'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2020, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 2021
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