Analysis on Seismic Performance of Frame Columns Reinforced with Wing Walls


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Through the ANSYS finite element method, the seismic performance of frame columns reinforced with wing walls has been analyzed, indicating that the wing wall reinforcement can effectively improve the lateral stiffness and remarkably increase the bearing capacity of columns. With the wing wall reinforcement, the envelop area of the column’s hysteresis curve increases, and the bearing capacity improves, however, the shrinking phenomena of the curve suggests that the ductility of the section reduces. When the centerline of the additional wing wall coincides with that of the original column, the hysteresis curve inclines to be full, thus advising overlapping the centerline of the wing wall with that of the original column.



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Xingang Zhou, Mingjin Chu, Jinming Liu, Shuying Qu and Haitao Fan




X. Z. Zhang et al., "Analysis on Seismic Performance of Frame Columns Reinforced with Wing Walls", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 166-169, pp. 1691-1695, 2012

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May 2012




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