Cyclic Tests and Simulations of Spatial RC Frame-Shear Wall Structures

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The cyclic tests of three one-storey spatial RC frame-shear wall structures with slabs were conducted to investigate the failure modes and the base shear-floor displacement hysteretic responses of the model structures. Then three dimensional numerical simulations were performed using the finite element program ABAQUS/Standard and ABAQUS/Explicit. The test results are detailed in this paper and compared to those of the numerical simulations. It is shown that: (a) plastic hinges initiated at the bottom of the shear wall and followed by forming near the upper ends of columns, resulting in wall-column hinges side-sway failure mechanism; (b) to a certain extent, the horizontal force bearing capacity of the structure increases with the increasing of the vertical load; (c) it is verified that the pushover results of both ABAQUS/Standard and ABAQUS/Explicit solutions agree well with the test results in the case that the parameters are reasonably chosen.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 163-167)

Edited by:

Lijuan Li

Pages:

1569-1573

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.163-167.1569

Citation:

S. X. Huang and X. Y. Zhao, "Cyclic Tests and Simulations of Spatial RC Frame-Shear Wall Structures", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 1569-1573, 2011

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December 2010

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