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