Experimental Study on Seismic Performance of RC Composite Core Walls with Steel Tube-Reinforced Concrete Columns and Concealed Steel Trusses under Eccentric Horizontal Loading
Two 1/6 scale core walls, including one RC core wall with steel tube-reinforced concrete columns and concealed steel trusses and one conventional RC core wall, were tested under eccentric horizontal cyclic loading. The load-capacity, ductility, hysteresis characteristics, stiffness, stiffness deterioration process, energy dissipation and damage characteristics of the two specimens were compared and discussed in this paper. It shows that the seismic performance of the RC core walls under combined action could be improved by setting the concealed steel trusses in the walls and using the steel tube-reinforced concrete columns as the boundary elements.
H. Y. Dong et al., "Experimental Study on Seismic Performance of RC Composite Core Walls with Steel Tube-Reinforced Concrete Columns and Concealed Steel Trusses under Eccentric Horizontal Loading", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 2267-2273, 2011