Experimental Study on Anti-Seismic Restoration of Rowlock Walls
Based on pseudo-static test of rowlock wall with different constructional measures by MTS loading system, the position of initial crack, distribution of crack, cracking load, failure load, failure state are studied, in order to provide test basis for the determination of economical and effective construction measures for rowlock wall. The test results show that the cracking load and failure load of rowlock wall reinforced with constructional column and tie bar, or with constructional column and horizontal reinforced concrete band,were increased significantly compared with rowlock wall without reinforcement measure. The reinforced rowlock wall has better ductility, whereas rowlock walls without reinforcement measure show obvious brittleness.
W. M. Tang et al., "Experimental Study on Anti-Seismic Restoration of Rowlock Walls", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 3787-3793, 2011