Experimental in-plane shear strength investigation of reinforced concrete masonry walls

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dc.contributor.author Voon, Kok en
dc.contributor.author Ingham, Jason en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-29T23:35:20Z en
dc.date.issued 2006 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Structural Engineering 132(3):400-408 2006 en
dc.identifier.issn 0733-9445 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/12371 en
dc.description.abstract This paper presents test results of ten single-story reinforced concrete masonry shear walls. Test results are summarized and compared with design formulae specified by the New Zealand masonry design standard NZS 4230:1990 and by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. It was determined that the test walls exhibited shear strength significantly exceeding the NZS 4230:1990 maximum permissible shear stress, confirming that NZS 4230:1990 was overly conservative in accounting for masonry shear strength. It was also confirmed from the test results that masonry shear strength increases with the magnitude of applied axial compressive stress and the amount of shear reinforcement, but that the shear strength decreases inversely in relation to an increase in wall aspect ratio. In addition, it was shown that the postcracking performance of shear dominated walls was substantially improved when uniformly distributing the shear reinforcement up the height of the walls. en
dc.description.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2006)132:3(400) en
dc.publisher American Society of Civil Engineers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Structural Engineering en
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dc.title Experimental in-plane shear strength investigation of reinforced concrete masonry walls en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2006)132:3(400) en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 400 en
pubs.volume 132 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: American Society of Civil Engineers en
pubs.end-page 408 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 58704 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Civil and Environmental Eng en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en

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