Direct Displacement-Based Seismic Design of unbonded Post-Tensioned Masonry Walls

Show simple item record Wight, Gavin en Kowalsky, Mervyn en Ingham, Jason en 2011-12-05T00:08:48Z en 2007 en
dc.identifier.citation Structural Journal 104(5):560-569 2007 en
dc.identifier.issn 0889-3241 en
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dc.description.abstract Post-tensioned masonry walls exhibit desirable seismic performance characteristics due to increased in-plane strength and the absence of residual lateral displacement at the conclusion of seismic loading. The direct displacement-based design (DDBD) approach aims to provide a method whereby a structure may be designed to achieve a predefined level of lateral deformation under a predefined level of earthquake intensity. This paper details the development of a DDBD procedure to assist in the design of unbonded post-tensioned masonry structural walls. The level of initial tendon prestress is shown to have a significant effect on wall response and guidance is provided for making this design choice. An acceptable correlation is demonstrated when the results from the method are compared with actual data obtained from previous shake table testing of three full-scale concrete masonry walls. The paper concludes by presenting a design example that highlights the steps involved in applying this approach to an actual wall structure and demonstrates the simplicity of the method. en
dc.publisher American Concrete Institute en
dc.relation.ispartofseries ACI Structural Journal en
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dc.title Direct Displacement-Based Seismic Design of unbonded Post-Tensioned Masonry Walls en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 5 en
pubs.begin-page 560 en
pubs.volume 104 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: American Concrete Institute en en
pubs.end-page 569 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 72340 en Engineering en Civil and Environmental Eng en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en

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