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Evaluation of composite shear wall behavior under cyclic loadings

Authors
Journal
Journal of Constructional Steel Research
0143-974X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
65
Issue
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2009.03.011
Keywords
  • Steel Shear Wall
  • Composite Shear Wall
  • Post-Buckling
  • Shear Stud
  • Beam Rigidity
  • Beam To Column Connection

Abstract

Abstract Composite steel shear walls (CSSW) are widely used in civil projects due to its high stiffness and deformability. It can be utilized by either laying a concrete layer connected to the steel plate by shear studs or bonding a Fiber Reinforced Polymer sheet. The present experimental and numerical investigations were focused on the effects of shear studs spacing variation, middle beam rigidity and the method of beam to column connection on the CSSW behavior. Results indicate that increasing the shear studs spacing reduces the slope of load–displacement curve and improves ductility up to a specific studs’ spacing. In addition, the effects of middle beam rigidity and beam to column connections are insignificant on the composite steel shear walls behavior.

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