Response of RC Shear Wall under Ground Motions

by Awadh B. Agrawal, Reader in Civ. Engrg Dept.; M.N.R. Engrg. Coll., Allahabad-211004, U.P., India,
Aftab A. Mufti, (A.M.ASCE), Prof. of Engrg. and Computer Sci. and Dir.; Dept. of Computer Services, Technical Univ. of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2X4, Canada,
Leslie G. Jaeger, Prof. of Engrg. and Computer Sci. and Special Asst. to the President; Technical Univ. of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2X4, Canada,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 2, Pg. 395-411


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: The formulation is presented of an analytical model using the finite element technique to compute the nonlinear dynamic behavior of reinforced concrete planar structures under earthquakes. The model is based on a lumped-mass approach, and utilizes the Newmark β-method to perform the step-by-step integration of the equations of motion. This model is applied to trace the response of a three story shear-wall subject to the El Centro earthquake of May 1940. The results computed are compared with an experimental investigation.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Reinforced concrete | Ground motion | Shear walls | Structural behavior | Structure reinforcement | Earthquakes | Equations of motion

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