Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Assemblies

by Jack R. Benjamin,
Harry A. Williams,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 8, Pg. 1-32

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper gives the results of an investigation of one-story and two-story reinforced concrete shear wall assemblies. Tests were made on four one-story models with parallel shear walls connected by a reinforced concrete diaphragm. Loads were applied to the diaphragm, and three separate diaphragm tests were then made. Following these tests, two one-story specimens with face walls were tested. Finally, two two-story models were tested. Theoretical studies were made for all tests and practical design approximations are suggested.

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Shear walls | Diaphragms (structural) | Low-rise buildings | Load tests | Shear tests | Load factors | Approximation methods

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