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Advances in Concrete Construction
  Volume 11, Number 2, February 2021, pages 111-126

Comparison and prediction of seismic performance for shear walls composed with fiber reinforced concrete
Hongmei Zhang and Zhiyuan Chen

    Concrete cracking due to brittle tension strength significantly prevents fully utilization of the materials for "flexuralshear failure" type shear walls. Theoretical and experimental studies applying fiber reinforced concrete (FRC) have achieved fruitful results in improving the seismic performance of "flexural-shear failure" reinforced concrete shear walls. To come to an understanding of an optimal design strategy and find common performance prediction method for design methodology in terms to FRC shear walls, seismic performance on shear walls with PVA and steel FRC at edge columns and plastic region are compared in this study. The seismic behavior including damage mode, lateral bearing capacity, deformation capacity, and energy dissipation capacity are analyzed on different fiber reinforcing strategies. The experimental comparison realized that the lateral strength and deformation capacity are significantly improved for the shear walls with PVA and steel FRC in the plastic region and PVA FRC in the edge columns; PVA FRC improves both in tensile crack prevention and shear tolerance while steel FRC shows enhancement mainly in shear resistance. Moreover, the tensile strength of the FRC are suggested to be considered, and the steel bars in the tension edge reaches the ultimate strength for the confinement of the FRC in the yield and maximum lateral bearing capacity prediction comparing with the model specified in provisions.
Key Words
    shear wall; fiber; seismic performance; cyclical test; seismic behavior; edge column
Hongmei Zhang and Zhiyuan Chen: College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310058, China

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