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Steel and Composite Structures   Volume 1, Number 2, June 2001, pages 201-212
Effects of loading rate on mechanical behavior of SRC shearwalls
Fumiya Esaki and Masayuki Ono(China)

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    In order to investigate the effect of the loading rate on the mechanical behavior of SRCrnshearwalls, we conducted the lateral loading tests on the 1/3 scale model shearwalls whose edge columnsrnwere reinforced by H-shaped steel. The specimens were subjected to the reversed cyclic lateral load under arnvariable axial load. The two types of loading rate, 0.01 cm/sec for the static loading and 1 cm/sec for therndynamic loading were adopted. The failure mode in all specimens was the sliding shear of the in-filled wallrnpanel. The edge columns did not fail in shear. The initial lateral stiffness and lateral load carrying capacityrnof the shearwalls subjected to the dynamic loading were about 10% larger than those subjected to the staticrnloading. The effects of the arrangement of the H-shaped steel on the lateral load carrying capacity and thernlateral load-displacement hysteresis response were not significant.
Key Words
    shear wall; loading rate; SRC edge column; sliding shear failure.
Fumiya Esaki, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu Kyoritsu University, 1-8 Jiyugaoka, Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu-City, Fukuoka, 807-8585, JapanrnMasayuki Ono, Department of Architecture, Kyushu School of Engineering, Kinki University, 11-6 Kayanomori, Iizuka-City, Fukuoka, 820-8555, Japan

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