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Wind and Structures
  Volume 19, Number 4, October 2014 , pages 405-420

Numerical study on the performance of corrugated steel shear walls
S.A. Edalati, Y. Yadollahi, I. Pakar, A. Emadi and M. Bayat

    This paper examines the nonlinear behaviour of corrugated steel plate shear walls under lateral pushover load. One of the innovations in these types of walls which have used in recent years is the use of the corrugated steel shear walls rather un-stiffness plates. In the last decades many experimental studies have been done on the on the corrugated steel shear walls. A finite element analysis that includes both material and geometric nonlinearities is employed for the investigation. A comparison is made between the behaviour of steel shear walls with sinusoidal corrugated plate and trapezoidal corrugated plate. The effects of parameters such as the thickness of the corrugated plate, the corrugation depth in the corrugated plates and the corrugation length of the infill of the corrugated plates, are investigated. The results of this study have demonstrated that in the wall with constant dimensions, the trapezoidal plates have higher energy dissipation, ductility and ultimate bearing than sinusoidal waves, while decreasing the steel material consumption.
Key Words
    steel shear wall; sinusoidal corrugated plate; trapezoidal corrugated plate; energy dissipation; ductility; ultimate bearing
S.A. Edalati and A. Emadi: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Y. Yadollahi: Department of Civil Engineering, Shomal University, Amol, Iran
I. Pakar: Young Researchers and Elites club, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran
M. Bayat: Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University,
Mashhad, Iran

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