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Hybrid Precast Wall Systems for Seismic Regions

University of Notre Dame

Structural Engineering

03-08

$165,000

January 2008 - November 2010

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Professor Gino Kurama

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)

To develop an innovative, economical building wall system that can survive a large earthquake with little damage, that will prove superior to conventional structural systems in speed, cost and durability. Proposed is a hybrid precast concrete wall system which combines mild steel reinforcement with high-strength post-tensioning steel to resist lateral forces. The objective of the research is to provide the required experimental, analytical and design validation for the classification of hybrid precast wall systems as special reinforced concrete shear walls based on ACI 318 and ACI ITG T5.1.

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