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Performance-Based Seismic Design of Concrete Walls

University of Washington

Performance-Based Design

03-09

$275,000

January 2009 - July 2010

Complete

Professor Laura Lowes

Ron Klemencic, President, MKA; Neil Hawkins, U Ill.

The research will build on and extend the findings of a recent NSF study to investigate the bidirectional loading effects on C-shaped and core wall configurations. The scope of the proposed project includes testing of wall subassemblages under bidirectional loading, and the results of previous shake-table tests suggest that bidirectional loading has a significant effect on wall stiffness. The results of these experimental tests will enable validating response and damage-predication models for both single walls and complete core systems, as well as to develop recommendations for Performance-Based Seismic Design methodologies that account for the effect of bidirectional loading.

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