NEW RESEARCH REPORT AIDS DESIGN OF EFFICIENT SEISMIC FORCE-RESISTING SYSTEM FOR BUILDINGS

Substantiating Design Coefficients and Factors for Coupled Composite Plate Shear Walls-Concrete Filled

Composite Plate Shear Wall-Concrete Filled (C-PSW/CF) is an efficient seismic force-resisting system for buildings and is already addressed by ASCE-7 2016.  Coupled Composite Plate Shear Walls-Concrete Filled (Coupled C-PSW/CF) are more ductile and have more redundancy than non-coupled composite plate shear walls, but ASCE currently does not assign them seismic design coefficients and factors. This FEMA P695 study was conducted to substantiate the design coefficients and factors that should be used for such CC-PSW/CF structures.  

The Charles Pankow Foundation in partnership with the American Institute of Steel Construction is pleased to share this final report of research grant #05-17 conducted by principal investigators:

  • Dr. Michel Bruneau, SUNY Distinguished Professor, University at Buffalo Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Buffalo, NY

  • Dr. Amit H. Varma, Karl H. Kettelhut Professor, Purdue University.

Thank you to Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), Cives Steel Co., Supreme Group, J.F.Stearns Co., and Turner Construction for their  support, donation of steel, and fabrication of specimens in support of this study.

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