Project

Performance-Based Seismic Design of Concrete Walls

Research purpose

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.

Grantee
University of Washington
Project Area
Performance-Based Design
CPF research grant #
03-09
Award amount
$275,000
Grant period
Jan 2009 - Jul 2010
Grant Status
Complete
Principal Investigator
Professor Laura Lowes
Industry champions

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

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Empirically Derived Effective Stiffness Expressions for Concrete Walls (03-09)
Andrew Mock, SCA Consulting Engineers; Anahid Behrouzi, Tufts University; Dr. Laura Lowes, University of Washington; Dr. Dawn Lehman, University of Washington; Dr. Daniel Kuchma, Tufts University

Fragility Function for Flexural Reinforced Concrete Walls (03-09)
Dr. Anna C. Birely, Texas A&M University; Dr. Laura N. Lowes, University of Washington; Dr. Dawn E. Lehman, University of Washington

Nonlinear Line-Element Modeling of Flexural Reinforced Concrete Walls (03-09)
Dr. Joshua Pugh, EDG Inc.; Dr. Laura Lowes, University of Washington; Dr. Dawn Lehman, University of Washington

Recommendations for Seismic Demand and Performance Assessment for Flexural Concrete Walls (03-09)
Dr. Laura Lowes, University of Washington; Dr. Dawn Lehman, University of Washington

Summary of Large-Scale C-shaped Reinforced Concrete Wall Tests (03-09)
Anahid Behrouzi and Dr. Daniel Kuchma, Tufts University; Andrew Mock, SCA Consulting Engineers; Dr. Laura Lowes and Dr. Dawn Lehman, University of Washington

Summary of Large-Scale Nonplanar Reinforced Concrete Wall Tests (03-09)
Anahid Behrouzi and Dr. Daniel Kuchma, Tufts University; Andrew Mock, SCA Consulting Engineers; Dr. Laura Lowes and Dr. Dawn Lehman, University of Washington