- 【标题】Coupled Axial Tension-Flexure Behavior of Slender Reinforced Concrete Walls
- 【摘要】Reinforced concrete (RC) walls in high-rise buildings, in particular wall piers that form part of a coupled or core wall system,
may experience coupled axial tension-flexure loading when subjected to lateral demands. The seismic behavior of RC walls with various axial
tensile forces was investigated by quasi-static tests on four RC slender walls subjected to the combined tension and flexure loading.
The failure modes, strength and deformation capacity, effective flexural stiffness, and design equations are presented. The failure
modes included flexural-sliding failure and flexural failure. The effective flexural stiffness and lateral strength of the walls significantly
decreased as the axial tensile forces were increased. The ACI 318-14 and ASCE/SEI 41-13 code provisions overestimated the effective flexural
stiffness of RC walls subjected to axial tension. Although equations proposed by Paulay and Priestley and Adebar et al. consider the influence
of axial forces, they were not able to accurately predict the effective flexural stiffness of the RC wall specimens subjected to tensile forces.
Both sectional analysis using XTRACT and JGJ 3-2010 (China) code equations provided accurate estimation of the flexural yield strength of walls.
Finally, both a refined model and simplified equation were proposed to estimate the axial elongation for RC slender walls subjected to axial tensile
force and cyclic lateral loading.
- 【关键词】Reinforced concrete walls; Coupled axial tension-flexure behavior; Effective flexural stiffness; Design equations; Strength; Axial elongation.