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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(5), 463; doi:10.3390/app7050463

Experimental Studies on the Behavior of a Newly-Developed Type of Self-Insulating Concrete Masonry Shear Wall under in-Plane Cyclic Loading

Key Laboratory of RC&PC Structures of Ministry of Education, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
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Received: 26 February 2017 / Revised: 16 April 2017 / Accepted: 26 April 2017 / Published: 30 April 2017
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Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the inelastic behavior of a newly-developed type of self-insulating concrete masonry shear wall (SCMSW) under in-plane cyclic loading. The new masonry system was made from concrete blocks with special configurations to provide a stronger bond between units than ordinary concrete masonry units. A total of six fully-grouted SCMSWs were prepared with different heights (1.59 to 5.78 m) and different vertical steel configurations. The developed masonry walls were tested under in-plane cyclic loading and different constant axial load ratios. In addition, the relationship between the amount of axial loading, the amount of the flexural reinforcement and the wall aspect ratios and the nonlinear hysteretic response of the SCMSW was evaluated. The results showed that the lateral load capacity of SCMSW increases with the amount of applied axial load and the amount of vertical reinforcement. However, the lateral load capacity decreases as the wall aspect ratio increases. The existence of the boundary elements at the SCMSW ends increases the ductility and the lateral load capacity. Generally, the SCMSW exhibited predominantly flexural behavior. These results agreed with those reported in previous research for walls constructed with ordinary units. View Full-Text
Keywords: self-insulating concrete masonry units; self-insulating concrete masonry shear walls; in-plane behavior; plastic hinge length; displacement ductility self-insulating concrete masonry units; self-insulating concrete masonry shear walls; in-plane behavior; plastic hinge length; displacement ductility
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Abdelmoneim Elamin Mohamad, A.-B.; Chen, Z. Experimental Studies on the Behavior of a Newly-Developed Type of Self-Insulating Concrete Masonry Shear Wall under in-Plane Cyclic Loading. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 463.

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