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Structural Performance of Composite Shear Walls under Compression

Key Laboratory of Urban Security and Disaster Engineering (Beijing University of Technology), Ministry of Education, Beijing 100124, China
School of Civil Engineering, Tangshan University, Tangshan 063000, China
Beijing Collaborative Innovation Center for Metropolitan Transportation, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
College of Civil and Architectural Engineering, North China University of Science and Technology, Tangshan 063000, China
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Academic Editor: Zhong Tao
Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(2), 162;
Received: 13 October 2016 / Revised: 23 January 2017 / Accepted: 4 February 2017 / Published: 9 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Applications of Thin-Walled Structures)
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In order to research the effect of different layout forms of steel plate on the axial compression behavior of a steel plate-concrete composite shear wall, this paper presents the experimental results and analysis of the axial compression behavior of a composite shear wall, with different layout forms of steel plate. A total of three tests were carried out, composed of two composite walls with built-in steel plate, and one composite wall with two skins of steel plate. The gross dimensions of the three specimens were 1206 mm × 2006 mm × 300 mm. Experimental results show that the composite wall with two skins of steel plate has an optimal ability of elastic-plastic deformation, and the maximum axial compressive bearing capacity among the three specimens. Using the energy method, the critical local buckling stresses of steel plate were calculated, and compared with the yield stresses. According to different confined actions of concrete, concrete constitutive models were proposed, and the axial compressive strengths of confined concrete were calculated. Considering the local buckling of steel plate and confined concrete, the calculation formula of the axial compression of the composite wall was put forward, and the calculated results were in good agreement with the test results. Therefore, the different layout forms of steel plate have a great influence on its buckling, and on the concrete inhibition effect, which can affect the axial compressive bearing capacity of the composite wall. View Full-Text
Keywords: composite shear wall; axial compressive bearing capacity; local buckling; concrete inhibition effect composite shear wall; axial compressive bearing capacity; local buckling; concrete inhibition effect

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Hao, T.; Cao, W.; Qiao, Q.; Liu, Y.; Zheng, W. Structural Performance of Composite Shear Walls under Compression. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 162.

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