Seismic Resistance of Vertical Joints in Precast Shear Walls.
Seismic Resistance of Vertical Joints in Precast Shear
Schultz, A. E.; Tadros, M. K.; Huo, X. M.; Magana, R. A.
Federation Internationale de la Precontrainte (FIP).
Proceedings of the 12th Congress. Volume 1. FIP'94.
May 29-June 2, 1994, Washington, DC, E25-E27 pp, 1994.
walls; joints; concretes; connections; seismic
resistance; PRESSS; structures; precast; office
buildings; structural systems
A research project is underway, under the auspices of
the USA-Japan coordinated PREcast Seismic Structural
Systems (PRESSS) program, to investigate the seismic
performance of joints between panels in precast concrete
shear walls. This study is a component of a larger
PRESSS research project at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln which seeks to study the behavior of a
six-storey precast concrete office building exposed to
moderate seismic risk. Although the focus of the larger
study is on structural systems for regions of moderate
seismicity, precast shear wall connections for a wider
range of seismic applications are targeted here. The
objective of the present study is to develop, by means
of carefully calibrated experiments, accurate behavioral
models and design rules for connections in precast shear