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Seismic Resistance of Vertical Joints in Precast Shear Walls.

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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 walls.