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Ultimate Strength of R.C. Wall Panels in Two-Way In-Plane Action

Saheb, Madina S and Desayi, Prakash (1990) Ultimate Strength of R.C. Wall Panels in Two-Way In-Plane Action. In: Journal of Structural Engineering, 116 (5). 1384-1402 .

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Abstract

Test results of 24 reinforced concrete wall panels in two-way action (i.e., supported on all the four sides) and subjected to in-plane vertical load are presented. The load is applied at an eccentricity to represent possible accidental eccentricity that occurs in practice due to constructional imperfections. Influences of aspect ratio, thinness ratio, slendemess ratio, vertical steel, and horizontal steel on the ultimate load are studied. Two equations are proposed to predict the ultimate load carried by the panels. The first equation is empirical and is arrived at from trial and error fitting with test data. The second equation is semi-empirical and is developed from a modification of the buckling strength of thin rectangular plates. Both the equations are formulated so as to give a safe prediction of a large portion of ultimate strength test results. Also, ultimate load cracking load and lateral deflections of identical panels in two-way action (all four sides supported) and oneway action (top and bottom sides only supported) are compared.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Society of Civil Engineers.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2011 11:32
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2011 11:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/34923

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