shear wall


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shear wall

A wall that resists shear forces in its own plane due to wind or earthquake forces. See also: screen wall
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shear wall

1. A wall which in its own plane carries shear, 1 resulting from forces such as wind, blast, or earthquake.
2. A wall that abuts another wall at a right angle to it and supports it.
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The accident occurred when two employees of the Concord-based company were framing and installing a shear wall on the third floor of a house under construction.
The trussed tube prototype has the same configuration as both the shear wall and the framed tube prototypes, but with the inclusion of a truss placed on the external face of the buildings.
Because of some limitations on SAP2000, every L-shaped shear wall in the structure was modeled as two rectangular column elements which were connected using diaphragm joint constraint.
Chen, "Experimental studies on the behavior of a newly-developed type of self-insulating concrete masonry shear wall under in-plane cyclic loading," Applied Sciences, vol.
The shear wall structure, with high capacity and lateral stiffness, is an ideal lateral force-resisting structure in high-rise buildings.
They address selection and scaling time history records for performance-based design, seismic assessment and retrofitting of an under-designed reinforced concrete frame through a displacement-based approach, a single-run adaptive pushover procedure for shear wall structures, the influence of the shear-bending interaction on the global capacity of reinforced concrete frames, the structural performance of typical and non-ductile public reinforced concrete buildings strengthened using friction dampers and reinforced concrete walls, dynamic stability and post-critical processes of slender auto-parametric systems, and the accuracy of force and deformation-based methods in determining the seismic capacity of rehabilitated reinforced concrete school buildings.
Many authors have studied experimental concrete shear wall models tested in a laboratory under cyclic in-plane lateral load and have developed analytical models which represent with good accuracy the global and local hysteretic experimental behavior.
Early analytical methods utilized wave function expansion to obtain the out-of-plane response of a two-dimensional (2D), semicircular, rigid foundation (with a shear wall representing the superstructure) when excited by plane SH waves [1, 2].
The parameters assumed for the analysis are medium soil, roof live load of 1.5 kN/[m.sup.2], live load of 3 kN/ [m.sup.2], floor finish of 1.5 kN/ [m.sup.2], slab thickness of 150 mm, impose factor of 1, core wall thickness is 200 mm, outrigger shear wall thickness is 300 mm and rigid diaphragm.
Kubin et al., (2008) also presented mid-pier and smeared approach for shear wall modeling.
A system of Steel Plate Shear Wall (SPSW) can be used as a lateral load system against wind and earthquake forces.