Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Simply Supported Steel Shear Walls
Mohammad Bagher Mohseni
Department of Civil engineering, Bandar Deylam Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Deylam, Iran
Abstract: In this work, our purpose is investigating the behavior of simply supported steel shear walls under the monotonic and cyclic loading. First, we applied diagonal direct tensile loading on a small specimen and its behavior was compared with theoretical results. After that, we applied cyclic loading on six specimens with various dimensions and the effects of thickness, height and width have been investigated. Results have shown that, with increasing height, the drift was enhanced but a small reduction on shear strength was observed. The comparison of our results with theoretical results confirmed the validity of model.
[Mohammad Bagher Mohseni. Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Simply Supported Steel Shear Walls. Life Sci J 2013;10(1):3101-3104] (ISSN:1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com.
Keywords: Shear wall, experimental, theoretical.