Ultimate strength and design of concrete walls

Unnikrishna Pillai, C. V. Parthasarathy

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Abstract

Methods for predicting the ultimate strength of concrete bearing walls are briefly reviewed and compared. Theoretical ultimate strength based on four different methods are compared with test results of 18 large scale concrete bearing wall models. The models tested covered five height/thickness ratios and three reinforcement ratios. It is shown that all the four methods lead to very conservative predictions of the ultimate strength. For concrete bearing walls, nominally reinforced and carrying reasonably concentric loading, an empirical design formula is proposed which leads to less conservative designs compared with the other design methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
JournalBuilding and Environment
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1977

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Ultimate strength and design of concrete walls. / Pillai, Unnikrishna; Parthasarathy, C. V.

In: Building and Environment, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1977, p. 25-29.

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Pillai, Unnikrishna ; Parthasarathy, C. V. / Ultimate strength and design of concrete walls. In: Building and Environment. 1977 ; Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 25-29.
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