FAILURE MODES OF SHEAR WALLS


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FAILURE MODES OF SHEAR WALLS
FAILURE MODES OF SHEAR WALLSThe behavior and failure modes of shear walls depend on many factors which include the type of loading, aspect ratio, type of construction (e.g., single wythe or multiwythe, reinforced or unreinforced, single story or multistory, coupled and uncoupled), properties of materials, and reinforcement detailing, to name a few. Each of these plays a part in the behavior of shear walls under loads and consequent failure modes. Masonry, reinforced or unreinforced, is inherently brittle in nature. The brittle failure modes in masonry structures are manifested by bed-joint slip, loss of anchorage, diagonal tension failure, and crushing at toe of wall.In general, four types of failure modes may be identified: shear failure, flexural failure…
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Narendra Taly, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE: Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, Second Edition. FAILURE MODES OF SHEAR WALLS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export