Seismic tests of RC shear walls confined with high-strength rectangular spiral reinforcement

  • Zhao, Huajing (Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology) ;
  • Li, Qingning (Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology) ;
  • Song, Can (Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology) ;
  • Jiang, Haotian (Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology) ;
  • Zhao, Jun (Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology)
  • Received : 2016.11.04
  • Accepted : 2017.02.25
  • Published : 2017.05.20


In order to improve the deformation capacity of the high-strength concrete shear wall, five high-strength concrete shear wall specimens confined with high-strength rectangular spiral reinforcement (HRSR) possessing different parameters, were designed in this paper. One specimen was only adopted high-strength rectangular spiral hoops in embedded columns, the rest of the four specimens were used high-strength rectangular spiral hoops in embedded columns, and high-strength spiral horizontal distribution reinforcement were used in the wall body. Pseudo-static test were carried out on high-strength concrete shear wall specimens confined with HRSR, to study the influence of the factors of longitudinal reinforcement ratio, hoop reinforcement form and the spiral stirrups outer the wall on the failure modes, failure mechanism, ductility, hysteresis characteristics, stiffness degradation and energy dissipation capacity of the shear wall. Results showed that using HRSR as hoops and transverse reinforcements could restrain concrete, slow load carrying capacity degeneration, improve the load carrying capacity and ductility of shear walls; under the vertical force, seismic performance of the RC shear wall with high axial compression ratio can be significantly improved through plastic hinge area or the whole body of the shear wall equipped with outer HRSR.


Supported by : Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology


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