Comparative Study of Concrete Walls with Window and Door Type Openings

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Title Comparative Study of Concrete Walls with Window and Door Type Openings
Author Cooper, Carlia; Guan, Hong; Lee, Jun
Publication Title Recent Advances in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials
Editor Nimal Rajapakse, Anil C. Wijeyewickrema and Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Bangkok
Publisher Asian Institute of Technology
Abstract A comparative study is undertaken to initially verify the effectiveness of the Layered Finite Element Method (LFEM) in predicting the failure characteristics of reinforced concrete walls with openings, so that the method can ultimately be used to undertake parametric analyses independent of any experimental investigation. The LFEM is used to model, based on previous experimental investigations, seven (7) concrete wall panels with and without openings (window and door). The ultimate loads, load-deflection responses up to failure, deflected shapes and crack patterns predicted by the LFEM are compared to the experimental observations. The results of this comparative study have assisted in verifying the LEFM as a reliable and effective technique for determining a relationship between ultimate load capacity and varying opening configurations so that more dependable design aids and formulae may be established.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
ISBN 974-8257-16-9
Conference name 10th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction The Pisidh
Location Bankok, Thailand
Date From 2006-08-04
Date To 2006-08-05
Date Accessioned 2007-02-25
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Structural Engineering
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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