In this paper, two methods to increase the ultimate load-bearing capacity of URM shear wall assemblies are investigated. By vertical post-tensioning or by using intersecting walls as flanges for the shear walls, the stiffness and strength of the individual walls may be optimized. As a case study, a typical office building is investigated by 3D FE analysis, including nonlinear material behavior in tension (cracking/softening) and compression (hardening/softening). The influence of adding flanges and/or post-tensioning on the horizontal load-bearing capacity is evaluated.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Masonry Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand, February 2011|
|Editors||J. Ingham, M. Dhanasekar, M. Masia|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||9th Australasian Masonry Conference, 2011 - |
Duration: 15 Feb 2011 → 18 Feb 2011
|Conference||9th Australasian Masonry Conference, 2011|
|Period||15/02/11 → 18/02/11|