1 School of Civil and Transportation Engineering, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing 100044, China
2 School of Civil Engineering, Yantai University, Yantai, 264005, China
To study the connection behavior of the vertical joint and the effect of shear span ratio on the mechanical behavior of the new-typed prefabricated shear walls with the vertical joint, quasi-static tests for three walls have been carried out.
Results and Conclusion:
The results show that the shear span ratio has significant effect on the mechanical behavior of the new-typed prefabricated shear walls, and the new-typed prefabricated shear walls have good ductility, all the ductility factors are greater than 4.0. The study also proves that the construction of the vertical joint is reasonable and its connection property is reliable. The vertical joint which can ensure the effective connection between different assembly units on horizontal direction can be used to guide the practical engineering.
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