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Hoult, R. D., Goldsworthy, H. M. & Lumantarna, E. Plastic hinge length for lightly reinforced rectangular concrete walls. Journal of Earthquake Engineering 1-32 (2017). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2017.1286619
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Plastic hinge length for lightly reinforced rectangular concrete walls

TitlePlastic hinge length for lightly reinforced rectangular concrete walls
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsHoult, RD, Goldsworthy, HM, Lumantarna, E
JournalJournal of Earthquake Engineering
Start Page1
Pagination1-32
Date Published05/2017
Abstract

This research investigates the plastic hinge length in lightly reinforced rectangular walls typically found in regions of low-to-moderate seismicity. Poor performance has been exhibited by lightly reinforced concrete walls in past earthquake events. A series of finite element analyses have been carried out which demonstrate that if the longitudinal reinforcement ratio in the wall is below a certain threshold value, there will not be sufficient reinforcement to cause secondary cracking, and instead fracture of the longitudinal reinforcement at a single crack could occur. A plastic hinge length equation has been derived based on the results from the numerical simulations.

URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13632469.2017.1286619
DOI10.1080/13632469.2017.1286619
Refereed DesignationRefereed

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