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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2018 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 11 | Page No.: 4025-4029
DOI: 10.36478/jeasci.2018.4025.4029  
Evaluating the Effect of Rectangular Opening Positioning on the Seismic Behavior of Composite Shear Walls
Hedayat Veladi , Majid Shirshahi and Hamideh Najafi
 
Abstract: Composite Shear Wall (C-PSW) is one of the efficient systems against lateral loads. About 50 years ago, steel shear walls were used as a resistor against lateral loads, however, poor buckling of these walls made researchers use reinforced concrete layer in one or both sides of the steel shear wall in order to solve this problem which led to proposing composite shear wall. This study discusses the effect of rectangular opening positioning on seismic performance of the system. To do so, different models were analyzed under cyclic load using finite element method. The results showed that, the most appropriate position for creating an opening is bottom corners of the frame.
 
How to cite this article:
Hedayat Veladi, Majid Shirshahi and Hamideh Najafi, 2018. Evaluating the Effect of Rectangular Opening Positioning on the Seismic Behavior of Composite Shear Walls. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13: 4025-4029.
DOI: 10.36478/jeasci.2018.4025.4029
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=jeasci.2018.4025.4029