%0 Journal Article
%T Seismic Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Slit Shear Walls Energy Dissipators
%A Sergiu B£żetu
%A I. Ciongradi
%J Bulletin of the Polytechnic Institute of Jassy, Constructions, Architechture Section
%D 2010
%I Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Jassy
%X The types of slit walls energy dissipators, from monolith or precast reinforced concrete, proposed by researchers and the seismic behaviour of these types of walls are described. The overall ductility of the structure increases, considering the energy dissipation solutions proposed by the researchers of the reinforced concrete walls, resulting a supplementary safety for the structure. The objective of these solutions is to create an ideal structure for tall multi-storey buildings, that behaves as a rigid structure at low seismic action and turns into a flexible one in case of a high intensity earthquake action. The solutions for increasing ductility proposed in this paper are viable and easily to use in constructions practice. For the analysis of slit wall, the researchers used a series of analytical calculation methods, among the most important being the equivalent frame method and the finite element method, both presented s. 3 of the paper. The researchers concluded that by using this calculations methods, the dynamic behaviour of the reinforced concrete slit walls can be simulated very accurate and realistic.
%K energy dissipators walls
%K ductility
%K finite element method
%K equivalent frame method
%K lateral resistance
%K ideal structure
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