Analysis and Design of Concrete Shear Wall Buildings Below Plastic Hinge

18:00 - 19:00 / Wednesday October 21st 2020Inscription via GoToWebinar (lien à venir)

Clause in the 2014 edition of CSA A23.3 requires a special analysis to determine the factored shear force and corresponding factored bending moment applied to the shear wall below the plastic hinge. This analysis must consider the possible range of stiffnesses accounting for the level of cracking and quantity of reinforcement in members such as the diaphragms interconnecting walls below the plastic hinge. This seminar will present the background to Clause and how to conduct a simplified analysis considering only the structure below the plastic hinge.

This conference will be presented in English. Cette conférence sera présentée en anglais.


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Speaker for this event

Perry Adebar
Perry Adebar PhD, FCAE, Professor of Structural EngineeringUniversity of British Columbia

Professor Perry Adebar is Chair of the Standing Committee on Earthquake Design (SC-ED) responsible for Clause 4.1.8 in the National Building Code of Canada, and is Chair of the Technical Subcommittee of CSA A23.3 responsible for Clause 21 in CSA A23.3.