Cyclic loading test study on a new cast-in-situ insulated sandwich concrete wall

Autoři: Wentao Qiao aff001;  Xiaoxiang Yin aff001;  Shengying Zhao aff003;  Dong Wang aff004
Působiště autorů: School of Civil Engineering, Shi Jiazhuang Tiedao University, Shi Jiazhuang, China aff001;  Cooperative Innovation Center of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation for Large Infrastructure in Hebei Province (Shi Jiazhuang Tiedao University), Shi Jiazhuang, China aff002;  School of Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China aff003;  TRC Companies, Baton Rouge, United States of America aff004
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(11)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225055


Insulated sandwich concrete panel (ISCP) is widely used because of its high thermal insulation efficiency and low construction cost. Aiming at improving traditional ISCP, a new cast-in-situ concrete wall structure made of ISCP is proposed, which is composed of thin-walled cold-formed steels, slant steel wire connectors, steel wire meshes, concrete layers, expanded polystyrene sheets and reinforced concrete embedded columns. In order to assess the hysteretic properties of the new insulated sandwich concrete wall and the influence of various parameters, low-frequency horizontal cyclic load tests were carried out on seven full-scale specimens of new type cast-in-situ insulated sandwich concrete wall. The specimens were compared and analyzed with respect to failure mode, bearing capacity, ductility, degradation characteristics and energy dissipation capacity. The results show that the final failure pattern of the specimen is two main diagonal cracks intersecting each other; the bearing capacity is greatly affected by concrete thickness and axial compression ratio, regardless of concrete strength. Brittle failure is typically observed when the steel wire spacing is large, while ductility is pronounced when the concrete layer thickness is small and the concrete strength is low; the smaller the thickness of concrete layer, the faster the stiffness degrades. The wall structure shows a better energy dissipation performance with a smaller steel wire spacing, lower concrete strength and smaller axial compression ratio.

Klíčová slova:

Built structures – Composite materials – Compression – Concrete – Deformation – Polystyrene – Steel – Stiffness


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