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Performance of Precast Concrete Shear Walls



A E. Schultz, Geraldine Cheok, R A. Magana


An experimental program is undertaken to enhance the knowledge base regarding seismic design of precast concrete shear walls. The emulation design and jointed design philosophies are described, and an idealization of the behavior of precast shear walls is presented. Four connection details for horizontal joints in precast concrete shear walls are selected for further study. The connection details are proportioned for a prototype shear wall that was designed as part of a six-story precast concrete office building. A description of the test procedure is given, and highlights from five cyclic load tests are presented. Wall specimen performance is judged on the basis of measured force-deformation response, including toughness and energy absorption characteristics.
Proceedings Title
Sixth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Conference Dates
May 31-June 4, 1998
Conference Location
Conference Title
Proceedings of the 7th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering


building technology, cyclic tests, horizontal joints, lateral loads, panel structures, precast concrete, seismic resistance, shear walls


Schultz, A. , Cheok, G. and Magana, R. (2000), Performance of Precast Concrete Shear Walls, Sixth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Undefined (Accessed June 14, 2024)


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Created June 30, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021